Is it a Biblical defined idol? If so, then you won’t be going to Heaven. If not, then it is fine. It doesn’t even have to be sports. I like many things that could turn into an idol. Always got to keep it in check. Even family could turn into an idol.
God first, above everything.
What’s wrong with being buried in sports gear? Do you only get to go to heaven if you’re in a suit? Really it’s your final clothes, I’d much rather go out in stuff I actually wore, sport gear, concert gear, exercise clothes, anything but a suit. I’m not a suit guy in life, why pretend once I’m dead?
What does God care about what you are buried in? Now I am sure he is a Bears fan but a Packer guy wearing the Green and Yellow would not be kicked out of Heaven.
The people planning the funeral pick the clothes, the headstone, and the casket ... not the dead guy. I don’t know that Salvation is especially dependent on caskets and headstones.
I suppose if a sports fanatic were literally worshipping the team as a god, then that would be a major problem. I doubt most fans, even those who get buried in a jersey, actually worship the team, though.
Because men are wicked sinners, idolatry is rampant in our day, just as it has been since the Garden of Eden, so I agree it’s a problem. However, there is no salvation to be found in law-keeping. Scripture is clear that salvation is by grace, and only by grace.
“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” (Romans 10:4)
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Isn't it possible that these people who are obsessed with sports are more obsessed with God? An earthly obsession and devotion to God are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
What about former military people who insist on military-based inscriptions on their tombstones and on being buried in full uniform? That seems to be the same situation as the sports-obsessed fan but maybe a little more socially acceptable.
Methinks you think too much.
You’ve not demonstrated any idol worship. Worship is the operative word here. Liking your team so much you want to literally take the logos to your grave doesn’t rise to the level of worship, at least from where I sit.