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    Default Quarter Back Steve McNair - RIP

    A bit ago here on our local news channel there was a breaking story interruption... it seems that Steve McNair has been found shot to death here in Nashville. It isn't on most news radars yet, but I imagine its going to be all over by this evening.

    What a hell of a couple weeks for famous icons.
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    Aw man. The last Oilers quarterback. Really sorry to hear that.
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    I've been an Oiler/Titan fan for over 20 years and I'm still in shock over this one. The police are saying it might have been a murder-suicide committed by his girlfriend.
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    This is very sad. I was a big fan of McNair. He was an exemplary player and leader, and he was the toughest QB I've ever seen. I don't know the circumstances of his marriage, but I really hope he wasn't cheating with the girl that apparently shot him. He was someone that could really be a role model.
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    im more depressed because when im 37, i don't think i will be famous enough and rich enough to have a 20 year old girlfriend on the side... good dose of reality for mwah.

    either way, RIP

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    R.I.P. so many famous deaths recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    R.I.P. so many famous deaths recently.
    So many celebrities. As dictated by our 24/7 need for human contact, even if false. In the absence of real community we elevate strangers to places of importance in our lives because their faces appear on our screens. We identify with them and see them as someone noteworthy while never really getting to know those around us.

    In the past, we memorialized our neighbors at their funerals. Now we memorialize celebrities we never knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    So many celebrities. As dictated by our 24/7 need for human contact, even if false. In the absence of real community we elevate strangers to places of importance in our lives because their faces appear on our screens. We identify with them and see them as someone noteworthy while never really getting to know those around us.

    In the past, we memorialized our neighbors at their funerals. Now we memorialize celebrities we never knew.
    You make it sound as if noting the loss of an admired role model is a bad thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    In the past, we memorialized our neighbors at their funerals. Now we memorialize celebrities we never knew.
    People still memoralize neighbors at funerals. And people have been memorializing celebrities for a long time. I don't know how far in the past you're talking, but it's not a recent trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty_Mountain_Rose View Post
    You make it sound as if noting the loss of an admired role model is a bad thing?
    Not if it is truly an admired role model.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    People still memoralize neighbors at funerals. And people have been memorializing celebrities for a long time. I don't know how far in the past you're talking, but it's not a recent trend.
    Yes, but surely celebrity fetishism has been on the rise while community relationships have declined. Maybe it's just me.
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