Pete Carroll killed a man. Okay, not exactly, but an obituary in a Washington newspaper has blamed the Seahawks’ fateful play call for a man’s death.
Michael Vedvik, 53, of Kent, Washington was remembered in an obituary in Thursday’s The Spokesman-Review. The obituary concluded: “We blame the Seahawks’ lousy play call for Mike’s untimely demise. Mike was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.”
In a now infamous play call, Pete Carroll chose to pass with Russell Wilson rather than run with the hard-nosed Marshawn Lynch from the goal line. Wilson’s throw, intended for Ricardo Lockette, was intercepted by the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler, who jumped the quick slant and sealed a Super Bowl victory for his team. The Patriots won 28-24.
According to doctors, Vedvik passed away of a heart attack at 4:00 am on Monday, reports Uproxx, and, perhaps for the better, he actually never got to see the game. He had recorded the Super Bowl to be watched at a later time.
Vedvik’s brother-in-law was responsible for adding in the “We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike’s untimely demise” line, and the rest of the family supported his addition.
Stephanie Vedvik, Vedvik’s wife, said, “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.”
“He would have said, ‘What a dumbass.'”