Steve "Air" McNair, Dead at 36

In MemoriumSteve "Air" McNair was 36. He quarterbacked the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens to success in the National Football League, winning the NFL MVP award in 2003 and starting Super Bowl XXXIV.

I really liked Air McNair's game. He, of course, was the Titans QB during the Music City Miracle game against the Buffalo Bills that broke my heart and irrevocably turned me off the NFL. I wrote more about that game here.

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Toronto Mike

Some media reports that this was a murder-suicide.

http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=92323&catid=2

So sad... he took an unidentified female with him.

July 4, 2009 @ 5:42 PM

Toronto Mike

Other media is calling this a double homicide. As tragic as both scenarios are, I'm hoping this is the correct scenario.

Double homicides are senseless and tragic, but muder-suicides are senseless, tragic and supremely selfish.

July 4, 2009 @ 5:44 PM

Ryan

I love Steve McNair and severely hope that this was not a murder suicide.

This is a very sad day. He was good for the game and not the type of guy you'd expect to hear this about.

WOW!

RIP AIR MCNAIR

July 4, 2009 @ 7:02 PM

Toronto Mike

All the big news orgs are reporting double murder.

July 4, 2009 @ 7:13 PM

Ajax Mike

Starting to sound like a murder-suicide again, but with McNair as the murder victim. He had multiple wounds, and the woman with him had a wound to the head with a gun found nearby. Not conclusive but...

July 5, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

Buffaloboymike

See mike, I take another Angle you have to, because no matter how you feel about Wade Phillips he gets teams to the playoffs, they may suck once they get there but he gets teams there.
I as an unbiased resident of Buffalo who is a Cleveland fan and only likes the Bills based on location have always been turned off by officiating, no officials don't have to be perfect, but get it right when it matters.
That is what turns me off about the NFL and the NHL officials are seemingly always dictating the outcomes of games whether it is by iffy penalties, bad ball spots or non calls like that one.
Would it surprise anyone if what the official in the NBA was caught for goes on in the other leagues and goes on more than we are led to believe? the money is there. the motivation is there.

July 5, 2009 @ 4:09 PM

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