Bob Costas Blames NFL Murder/Suicide On Gun Ownership


Tonight during his NFL broadcast Bob Costas suggested that, were it not for gun ownership, Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend might still be alive (Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himeslf).

Costas was echoing words written by sports columnist Jason Whitlock:

Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.

In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.

That is the message I wish Chiefs players, professional athletes and all of us would focus on Sunday and moving forward. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.

These are specious arguments based on logic that, applied to other situations, others would find silly.

For instance, we could argue that sports cars tempt people to drive too fast and cause accidents. We could say that, were it not for cars driving on the roads, we could save 30,000 or so lives per year, which is about the number of people who die in traffic accidents.

Maybe we should ban delicious foods, too. After all, foods that taste good tempt people into overeating which leads to heart disease, diabetes and a raft of other life-threatening illnesses.

About sexy clothing and good looks too? How many rapes could be prevented if people were less attractive and fashionable?

These are absurdities, of course. Traffic accidents are the fault of the drivers, not the car. Obesity is the fault of the eater, not the food. Rape is the crime of the rapist, not the victim.

And gun crimes should be blamed on the criminals, not the gun.

Clearly, something was wrong in Mr. Belcher’s world. Perhaps it was a mental thing. Maybe he got too many concussions (should we ban football?). Maybe he was upset about mean things sports journalists write and say about him (should we ban free speech?). Maybe there isn’t an explanation at all, and it’s just one of those random tragedies that take place sometimes in this global society of billions of people.

But what’s sure that if Belcher wanted to kill his girlfriend and himself, he didn’t need a gun. That was just one means to an end.

What’s also sure is that sports journalists ought to stick to sports.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Guest

    Reminds me of when my libetard college professors blamed the thousands deaths in Hiroshima on nuclear weapons, so outrageous! Deaths from nuclear bombs should be blamed on the people dropping them, not weapons themselves. Derp.

    • Wayne

      You so clever. Derp.

      • Guest

        At least as much as all conservatives on this site. Derp.

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Why do you hate America and the military for killing the Japanese with the Bomb, don’t you know it’s the victims fault?

    • Spartacus

      Emperor Hirohito started that war, without him no bombs would have needed to be dropped. Read a history book sometime, education is painless.

      • Guest

        Commodore Perry jump started Japan’s rise. Without him Japan would’ve remained a harmless rural country and no bombs would’ve been dropped. Read a history book, education is painless. Derp.

        • Spartacus

          Yup they’d have remained isolated another 100+ years as technology just evolved around them. Logic is your strongest point isn’t it? Derp.

          • Guest

            Makes just as much sense as Emperor Hirohito personally having responsibility for dropping nuclear bombs on his own citizens. Logic is your strongest point isn’t it? Derp.

          • Anon

            LOL. He was pointing out the stupidity of relying on solely on ‘but for’ analysis to find causation. By calling the argument stupid, you admit you call your own argument stupid. LOL SHITHEAD.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Yep, blame the victims of the bomb……..saw that one coming a mile away.

        • Spartacus

          How far away from you is Pearl Harbor, a mile? Perhaps you’ll have the fortitude to go to the memorial on the 7th and tell everyone there how it’s the U.S.’s fault the Japanese attacked.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL. Not that you are smart enough to know, nor intellectually honest enough to admit the difference, but there is a difference between bombing a military base and bombing a city. Japan didn’t bomb Honolulu, or any other city.

            And I have done one better, I have been to many a Pearl Harbor memorial fund, one on the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor where each table was honored with a survivor of Pearl Harbor. We even had visits from the Japanese Zero’s, who came to remember the day, with their friends…the American Pearl Harbor survivors. I’ve danced with their daughters and shook their hand. If you think you even begin to understand how they feel about the bombing of Hiroshima….well….I’m not surprised to learn how ignorant you really are.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    “For instance, we could argue that sports cars tempt people to drive too fast and cause accidents.” – Rob Port

    Brahahaha! Of course sports cars tempt people to drive too fast. That’s why insurance companies charge you more money when you drive a sports car, or 4×4, you idiot.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      People jump off bridges too. You better suggest a bridge fee just in case. moron

      • two_amber_lamps

        I’d suggest a tax INCENTIVE for Comrade Trannitized, that is if he would actually jump. Heavens knows if it was a tax he wouldn’t pay it…..

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Oh..ha…’re so funny……..and stuff.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        mickey_louse, what does your stupidity have to do with Rob’s stupid and ignorant statement that it’s a silly notion to conclude drivers in sports cars cause more accidents?

      • Guest

        Exactly, bridges like guns were both created for the same purpose: killing living things. Derp.

    • yy4u2

      If the sports car or 4X4 had a previous accident or dent and the owner of the vehicle didn’t have insurance, should they be able to purchase insurance to have it covered? No, but the govt with Obamacare will make it law for insurance companies to cover those already sick/diseased thus costing everyone more. Should a 25 year old driver pay for their own vehicle insurance or should they be on mommy and daddy’s policy? If the un-insured took their vehicle to the shop, would they have to pay for it or should we make a law that anyone who has a damaged vehicle can go to the shop, make them fix it, and then demand everyone else pay for it?
      Should we charge more for soda pop and snacks to people that are over weight or have a confirmed illness/disease such as diabetes? My guess is that you would say no but these things are tempting, promote health risks, but should be as govt has seen fit to charge more to those that purchase alcohol.
      So why is it alright in one instance to charge more (I think it is perfectly fine for the vehicle insurance company to do this) and not in the other?

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Insurance companies take customers with previous accidents, no insurance and dents on their car all the time, but good to know you wish ill will for your fellow Americans who have pre-existing conditions, just so you can have cheaper health care, you piece of filth.

        If that’s the American health care system you love, it should be destroyed.

        • yy4u2

          I’d love an American system where companies are allowed to choose what, who, and at what cost they want to insure anything including pre-existing conditions. That would make the rates for everyone who chooses (keywords there brainstem) to get insurance lower as well as more choices because they could pick what they wanted from their policy instead of govt imposing their/your will of what will be covered, when it might be appropriate, and how much the service provider will get…not what it is worth but what they will get.
          Speaking of filth, I won’t hold my breath for your next childhood rant which I’m sure is coming much like your govt check, papers from the court, or the person you perceive to hold more power than you on your back.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            So not only do you want some Americans to be denied healthcare, because of pre-existing conditions, you also want employers to choose who and what cost they cover….and leave their workers to pay out of pocket for themselves. Boy, you are a regular Mother Teresa.

            You’re filth, pure, ignorant filth.

            By the way, when did car insurance start covering regular engine maintenance? You sure know how to come up with false analogies.

          • yy4u2

            So you want to tell employers of any and all companies that they need to offer health insurance no matter what? Because you know how to run all companies of all sizes? And probably at a global level, too? Son, you are one stupid Mother F’r.

            As is evidenced by your 17,000+ other posts (with around 2200 hundred likes…good thing RBB shows up once in a while), you speak of something that I factually didn’t say. My mistake was assuming that I was having a conversation with another human with an ounce of cognitive skills that would have inferred the topic of vehicle insurance and shop as an auto body shop.

            You’re ignorant and arrogant. Purely and truly which is sad because you seem like such a nice person. Do I need to indicate the previous sentence as sarcasm?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Look, you are the guy who said you didn’t want insurance providers to cover those with pre-existing conditions because it increase your costs. What an effing pice of filth you are… seriously not care for others who will have to die horrible deaths, so you can save a few bucks. YOU ARE HUMAN FILTH.

            You can try to mask your stench with some insults, as if it made you any more human, but at the end of the day, you’re just a right-wing kook…pretending to know something he doesn’t.

            And excuse me, but insurance coverage is part of a compensation package, and if it wasn’t….well, most Americans wouldn’t choose to work for a company that doesn’t pay them enough to buy their own, which of course is hard to today because healthcare is soo expensive, because other Americans have to profit for determining who and who does not get healthcare… know…THE DEATH PANELS that you pretended to care so much about.

            You’re filth, dude.

            And you can spare me the whole explanation for your car maintenance analogy. I don’t have the patience for that level of stupidity.

          • yy4u2

            Look at the little Milton Girl wallowing in his belief that socialism trumps real economics.
            I already clarified that insurance companies should be able to choose in my second response because you inferred wrongly (again and as usual) in your latest tirade. You don’t have patience for a level of thinking that is fact and proves you wrong as has been done on this site numerous times.
            Not every company has to offer a compensation/benefit package nor can they as the product/service they offer might not generate enough profit to cover even having an employee or more employees. They should be able to choose because it is their company. But hey, let’s stick it to them all because the Great Hannity of Oz believes it. Let’s make other people that chose to be responsible by gaining experience or getting an education that gave them an opportunity (not a right) to get a job/career with a company that offered (another key word) health insurance as part of their compensation/benefit pay. Let’s penalize those that are self employed or aren’t offered health insurance yet go out on their own (responsiblity) and purchase health insurance (much like a person would for disability, cancer, or long term care but hey, why more facts right?) by making their rates go up because others chose a different path in life.
            In short, keep on proving you know something you don’t. You do it very well every time you post here.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You flat out admitted that you didn’t want health care for all Americans, specifically those with pre-existing conditions in order to save yourself a few bucks on your healthcare plan. Who cares what you have to say about insurance? Your position is selfish, immoral and illogical.

            It’s not as if having any sort of intellectual conversation with you, about what is the best method to provide Americans with the health care that will reduce over all costs while providing the best coverage, is going to be productive, because you have one interest….your own.

            So you can sit here and pontificate about what you think you know about running a global company or a small business. But I can assure you that neither of your positions include knowing what you are talking about as it relates to Obamacare, or it’s impact on either.

          • Proof

            Hanni also has about 10,000 comments from the former commenting system which he could claim, but doesn’t, probably because of the amount of mind numbingly stupid things he said, his misogynistic and military hating comments, and general idiocy.

            Oh, and in the early days of this system, before Rob turned on the thing that lets you see who liked a comment, Hanni’s sockpuppets would “like” what he said and “dislike” any arguments he was unable to refute ( which was most, if not all of them).

          • yy4u2

            Sometimes we are the windshield but hanni is always the bug. I kind of miss the ability to see who liked what. Ninety-nine percent of the time I browse right over any string of comments where he interjects because the same percentage plus point nine is nonsense. On the other side of the spectrum, any idea where Bat went? Haven’t seen him post for quite some time. Always enjoyed his comments as I do yours and several others.

          • Proof

            You seldom miss anything of worth, (other than perhaps some comedy gold) by skipping over Hanni’s comments.

            The difference between Hanni and the bug is that the bug no longer has the “guts” to do it again, whereas, Hanni does it again and again, just doesn’t have the guts to back up what he says.

            I can’t remember the last time I heard from B1. I always have enjoyed his point of view as well.

          • two_amber_lamps

            “Hanni does it again and again”

            Completely explainable.. don’t forget what you’re dealing with.


            Cept’ the difference is the little candies he craps… really is crap.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL. Is that like when you say stupid things like comparing metal to aluminum, or when you accuse the president of running a conspiracy, or like just the other day when you lied and said you are not allowed to keep your doctor, even though you are allowed to keep your doctor..then tried to change the subject by lying about insurance companies being put out of business by Obamacare?


          • Spartacus

            LOL, is that anything like you trying to imply stupid things like aluminum isn’t a metal? Aluminum is known as white metal (yeah, racist, I know, spare me). What’s obvious is that you’re too flipping poorly educated to even comprehend differences in elements in the periodic table, not to mention more complicated ALLOYS composed of various elements, like steel. Why don’t you stick to what you do best, changing the subject to irrelevant topics which you know absolutely nothing about as fast as you can hoping nobody notices you know nothing about which you speak.
            Good God Hannitized, was your mother really so poor she couldn’t afford a coat hanger? She obviously couldn’t afford a public education for you.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL. I thought, lead but wrote metal. It happens when you are knocking out multiple comments correcting the stupidity of morons, like yourself who don’t understand the difference between bombing a military base and bombing a civilian city.

            My God, you are so stupid that they have to invent another word that truly encompasses just how atrociously ignorant and deluded you truly are.

          • Proof

            “I thought, lead but wrote metal.”

            What a maroon! The discussion had nothing to do with lead, but then, there’s no evidence you did any thinking, either.

          • Spartacus

            That’s what he get’s for trying to THINK. He needs to leave thinking to trained professionals, of which he’s not one.

          • Proof

            He was thinking “lead” because of the paint chips he often chewed as a child…as recently as sometime last week!

          • Spartacus

            ” knocking out multiple comments correcting the stupidity of morons,”

            You knock yourself out? Why do you do that? Are you a retard? See what happens when you try to think. Quit before you fall farther behind. You can’t change physics or screen caps of what you’ve said on the internet. Nor can your holiness and “close personal friend family friend”, your holiness, ObamAA-

          • Proof

            “when you say stupid things like comparing metal to aluminum”

            Or like when The Tiki Troll doesn’t know that aluminum is metal?? What a maroon!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            I notice you haven’t said a single thing about the evidence I provided that proves Rob to be an idiot for not knowing sports cars are in more accidents because they encourage drivers to speed…..proving Bob Costas position a true one.

          • Proof

            I notice you still haven’t backed up your drive by libel of 11/28 where you accused me of more than one “brutal attack” on Sandra Fluke, but since you were lying through your fecal stained teeth, haven’t been able to come up with so much as a single example, proving that you are lying scum, Tiny Sociopath.


          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL, it’s hilarious to watch you try to change the subject from this thread, all while ignoring that Rob was wrong about sports cars as he was Bob Costa.

            Then again, if you want to change positions there is still the outstanding issue about why you lied and said you can’t keep your doctor, or the lie about insurance companies going out of business from Obamacare. LOL.

            Now, as it relates to your support of the Sanda Fluke attacks…well, that’s a different subject, Proofoundly_stupid.

          • Proof

            The discussion of sports cars is not the subject of this thread, moron. It’s gun control. I was simply illustrating that, because you are a lying POS, you don’t have the spine or the balls to back up anything you say. Why then would I treat you as if you were an honest debater instead of a Master Baiter?

            If you aren’t lying scum, Tiny Sociopath, point out so much as one of the “brutal attacks” you claimed I made against Sandra Fluke. You can’t because they do not exist. What exists are only the lies you spew through your fecal stained teeth. Don’t stamp your preternaturally tiny feet and expect me to answer your questions, when you run like a scalded dog from mine.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Helloooooo! Does “Occupy My Vagina” not come off as a brutal Attack on Sandra Fluke, you sexist piece of filth?


          • Proof

            No cigar, Tiny Sociopath! Which part of “(Update: Photoshop hoax)” didn’t you understand?

            I was quoting what was written on the sign. (That’s what quotation marks are for, CluelessDweebitized) As soon as I discovered it was a hoax, I identified it as such. Still no “brutal attack”, just a jealous, lying POS Tiki Troll, who lies first, and then desperately tries to Google up something you can pretend was your argument all along.

            “sexist piece of filth”

            Your constant projection is duly noted, Tiny Wanker.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Even if anyone was stupid enough to believe you thought the photoshopped photo was real, you still posted “Occupy My Vagina“, and there is no way you did so not knowing it was a brutal insult to Sandra.

            You can slime around on the floor all you want, but you’re still a snake that can’t shed his own skin.

          • Proof

            Is it the concept of free love that stumps you, Tiny Wanker, or is it simply the word “vagina” you are so unfamiliar with? NTTAWWT

            All you have demonstrated is what a humorless little troll you are, Tiny Wanker.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Oh, so now you admit you knew it was photoshopped, but you didn’t care because you thought it was funny while you were brutally attacking Sandra, therefore it wasn’t an attack…because it made you laugh.

            You really are an insufferable asshole.

          • Proof

            And you really are an illiterate asshole. I didn’t originally know it was Photoshopped. When I found out it was, I posted that too. Which part of “As soon as I discovered it was a hoax, I identified it as such” didn’t you understand?

            The only “brutal attack” going on here is yours against the English language and common sense. Sorry, Hanni Boo Boo. English is still winning!

          • Spartacus

            You now have a Vagina? Getting desperate yet?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            If Rob tried to deny reality in order to deny reality, it’s now part of the subject. Rob tried to validate his fantasy by making up more fantasy, Blog Poodle.

            Sorry, but Rob is a dumb ass. Why not debate me? Do you also believe that sports cars are not involved in more accidents?

          • Proof

            “Why not debate me?” Something about you being a clueless, dishonest, lying POS troll who doesn’t have to duck his head to walk under a closed door comes to mind.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            But do you also believe sports cars do not get in more accidents, because people are encouraged to drive them differently?

          • Proof

            I believe you would rather debate anything other than the stupid, boneheaded statements of Bob Costas about gun control, which you apparently, enthusiastically endorse.

          • Spartacus

            Deny reality to deny reality? WTF are you tripping on? Are you sure your mom didn’t poke you in the head with a coat hanger when you were a fetus?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL. Yes, Rob tried to support his attempt to deny reality by denying another bit of reality to show how committed he was to deluding himself.

          • Spartacus

            Rob never brought up sports cars. you did. Where did you find the subject matter in Robs post, Mr. Obvious?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You are as bad as HG and mikemc1970. Do you guy’s even read the stories, or do you just read the title and jump on the band wagon?

            “For instance, we could argue that sports cars tempt people to drive too fast and cause accidents.” – Rob Port

            How man times did you roll of the curb, onto your head while sleeping?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            I understand she also advocates for “gender reassignment” surgery to be covered by insurance as well.

            I’m more from the “If I have to pay for your contraceptives, you have to pay for my ammo” school.” – Proofoundly_sexist

            Like a door knob, everyone gets a turn.

            She has some crazy assed eyes too. Like Aileen Wuornos who was also a sex worker.

            “Heh. Yeah. How safe would you feel drifting off to sleep next to her at night? Hide the steak knifes! – Proofoundly_sexist

          • Proof

            So, you put up a bunch of quotes, some of which aren’t mine, with no link and you pretend you’ve proven something? Please!

            In your dimly lit mind, Tiny Sociopath, which part of “”I understand she also advocates for “gender reassignment” surgery to be covered by insurance as well.” constitutes a “brutal attack”?

            Which part of “I’m more from the “If I have to pay for your contraceptives, you have to pay for my ammo” school.” is a “brutal attack on Sandra Fluke, you lying POS?

            You are a moron, Hanni. Quit while you’re behind.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            That’s just you sprinkling assholery on top of your attack, posting a photoshopped picture of Sandra with a fake sign saying “Occupy My Vagina”.

            Yeah, you’re a misogynist, you lying piece of sh@t.

          • Proof

            You really are reaching, Tiny Sociopath. I was not aware at first that it was a Photoshop, or a “fake sing (sic)” as you so stupidly put it. And your fellow travelers of the Occupy movement were saying and doing some outrageous things at the time. (‘Crap on a cop car’ come to mind?) As soon as I learned it was a Photoshop, I made that abundantly clear to anyone who isn’t short enough to walk under a closed door without ducking his head. (And you know who you are, Tiny Poputchik.)

            You still haven’t shown any “brutal attack” on my part, Tiny Losertized. How it sucks to be you!

            Your continuous projection is once again, duly noted.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Proof writes “Occupy My Vagina”, then posts a photoshopped picture of Sandra Fluke….but, no, you didn’t attack her.


          • Proof

            You are still totally clueless as to what quotation marks are for, aren’t you Tiny Moron? I thought I was quoting Sandra Fluke, and as soon as I realized it was a hoax, I posted a correction. Still no “brutal attacks”, you clueless, lying, POS moron, you!

            Is it the word “brutal” that you’re having trouble with, or is it “attack”, Tiny Wanker?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            LOL, Proofoundly_Sexist, is there ever a kind way to post “Occupy My Vagina”? No, you attacked her, regardless of how stupid you were in interpreting the photo.

            I will continue to expose your misogyny and general assholery. Just keep asking me to prove it and I will.

            You’re welcome.

          • Proof

            It was presented to me as factual. I quoted it and presented it as fact until I learned it wasn’t. Then, I identified it as a hoax. (Much like you when you pretend to be sane or rational, Tiny Wanker!)

            Your delusions of adequacy and projection are both duly noted, Tiny Sociopath. Mahalo for the view from your colon.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            I don’t even believe that you are THAT stupid, and I know you are pretty stupid. But it’s quite obvious you took the cheap shot knowing you could lie about believing it was real. That’s how misogynists, like you, brutally attack women.

          • Proof

            Is it the word “brutal” that you’re having trouble with, or is it “attack”, Tiny Wanker? And even if this weren’t an epic fail on your part, Tiny Sociopath, it hard rises to “attacks”, plural , now, doesn’t it?

            Sucks to be you, Tiny Sociopath. Mahalo for the view from your colon.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            If you think your misogyny is not legendary, you’ve got another thing coming. BTW, where is the evidence that I behave in the crude and misogynistic manner that you do? Oh, that’s right….you lied about that too.

          • Proof

            “your misogyny is…legendary” Where oh, where have I heard that before, Little MynahBird Boy???

            Where is the evidence? A lot of it is in those ten thousand comments you not only refuse to claim, but ran like a scalded dog from. If you’re not hiding from all those crude, stupid, idiotic, misogynistic and anti-military comments of yours, why not claim them? What have you got to hide? You say it would take two more balls than you’ve presently got? Got it.

          • Onslaught1066

            Not counting the two currently on his chin, right?

          • Proof

            He is awfully fond of the term “tea bagger”, NTTAWWT.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Small cars like the Chevrolet Aveo and sports cars such as the Nissan
    350Z have the highest rates of death in accidents, according to a
    recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of registered
    vehicles from the 2005-08 model years.
    On the other side of the
    spectrum, large SUVs are some of the least deadly vehicles on the road;
    the Nissan Armada and Ford Edge are two vehicles with the lowest death
    rates.That’s mainly due to SUVs being early adopters of electronic
    stability control.

    IIHS changed some criteria from its previous studies, but it found
    that the overall death rate per million vehicles was 48 deaths in the
    most recent study. The previous report’s overall death rate was 79 for
    vehicles from the 2001-04 model years, and for 1999-2002 model-year
    vehicles, the death rate was 87.

  • Jann

    Yes, Bob – Let’s just take away all the sharp objects and put people on tranquillizers so we can all play nice…… Back to your padded room honey….

    • Flamejob5

      All that’s really left for an increasing number of members of our society to do in our highly-sensitive & overly-emotional post-industrial society is to promote statism & self-destruction. No more “dangers” nor risk taking. Take no chances. Zero-tolerance. No private-forms of violence – even offensive forms or mild forms of child discilpline. (all of which are ironically enforced, of course, via government violence)

      …and then they have the gall to refer to this as being “progress.”

  • Roy_Bean

    What is never said here is that football is a game of violence. 22 people line up on the field and one side tries to take territory held by the other. The whole concept of “owning” the territory and defending it from the invading team and using such violent encounters to determine ownership is the real problem. Maybe the two teams could share the field and have a picnic at the 50 yard line. Maybe the real problem is that we have lines on the field at all. Lines simply divide territory and create conflict. We would all be much better off if football was banned in schools and no one under 21 was allowed to play the game. The whole culture of violence would fade away and could be replaced by something more peaceful.

    • LastBestHope

      And no soda pop in any container over 16oz.

      • Roy_Bean

        Good point, maybe they could all drink small sodas and smoke some legalized pot and we would all be more enlightened.

  • SigFan

    Mr. Costass should stick to what he knows – grown men getting paid millions of dollars a year to play a game. Constitutional law and citizen’s rights seem to be above his pay grade.

    • RCND

      He can’t even play the game… he is stuck announcing it

    • $8194357

      Dhimmis in the propaganda arm of the agenda get big bucks to decry
      ‘party line ideological indoctrinations’….
      All the while they cuss the rich capitalists and Americas Freedoms..

  • mickey_moussaoui

    …and if the guy would of hung himself then Costas would blame rope

  • mickey_moussaoui

    knee jerk reactions from a knee jerk liberal

  • LastBestHope

    Bob is one of the 1000 points of liberal blight that dominate the airwaves, ready at any opportunity to spread the gospel of surrender, socialism and sodomy (depending on what event is the headline du jour)

    and so it goes…

  • Harold

    More of my relatives have been killed by drunk drivers none have been killed by a person with a gun. When are they gonna start confiscating all the cars since they kill thousands more per year then guns do? I would suspect most liberal and conservative politicians have driven their cars drunk and continue to do so even today, yet cars are good, guns are bad? Go figure?

  • sbark

    Seems to me if the wife had a gun, and knew how to use it—-she’d have a good chance at being alive.
    Wonder if it will be disclosed the fellow was bi-polar

    • Spartacus

      or if he was a heavy steroids abuser.

      • Matthew

        Or he had a brain injury from one too.many collisions. He was an undersized MLB.

  • matthew_bosch

    F*%k off Bob. Shouldn’t you be prepping for an upcoming cliché Olympic puff piece about the mom who drove the kid to practice while working two jobs?
    Your commentary, while ignoring Belcher’s substance abuse/head injury, was as insightful as the edited Zimmerman tape.

  • HG

    Costa is no friend of liberty or our constitution. Typical liberal nut.

  • yy4u2

    and spoons made Rosie O’Donnel fat. Tragedy indeed but another parrot for the left.

  • 11B40


    As a taxpayer, and the cost of a murder trail and lifetime incarceration being what they are these days, I am appreciative of the “Lord Jim” aspect of the player’s suicide. There’s just not much of that “Lord Jim” stuff showing up anymore.

    Also, I kind of enjoyed watching the media types trying to tiptoe through this cultural minefield. I kept waiting for the now almost “de rigeur” announcement of “grief counselors being sent to Arrowhead Stadium to assist fans. players, coaches, management, hangers-on, cheerleaders, and media observers. In particular, James Brown of CBS’s NFL panel, seemed to be having a bit of difficulty squaring this circle in light of his racial and professional responsibilities.

    Apparently, Mr. Costas has totally internalized the Obama Administration Benghazi lesson. Instead, of look a racist, Islamophobic, right-wing video, he aptly, as one would expect from one of his experience, adapted the available look a racial victim totally corrupted by a right-wing civil right. I guess that pretty much qualifies the murder victim and new orphan for “bumps in the road” status.

  • Hellboy

    All this from Costas, the dumb**s, who makes a living describing and glorifying the contests of man who are experiencing pain, agony and abuse of the human body……

    Regarding gun ownership… maybe if Belcher’s girl friend would have had a gun, SHE would still be alive….

  • VocalYokel

    While I would normally defend Bob’s right to voice his opinion, the dunderhead could not even formulate one of his own but chose to parrot a piece by someone with a journalism ‘career’ punctuated by multiple firings, usually concerning contentious remarks and outright insults about his co-workers and at least one racially demeaning missive regarding a professional sports figure.

    Stick to sports Bob.

  • fredlave

    Belcher had crypto head injuries (friends say “Yes”, team says “No) and he was drinking and on pain meds. No mention of steroid use! To blame this tragedy on guns is a nonsensical as blaming it on the football culture of violence. Costa and Whitlock are a couple of a**holes.

  • SpinMan

    The first time Jon Gruden mentions that the Giants/Redskins have many weapons at their disposal, Costa’s head will explode.

    • VocalYokel

      I’d pay to see that.

  • Spartacus

    If Belcher had beaten his wife to death with a football helmet would Costas have used the half time intermission to advocate making football illegal?

  • $8194357

    Why wouldn’t he say it?

    It is the ‘officle Leninist/Stalinist party line, no..

    An unarmed citizenry has been the goal of both the islamic and communist agendas for the last 1400 or so years…UN will see to it sooner rather than later unless we want to sacrifice our selfs to the ‘weapons of mass destruction’ we built turned on our own people.

    They kill their own who stand in the way to get what they want…
    Always have and always will do the devils global bidding…

    They brag he gave them “The Agenda”..

  • Slickwilly

    I think hannity must be out of liquor again. He seems very angry right now.

  • flamemeister

    Bob Costas!? The philosopher!!! Heavy, heavy …

  • tony_o2

    I guess that Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman aren’t actually dead. O.J. didn’t use a gun…..

  • Goon

    I am sick and tired of these buffoons that wan tot limit our constitutional rights.

  • gene lalor

    Boo Boo and Boob Bob: Exploited Child, Exploitative Jerk

    I’ve often seen Robert Quinlan ”Boob Bob” Costas in action on NBC sport programs although I’ve never seen Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson in any action on TLC’s hit reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

    Nevertheless, even though there’s little physical resemblance between the Costas’ family and the Thompson/Shannon clan, I’m convinced they’re related–but Honey Boo Boo seems to make more sense.

    They have to be related! How else to explain how or why anyone would exploit someone’s tragedy for personal gain and recognition–like Bob Costas has done–and how and why would anyone capitalize on a child’s innocence to gain comparable gain and recognition–like Honey Boo Boo’s parents have done?

    Good grief! Honey Boo Boo’s mother not only exhibited Alana as a baby hooker on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” but feeds her chubby fourth child roadkill, Red Bull, and Mountain Dew to keep her cute and chubby and high on caffeine for pageant appearances.

    The whole culture of very young girls appearing in beauty pageants costumed as mini-adult women covered in heavy makeup, bright lipstick, and sometimes sporting chest enhancements–such as on “Toddlers” from which Boo Boo graduated–is repugnant and disturbing.

    Has everyone forgotten Jon Benet Ramsey?

    “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” doesn’t represent ”the decay of Western civilization” as actor Adam Levine believes since civilization’s dry rot long pre-dated the show and it’s also hyperbolic to claim as he does that “HCHBB” is literally “The. Worst. Thing. That’s. Ever. Happened.” (Hasn’t Levine ever seen “Jersey Shore”?)
    However, he’s on target when he calls it ”the most despicable way to treat your kids.”

    It’s difficult to evaluate whether Alana’s mom or Boob Bob has caused the most harm but I’d have to vote for Costas since Honey Boo Boo may possibly, doubtfully but possibly, recover from her exploitation; Costas may have caused irreparable damage and even widespread deaths because of his uninformed, typically-liberal PC rant against guns because a gun–two guns actually–were used in a murder/suicide.

    Aside from the fact the Supreme Court has upheld our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, statistics have shown, despite Costas’ impassioned, inappropriate 90-second tirade during NBC’s “Sunday Night Football’s” half-time, that licensed guns in the households of law-abiding citizens and in such states as Florida deter crime and scare the hell out of criminals.

    Costas concluded his intemperate remarks, most of which were filched from sportswriter Jason Whitlock, by offering his own considered, inane opinion . . .:
    (