Skip to comments.Bob Costas: Stand for anthem, then take a knee
Posted on 10/01/2017 7:23:10 AM PDT by EdnaMode
NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas suggested Saturday that protesting NFL players should wait until "the last note" of the national anthem to take a knee.
Costas's comments came a week after NFL players locked arms to protest President Donald Trump's criticisms of those who kneel during the National Anthem.
But the veteran sports journalist told CNN's Michael Smerconish that he believed a different approach could be more effective.
"The idea of linking protests, no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting, directly to the National Anthem is not just offensive to the love-it-or-leave-it crowd. It actually causes ambivalent feelings, at best, among many people who are sympathetic to the issue but see the anthem as representing a lot of different things, including the country's ideals and aspirations," Costas said.
"To me, perhaps the most effective thing to do would be to stand for the national anthem, but, the second the last note is struck, take a knee," he suggested.
This tactic would also, purely from a practical perspective, ensure greater exposure, Costas argued.
"Most of the time, unless it's the Super Bowl or World Series and you want to see the singer, they're in commercial during the anthem. Now, you're going to see it," he said.
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Costas is ignorant of the facts. His commentary is useless.
Don’t be so eager to give them a “solution”...give them the “CONSEQUENCES”.
From my handy “anagram” server: “Kaepernick” - the anagram is “KNEECAP IRK”. Fitting.
The NFL kneelers should go play in Castro’s Cuba with Commie Kaepernick.
Actually he has retired from that duty.
But Bob was on a nationally syndicated sports radio show last week and I am not exaggerating when I say he sounded exactly like Chuck Todd or anyone else who gets their free stupid pills at the NBC Commissary.
Groupthink, groupthink and groupthink.
According to Bob, NFL players are ‘constantly doing good deeds.’ Apparently most of these deeds take place at bars and strip clubs.
It was the usual ‘Trump fanning the flames’ idiocy with Bob making quite the effort to avoid reality ie it was and is the players that caused it all.
Take your damn knee to Cuba. Or, to NORK land.
The real reason Kaepernitwit did his protest during the National Anthem was he knew he’d be criticized.. He wanted to make all those critical of him look like racists.
Kostas is a liberal A-hole-hole-hole-hole. He is a punk. Everyone thinks he is a baseball god. Mr. Know it all of baseball. When he is on, the sound goes down.
Shut up midget...you belong in a green suit,living in a tree baking cookies.
... no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting ...
Killing police officers as BLM promotes is not a “legitimate” issue. It’s domestic terrorism. If a similar violent group targets sports broadcasters, and actually killed sports broadcasters like happened in Dallas, I think Mr. Costas would have a different position.
BEST: Just stand for the anthem and ignore the politics. You’ll be happier.
Gun-fearing, communist midget should STFU.
Hey nbc and nfl, repeat after me: bob costs us.
I'm not so inclined,
and I have no TV.
Stand for the anthem. Then go to church.
Even if the players take a knee they will be taller than shrimp Costas.
All of this works until you start to have guys do a kneeling to protest the abortion policy of individual states, or they want to go pro-active on Nazi topics, or they want to kneel before each play to protest NFL officiating.
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