By Greg Campbell
By now, we have all heard of the asinine comments made by sports commentator Bob Costas on Sunday Night Football in regards to gun control. If you haven’t, you may be asking, “Bob Costas? Why is a sports commentator lecturing anyone on gun control?” And that’s a fair question. We don’t know. Apparently, his hatred for a unique American freedom that protects all the others we enjoy spurred him forth to interject his opinion at a time that was remarkably inappropriate.
Still, nonetheless, the silver lining here is that we get to witness the seething contempt for Costas around the net. Here are some of the top tweets about Costas’ remarks:
We will start with Ted Nugent (Because he’s the ‘Nuge).
Hey Bob Costas we all kno that obesity is a direct result of the proliferation of spoons & forks Get a clue
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) December 3, 2012
According to Bob Costas, guns kill people. So does that mean neither the Navy Seals nor Obama get credit for Bin Laden anymore?
— Joshua Verwers (@JoshuaVerwers) December 4, 2012
Good thing Belcher didn’t kill with a tire iron then cut his wrists. We wouldn’t be able to fix a flat or eat a steak. #BobCostas
— D.M. Hawkins (@HawkinsUSA) December 3, 2012
Yes, Bob Costas, guns are the problem. Nicole Brown Simpson would be alive today if OJ hadn’t shot her with that knife.
— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) December 3, 2012
I’m of the belief that Gruden is saying “pistol formation” repeatedly just to get under Bob Costas’s skin!@nflrt
— Martay B (@BiggestTexanFan) December 4, 2012
Sahel Kazemi (who grew up in Tehran, Iran) shot QB Steve McNair. Where was the outrage Bob Costas?
— Jessica (@Miami_Jess) December 3, 2012
Bob Costas believes we need gun control because a man composed of 250 pounds of muscle has no other means to inflict violence.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 3, 2012
If it turns out Jovan Belcher had brain damage from football will Bob Costas call for “Football control” laws?
— DrewM (@DrewMTips) December 3, 2012
As the net blows up with people upset with Costas, it has become obvious that while people disagree with his clichéd and erroneous assumption that guns, not people, kill people, it has also become clear that people are perhaps equally as upset about being sideswiped like that.
People tuned in for a football game. They did not tune in for an ignorant rant about “gun culture.” Likewise, because I am not a huge sports fan but am, instead, a political writer, you all have my word that I will never go off half-cocked about my opinions on the Tuck Rule.