‘Steve McNair: A Football Life’ should be required viewing for fans of America’s Game


Steve McNair is a borderline Hall of Fame signal-caller.

“Steve McNair: A Football Life” premiered last night on the NFL Network.

Predictably, the Emmy-nominated documentary series did not disappoint and it perfectly chronicled the existence of the late star quarterback.

McNair was shot and killed at the age of 36 in his downtown Nashville condominium by his 20-year-old mistress, Sahel Kazemi, in a murder-suicide on July 4, 2009.

“Air McNair,” selected out of Alcorn State by the Houston Oilers with the third overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, became only the third player in league history to pass for 30,000 yards and run for an additional 3,500 yards in his career.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection and 2003 co-MVP, who tossed 174 touchdowns, in comparison to 119 interceptions, for 31,304 yards, was famed for incredible toughness that allowed him to perform despite consistently battling numerous injuries.

McNair, who guided the Titans to the playoffs on four occasions and the Baltimore Ravens once in 2007, came within a yard of possibly bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Tennessee in a crushing 23-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV.

The Titans badass, a married man with four sons at the time of his death, is a borderline Hall of Fame signal-caller.

Sadly, McNair’s achievements on the gridiron, and in the Nashville community, will always be overshadowed by the affair that caused him to be smoked by a disturbed floozy in the Music City.

Regardless, “Steve McNair: A Football Life” should still be required viewing for fans of America’s Game.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinby feather
rssby feather
This entry was posted in Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply