Comedian Thierrion Kagan, laying the smack-down on Bob Costas. Oh, how the once mighty, even those of the 5-foot-nothin’ variety, have fallen in my eyes. Be sure to check out the rest of Thierrion’s column.
After Costas recapped the events in Kansas City, he haughtily scolded those who need tragedies like this to keep football in context. Perhaps someone should inform Costas that murder/suicides like this happen every day, everywhere in the world, and the only reason this one got the attention it did is because it involved an NFL player.
It was then that Costas advocated for gun control. He cited an article by national sportswriter Jason Whitlock. The article blamed guns for the murder/suicide of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend. Costas concurred.
I’m not quite sure what conclusion to reach. Either Costas and Whitlock had never heard of a “stabbing”, or there were no kitchen utensils in the Belcher household.
What did they cut their steaks with? Tablespoons?
Jason Whitlock did mention the “gun culture” in his article. But what, specifically, *is* the “gun culture”? Rural rednecks and their shotguns? Suburban housewives at the shooting range? Or gangbangers with Glocks tucked inside their saggy pants? Those are three separate subcultures, all of which contain guns as one of their elements. Perhaps Whitlock could have more accurately blamed the “hip-hop culture”–which would also include, among other things, the music–but that would be racist (see “Vick, Michael”). One would have to know that Mr. Belcher had indulged in that lifestyle to draw such a conclusion; all that most of us know about him is that he owned a gun.