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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: Focus On The Pain, The Only Thing That's Real Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 WTVF has video segments that cover the entire memorial service for Steve McNair at Mt. Zion Baptist Church last night.  The service was filled to capacity and there was also a healthy contingent of Titans fans at LP Field who came to pay their respects, watch rare footage of Steve on the scoreboard and pay solemn respects to the McNair family.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 With three must read articles and re-cap video from the memorial service last night, I'm juts going to link you guys to the ESPN AFC South Blog's homepage.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Titans players from all eras are trying to make some sense out of this tragedy, but the most painful part is that it just doesn't make any sense.  No matter what wrongs were being committed, they didn't come close to warranting this violent death.  The only thing to take from this is sheer, unadulterated hurt.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 And there couldn't be a better song to close out the saddest week in Titans history than Hurt, as performed by the incomparable Johnny Cash.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Further exemplifying just how magnetic of a guy McNair was, his funeral in Mississippi will be attended by many of his Ravens teammates and associates.  Few folks are going to know and appreciate Steve better as both an opponent and a leader than those guys.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Albert Haynesworth got off basically scot-free in the reckless driving case he was facing.  What the Tennessean didn't mention here is that the court decided not to charge Albert for violation of probation because nobody bothered to do so while Albert was on the 30 probation originally.  That folks, is how things work in Franklin.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The AOL Fanhouse got a sneak peek at the rule differences the UFL will use to differentiate itself from the NFL and college ball.  Highlights include no 'tuck rule', dancing/celebrations as long as they stay 'tasteful' and a guarantee of at least one possession for each team during overtime.



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