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Bob Costas: ‘If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive’
SI.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | SI.com Tracking Blog

Posted on 12/02/2012 10:29:29 PM PST by Alaska Wolf

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas used his weekly monologue on “Sunday Night Football” to discuss the fallout of the tragedy in Kansas City, urging viewers to move past the cliched coverage of the “perspective” gleaned from the news that linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself Saturday morning.

Costas focused much of his monologue on a column by Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock, which argued that “current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy.” Costas said that although he often doesn’t agree with Whitlock, he found his argument to be spot on this time.

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To: Alaska Wolf

Costas is a meat puppet.
when someone really wants to kill either themselves or others, they will always find a way of doing it.


51 posted on 12/03/2012 1:44:19 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I haven’t read the comments on this thread yet.

Just want to say that when I saw that little pipsqueak Costas on TV saying that anti-gun crap I was wishing he was in my room so I could throttle him! I’ve never liked him and disagree with almost all of his comments. He must have some photos of NBC execs in comprimising situations, as he’s allowed to do Olympics, Football, etc., with his inane BS. ....


52 posted on 12/03/2012 1:54:15 AM PST by octex
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To: Alaska Wolf

But what if he had a pointed stick?


53 posted on 12/03/2012 1:58:38 AM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234

Or a piece of fresh fruit?


54 posted on 12/03/2012 2:14:13 AM PST by drew
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To: Alaska Wolf

You could draw the conclusion looking at gun crimes that blacks shouldn’t own guns. Is that what Costas is hinting at here?


55 posted on 12/03/2012 2:27:53 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
And if Nicole Simpson had posession of a gun she might be alive today!

~ Ruy Dias de Bivar ~


56 posted on 12/03/2012 2:31:34 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Alaska Wolf

If hussein obama weren’t a muslim communist....


57 posted on 12/03/2012 2:33:47 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Alaska Wolf

Well, Bobbo... if Nicole Simpson or Ron Goldman had a gun, they`d both be alive, and one former running back would be a boxful of bones right now.

Stay out of the political stuff, Costas. You are WAYYY out of your lane.


58 posted on 12/03/2012 2:35:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Again a bleeding heart excuse is used to diminish the freedom of millions of gun owners?

One sickens at how easily 2nd amendment freedom is simply tossed out the window by these fascists.

Maybe they will ban automobiles, which kill thousands more annually than guns ever do.


59 posted on 12/03/2012 2:36:35 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And Gloria, like every liberal, simply lies. There has never been a time in America when 60% of domestic, peacetime deaths have been caused by guns. Even during wartime, save perhaps the Civil War.


60 posted on 12/03/2012 2:37:07 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: GeronL

Or a bat, machete, golf club,rock, etc... People who kill? Kill. Simple as that. Costas is an Idiot MSM Tool.


61 posted on 12/03/2012 2:39:35 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: 1010RD
You could draw the conclusion looking at gun crimes that blacks shouldn’t own guns. Is that what Costas is hinting at here?

I'm not sure, but crime statistics certainly indicate that.

62 posted on 12/03/2012 2:43:03 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Christopher Krumm hadn’t had a knife and a bow and arrow, he, and his father, James Krumm, and his father’s girlfriend, Heidi Arnold, would still be alive.

Thank God he didn’t have a gun!


63 posted on 12/03/2012 2:50:12 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ssaftler
I know - still off topic. Anyways I was flipping channels and came upon some show with Jenny McCarthy with her and her posse in their designer clothes and boots went to this family's house to fix it up.

Family was a single mother with a boyfriend du jour and 3 kids (one was biracial). Of course, everyone was in tears over how the show was going to help them, poor victims.

Now what I'd like to see is these shows revisiting their projects a year later. I'm sure this particular family would have a new baby, a new boyfriend and the house a wreck again.

65 posted on 12/03/2012 3:01:11 AM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

66 posted on 12/03/2012 3:01:21 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Alaska Wolf

That’s the original foundation of “gun-control” laws in America - keeping guns out of the hands of blacks. Is Costas calling for a return to that? Most liberals I know are bigoted - they’re pro-black, but not in my neighborhood - types.


67 posted on 12/03/2012 3:01:41 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“If Bob’s significant other had a gun, we might not have to listen to his drivel.”

Bob’s significant other IS Bob!


69 posted on 12/03/2012 3:13:44 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: OddLane

Bob Costas interviewed Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland for the MLB network and got on his case for his smoking habit but Jim wasn’t playing that game.

To me it seemed like Costas was trying to suggest that Leyland could be held in higher regard by the “community” if not for his smoking.


70 posted on 12/03/2012 3:15:16 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Alaska Wolf; All

I still remember Jim McKay...after the PLO killed the 11 Israelis/Jews in Munich during the Olympics...his reporting of the event....and his only commentary was “They’re all gone”. He didn’t pander to the PLO.

I bet Costas would have

Just so unclassy of Costas to push his Gun Control Nazi agenda on a sports program....especially when NBC Sports Network has so many hunting shows on it


71 posted on 12/03/2012 3:20:09 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I listened to his pathetic little “mini-rant” - so devoid of reality. If the gun wouldn’t have been available the knife would have been. Quit blaming inanimate objects for psyco problems!


72 posted on 12/03/2012 3:22:29 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Costas should go to japan an learn Hari kari, also known as sepuku. Since it doesn’t contain any kind of gun powder, it should be considered safe.

All logging, and carpentry equipment should also be considered safe. He’s a numb skull.


73 posted on 12/03/2012 3:23:29 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: wesagain

If Belcher had not had a gun, he almost certainly would have strangled her. Perhaps we should stop letting athletes work out so much, they are much too strong.


74 posted on 12/03/2012 3:25:29 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ltc8k6

“Disgusting use of a tragedy to make a pandering political statement...”

Yes; I’ve always refrained from chiming in on the football head injury debate, but now I’ll oppose football on the grounds that it is a danger to the second amendment.

Ban football outright; I don’t want it used as an excuse to take away my guns.


75 posted on 12/03/2012 3:55:50 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Rastus
Cue the laughter at the ignorant bigot, but it’s absolute truth.

I remember siding with meathead and Gloria as a young man. I thought Archie was a putz. But now when I watch I find myself cheering for him. (Meathead sure turned out to be a prophetic nickname.)

76 posted on 12/03/2012 3:55:50 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

OJ didn’t use a handgun. Sandusky didn’t use a handgun. Vick didn’t use a handgun.


77 posted on 12/03/2012 3:57:01 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"Nicole Simpson...possession of a gun"

A point that needs to be shouted out loudly. The murderer in this case was a professional football player-- a huge, muscular man who could easily have choked the life out the unfortunate young woman in seconds. Many woman who are murdered are in similar situations. They're usually much physically weaker than the male assaulting them, and are easy victims. Give them a gun, and the odds shift mightily.

78 posted on 12/03/2012 4:03:19 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Alaska Wolf

in the minds of men like Belcher, a woman “taking” them for child support or “putting them on” child support is a serious offense, don’t ask me why.


79 posted on 12/03/2012 4:12:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Listening to Mike Lupica on Imus and he’s saying the same thing. Lefties abound around gun control!


80 posted on 12/03/2012 4:25:27 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Alaska Wolf

With all the misbehavior of our athletes, I fear that this is just the beginning in blaming guns. Heck, professional sports is full of thugs, so this just makes total sense that they will have a platform for years to come. Have to admit I never saw this one coming.


81 posted on 12/03/2012 4:28:20 AM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Bob, you fool, he would have used the knife in the kitchen and jumped off a stadium cat walk.


82 posted on 12/03/2012 4:29:20 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I f the slave trade was not promoted, there would have been no Jovan Belcher to commit the crime of murder/suicide.


83 posted on 12/03/2012 4:35:44 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Good think Lizzie Borden did not have a gun!

“Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.”


84 posted on 12/03/2012 4:43:13 AM PST by greenhornet68
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To: Alaska Wolf

Another feral thug- another murder


85 posted on 12/03/2012 4:58:13 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Want to bet the guy was using steroids?

Wonder what Bob will say then.

86 posted on 12/03/2012 5:02:22 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Bob Costas is nothing more than a demented twirp. Let’s see how many murder weapons available.......knives, car exhaust, poison, rope, drug od, motor vehicle, blunt instruments, fists, hands etc.....and many more. Its good the murdering bum took his own life.....the MSM is making him look like a victim. At least, he did the taxpayer a favor by not keeping him fed, clothed and entertained for the rest of his life.


87 posted on 12/03/2012 5:04:34 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Alaska Wolf

As expected, the liberal weenies on HuffPo are all giving Costas kudos for his stupidity:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/bob-costas-gun-control-jovan-belcher_n_2229496.html

What is it about liberals and why are they so totally clueless??? The 2nd Amendment is there to protect the first and ultimately to protect us from a tyrannical government. Whether you own a gun or not, you have the right to defend yourself and a right to own a firearm. If you use it for illegal and/or nefarious purposes, that’s on YOU and not the gun. I mean, really now — this isn’t complicated to understand! But maybe it is for the liberal mind and perhaps that’s why they’re so confused...? Just not smart enough to parse it properly...?

Someone once said that liberals have issues with foresight - or the ability to see long term effects and causes and that’s they they think the way they do. They need to have some kind of political instant gratification always. I really think that might be true— like a cognitive defect. Or maybe not so much a defect as a part of one’s thinking that simply hasn’t been “massaged”. Ok, I’m rambling. Hey this is good coffee!!


88 posted on 12/03/2012 5:06:21 AM PST by bryan999
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To: MestaMachine

Steroids is more likely.

Anti depressants would affect his play on the field—reaction times, endurance, etc.

Steriods can cause manic, explosive behavior.


89 posted on 12/03/2012 5:13:53 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Someone show this to Costas!

Costas, O.J. Simpson didn't need or use a handgun to kill Nicole and her boyfriend. He just forgot the suicide part.

90 posted on 12/03/2012 5:13:53 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Oops, sorry. Didn’t read your post before I posted mine. My apologies.


91 posted on 12/03/2012 5:17:30 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Shut up Bob, I could care less of your opinion.


92 posted on 12/03/2012 5:18:40 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Alaska Wolf

B.C. is full of B.S. and probably has B.O., and voted for that way too.


93 posted on 12/03/2012 5:19:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ltc8k6

It needs to be turned around to a narrative about glorifying drug users in professional sports. That’s the real story here not guns.


94 posted on 12/03/2012 5:23:26 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Alaska Wolf

The worst of it is, Costas will come to work today patting himself on the back for ‘taking a stand’ and providing ‘edgy and relevant commentary’.

Of course, we know better (and Sunday Night Football’s Facebook page was inundated last night to show it), but NBC won’t do anything and in the end, the drones who can’t do without their Sunday night fix will be right back there next week watching the next game.


95 posted on 12/03/2012 5:29:33 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: petitfour

If Jovan did not play in the NFL
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If he didn’t play in the NFL it would be on page 11.
If Jovan had been a ‘civilian’ and went to the parking lot and offed himself in front of the Coach and GM, it would have made page 3.

Coach and GM will ‘ride’ this tragedy to keep their jobs - despite a dismal showing by the KCC this year.

Can’t ‘fire’ someone that had the trauma of witnessing a tragedy now can we????


96 posted on 12/03/2012 5:32:39 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: MichaelCorleone

um... because everyone knows a gun is the only way you can kill someone or yourself!

/s


97 posted on 12/03/2012 5:36:23 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

If Josef Goebbels did not have access to a microphone and the print media, 6 Million Jews would be alive... Bob. Maybe we should end all speech too, idiot.


98 posted on 12/03/2012 5:39:04 AM PST by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Like an NFL linebacker needs a gun to kill his 100# girlfriend. He could have done it with 1 hand tied behind his back.


99 posted on 12/03/2012 5:41:34 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Moron tiny twerp should stick to sports.


100 posted on 12/03/2012 5:43:06 AM PST by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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