An Oakland Raiders fan was watching a game in a sold out Coliseum, he could not see one empty seat in the whole stadium. Then he saw an empty seat a couple rows in front of him so he walked down and asked the guy next to that seat if he knew the person whose seat that was.
The guy responded, “Yeah, you see thats my wifes seat and we havent missed a game since the sixties, but shes dead now.”
The fan told the guy he was sorry and that its a shame he couldnt find any family member or friend to come to the game with him.
The guy says, well, they would except theyre all at her funeral.
Barry says he learned this joke when he was a teenager of approximately fifteen years of age. His father taught him this as both were fans of the Los Angeles/ Oakland Raiders. Barry recalls his father supplying him with a new joke practically everyday, which he would then teach to his friends at school.
Barry believes that this story could be applied to any sports team and it would have the same impact, as is the case that is seen through the annotation (below.) The punch line of this joke is that all the other family members are at his wifes funeral, but he is not at the funeral because he is watching the ball game instead. There is a whole genre of these jokes that revolve around mens lack of sympathy for their significant others, many of which focus on the wifes death and the husband missing her funeral to go to a game or out fishing.
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