My Costas, you're a douche.
You went on air during a Sunday evening football game and gave a highly polarizing rant against the 2nd Amendment in reaction to the Murder/Suicide of Chief's linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend (who was mother to the couple's 3 month old infant). I will not post the video but instead offer the following link to Jason Whitlock's article that Costas just basically reread.
Costas, you're not only a douche, you're a meat puppet. A meat puppet is somebody who is simply a mouth piece professionally for another person, like they had that controlling person ram their arm up his ass like a puppet and make him mouth the words of their sentiment. I mean you can't even come up with your own statement and have to regurgitate something from someone else. I guess it comes from being in the media to begin with but come on, you knew this rant would cause controversy but chose not to use your own words. Coward.
You indicate that, among other things, had it not been for a gun in the house that Belcher and his girlfriend might be alive.
Explain to me how a 6'2' 230lb linebacker playing professional football would of had any difficulty any other way killing her with his hands, a knife, hammer or any other implement on hand when he decided to do so. Also explain to me how that same firearm put the sinister idea to commit this heinous crime in his head in the first place. You can't.
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"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."Again I cry bullshit. If anything owning a handgun and getting my CCW has actually helped me think more levelheaded when I get pissed off with the realization of the end game possibility that having a handgun on my person brings to any confrontation. This constant awareness of my responsibility and also my capabilities to defend myself do not embolden me to embrace confrontation. In fact the first rule of conflict resolution taught in almost any handgun class is to avoid confrontations in the first place. And if handguns do indeed to as both Whitlock and Costas claim, why are our streets not running red with the blood of innocents from the millions and millions of legally purchased and owned handguns in the homes of Americans now? How can not the same logic be extended to people who practice one of the forms of martial arts, or who have cars (road rage anyone)?
I could take another road here and claim that the fact that Belcher played a sport based on violence for a living and may have had issues with concussions that may have contributed to this act. But that would be bullshit as well, just as saying just because a guy is a veteran makes him a terrorist (oh wait, our own DHS did indeed publish that guideline for profiling).
Belcher did what he did because that was his choice. Stop trying to blame someone's bad decisions on an inanimate object Bob. Worse yet, this entire fiasco is starting to paint Javon Belcher like he was the victim and if it had not been for the gun none of this would of happened. Bullshit again. Javon Belcher was a 25 year old college graduate participating professionally in a sport making over $1million dollars a year. He had options open to him the normal person could only dream of having. He took the cowards way out instead of trying to fix his situation or deal with it like many other people do on a daily basis. He is not the victim here, his girlfriend and their now orphaned child are, along with coach Romeo Crannel and other people who he forced to watch him end his own life in front of.
Bottom line, you went on national TV in front of a prime time audience and spouted a bunch of personal opinion (well not really personal since it wasn't your own material!) in lieu of any type of unbiased reporting and now people are pissed at you. Douche worthy indeed.
Take a minute and send an email to Bob's bosses at NBC sports and let them know that you are none too pleased with your sportscasts being seeded with political messages. My email is already sent.