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Redskins: No harm, no foul, Mr. Costas
Tribune Media Services, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 10/15/2013 1:51:12 AM

"Think for a moment about the term ´Redskins,´" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers during his halftime tirade of Sunday´s Cowboys-Redskins game. (Snip) Words are magical things, routinely defying the sort of logic-chopping on display in Costas´ tirade. Their euphony can be a siren calling us to dangerous shores. Logophillic pundit William Safire, an unreconstructed paronomasiac, could be so seduced by clever puns, he often crashed whole columns into them. My former boss, William F. Buckley, was often in the dock on charges of aggravated sesquipedalianism,

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I see Costas as one of those girly men who is pretty enough to turn the eye of the homosexual community to watch football. You know, the contact sport where guys carry on like real men. Then, he adds words that he´s reading from a teleprompter to continue his seduction through "halftime." (Just were does Jonah get all these words he writes?)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/15/2013 2:40:17 AM     (No. 9565441)

The left just hasto stick it´s nose in everybody´s business.Not a single person has died frm the redskins name but it´s a monumental crisis for them anyway.Of course this soapbox tirade was spoonfed by the WH to make Obama successful in getting rid of the name.Teams adopted indian´s names as a sign of fight,vigor and warriorism,a tribute to them not an insult.

Nobody watches football games to hear a lecture from an agenda driven liberal. the idea is to nag people until they say the hell with it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/15/2013 2:47:52 AM     (No. 9565444)

Bob Costas is a self-important twit.

The origin of the Redskins name is interesting. The team originally were the Braves and played at Braves Field in Boston (now part of Boston University), as did the Braves baseball team. The football team eventually moved to Fenway Park, where the Red Sox play. It was then that the name was changed to Redskins.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/15/2013 6:02:24 AM     (No. 9565518)

If Costas wants to cram political correctness down our throats, let him get his own political talk show--maybe he can do better than Franken did. But I watch football for FUN, not to have some "sports commentator´ inflict his liberal ideology on me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 10/15/2013 7:59:45 AM     (No. 9565668)

I wonder if bob will get back on his halftime soapbox to report the story about the ´chief´ of the offended tribe (the onidas) not even being a member of the tribe. nor even the requisite proportion of native to qualify as native ?
this should be quite interesting to watch

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/15/2013 9:14:26 AM     (No. 9565789)

Bob would greatly benefit by actually shaving his head. All that empty space up there needs the opportunity to air out a bit.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Doctor P, 10/15/2013 12:14:47 PM     (No. 9566111)

Costas would be more believable if NBC would stop showing the Redskins on their network, if he quit the network, or if the fans would stop attending their games.

Otherwise it is more of the liberal hypocrisy

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