I just heard this story this morning, I did not catch it last night during the football game in real time. Bob Costas did a sidebar editorial during the Sunday Night Football halftime show. In fact, he was quoting/paraphrasing sports writer Jason Whitlock's article from earlier in the weekend. Costas agrees that if Javon Belcher did not have a gun, he and his girlfriend would still be alive today.
Of course, this being on live TV with a big audience, would point the spotlight on Costas this morning in the news....but he was reiterating Whitlock's opinions on gun control. In fact, he did not go NEARLY as far as Whitlock, you can read the article here...http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jovan-belcher-kansas-city-chiefs-murder-suicide-tragedy-girlfriend-self-leave-orphan-daughter-why-still-playing-sunday-120112
He believes Americans have come to accept their "insanity" towards gun violence, considering those of us absurd who believe that the second amendment enhances our liberty.
I do agree with Whitlock's take on the game, and how the NFL should have called it off in light of these specific circumstances. He also casts no favorable light on Belcher himself, although makes some offhand remark about brain damage (from football activity?) as a possible cause of his actions.
I also don't really care about the whole spin on whether we place the game of football at a God-like level....whatever, he is the sports writer after all!
I disagree that the lack of a gun would have absolutely changed the outcome of his rage.
What are your thoughts on the media's portrayal of this event?