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"I Don't Want To Be Buried In A Fancy Dress: I'm A Cub Fan"

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 20, 2012 1:30PM


ESPN hired acclaimed director Errol Morris to direct a short film promoting the network's "It's Not Crazy, It's Sports" marketing campaign. Morris's eight-minute film centers on sports-themed funerals such as James Henry Smith, who was famously laid out at his 2005 funeral to look like he was watching a Pittsburgh Steelers game. Curiously, that one isn't the weirdest funeral here.

The most charming segment of the video is a brief interview with a still-alive woman who details her dying Cubs fan's last request. She's been a Cubs fan "for a thousand years" and her favorite player was Mark Grace, who displayed the charm that earned him the reputation for being Wrigleyville's most noted cocksman during his playing days.

The complete film is worth watching but, if you're impatient, forward to the 4:22 mark in the video if you don't want to watch the whole film.

(h/t Gapers Block)