POSTED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:30pm
Tyler (KETK) — Our old buddy Bob Costas has been on the media circuit trying to explain why he engaged in the gun debate oh, so many months ago.
Like many of you, I watch sports to get away from the pressing issues of the day.
During a Sunday Night Football game months ago, Mr. Costas, we now know, according to him, at NBC's behest, decided to give us a minute editorial about the NFL gun culture.
Now, Mr. Costas says he went about this wrong and and should have been more clear that he has no problem with the second amendment. The problem he said he had was people playing a violent game who used firearms as a final step.
But, now he's stepped in a new pile of it about armed security guards. Bob Costas has armed security when he works. Costas says he never has employed armed guards for his personal life.
I take him at his word. But, when he works-- and through his work --that's how we know Bob Costas. Mr. Costas says Armed guards are provided to him by the NFL and NBC.
The reason why armed guards are hired is because Mr. Costas is a high -profile TV personality and there are many unbalanced people in the world who may target a guy like Costas. So, technically, he has armed guards.
The best of both worlds for a celebrity. He gets the protection, but can still lecture us and say he's never hired them.
Bob is a heckuva sport announcer, but now, with all his stances on team names and guns, I really choose to look away when he is on.
I hope Mr. Costas let's this gun debate die, and I hope next years lectures are on draft picks and not the social issues of the day.
Lord knows we have enough liberal commentary about those without injecting it in sports.
That's my point of view, what's yours?