Skip to comments.Gun control
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...
It was because of this jerk.
I saw it too. Disgusting.
He could have beaten her to death. Easily.
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!??
Moral of the story, don’t watch NFL... Waste of time...
Costas’s assertions were incorrect.
Moral of the story, don’t watch NFL... Waste of time...
The core problem is the complete loss of personal intellectual responsibility among the supposedly civilized citizens of the populace.
NBC Sports email is firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
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.
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.
That's it for me. I will no longer watch Sunday Night Football. To Hell with them!
The logic is so dumb. If there weren’t knives I guess Jeffrey Dahmer wouldn’t have killed??
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.)
Thanks for the email....I also emailed them.
Does Bob Costas have private security for himself and his family? Is it armed security?
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 Belchers actions and their possible connections to football will be analyzed. “Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: if Jovan Belcher didnt 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.
AND. affirmative action in football!!!
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.
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.
I shouted at the TV: Who gives a Shiite what you liberals think or do?
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.
“If people like OJ didn’t own knives,then these things wouldn’t happen!” ~ said no newsman ever....
Blaming guns for violence is like blaming forks for obesity...
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.
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
If the victim had a gun, that person would be alive today.
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.
Video at link.
Just like liberals.
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.
The American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the Colonists.
Fitting that it ends with the Colonists demanding to be disarmed.
From another angle,
Think anybody will comment on if the girlfriend had a gun for self defense?
And yeah, back to boycotting in the previous case, until the network removed Keith Obber-haedcase.