I used to own NFL Quarterback Club ’99 for the N64 back in the day. Though Brett Favre graced the cover, it was then Houston Oiler Steve McNair who was the best QB in that game. Here’s an action shot of him before Bud took my beloved Oilers to Nashville,

Steve Mcnair

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So maybe the game’s designers didn’t make ‘Air McNair’ the best passer, but he was unstoppable as a runner. If you were d’ing up on him, you had better bring the cavalry.

I remember playing with McNair’s digitized version and being able to convert 4th and long using his prodigious running abilities.

While much has been written about whether or not the circumstances of his death should ‘tarnish’ his legacy, I found the words of Houston Chronicle columnist, Richard Justice very poignant,

Listen, I don’t know what happened to Steve McNair. I don’t know what happened or why.

I just know that all of [us] live our lives in layers, that it’s hard to evaluate a living, breathing human with a single brush.

Brady Quinn Will Be “Ready”

I don’t like Notre Dame, never have and probably never will. This dislike was aggravated when they beat my Longhorns in consecutive years while I was a student there. I was there for the second one (1996) and the ‘Horns almost pulled it out but the golden aura overcame them.

To be fair, the dislike is attenuated every time I watch Rudy, hey nobody is perfect.

The national media hypes up this program everytime they have a winning record, and that hype extends to Irish players. I know there have been great Irish players that have parlayed their success in the NFL.

But for every Montana, or Theismann you have a Mirer or a Powlus. As for the most recently hyped up Irish signal caller, Brady Quinn, the jury is still out as to his NFL viability. With the Cleveland Browns, he’s had to sit behind surprise starter QB Derek Anderson who came alive last season.

Enter this season, Anderson finds himself struggling and while, Head Coach Romeo Crennel recently asserted as ,

Anderson is the starter and [Brady] Quinn will be ready.

Does this mean that Anderson is on a short leash? That Quinn will get the call at the first sign of Anderson going Matt Schaub?

Not that reflecting on Cleveland Browns football occupies a significant portion of my time (waking or otherwise), but I do hope that Brady Quinn gets the opportunity to justify the existence of this ridiculous shirt:

Truth be told this shirt is the reason for this post and truth be told, I don’t think anything Brady Quinn does can or will ever justify this shirt. So, where can I get one?

Wanted: Bernard Pollard

I feel bad for All-World QB Tom Brady’s season coming to an end after a knee injury in Week 1:

Patriots’ Brady to undergo surgery, miss remainder of season

The fact that one man going on IR has league wide repercussions tells you just how important Brady is.

I also feel bad (if not worse) for the man who caused the injury, Kansas City safety Bernard Pollard. The hit was clean (at least the NFL thought so), so all this guy is guilty of is going all out on a blitz and getting blocked into Brady’s knee.

Now, poor Bernard has become public enemy #1 in New England.