Titans’ McNair Decal Honor Gets Unexpected Flak

The Tennessee Titans take on the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game to kick off the NFL preseason on Sunday, and aside from the always delightful antics of Terrell Owens, viewers will also be greeted by this: A decal on the Titans’ helmets honoring the late Steve McNair.

Steve McNair

The Titans, in fact, wanted to honor their former quarterback with a uniform patch, but the league had already committed to patch honoring the 50th anniversary of the American Football League, and they can’t have two. But now comes the question that the Titans probably never thought they’d have to answer: Does McNair deserve such an honor? Many, even including some Titans fans, are saying no. Read more…

Steve McNair Tribute Draws ‘Em In The Thousands

It’s perhaps fitting that after a full-court press that detailed every grisly, sordid detail of the man’s life, This Week In Steve McNair Coverage will wind down on a more uplifting note. Specifically, the thousands of fans who turned out in Nashville outside of a funeral home to pay tribute to the ex-Titans star, who was gunned down, police say, in a murder-suicide by girlfriend Sahel Kazemi.

There was plenty of pomp and circumstance this afternoon, and also traffic jams and TV helicopters, during the first of two planned events. After the visitation, a memorial service will be held tonight at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Titans owner Bud Adams and Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen are expected to attend. Former teammate Derrick Mason and Titans coach Jeff Fisher are scheduled to speak. Read more…