Skip to comments.Bob Costas: ‘If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive’
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 doesnt agree with Whitlock, he found his argument to be spot on this time.
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Costas is a meat puppet.
when someone really wants to kill either themselves or others, they will always find a way of doing it.
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. ....
But what if he had a pointed stick?
Or a piece of fresh fruit?
You could draw the conclusion looking at gun crimes that blacks shouldn’t own guns. Is that what Costas is hinting at here?
~ Ruy Dias de Bivar ~
If hussein obama weren’t a muslim communist....
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.
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.
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.
Or a bat, machete, golf club,rock, etc... People who kill? Kill. Simple as that. Costas is an Idiot MSM Tool.
I'm not sure, but crime statistics certainly indicate that.
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!
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.
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.
“If Bobs significant other had a gun, we might not have to listen to his drivel.”
Bob’s significant other IS Bob!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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.)
OJ didn’t use a handgun. Sandusky didn’t use a handgun. Vick didn’t use a handgun.
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.
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.
Listening to Mike Lupica on Imus and he’s saying the same thing. Lefties abound around gun control!
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.
Bob, you fool, he would have used the knife in the kitchen and jumped off a stadium cat walk.
I f the slave trade was not promoted, there would have been no Jovan Belcher to commit the crime of murder/suicide.
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.”
Another feral thug- another murder
Wonder what Bob will say then.
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.
As expected, the liberal weenies on HuffPo are all giving Costas kudos for his stupidity:
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!!
Steroids is more likely.
Anti depressants would affect his play on the field—reaction times, endurance, etc.
Steriods can cause manic, explosive behavior.
Costas, O.J. Simpson didn't need or use a handgun to kill Nicole and her boyfriend. He just forgot the suicide part.
Oops, sorry. Didn’t read your post before I posted mine. My apologies.
Shut up Bob, I could care less of your opinion.
B.C. is full of B.S. and probably has B.O., and voted for that way too.
It needs to be turned around to a narrative about glorifying drug users in professional sports. That’s the real story here not guns.
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.
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????
um... because everyone knows a gun is the only way you can kill someone or yourself!
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.
Like an NFL linebacker needs a gun to kill his 100# girlfriend. He could have done it with 1 hand tied behind his back.
Moron tiny twerp should stick to sports.