Night Strike wrote: thegreekdog wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:Jason Whitlock wrote that she would still believe if she had a gun, Costas was just quoting him.
Also, lock this thread. f*ck this politicization.
I'm actually kind of annoyed that Whitlock isn't getting more credit (or blame) for writing that. Costas appropriately quoted him on the broadcast, but Costas is getting all the attention. I like Whitlock, mostly because he takes absurd positions on sports sometimes. Kind of like Steven A. Smith, who I also like.
I had actually read that article Sunday morning, way before Costas was involved, and was already disgusted by it. I suppose he's not getting more of the attention because people have to actively choose whether or not to read the article whereas Costas just forced the quote on everyone who was watching halftime of the night game.
While that is true, does nobody else find Bob Costas eminently ignorable? I do. I even kinda like Costas, it's just that I consider him basically a smarter color guy, and those I tune out because I like my brain cells.
But while it's simplistic and stupid for Whitlock/Costas to say definitely that if Jovan Belcher's house hadn't been full of guns that Kasandra Perkins and Belcher would still be alive and their baby not an orphan, it doesn't render false the fact that guns make it way easier for a temporarily unstable person to create real damage that affects everybody and it kinda looks like that's what happened here.