by Kolby Solinsky
Editor, White Cover Magazine
Please… no. Not Bob Costas. Not the adorable, lovely Bob Costas. He’s been so good for so long. His slip-ups are no more than one-time weird comments or awkward laughs. He’s short, so what can you do? His track record is far more excusable than anything Marv Albert has done (very public sex fetishes) or anything Howard Cosell ever said (“Look at that monkey run!”).
But, someone needs to knock the Oompa Loompa-sized king off his throne. (I can say that. I’m 5’6.)
“Bob Costas is being attacked for using his Sunday Night Football halftime segment to pontificate on gun control and Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs players who, the day before the game, shot the mother of his baby before turning the gun on himself,” writes Taiwan’s Next Media Animation.
“Quoting a column by sportswriter Jason Whitlock, Costas said, ‘If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and (girlfriend) Kassandra Perkins would both be alive today.'”
Well, yes. Of course he’s right. Costas probably didn’t even have to quote Whitlock. It’s just science. Physics. You can’t shoot somebody if you don’t have the tool to shoot them with.
I fail to see the controversy here.
Oh, right. This is the United States. Everyone’s Charlton Heston down there.
“Conservatives, including former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre, criticized Costas for mixing politics with sports,” continued NMA.TV.
“‘You tune in for a football game and end up listening to Bob Costas spewing sanctimonious dreck,'” tweeted Cain.
Now, that’s an effective tweet.
Number One, anyone who supported Hermain Cain will probably get confused by words like sanctimonious. Number Two, I once heard Seth Rogen say that having a gun is like having two co*ks, and Hermain Cain certainly uses the latter more than he should.
Come on, there has to be more to this controversy. Don’t just leave it up to a successful pizza chain owner/failed Presidential candidate and a Taiwanese animation studio to dig it up…
“In a podcast on Monday, Jason Whitlock told Roland Martin of Roland Martin Reports, ‘I did not go as far as I’d like to go because of my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture,'” NMA.TV continues.
“I believe the NRA is the new KKK… And, that the arming of so many black youths, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people that obviously don’t have our best interests.”
Ohhhhhhhhhhh… There it is.