The New York Jets were jokingly cited as the cause of death in a Brooklyn native’s obituary that recently appeared in Newsday.
The New York Jets killed Carl. At least that’s what Larry David would have you believe in his fictional yet strangely realistic improv world of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
One day, after years of agony, Carl simply could not take it anymore.
“I can’t take any more disappointment,” was Carl’s final message. In David’s twisted and neurotic mind filled with useless info and selfish motives, “The Jets killed Carl.”
Fortunately, reality is a bit different. Right?
It turns out, the New York Jets have once again been connected to a death, only this time, it doesn’t take place on the fictional stage.
In Newsday’s Dec. 16, 2020 obituaries section, the family of Edward Michael Mazur did a wonderful job remembering the man. Apparently, the family also possesses a keen sense of humor.
“Mazur – Edward Michael, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, drew his last breath on December 9, 2020, mainly, we suspect, to avoid having to watch another Jets game.”
First Carl, now Edward. Please don’t show this to Larry David. There’s no reason to give him any more ideas.
Obviously, the Jets didn’t kill Edward; he simply sounded like a huge fan. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Edward grew up in Williamsburg prior to marrying his wife, Kathy, in 1959.
Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army, for which Larry David says (or at least should say), “Thank you for your service.” He had three children, loved baseball, enjoyed playing softball, and was apparently an excellent dancer who never shied away from expressing one of his many opinions.
“The family requests that any donations be made to the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center located at 1025 Old Country Road, #115, Westbury, NY, 11590 (516) 767-6856.”
Rest in peace, Edward.
As far as Larry David is concerned—the man who forever intertwined the Jets with death, and is a Brooklyn native himself—sure, the Jets killed Carl episode is an instant classic. But it’s about time he used his favorite football team in his material.
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) December 11, 2020
Nine seasons of Seinfeld and never a single mention of David’s favorite football team. The Yankees, Mets, Giants, Knicks, Rangers and Devils all enjoyed mentions, yet the Jets were mysteriously absent.
The Yankees, of course, took center stage as George Costanza’s employer. The Mets enjoyed a fair share of the action as the backdrop of one of the greatest episodes in the series’ history, “The Boyfriend,” starring Keith Hernandez. Kramer, Elaine and innocent Joel Rifkin once enjoyed a Giants game. Kramer went to a couple of Knicks games, even hanging out with Spike Lee and Reggie Miller afterward. And the gang teamed up with David Puddy’s face paint to watch the Rangers take on the Devils in the playoffs.
Perhaps Jerry Seinfeld is a New England Patriots fan.
Great job by Larry David, but it’s about time. Think of the teams mentioned in Seinfeld. Nearly everybody but the Jets.
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) December 11, 2020