Odd Obituary Coincidence

The AP's current top obituary article contains the following two entries:

DALLAS (AP) -- Wilford ''Crazy Ray'' Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who energized crowds for decades with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading, died Saturday. He was 76.

Jones died at his home, said Tracy Moberly, a friend of the family. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease were listed as the causes of death, according to the Dallas County medical examiner's office.

Known as the Cowboys' unofficial mascot, Jones entertained fans with sideline antics and magic tricks while wearing his signature chaps, six-shooter and blue vest.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Denny Sym, also known as ''Dolfan Denny,'' who cheered on the Miami Dolphins for 34 years as a one-man sideline show, died Friday, his wife Ingrid said. He was 72.

Sym had been battling kidney disease and cancer for several years.

Sym led Miami crowds in cheers and chants in his glittering orange and aqua hat since the Dolphins' first game in 1966, starting in the stands.

Both men were given special treatment by the teams they cheered. I guess it was a bad weekend to be a fanatical football booster. Details here from the AP.