I lived in Nashville for a year back in the '90s and followed McNair's Oilers and Titans teams closely. The Titans sort of became my AFC team and I was a big fan of Steve. I don't even know what to say about this. I've got a pile of McNair cards filed away and I'll try to get a gallery up tonight.
Here's a quick one, I've got more coming once I get the time to scan them:
1996 Leaf American All-Star
Sadly appropriate for today.
Also, this comment from Bay Rat is worth repeating:
When I was working in Vicksburg, MS, Steve was in his last year at the NCAA Division Two level. Some guys I managed were students at Alcorn State and invited me down to shoot some hoops. After about 30 mins on the court a slightly faded, early 80's Nissan Z pulls up to the court. Out steps McNair. Crowd gathers. My friends laugh as Steve lines up opposite me. After a few minutes he goes for the lane, starts his leap, palms me in the face, pushes off and dunks. 200 people scream happily, laugh, taunt and grab crotches while saying "Damn" "Awe Shit, man" and other stuff. I walk off the court with head held low as Steve laughs and pats me on the back. Steve McNair made me the other guy on the poster.
That is my favorite Steve moment. Even after humiliating me he offered a few words of encouragement.
We'll miss you Steve.