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Bob Costas’ rant on Sunday Night Football irritated many Americans. In my case I had stayed away from political stories for two days. Then while I was enjoying my beer and eating some Cajun style wings, I saw Costas pushing for gun control. I don’t recall him pushing to ban knives, when his buddy O.J. Simpson was involved ( I don’t think he did it alone) in the murder of his wife Nicole Simpson.
Bob Costas was reading an article by Fox Sports analyst Jason Whitlock that calls for banning handguns. Whitlock also has called the NRA, the modern day KKK. Bob Costas appeared on this clown’s podcast and justified his rant by blaming “gun culture” for the death of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend .
NBC’s Bob Costas on Monday appeared on Foxsports.com columnist Jason Whitlock‘s podcast, “Real Talk,” to explain why he advocated for gun control during the halftime show of the nationally televised Sunday night NFL game.
During the game, Costas quoted Whitlock’s editorial, which stated that former Kansas City chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend would still be alive if Jovan did not own a handgun.
The NBC analyst said his remarks have been unfairly and hypocritically attacked by gun-rights advocates.
“And I’ve always found this to be true: If someone disagrees with what you write, then they’ll say what you wrote was a ‘screed,’” Costas continued. “But someone who agrees with it say it was a ‘thoughtful commentary.’ If they disagree with what you say on television, they’ll term it a ‘rant.’
“There are too many people in this country leaving home carrying a gun as if it’s the same thing as ‘don’t forget my wallet,’ ‘don’t forget my watch,’ ‘don’t forget my gun,’” Costas said. “And more often than not, this leads to bad things far more often than it leads to good things.”