Monday, December 3, 2012

Who does Bob Costas think he is?

In the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide tragedy in Kansas City, last night Bob Costas decided to use NBC's Sunday Night Football halftime show as a medium to tell the world about his beliefs on gun control:

Now here's the thing; I couldn't agree more with what Costas said, I think he is 100% correct.  But his method bothers me.  I don't think this was the appropriate time, place, or manner for him to express his views.  He sounds preachy and condescending, and as if he feels his opinion is more valuable than everyone's who's watching and it's his job to educate all of us.  I guess it wouldn't bother me so much if he hadn't done something similar during halftime of a broadcast a year ago (ironically in Kansas City):

This Stevie Johnson inspired rant got me all fired up when Costas decided it was his duty to scold players for celebrating touchdowns (and coaches for not benching them), as well as insult a large portion of the population with his introduction.  Get off your high horse Bob.

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