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Bob Costas’s Halftime Gun Control Lecture Pisses People Off

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer
December 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm



In the wake of Saturday morning’s tragic murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, the media has focused, for better or worse, on raw emotion, on family, on team, on football.

NBC studio analyst Bob Costas shifted that focus on Sunday night. At halftime of the Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, Costas took a minute to quote Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock on the dangers of gun culture in America.

Naturally, some folks on Twitter didn’t like that.

A Twitter search for “Bob Costas” reveals how many people thought Costas’ supremely surprising halftime gun control suggestion was weak sauce.

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https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/275439739253968896

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Some people thought it’d be best to employ race-based wordplay:

But some media folk had his back:

And some love cracking wise:

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