Saturday, July 4, 2009

RIP Air McNair

A somewhat odd and very tragic story coming out of Nashville, Steve McNair was found shot to death along with a woman who is apparently his girlfriend.

When the Houston Oilers drafted McNair #3 overall out of Division I-AA Alcorn State, I was living in Houston. The expectations were high, as with any QB drafted so early, and a lot of questions loomed over whether he could make the leap from I-AA to the NFL. He delivered beyond expectations, and I think he shattered a lot of stereotypes of black quarterbacks along the way. As an NFL player, he was one to look up to.

Sad day.

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