Austrian soccer fans who want to be known for their obsessive behavior even after their demise now have a way to do so:
Vienna's leading funeral company, steeped in tradition, is moving with the times: the bereaved can have their loved one back in a cremation urn in the shape of a football. The black and white urn joins more conservative containers in sombre and art-deco designs in the range offered by Bestattung Wien just as Austria prepares to co-host the Euro 2008 soccer championship . . . No one has yet ordered the 362 euro (281.57 pounds) urn, which has been available for two weeks.
362 euro is about $560. Don't they have any Ralph's in Vienna? -KD