Watch Errol Morris’ ESPN Doc About Sports Superfan Funerals


You know there are obsessive sports fans out there, the kind who paint their faces in team colors even when they’re just going to watch the game in their living room. But were you aware the some mega-enthusiasts (and their families) even pay tribute to their favorite team after death? Oh, yes. And who better to explore this phenomenon than Errol Morris, the documentary filmmaker who’s given us non-judgmental, in-depth profiles of pet cemetery owners, naked mole rat experts, and Robert S. MacNamara? In the eight-minute short below, produced for ESPN, Morris introduces us to a funeral director who stocks Orioles-branded caskets and another who arranged to display a body in a recliner facing a TV with the game on, and even tells the story of a guy whose friends arranged for his ashes to take a ride around a NASCAR track. Click through to watch the fascinating video.

[via Creative Review]