Costas referenced a Jason Whitlock article that suggested, strongly, perhaps rightly, depending on your opinion, that if not for a handgun, a Kansas City Chief football player who shot and killed the mother of his 3-month old child, and later, himself, would both be alive today.
Costas delving into politics, gun control, on a sports broadcast no less? How dare he.
A few of the morning doofus shows here locally castigated the NBC host for having the temerity to use his position to take a stand on the hotly-heated debate. Really? To some degree, I agree. On the other hand, the fact that Costas shed light on the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide on primetime Sunday was refreshing, candid, and slightly brave. Which really isn't the point.
What is the point and which Costas dared to broach to the sports fan was real life and death subject matter. Gun Control? Maybe too early. But Costas injecting some reality into a semi-reality show was fine by me. Like Whitlock, I felt the game involving Kansas City and Carolina should have been postponed. Excuse me for my injection of sanity into some pure insanity.
Costas spoke out. Good. What he said you may agree or disagree, but he has a right to say it. At least someone in the toy dept, albeit a guy with extra cachet like Costas, brought a sense of levity, of real life to fun and games. We needed it. So did America.
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