Okay ... I admit this was sort of trippy. So having yourself buried in a coffin with your favorite sports team on it; having a headstone at your grave indicating which sports team you were a fan of ....
Comics nerds have been put down by jocks decade after decade but, I ask you, can someone point me to a dead comics fan who has his or her favorite comic book character emblazoned on the headstone? Is there a dead person out there who has Wolverine on his tombstone? I'm not asking that rhetorically, actually. Such a person may have already existed or may yet exist.
Whether this indicates that sports is a religion in the way Dan was discussing at City of God earlier remains to be seen but I guess both Dan (and now myself) have to concede that when sports makes it into the burial rituals of people that "might" count as playing a religious role.