I missed this as I was taking care of my nephew. But signing on Twitter, there is a lot of reaction to this halftime commentary on Bob Costas which is based on an article written by Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock on the tragic murder-suicide of Jevon Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs. As you know by now, it left his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins dead and the Chiefs organization reeling plus a three month old girl without parents. A big mess.
Well, Bob chose the bully pulpit forum of Sunday Night Football, the largest primetime audience on television, broadcast or cable to pontificate on guns. Now whether you agree or not with Costas is entirely up to you. Many of you will probably agree with him while many others will feel it is their right to bear arms under the Constitution.
You can argue whether a NFL game is the proper place to make a commentary on gun control. Certainly Bob ruffled some feathers with this commentary which is what such things are supposed to do.
Since Bob started doing halftime commentaries on Sunday Night Football, I can count on one hand the times I’ve praised his comments. This edition does not help. It makes him come off as pompous. And again, it does not matter whether or not you agree with Costas, this is a strange place to make gun control the topic.
Thanks to Awful Announcing, here’s the video.
It’s been quite the weekend regarding the Belcher-Perkins story. This commentary adds more fuel to the fire and continues the debate.