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HBO: inside the NFL - Bob Costas blames talk radio for fan behaviour in Detroit
Inside the NFL show on HBO ^ | November 26, 2004 | Bob Costas

Posted on 11/24/2004 9:55:04 PM PST by ajolympian2004

Just finished watching this week's edition of Inside the NFL on HBO and in the first ten minute segment Bob Costas, Dan Marino, Chris Collinsworth and Cris Carter talked about the incident from the Pacers/Pistons game in Detroit last Friday night and the implications for the NFL. In summary Bob Costas blamed fan behaviour in Detroit and in general on talk radio, a totally outrageous statement.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: behaviour; blame; bob; bobanadulterer; bobcostas; costas; detroit; fan; hbo; indiana; inside; nba; nfl; pacers; pimplescarredcheater; pistons; talkradio
I listen to Mike and Mike in the morning on EPSN Radio (Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic), the Dan Patrick show on ESPN radio, The Zoo here on KOA in Denver with Scott Hastings (former NBA player) and Dave Logan (former NFL player), Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, Laura Ingraham, and two other talk show hosts here on KOA in Denver, Mike Rosen and Jon Caldara... and not once in over all these years as a listener have I ever heard one of them ever advocate fan violence or say anything that could be taken as an endorsement of committing such acts at a sporting event.

Costas has some explaining to do. He needs to point out specific examples that back up his reasoning. Who said what, when they said it and on what station!

1 posted on 11/24/2004 9:55:05 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

Jim Rome?


2 posted on 11/24/2004 9:55:35 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("now we got this guy in the Oval office who don't take no sh*t from no gimpy little countries!")
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To: ajolympian2004
Costas is suffering from a rectally incarcerated cranium.
3 posted on 11/24/2004 9:56:48 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats: Tolerant of all people and opinions. Except me & mine - Conservative, Christian.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Forgot to mention that the show is replayed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday so you can watch the opening segent for yourself. See you local TV listings for times or visit the show website at http://www.hbo.com/infl
4 posted on 11/24/2004 10:01:34 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Keith in Iowa

rectally incarcerated cranium BTTT.

(LMAO)


5 posted on 11/24/2004 10:01:42 PM PST by wolf24
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To: ajolympian2004
interesting. after the WWF, UFC, rap music, abundant examples of movie violence, ultra-violent video games, reality TV, the fragmenting family, and a culture that drips and oozes sex, bob costas wants to blame sports violence on talk radio.

the man should stick to football on a football show.

6 posted on 11/24/2004 10:05:02 PM PST by smonk
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To: ajolympian2004
And here I thought everything was Halliburton's fault.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

7 posted on 11/24/2004 10:06:19 PM PST by Mike Bates (Don't be a turkey this Thanksgiving. Buy the book.)
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To: ajolympian2004

I don't buy it.

The average "talk radio" fan wouldn't be caught dead at an NBA game.


8 posted on 11/24/2004 10:06:24 PM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: ajolympian2004
Yeah, Costas, in fact there was a talk radio host standing right next to the guy egging him on to throw that beer.

Personal responsibility, quaint concept, that.

9 posted on 11/24/2004 10:07:08 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Enough with the Blue/Red State stuff already, it's inaccurate, lazy thinking.)
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To: ajolympian2004

Bob Costas? Didn't that that little twerp was still around.


10 posted on 11/24/2004 10:07:47 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: Dan from Michigan

I've heard Rome talk before about players retaliating against other players as the manly thing to do but don't recall him advocating that fans get in on the action.

Somehow I don't think Bob would feel at home here on FR, if you catch my drift.


11 posted on 11/24/2004 10:08:04 PM PST by babaloo999 (Liberals say they're "Progressive". So is cancer.-------------------they're, their, whatever)
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To: ajolympian2004
Costas is a wimpy girlie man.

nuff said
12 posted on 11/24/2004 10:08:36 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: ajolympian2004

ajolympian2004:
Were you by any chance born in England, Canada, or another British Commonweath nation? Do you know why I ask?


13 posted on 11/24/2004 10:09:07 PM PST by GoldwaterBooster (Veteran of the Cow Palace in 1964)
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To: babaloo999

Most sportswriters lean way left(ex-players sometimes exception). Mitch Albom and Keith Olbermann....nuff said.


14 posted on 11/24/2004 10:10:51 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("now we got this guy in the Oval office who don't take no sh*t from no gimpy little countries!")
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To: GoldwaterBooster

Self-written title with a 'u' in behavior.


15 posted on 11/24/2004 10:13:49 PM PST by Petronski (New York London Paris Munich Ev'rybody Talk About Mmm Pop Music)
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To: GoldwaterBooster
Were you by any chance born in England, Canada, or another British Commonweath nation? Do you know why I ask?

I was born in the United States as were my parents. My grandparents are from Ireland and Germany on my mother's side and Romania and Yugoslavia on my dad's side.

No, I do not know why you ask?

16 posted on 11/24/2004 10:14:48 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

If I had to do a top ten list of vile media members, Costas would be right there with Prissy Matthews.


17 posted on 11/24/2004 10:16:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ajolympian2004
Costas has some explaining to do.

He's just another vacant lib. He had a late-night interview show, at one point. And his opinions were clear. It comes as a surprize, to some, that policy-based, politicized liberalism is found out of the mouths of people in the sports world. Costas is one of those.

It's just as likely, really, that people had Costas in mind and were so repulsed by the image that they flew into a sudden rage! Bob's to blame to Artest shoving Wallace in the back.

Yep - that must explain it. Should FAX this to Bob-bb.

18 posted on 11/24/2004 10:16:23 PM PST by sevry
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To: ajolympian2004
I get it, the spelling in behaviour... I work on an overnight shift and talk to people from the UK and Ireland all night long. I have picked up on some of their language peculiarities. And expressions: Cheers, Thanks a Million, Brilliant, etc. I hear those three expressions all night long as the phone support calls wrap up. By the time my shift ends my self-esteem is through the roof. ;)
19 posted on 11/24/2004 10:18:47 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

Jim Rome is a hate-filled Pinko. If that is who Costas is referring to, he's right.


20 posted on 11/24/2004 10:22:35 PM PST by Clemenza (Gabba Gabba Hey!)
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To: ajolympian2004

That's right. I did not mean anything but the spelling of that word which is more common in the UK and British Commonwealth countries as opposed to "behavior" in the USA.

I recently spent an hour trying to explain to a friend in England what we mean when we say one "billion" dollars. When they say "billion" on that side of the pond they mean the same number we call one "trillion." They have no special word for $1,000 times 1,000. Just a quirk that's all.


21 posted on 11/24/2004 10:23:31 PM PST by GoldwaterBooster (Veteran of the Cow Palace in 1964)
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To: ajolympian2004

My guess is that he means sports talk radio, and even then he is offbase.


22 posted on 11/24/2004 10:24:16 PM PST by HitmanLV (HitmanNY has a brand new Blog!! Please Visit! - http://www.goldust.com/weblog -)
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To: Clemenza

I agree on what you say about Jim Rome, but the way Costas said "talk radio" tonight you could tell he was referring to someone like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. IMHO of course. Over the next few days you can tune in to the replays of the show, listen and form your own opinion on what Costas said and how he said it.


23 posted on 11/24/2004 10:28:16 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Dan from Michigan

That's what I was thinking. Maybe he meant sports talk radio.


24 posted on 11/24/2004 10:29:42 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: ajolympian2004
he also went out of his way to call the iraq war "controversial" three times in their segment on wounded and disabled iraqi war vets.

b*stard.

25 posted on 11/24/2004 10:37:27 PM PST by smonk
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To: ajolympian2004

on the up side, Green Bay at Houston was their game of the week :)


26 posted on 11/24/2004 10:38:15 PM PST by smonk
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To: smonk
he also went out of his way to call the iraq war "controversial" three times in their segment on wounded and disabled iraqi war vets. That's exactly right! But did you notice how positive those outstanding men and women were in their interviews in the piece, even though they were all seriously injured in one way or another. Each day that passes I am even more awe-inspired by these heroes from this generation and those who have defended our freedom and liberty since the berth of our country over 200 years ago.
27 posted on 11/24/2004 10:41:41 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
One thing for sure is that he couldn't have meant conservative talk radio 'cause no conservative that I know would toss a perfectly good beer.
28 posted on 11/24/2004 11:06:07 PM PST by elli1
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To: ajolympian2004
All this "Talk radio" palaver is code for: It's Bush's fault!
29 posted on 11/24/2004 11:16:42 PM PST by Moosilauke
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To: ajolympian2004

Costas is a perfect example of how someone gets drawn into the "establishment". I thought Costas was very respectful in introducing Bush during the 2002 Olympics. However, his star rose in 2003 when he backed liberal Tim Robbins during the MLB Hall of Fame's cancellation of Bull Durham. The media recast him from a small, obnoxious sportshost to an expansive, free thinker whose views should be respected. In the media and entertainment industry, it's a much easier life to fall into the "in-crowd" of leftists than forumlate your own point of view. I think Costas is pretty much a mouthpiece for the left-wing establishment at this point.


30 posted on 11/25/2004 12:22:02 AM PST by jagrmeister
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To: Clemenza
Jim Rome is a hate-filled Pinko. If that is who Costas is referring to, he's right.

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/jimeverett.mpg
31 posted on 11/25/2004 12:32:16 AM PST by gipper81
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To: ajolympian2004

I could rip his throat out! :) Sorry, I was just listening to John Zigler on KFI in Los Angeles.


32 posted on 11/25/2004 12:40:07 AM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: jagrmeister; sevry; ajolympian2004
I think Costas is pretty much a mouthpiece for the left-wing establishment at this point.

He hasn't changed much in 16 years. He was a big Dukakis supporter in 1988, and that's when he started a hosting a late night talk show in NBC. If you ever saw 15 minutes of that show, you'd know he's about as far left as Keith Olberman, Tim Robbin, Susan Sarandon, and John McEnroe.

33 posted on 11/25/2004 3:54:56 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: I got the rope
That's what I was thinking. Maybe he meant sports talk radio.

I doubt it. I've heard Costas make incredibly snide comments about Pres. Bush. He's a Class A, liberal jackass.

34 posted on 11/25/2004 4:04:18 AM PST by laredo44 (Liberty is not the problem)
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To: clee1

< The average "talk radio" fan wouldn't be caught dead at an NBA game. >


LOL. My thoughts exactly.


35 posted on 11/25/2004 4:35:49 AM PST by GOP_Proud ("Get your hands off him!" (President George W. Bush))
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To: ajolympian2004

Inside the NFL has been all down hill since Costa came on board,just aa bullshit artist.


36 posted on 11/25/2004 4:39:41 AM PST by Unicorn (Two many wimps around The democrats would rather win the WH then win the war-Tom Delay)
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To: ajolympian2004
Costas = Socialist claptrap propagandist
37 posted on 11/25/2004 5:31:56 AM PST by playball0
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To: ajolympian2004

Costas should be forced to apologize. John Saunders (ESPN's "bunch of punks" a-hole) should be fired and blackballed.


38 posted on 11/25/2004 4:12:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv
Costas should stick to baseball. That's the only announcer/host duties where he's passionately involved in something he truly loves in the sports world.

Quick true story about Costas and baseball. He was participating in a celebrity/old-timers game at Busch stadium in St. Louis a few years back. In his first at-bat he tries to lay a bunt down the third base line against a 60+ year old Bob Gibson. It trickled foul. Gibson zinged the next pitch right by Costas' ear.

I think maybe that Costas has covered too many Olympic Games for NBC at this point and the socialistic theme of the Olympic charter has rubbed off on him from the likes of Juan Antonio Samarach (<-- spelling is probably wrong).

39 posted on 11/25/2004 9:52:01 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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