Saturday, February 7, 2015

Seahawks fan's death blamed on 'lousy' Super Bowl call

The Seahawks' fatal last-second play call in Super Bowl XLIX caused plenty of heartbreak in Seattle. But it also may have killed more than the team's hopes for a second consecutive Lombardi Trophy.

The final line in the obituary for Michael Vedvik, who died of a heart attack early Monday morning, reads, "We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely demise."

Good thing it was just Vedvik's family having the last laugh.

Vedvik's family says the 53-year-old didn't even get to see the game, much less the shocking finish in which the Seahawks elected to pass the ball from the one-yard line instead of having Marshawn Lynch run it in.

Thinking he had indigestion or was just suffering from stress, Vedvik recorded the game and went to get some rest at his home in Kent, Wash. He died of a heart attack at approximately 4 a.m., according to The Spokesman-Review.
The family told the newspaper that the final sentence in the obit was just a joke.

My husband would have thought it was hysterical. If I had read this obituary to my husband about somebody else, he would have had a laugh," his wife, Stephanie Vedvik, told the Spokesman-Review.

"It was just so true because my husband would have said, 'What a dumbass.'"

Somewhere Pete Carroll isn't laughing.

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