Bob Costas Response

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    NFL won't last forever. I love the NFL (Packers), but they are becoming more and more PC and soft when it comes to things. They do need to address some concussion issues and safety issues (SOME), but it's hard to feel bad for guys that know how hard the game is, decide to play anyhow, and get paid millions of dollars when they would be lucky to get a job for $40,000/yr doing something else.

    Their increasing emphasis of addressing political and social issues is troublesome too. No one wants to see Chris Berman interview a president. No one wants to see Costas talk about guns, no one wants to see Goodell forbid a private citizen for being a team shareholder (Rush) because of his political views, no one wants to see athletes wear pink for a month to breast cancer (my grandmother had it, seeing pink does nothing for anyone), NO ONE wants to see what Keith Olbermann has to say about sports anymore.

    Aside from them getting into things they shouldn't be, today's American culture (and lawsuits) are going to force them to regulate themselves with so many rules that no one can do anything or the game will be stopped constantly for penalties. It's just inevitable and sad.

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    He is an ass. Way to insult the people who watch football again. Fool. You are correct AdBro. I can see that I will stop watching a sport I love(d) because it is no longer the same sport. Pathetic. Just like the racist Whitlock and Costas.
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    Yea, I'm not saying that I'm stopping watching or anything. I LOVE football. I'm just saying their downfall is now inevitable. I'll enjoy watching the implosion.

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    I think we should be diligent to not go to far in our criticism of Bob Costas. A few of you have mentioned that you have never heard of Bob Costas until right now, yet many are calling him fairly offensive things and some are even calling for his immediate dismissal from the NFL. Is that how we deal with people who don't agree with us? They are simply swept away into the closet because of their opinion? Sounds like Russia when Soviets were just beginning. The guy does a good job reporting football, and in all honesty he made a relatively well worded pitch for what he believes in during coverage of a unique situation. Disagree with an opinion, but don't belittle someone for having one.
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    While I agree that Costas is one of the better game callers, like movie stars, it irks me when they use their venue and position to further their agenda. He is not, and has no credentials to make social and political statements. If nothing else, he should be censured for using the captive audience to voice an opinion that is not necessarily that of the owners or sponsors of professional football. I also believe it was a ill- conceived statement for the simple reason that highly overpaid and over popular sports heroes would be able to buy guns even if guns were hard to come by or totally illegal. It is no secret that football is a violent sport and many players have used performance enhancing drugs which make them bigger, stronger and more prone to violence on and off the field. Odds are better that in the absence of a gun he would have killed her with a plethora of other weapons including his hands. Well-worded or not, it was not an appropriate statement and out of his level of expertise to make it. He should be fined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I think we correctly interpreted just exactly what he had to say.
    Yup. He said more than just a few words, clipped because of minimal microphone time. He ranted for several sentences about the tragedy of available weaponry. He notably said zip about the lives protected by folks who have weaponry to help them resist against criminal murderous actions by others. He claims he was misunderstood. I agree that what he said needed no interpretation at all: the thoughts were clear, clearly stated, and clearly aimed squarely at the rights of all citizens.

    Unsurprising that he was so intent on publicly pushing for abrogation of our preexisting 2A-protected rights as citizens that he failed to give public thanks for his 1A-enabled microphone.
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    Right.... they canned Hank Williams for his off the show comments....it ruined their intro...this is worse IMO......get him off...Fire the jerk......I'll never watch or listen to this creep again... catagorized with fat ugly Rosie.....deadbeats with access to a public microphone.

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    All America should be smart enough to just turn him off. That'd be "one in the eye" for NBC and the NFL.
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    Costas on Lawrence O'Donnell last night. Digs deeper hole.

    Aside from Larry O'donnell being the most vicious, mean, lowbrow, and slimy person on "news" television, Costas does himself no favors by mocking "the people that actually believe armed people in Aurora, CO could have stopped the [shooter] in the theater".

    Bob Costas talks guns in interview with Lawrence O'Donnell - latimes.com

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    This guy has Rosie O'donnell disease........can't shut his mouth.....a real idiot with an ego.

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    “I never mentioned the 2nd Amendment, I never used the words 'gun control.' People inferred that. Now, do I believe that we need more comprehensive and more sensible gun-control legislation? Yes I do. That doesn’t mean repeal the 2nd Amendment. That doesn’t mean a prohibition on someone having a gun to protect their home and their family," Costas said.

    So he would agree that the shooter in this instance should have been able to have a gun to protect his home and family. Then this would have occurred anyway. He is talking out of both sides of his mouth. It is what all of the people who want to ban firearms say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    “I never mentioned the 2nd Amendment, I never used the words 'gun control.' People inferred that. Now, do I believe that we need more comprehensive and more sensible gun-control legislation? Yes I do. That doesn’t mean repeal the 2nd Amendment. That doesn’t mean a prohibition on someone having a gun to protect their home and their family," Costas said.

    So he would agree that the shooter in this instance should have been able to have a gun to protect his home and family. Then this would have occurred anyway. He is talking out of both sides of his mouth. It is what all of the people who want to ban firearms say.
    And what he's ignoring is the simple fact that murder, robbery, kidnapping, rape and other heinous violent crimes are already outlawed. Only outlaws commit them. Banning firearms, knives, clubs, bats, screwdrivers, lamp bases, rolling pins, rocks and the like won't stop violence from occurring, anymore than turning off Bob's microphone will stop his abrogation punditry.
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    This Shmuck is going on O'Riely tonight to try and save his arse...............interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    This Shmuck is going on O'Riely tonight to try and save his arse...............interesting.
    We'll see. I like O'Reilly, but he's pretty soft when it comes to gun control. I hope he really presses Bob.

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