What, no post to discuss this AWESOME piece by NFL Films?
Man, I tell you what, I definitely had some dust in my eye tonight watching this documentary. It was so eerie learning again about the mantra that he grew up with: Surround yourself with the right people, and don't let anyone too close; they could hurt you.
He was a loner, he kept to himself, and he cautioned kids against developing a lifestyle where they surrounded themselves with the wrong people.
And then, July 4 happened. Because the one main time he didn't follow his own rule. He was caught in one wrong, very wrong situation and it cost him his life.
When they showed the police officer reading the details of how exactly it took place, and when it showed his mistress's mugshot, I cussed angry at the TV. It was unbearable to hear, and it's extremely sad how it happened to the last man on earth you thought it would.
So many times he had put himself in the right situations and made smart decisions. Just one of the times he didn't, though, man. All it took was just that one time. RIP Air
Oh, and side note: Bud Adams wasn't interviewed, but he was made out to be a money-greedy monster, when it was said "Our owner called me (Titans GM at the time) and asked if Steve got injured (this was after he was ruled out for the season with back injury and was rehabbing), would we have to pay him? And I told him, well yeah." And that's when they locked Steve out of the training room, eventually leading to his trade to Baltimore. I mean come on, yes it's a business, but that doesn't mean you have to treat your franchise QB, your AFC Champion, and the all-time greatest Titan like pond scum. That's disgusting.
I'd love to hear anyone else's thoughts, if you watched the special.