NewsBusters reported Saturday the tragic murder-suicide involving a Kansas City Chiefs´ football player and his girlfriend. During halftime of NBC´s Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas chose to lecture America about how guns were to blame for the incident: Bob Costas: Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, [unintelligible] 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 hear about the perspective we have
Comments: Wow, now you get political editorial commentary during halftime? [I don´t watch TV anymore, just the free stuff I snag off Internet.]
You know how you "know" Costas is a talking-pointed head pimp? He´s got this all wrong. Jovan Belcher was a "black, angry young man" who murdered his defenseless girlfriend. [If he didn´t have a gun, could have snapped her neck just as easily like a chicken]. In the liberals mind, gun owners are "angry, white old men."
This was most fortuitous. I was just in the process of composing a letter to the network. I turned off the football game when Clueless Bob made this announcement and will not watch any broadcast where he is the announcer again. He is so wrong on this that I cannot even begin to state my objections. The network has no business letting him make this type of editorial comment. This had nothing to do with guns. It could have easily been a comment on concussions, but he made it his personal choice to make his comments about guns, which really had nothing to do with this. Shame on the network for broadcasting this.
I can´t stand listening to any of the commentators. I enjoy a close game and usually have the sound muted or so low I only hear the yell when something exciting happens on the field. Halftime is always muted.
I wonder when the last time Costas or someone he knows, was attacked by an inanimate object? It takes a human being to manipulate the trigger. But, logic and facts never matter to a liberal.
Having no real interest in either team, I was pleased that the game was competitive at the half, and planned to continue viewing. But, when the Costas´ social-political commentary was inflicted on me, I turned the game off. As to NBC, the only programming I ever viewed was sports, and now that they have injected their liberal agenda commentary into what should be simply entertainment, I will avoid that network completely.
We must ban knives as well because OJ used a knife. Bob Costas is like every other lib journalist: stupid, naive, self-loathing, obtuse, profligate, and gay as the day is long. Time 4 Rupert to go shopping for a sports network. $$$
Costas´ reputation as a dumkopf is growing by the day. Just to pick some numbers, there are somewhere around 100 million handgun owners in the USA. Only a handful, including Belcher woke up that fateful morning and killed somebody. So Costas, displaying his level of intellect, concludes we should penalize all hundred million. Idiot.
Thanks for giving us your jerk-wad, half baked opinion Bob. That added a lot to the picture and I´m sure you feel better about the whole incident now after spouting your ignornance.
Actually, by the murderer using a gun when he could have used about anything, considering his size, saved a lot of money for the public. His suicide, also facilitated by the gun saved the taxpayers a lot by precluding a trial. It´s too bad O.J. didn´t save the taxpayers money the same way.
Boob Costas. Another small little man with a big mouth and a ready opinion. Hey, Boob!... Let me know when you come up with a gun control system that ensures me that the bad guys don´t get guns either. And furthermore, a Pro Football player sized guy in a rage could have fatally stabbed, strangled or broken her neck in a Kansas City second... Use your brain, before you use your pie hole, next time. What d´ya say, Boob?
What´s next? It´s here: wealth redistributionin the BCS bowl games.
If you want to have an easy way to explain Marxist socialist policies look st Northern Illinois in a BCS bowl game and GEORGIA IS NOT. Why? Because we need to simply spread the money around. Period. NOT put the best and most qualified teams in the bowl games, noooo, it must be "fair". Nothing more, nothing less.
Tell everyone you meet about this!
America, when are you going to stop this insanity?
#35, bwaaahahahaha! Seriously, Rush is convinced that liberals will use ´stopping concussions because they cause mental and emotional damage´ to permamently wreck and ruin football. When that happens, where will all the hasbeen commentators like Booby Costas go?
These type rage murders occur in black communities all over the country routinely and nothing is said much, only when the perpetrator is someone of note, like an NFL football player, does the media make a big deal about it.
During the olympics I burned out the mute button on my TV remote everytime this DB spoke. Little Bobby is nothing but a predicatble anti gun moron who can be counted on to say something utterly stupid. Yeah the gun made that Jovan kill himself and his girlfriend. We can´t blame the fact that this guy for whatever reason chose this bad course of action. Nah that would be too easy for a muddleheaded twerp like Costas to consider. This guy reminds me of a "male" version of that other brainless twit Hannah Storm. Oh and Bob the nip and tuck didn´t work.
Bob Costas is one of those tiny little noxious men in more ways than intellectually. Not only does he have a little big men complex, he thinks his words drop like pearls and that he has the right to pontificate during football game looking into the camera with that fixed stare he apparently thinks adds to his credibility. Not only did he pontificate, he made a fool out of himself being wrong at the same time making his absolute claim that without a gun there´d never have been a murder-suicide. Ergo, we all need to give up guns.
NBC of course will do nothing except give the dwarf like Costas a raise and a booster chair so he looks taller. In a real world, he´d have been fired before the game was over.
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