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NBC Sports | 12/02/2012 | Me

Posted on 12/02/2012 7:11:30 PM PST by Sporke

During halftime of the Eagles/Cowboys game, Bob Costas read part of an article, by someone, about the problem of our nations "gun culture".

I expect NBC to be wrong, all the time, but I was actually shocked to see them get all political during halftime of my Cowboys game. What asshats...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; sundaynightfootball

1 posted on 12/02/2012 7:11:31 PM PST by Sporke
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To: Sporke

It was because of this jerk.
https://twitter.com/WhitlockJason

I saw it too. Disgusting.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 7:14:45 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Sporke

He could have beaten her to death. Easily.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 7:15:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sporke

The logic was if Belcher didn’t have a gun they’d both be alive today.

How about this: If Belcher wasn’t on pills and alcohol they’d both be alive today!??


4 posted on 12/02/2012 7:16:43 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: BenLurkin

Moral of the story, don’t watch NFL... Waste of time...


5 posted on 12/02/2012 7:18:07 PM PST by scbison
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To: Sporke

Costas’s assertions were incorrect.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: BenLurkin

Moral of the story, don’t watch NFL... Waste of time...


7 posted on 12/02/2012 7:20:23 PM PST by scbison
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To: Sporke

The core problem is the complete loss of personal intellectual responsibility among the supposedly civilized citizens of the populace.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 7:25:09 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: CommieCutter

NBC Sports email is nbcsportshelp@nbcuni.com . My comment to this inbox is as follows:

Hello, NBC Sports. I was watching the NBC Football halftime report tonight. I am disgusted by Bob Costas
attempt to pin Kansas City Chiefs murder-suicide on what he termed the “Gun Culture” in this country. I resent
that Mr. Costas has chosen to take avantage of a terrible event to push his Anti-American agenda.

In my book, Mr. Costas, you deserve to be shamed for promoting his hatred of a fundamental right of all law-abiding
Americans, the right to possess firearms. I pray that you would come to see how you are performing the role
of “use-ful idiot” in support of the crowd who would take away our right to defend ourselves in order that tyranny
may flourish.

Or perhaps it is just time to leave my country for another country of your choosing, such as Cuba, North Korea, et al,
where you will be ‘safe’ from an armed citizenry.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 7:25:27 PM PST by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: Sporke

It has been years since I’ve watched anything on NBC and almost as long since I’ve watched an B
NFL game. The NFL brand is doomed if they allow this kind of thing during their games.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 7:27:40 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Sporke
Saw it. Immediately changed the channel.

That's it for me. I will no longer watch Sunday Night Football. To Hell with them!

11 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:04 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

The logic is so dumb. If there weren’t knives I guess Jeffrey Dahmer wouldn’t have killed??


12 posted on 12/02/2012 7:31:22 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: FlyingEagle

It’s to the point I think we should start absurd movements just to show how dumb their logic is.

I say we push to ban kitchen knives and cleavers!

(Just like with wealth redistribution we should push for academic performance redistribution at elite universities. Make these people live by their own rules.)


13 posted on 12/02/2012 7:34:27 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

Thanks for the email....I also emailed them.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Sporke

Does Bob Costas have private security for himself and his family? Is it armed security?


15 posted on 12/02/2012 7:39:14 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Sporke

Well you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: “Something like this really puts it all in perspective.”

Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life. Since we will inevitably learn about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.

Please. Those that need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportions about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well, that we may as well just quote, or paraphrase, from the end of his article:

“Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead… Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connections to football will be analyzed. “Who knows? But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock, “is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
The second half is next.

- Bob Costas, 12/2/12 halftime commentary Cowboys/Eagles game, Sunday Night Football, NBC.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 7:39:37 PM PST by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: CommieCutter

AND. affirmative action in football!!!


17 posted on 12/02/2012 7:40:18 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins

There ya go.

I think we should push for females to play in football if they want to.

We should also push for Communist pay in football. Brady and Manning can’t make anymore than that new rookie linebacker.etc.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 7:50:42 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: CommieCutter

I agree with Jason Whitlock. He is obviously talking about the utter lawlessness and violence in the black “community”. I support Whitlock’s call to take away 2nd Amendment Rights for African Americans.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 8:03:12 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Sporke
I received this yesterday from the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

Thank you for contacting the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The most recent data on weapon related violent victimizations from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) are located in the NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool (http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=nvat).

TOTAL VIOLENT CRIME for 2011:
Not known if a weapon used = 6.6%
Total FIREARM = 8%
NO WEAPON USED = 72.9%


So BOZO Costas, keep to smelling jock straps and leave law enforcement to those who know something about it!
20 posted on 12/02/2012 8:13:15 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9
Forgot:

Total Non-FIREARM = 12.4%
21 posted on 12/02/2012 8:20:59 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Sporke
Don't be surprised. That little peckersniffer did the same thing when he was on "Inside the NFL". Had a one on one with that fat slob Peter King about pros and guns. Very anti 2nd A stuff. They piously informed each other that THEY did not own guns!.

I shouted at the TV: Who gives a Shiite what you liberals think or do?

22 posted on 12/02/2012 8:25:09 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

I thought Costas was a sports caster. Skeet, duck hunting, deer hunting, olympic target shooting - are all legitimate sports activities. Why not talk about domestic violence in rich sports people. Or Black on Black violence. Their agenda is transparent.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 8:41:09 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: Sporke

“If people like OJ didn’t own knives,then these things wouldn’t happen!” ~ said no newsman ever....


24 posted on 12/02/2012 8:43:09 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Sporke; All

Blaming guns for violence is like blaming forks for obesity...


25 posted on 12/02/2012 8:44:20 PM PST by An American in Turkiye
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To: Sporke
I saw it too and was thoroughly disgusted...he said that if the guy didn't have a gun, two people would still be alive today.

he, however, didn't mention the guy who invaded a college classroom, shot his own father in the head with an arrow, and then stabbed himself to death with a knife. I don't blame the gun, nor the arrow, nor the knife.

26 posted on 12/02/2012 8:46:01 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Sporke

Roid rage comes to mind also. The NFL does a piss poor job of enforcing it’s PED rules. Everyone from running backs, linemen, linebackers are 90%+ dirty. You can blame this murder suicide on a lot of things, but the gun isn’t one of them


27 posted on 12/02/2012 8:51:43 PM PST by Figment
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To: CommieCutter

If the victim had a gun, that person would be alive today.


28 posted on 12/02/2012 8:53:42 PM PST by winner3000
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
Excellent point. Would NBC stand behind the fool if he came out with some similarly absurd rant against any of the other 9 Amendments in The Bill of Rights?

The inalienable right to defend oneself (lib lurkers, look up the true, exact meaning of "inalienable") is so important our founding fathers chose to include it specifically in the protections (ie. prohibitions of government intervention) afforded us in The Bill of Rights.

29 posted on 12/02/2012 9:01:59 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Sporke
http://tracking.si.com/2012/12/03/bob-costas-jovan-belcher-gun-control-chiefs-murder-suicide-kasandra-perkins/

Video at link.

30 posted on 12/02/2012 10:35:03 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: CommieCutter
The logic is so dumb

Just like liberals.

31 posted on 12/02/2012 10:36:58 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Afterguard
It has been years since I’ve watched anything on NBC and almost as long since I’ve watched an B NFL game. The NFL brand is doomed if they allow this kind of thing during their games.

Same here. A bunch of idiot athletes that make MILLIONS of dollars to play.a.game. Disgraceful if you ask me. I refuse to watch any of it, or NBC for that matter.

32 posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:32 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Sporke

The American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the Colonists.

Fitting that it ends with the Colonists demanding to be disarmed.


33 posted on 12/03/2012 12:40:23 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Sporke

From another angle,

Think anybody will comment on if the girlfriend had a gun for self defense?


34 posted on 12/03/2012 8:54:16 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And yeah, back to boycotting in the previous case, until the network removed Keith Obber-haedcase.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 8:56:05 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sporke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKqdoRBid5E&feature=plcp


36 posted on 12/03/2012 10:17:30 AM PST by Wiggins
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