RIP Air McNair

Today is a sad day for football fans everywhere.  The news of Steve McNair‘s untimely passing was a damper upon every football fan’s Fourth of July festivities.  McNair, who was quarterback for both the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens during his career, was one of the toughest players I have ever seen.  Every Sunday, I would search for the Tennessee injury report to see which laundry list of injuries he was playing with that week and then try to tune into that game to see how he did.  I was amazed at all the injuries he played through.  He and Brett Favre are probably the toughest quarterbacks of their era.

When I first heard the news, I was a little shocked. McNair had fallen off my radar a little bit after retiring from Baltimore, but I expected him to come back into my attention like this.  No one has said anything bad about his death, and I’m not sure there is anything bad to say about McNair.  Whenever he was quarterbacking the Titans, you knew they were in the game.  Just the name, Steve McNair inspired confidence in every Titan fan out there that he would get the job done.   Most of the time he did.

Tragedy seems all too common these days, and it’s unfortunate an athlete, especially McNair, had to reach his ends through those means.

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i’m sure in the next few days to the week we will hear all the juicy details of this incident. it appears that mcnair was not the kind of man off the field as he was on???? oh, well i’m not passing judgement, i’m just saying that our memories of our great football heros are all just from the field of dreams anyway. thats the way we like to remember them, and that is the way it should be. to imortalize these guys any place outside the football field is wrong. that is where we know of the greatness of air mcnair, on the field. as far as his personall life, he’s just like you or me, he makes mistakes and he’s far, far too human. so rest in peace air, what a tragedy. god bless your wife and sons.

  • Drew

    I’ve been a Packers fan my whole life, but Air McNair was my favorite player for over a decade. I agree with you that he and Favre were the toughest QB’s of the era. He will certainly be missed…