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7.04.2009

Another Notable Death

Shot to death. It reminded of me when I was in an airport in September of 1994 and saw this cover of Sports Illustrated in a book store. I remember thinking "Who?" especially since the college football season had just begun. If memory serves me correctly, he didn't win the Heisman. Not that it matters now.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Not that it matters"........well, it does matter to his family counselor.........

....and if he didn't have the good sense to leave a will, it will matter to a whole bunch of greedy lawyers who will string it out until eternity to get more out of the estate.

Is this anywhere close to the truth, Barry?

Anonymous said...

Sad. How sad

Anonymous said...

After Doug Williams, and before Michael Vick, there was Steve McNair (and Donovan McNabb). Of course "Jefferson Street" Joe Gilliam was the first (if you don't know what I'm talking about, well yeah, whatever).

From Wikipedia:

"After another playoff loss in 2002, McNair was arrested for DUI and illegal gun possession in May 2003. His blood alcohol was above 0.10, and a 9-mm handgun had been sitting in the front of the car."

"On May 9, 2007 McNair was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving. Both the driver of the vehicle, who is his brother-in-law, and McNair were arrested for driving under the influence. Under Tennessee law, one can still be arrested for DUI even if you are a passenger in your own car and the driver is found to be under the influence. McNair owns the pick-up truck involved and was charged with DUI by consent. The Charges were dropped on July 10, 2007."

"McNair married Mechelle on June 21, 1997, and had four sons: Steve Junior, Steven, Tyler, and Trenton."

"On July 4, 2009, McNair was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head, along with a female victim whom police did not immediately identify but confirmed not to be McNair's wife."

Yeah, sports are definitely a great opportunity for young black men to escape the difficult environment many of them grow up in. Riiight...

Anonymous said...

He did not win the Heisman that year.

It will be interesting to find out info on the girl he was with.

Was he separated from his wife?

Anonymous said...

Instant lead poisining is the leading death among black thug gangstas.

Anonymous said...

Breaking...carjacking near catfish o'harlies...suspects are in foot pursuit by dps on ashcraft ranch, north of decatur...

Anonymous said...

Prayer for Air McNair

Anonymous said...

did anybody see the fireworks display out at Lake Bridgeport?

Anonymous said...

5:57, shame on you for taking McNair's tragic death and turning it into an excuse for an anti-lawyer rant. I don't know which of your prejudices is worse ... and frankly, I don't care to hear any of them.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a huge shock to me. I watched Steve McNair play college ball against my "then boyfriend" who played at Sam Houston. I'm 99% sure he played for McNeese State? I followed his professional career as well. He always seemed low-key and humble. This is so sad to me.

And if it turns out to be murder-suicide, it should be another lesson to all of those who think money buys happiness.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:45...
Hubby, son mzchief, a dozen or so friends and I watched the fireworks from one of the aforementioned friend's deck facing the fireworks. It was the first time I have ever seen the fireworks from that vantage point. The fireworks were truly awesome with a couple of new, fairly spectacular, type of fireworks. I do not believe there was as big a crowd as in past years. Did you see and enjoy the fireworks?

Anonymous said...

Is there anything that says "redneck" more than people who pop little firecrackers at a fireworks show? Do these people bring little tiny
Barbie forks and spoons to restaurants? Do they bring little electric football players with them to a Cowboys game and play with them in air in front of their face? Do they bring a kazoo to a high school band concert and make toots and buzzing sounds while sitting in the auditorium? OOOhhh, bam, whoosh, look at my little game of miniature air football that I'm doing so you all will be so impressed. Only the highest grade of loser would feel compelled to pop little fireworks at a fireworks show.

Anonymous said...

speaking of sports BG, you have failed to let us know that the Today Newspaper Group in the dallas area has closed all of its papers and ceased operations the day after deciding too.


double fake alvoid gazette

mzchief said...

To anonymous 5:25...
I have never understood people toying with dangerous explosives. I honestly believe, fireworks should be left to the trained professionals. Bay Landing always does a cute little pre-show to the Runaway Bay City, community organized, fireworks extravaganza and I always wonder why Bay Landing does not just donate, to the RAB community fireworks, the couple of thousand dollars Bay Landing spends on their cute little display.

Anonymous said...

that's because you're and idiot , mizchief!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 7:57...
Since you believe I am an idiot, explain to me and EVERYONE why it is a good idea for the general public to play with explosives especially when there are trained professionals who oversee fabulous fireworks displays for countless communities, nation wide. Incidentally, there are more than 6,000 reported fireworks related injuries in the U.S. between June 16 and July 16, each year.
Source

Rather than throwing down mindless ad hominem attacks try to THINK and offer a VIABLE defense rather for your mean spirited comments. Your jealousy of me makes it apparent to EVERYONE you are the who is the idiot and that it.....
SUCKS TO BE YOU!

More than likely you have no idea what is the definition of "ad hominem" so let me, again, school you.
An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim.

The process of proving or disproving the claim is thereby subverted, and the argumentum ad hominem works to change the subject."

Source

Anonymous said...

I'll explain it for you Mrs. Chief.

"explain to me and EVERYONE why it is a good idea for the general public to play with explosives"

It allows a much greater opportunity for NATURAL SELECTION to work, thereby ridding our society of an overflow of morons who cannot provide for themselves and constantly provide more sucking noises which big government then uses as an excuse to rip more of the populace's personal liberty from them under the guise of "we are protecting society".

Surely you are intelligent enough to figure that one out for yourself?

mzchief said...

To anonymous 6:23...
I understand natural selection. However, those injured people do not die. They live blind, missing fingers and/or hands. That means, they are disabled and more of a blight on society than they would have been just being morons. People who play with explosives/fireworks also injure unsuspecting people and damage the property of random people. Many a grass, range and roof fire have been set by members of the general populous setting off fireworks.

Random people playing with explosives/fireworks are a danger to the valuable members of society who are intelligent enough to want to keep fireworks out of the hands of morons. Clearly, you were not intelligent enough to figure that one out for yourself.