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Bob Costas: ‘If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive’
SI.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | SI.com Tracking Blog

Posted on 12/02/2012 10:29:29 PM PST by Alaska Wolf

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas used his weekly monologue on “Sunday Night Football” to discuss the fallout of the tragedy in Kansas City, urging viewers to move past the cliched coverage of the “perspective” gleaned from the news that linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself Saturday morning.

Costas focused much of his monologue on a column by Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock, which argued that “current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy.” Costas said that although he often doesn’t agree with Whitlock, he found his argument to be spot on this time.

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1 posted on 12/02/2012 10:29:42 PM PST by Alaska Wolf
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Bob Costas didn’t have his head up his @$$, he would be able to breath.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 10:33:03 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Disgusting use of a tragedy to make a pandering political statement...

But it’s NBC, so it’s to be expected...


3 posted on 12/02/2012 10:33:15 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: MichaelCorleone

that’s breathe


4 posted on 12/02/2012 10:34:56 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: ltc8k6

Costas is a fool

if he used a knife, what would he be saying?


5 posted on 12/02/2012 10:35:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Bob Costas wasn’t a shameless liberal thug, he would have some decency & not try to politicize a sad time.

But, wait, these are leftists-—so being morally bankrupt is just another day at the office


6 posted on 12/02/2012 10:38:51 PM PST by CountryClassSF
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Ted Kennedy didn’t possess a car...

If...


7 posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: MichaelCorleone
If Bob Costas didn’t have his head up his @$$, he would be able to breath.

Apparently one doesn't need to have common sense to get a degree from Northwestern U. Bob and Whitlock have made fools of themselves.

8 posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:41 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

And if Costas wasn’t such a committed Lie-beral, we might get some real dialog on the real problem here.

Case in point: Local fish wrap and birdcage liner doing its annual beg-a-thon for those in need was highlighting a former postal worker and “single mother of 3”. What struck me is that she and her “babies” had FOUR different surnames. I understand in this age of woman’s glib that some women choose to retain their birth surname after marriage, but each of the children had different surnames.
Sounds like her baby daddies didn’t have the desire (or ability?) to maintain any kind of relationship with their progeny after the fact.

IMHO, it’s stories like this that are met with a shrug by the general public (instead of an any kind of shame) that are behind crap like the tragedy in Kansas City.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:54 PM PST by ssaftler (I'm a "Mad Men" kinda guy living in a "Modern Family" world.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

And if Nicole Simpson had posession of a gun she might be alive today!


10 posted on 12/02/2012 10:41:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
And w/o guns would still be alive!

Oh, wait...

11 posted on 12/02/2012 10:41:58 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Ask O.J. about that, willya?


12 posted on 12/02/2012 10:45:48 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Bob’s significant other had a gun, we might not have to listen to his drivel.


13 posted on 12/02/2012 10:46:10 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Alaska Wolf
Here's some more BRILLIANT LIBERAL logic to add to what Costas said..

"If Bob Costas didn't wear a toupee he wouldn't have hair."

14 posted on 12/02/2012 10:46:56 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Alaska Wolf
If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive

If Kasandra Perkins had one, She would likely still be alive.

15 posted on 12/02/2012 10:48:22 PM PST by tpmintx (Problem: People who work for a living ARE outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living (47%).)
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To: VideoDoctor

And take away steak knives and hammers and hatchets and and glass bottles and screwdrivers and staples and lamps and frying pans and food processors and don’t forget medications.

Oh and 16oz drinks and mediocre liberal sportscasters.

Idjit.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 10:54:03 PM PST by imemyself
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To: GeronL
Costas is a fool if he used a knife, what would he be saying?

A man doesn't need to use a knife to kill another comparably-sized man, let alone a woman. In real life, a single punch could do it, which is why so many guys in physical altercations are so surprised when the people they were pummeling end up in the morgue.

17 posted on 12/02/2012 10:54:59 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

NBC = Nothing But Crap


18 posted on 12/02/2012 10:55:35 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: All

Bob Costas gun rant video. All that hair dye is seeping in and making Bob goofy.

http://youtu.be/ecwXZvJk_YQ


19 posted on 12/02/2012 10:57:24 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: Alaska Wolf

minority sports figures just shouldn’t own guns, everybody else is ok with them


20 posted on 12/02/2012 11:01:55 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Costas is an idiot. Like the guns caused the fatalities. Just ridiculous. An NFL player could have killed his gf how many different ways without a gun? The gun had nothing to do with it. I just got done with deer season here. I got a deer to have my family have meat for dinner until February. That’s a big savings in my budget. My gun DID NOT kill your gf. Your actions did. Jeeesz!


21 posted on 12/02/2012 11:02:26 PM PST by Michigan Winchester
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To: Alaska Wolf

Knows a little about sports and nothing about our rights.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 11:05:29 PM PST by Calpublican
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To: Alaska Wolf

Because Jovan be too stupid to use a knife, Bob?


23 posted on 12/02/2012 11:07:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Michigan Winchester
Costas is an idot.

That goes without saying.

24 posted on 12/02/2012 11:07:08 PM PST by OddLane
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To: Alaska Wolf

If Jovan did not play in the NFL, Kassandra would still be alive. Maybe. How many guns are in circulation in the US and have never been used to kill a girlfriend?


25 posted on 12/02/2012 11:10:22 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Alaska Wolf

So if Jovan Belcher threw Kassandra Perkins out a window I guess Bob Costas would feel better.


26 posted on 12/02/2012 11:14:22 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Gloria Bunker Stivic: Do you know that sixty percent of all deaths in America are caused by guns ?

Archie Bunker: Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed out of windows ?


27 posted on 12/02/2012 11:15:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: petitfour
How many guns are in circulation in the US and have never been used to kill a girlfriend?

I guess 99.99999999%

28 posted on 12/02/2012 11:16:23 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: spectr17
It's good to know that some things haven't changed.

Costas is still the smug, arrogant jackass we've come to know and despise as sports fans.

29 posted on 12/02/2012 11:16:26 PM PST by OddLane
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To: Alaska Wolf

Why don’t we hear if homosexuality was outlawed, there wouldn’t be AIDS.


30 posted on 12/02/2012 11:19:03 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: spectr17
He should be taken off of the air. He not only crossed the line; he

made a political statement during a game. He's disgusting. I don't see how anyone watching that, can't see he was irresponsible.

31 posted on 12/02/2012 11:24:50 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Let's have the discussion...

...as long as Hollywood, the video game industry and the gangsta hip-hop music biz are all willing to do what's necessary to address this “gun culture” problem Costas wants to talk about.

32 posted on 12/02/2012 11:28:14 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Go screw yourself Costas; leave the 2nd Amendment alone.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 11:45:40 PM PST by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I saw that. Bob Costas is an idiot leftist tool, apparently.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 11:48:43 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Excellent point


35 posted on 12/02/2012 11:50:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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36 posted on 12/02/2012 11:52:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Norm Lenhart

If Bill Clinton didn’t possess a penis, Juanita Broaddrick wouldn’t have been raped.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 11:52:57 PM PST by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Alaska Wolf

Disappointing. I always liked Costas as an interviewer (that show he had on after Letterman in the NBC days was excellent), and I thought it gutsy of him to insist on honoring the murdered Israeli athletes from the 1972 Munich Olympics. But this is just absurd. The gun is not to blame here. Belcher could just as easily slain his wife, or for that matter the average adult male, with a knife or his bare hands. The gun made his own suicide quicker and easier, but again, it was not the only way he could have done so.

What happened in this case is beyond terrible. But let’s lay the blame where it belongs, with the man who did the crime.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 12:04:20 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

If NBC’s security didn’t have guns... Bob Costas wouldn’t have security at work .


39 posted on 12/03/2012 12:29:07 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Alaska Wolf

If NBC’s security didn’t have guns... Bob Costas wouldn’t have security at work .


40 posted on 12/03/2012 12:29:24 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: GeronL

On an episode of All in the Family, Gloria was going on about gun deaths, and Archie said, “Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they were pushed out of windows?” Cue the laughter at the ignorant bigot, but it’s absolute truth.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 12:41:09 AM PST by Rastus
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oh, dangit. Should have read before I posted the same thing.


42 posted on 12/03/2012 12:46:50 AM PST by Rastus
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To: jmacusa

And if Belcher hadn’t suffered from ‘roid rage his girlfriend and he might be alive.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 1:05:03 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Why don’t they ever prognosticate on how many innocent people would be dead if they DIDN’T have a gun? Or how many innocent people might NOT have died if they DID have guns?


44 posted on 12/03/2012 1:09:27 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: luvbach1

Five will get you ten this dude was on anti-depressants.


45 posted on 12/03/2012 1:11:34 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Not really.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 1:25:57 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Alaska Wolf

If 60 million more Americans had working brains, we wouldn’t be facing another nightmare 4 years of Odama.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 1:28:24 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: GeronL

The best way to kill someone is with a blunt object, and that could be a great many things.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 1:29:48 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Norm Lenhart

If frogs had wings....


49 posted on 12/03/2012 1:32:35 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Classic “If a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his ass every time he hopped.”

If NBC had any sense we wouldn't have to listen to this crap.

50 posted on 12/03/2012 1:36:33 AM PST by DeaconRed (Is it time to give up? Hell NO It is time to fight the commie bastards for our beautiful country.)
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