Costas calls for gun control on ‘Sunday Night Football’

Costas calls for gun control on ‘Sunday Night Football’

I don’t know about you but I watch football on TV. I watch football because I like the sport and I enjoy the competition. I DON’T watch football to be preached to by a Left-Wing Libber PUKE that is anti-gun and has a national platform from which he gets PAID to spout off his Libber screed.

NBC’s Bob Costas used his halftime commentary on “Sunday Night Football” to call for stricter gun control in the wake of the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.

In a 90-second statement, Costas quote Fox Sports writer Jason Whitlock:

In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in KC, that most mindless of sports cliches was heard yet again: Something like this really puts it all in perspective … You want some actual perspective on this? Well a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. “Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. … If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would still be alive today.”

Costas surely knew his remarks would be inflammatory, and they were. Online reaction was swift, with many expressing outrage that he used a nationally televised football game to express his personal views. Others praised Costas for taking a stand. What do you think? AJC Sports News Now

Be careful what you ask for; my message to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock is this:I know that immediately after Costas launched his tirade NBC was flooded with calls and emails. Their Facebook page was hit HARD, most with calls to FIRE BOB COSTAS.

All in all, not a bad idea in MY opinion.

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21 Responses to Costas calls for gun control on ‘Sunday Night Football’

  1. OregonBuzz says:

    Just another mindless liberal hack making political hay of the misfortune of others. So, what else is new?

  2. Katie says:

    I make it a point not to watch NBC or any of its substations. I don’t need the aggravation and their programming is plain bad.

  3. James Shott says:

    There is so much wrong with and about this that I don’t know where to begin.

    So I won’t.

  4. Longstreet says:

    Does Costa not understand that his freedom to speak was won by the gun, and has been protected and preserved by the gun?

    Even if you agree with Costas, the venue was all wrong! Fans tuned in to watch a football game — not be lectured to by a left-wing gun-grabber! NBC ought to know better. Had he been on my payroll, when I was in broadcasting, he would have been relieved immediately, on the spot, and been looking for a job today!

    Obama is coming for our guns very soon now. Count on it. Huge taxes on firearms owners and annual fees will be required to own guns in America. Just FIRST STEPS toward stripping Americans of their guns.

    THIS is what a country gets when it elects a wannabe dictatorial despot to the office of President.

    It has only just begun!


  5. NativeSon says:

    Player (not gonna give him the dignity of mentioning his name) DROVE home and murdered Perkins. Then, DROVE to Arrowhead…that does it-BAN AUTOMOBILES-THEY make it too easy for people (with guns) to get from one place to another!!!

    • TexasFred says:

      OJ killed Nicole and Goldman with a knife … BAN KNIVES
      Chris Benoit committed suicide with a rope … BAN ROPE
      Karen Carpenter starved herself to death … BAN anorexia
      Marilyn Monroe committed suicide with pills … BAN PILLS

      The damned liberals have NO idea how stupid they sound when they cry about 1 gun owner killing someone and committing suicide…

      There is something like 80 MILLION gun owners in America, owning approximately 258 MILLION guns..

      Given the logic of Bob *dumber than dirt* Costas, shouldn’t there have been MILLIONS of murders today?

    • Sammie Jo says:

      very good point native son!
      This was a big guy, if he didn’t have a gun, he could have snapped her neck, no problem.
      I want the press to report everytime there’s a shooting, whether or not the shooter was a permitted gun owner.
      Maybe then, the goofy left will realize it’s the criminals who do all the shooting.

  6. minuteman26 says:

    Since when does Bob Costas opinion amount to anything worthwhile. Just a liberal piece of crap posing as a sports commentator. I always change the channel during pregame and halftime of NBC’s Sunday Night Football because of their liberal bent. As you may recall Keith Olbermann was also a commentator on that show. NBC is using sports to push their liberal agenda. Screw them. What happened in KC happens 20 times a day in Chicago with no mention. Don’t see anyone pushing a program to collect the illegal weapons from all the Travons in this country.

  7. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Bob Costas is a dolt.

    Eventually you’ll just have to ban rocks. Because crazy, violent people are, at their base, crazy, violent people. For any number of reasons.

    When rocks are banned, crazy and violent people will use their hands, their nails and their teeth.


  8. Bunkerville says:

    If there hadn’t been a murdered, I would have said, one less.

  9. BobF says:

    Bob Costas and NBC who paid him, might not realize that the overwhelming majority of those who watch NFL Football are those conservative gun toting knuckle dragging rednecks that like to refer to us as. I felt it was a direct attack upon us as American Citizens who are exercising our Constitutional Rights by owning handguns. A man that big could have beat her to death with his fists in moments.

    If he wasn’t a member of the NFL, nobody would have cared less. They would have looked upon it as a black-on-black crime which happens daily in KC and every other major city in America.

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