Sunday, July 5, 2009

RIP Steve McNair

by: Chris Sullivan

As I imagine most of you have heard, former co-MVP Steve McNair was shot dead yesterday in an apparent double-homicide. In a time where many football players have become ever more self-absorbed and more like circus sideshows than role models, McNair was a clear exception. He also presented himself with class and grace, and was known around the NFL as one of the good guys on the field and off.

We don't know exactly what happened and likely won't for some time. It's always possible that he was involved in some things that he should not have been. But whenever anyone says Steve McNair I remember the drive in Super Bowl XXXIV that came so, so close to immortalizing him, earning the Titans their first Super Bowl and gaining him a Super Bowl MVP. It was as gutsy a drive as you're going to see, and it was one of the more resonating football experiences in my relatively young life. So, without further ado, here's a little tribute video from youtube [pardon the cliche music]. One thing that stands out? His arm strength and accuracy on the run.