Celebrity Death Doesn’t Get Holidays Off: R.I.P. Steve McNair

07.04.09 9 years ago 69 Comments

Holy crap: Steve McNair was found dead in Nashville, shot in the head and one of the victims of an apparent double homicide.  We say “apparent,” but let’s be honest: this is a widespread conspiracy that shall henceforth be known as the Summer of Celebrity Death.

McNair was drafted third overall by the then-Houston Oilers out of Alcorn State and guided the Titans to their first and only Super Bowl appearance.  He was a four-time Pro Bowler, the NFL co-MVP in 2003, one of the toughest quarterbacks in memory, and — perhaps most impressively — the first Ravens quarterback to not totally suck.

Rest in peace, Air McNair.  Had you not already retired, we’re sure you could play through this one, too.

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