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Oh wow, NcNair was one of the best QBs in the last decade. Wonder who shot him... he's a married man but was found dead in his condo with a 20 year old waitress...

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Yup. Just read that a couple hours ago.

It's a shame regardless of the circumstances.

Even though McNair was recently retired this incident is still a black eye for the NFL's image.

Millions of kids are making role models of well-paid athletes who are involved or allegedly involved in gang activity. Whether McNair's death is ruled to be gang-related or just a jealous premeditated revenge plot, it is still an athlete dying of multiple gunshot wounds and will probably be catagorized as a biproduct of the victim's lifestyle and questionable choice of associates.

In a twisted way, these unfortunate and unnecessary incidents (Michael Vick, Sean Taylor, Plaxico Burress, etc.) probably boost the NFL's already insane TV ratings. People seem to find an ere of allure to the thug lives these guys lead. Yet nobody seems to learn from these things and take a (serious) league-wide initiative to stop gun violence.

So sadly, this will continue to happen in the years to come, as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow.

RIP Steve McNair.

He was a great talent.

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Yup. Just read that a couple hours ago.

It's a shame regardless of the circumstances.

Even though McNair was recently retired this incident is still a black eye for the NFL's image.

Millions of kids are making role models of well-paid athletes who are involved or allegedly involved in gang activity. Whether McNair's death is ruled to be gang-related or just a jealous premeditated revenge plot, it is still an athlete dying of multiple gunshot wounds and will probably be catagorized as a biproduct of the victim's lifestyle and questionable choice of associates.

In a twisted way, these unfortunate and unnecessary incidents (Michael Vick, Sean Taylor, Plaxico Burress, etc.) probably boost the NFL's already insane TV ratings. People seem to find an ere of allure to the thug lives these guys lead. Yet nobody seems to learn from these things and take a (serious) league-wide initiative to stop gun violence.

So sadly, this will continue to happen in the years to come, as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow.

RIP Steve McNair.

He was a great talent.

Agreed. At the end of the day, NFL bad boys do sell the league very well.

(But the cat and piano thing, still not funny) :P

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Oh wow, NcNair was one of the best QBs in the last decade. Wonder who shot him... he's a married man but was found dead in his condo with a 20 year old waitress...

I hate to even speculate because there are a few scenerio's that would make sense. I'll keep my thoughts to myself and just hope its nothing that will tarnish his reputation.

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Yup. Just read that a couple hours ago.

It's a shame regardless of the circumstances.

Even though McNair was recently retired this incident is still a black eye for the NFL's image.

Millions of kids are making role models of well-paid athletes who are involved or allegedly involved in gang activity. Whether McNair's death is ruled to be gang-related or just a jealous premeditated revenge plot, it is still an athlete dying of multiple gunshot wounds and will probably be catagorized as a biproduct of the victim's lifestyle and questionable choice of associates.

In a twisted way, these unfortunate and unnecessary incidents (Michael Vick, Sean Taylor, Plaxico Burress, etc.) probably boost the NFL's already insane TV ratings. People seem to find an ere of allure to the thug lives these guys lead. Yet nobody seems to learn from these things and take a (serious) league-wide initiative to stop gun violence.

So sadly, this will continue to happen in the years to come, as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow.

RIP Steve McNair.

He was a great talent.

Vick didn't spike NFL ratings, he just didn't dent them. That league is bigger than any one player, regardless of how high-profile. If Tom Brady was discovered tomorrow with fourteen Cuban children working in his basement, it would be devastating for the Patriots for maybe a year or two. But that league is the Unicron of pro sports; a guy like Vick or Plax damaging it beyond repair would be like Bumblebee taking out the big planet-muncher. In other words, not gonna happen.

Plaxico Burress was a moron who wore sweatpants to a club. If he didn't shoot himself in the leg, someone else would've/should've. I mean come on, that nonsense is just reprehensible.

And Sean Taylor?? The same Sean Taylor who was killed after he spent a quiet evening at home with his child and girlfriend, and who was only killed after his home was invaded by burglars???

This sort of thing is only going to lead to more NFLers carrying guns; the thinking being 'if Steve had a gun, maybe he'd still be here' or something ridiculous. Never mind choosing your friends better, or just not being a dick, a firearm is a much more practical solution. If Steve McNair hadn't been running around on his wife, he may still be alive. Probably is more apt.

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