I’ll never forget July 4, 2009. My wife and I were out on the lake with some friends. After not checking my phone for a few hours, I picked it up to see missed calls from my dad, gramsey, and the artist formerly known as August West. I knew something had happened with the Titans, but had no idea it was that Steve McNair had been killed. I was crushed.
I’m not one that typically gets rattled by celebrity deaths, but this one was different. McNair was a larger than life figure for this franchise. He truly did put the Titans on the map. There are more McNair moments etched in my brain that any other player in any other sport. The final drive in the Super Bowl. The game where he came in after back surgery. The final drive against the Giants in a game in Nashville. Those are things that I feel like I grew up on.
The event surrounding his death were awful.

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