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Sunday Night Football anti-gun sermon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MaterDei, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. Sergei Mosin

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    A football announcer complaining about violence. Bob Costas, your paycheck depends on organized violence. You make your living on the backs of young men who destroy their bodies and their minds for the sake of entertainment. How dare you preach about violence!

    Jovan Belcher is a murderer who took the coward's way out. The real victims here are Kasandra Perkins and her daughter Zoey.
     
  2. MaterDei

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    I'd like to be able to send an email but can't find a contact email. Could somebody please post a good email to use?

    Thanks.
     
  3. beatledog7

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    I for one am still watching the game. Costas' commentary is way off base, but it won't make me not watch football.

    Petition to get Costas fired? Why would NBC execs want to fire or rebuff one of its employees for delivering a message they support?
     
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  4. Weevil

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    Get used to it guys.

    Obama siad in the debates he was gonna go after guns and specifically mentioned handguns.

    His propaganda machine in the MSM is gonna play up any and every tragedy that involves a gun and especially handguns. They're priming the pump for their new AWB and will be working hard to influence public opinion against freedom and trying to scare them into believing guns are the root of all evil, and gun rights must be restricted and their ownership by the people eventually banned.
     
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48780726
    This is where I went to post my complaint. Not sure if it's the right place or not and am less sure that they'll care, but I also changed the channel immediately and won't turn them back on without an apology from Costas.
     
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    Left a comment at NBC and copied it to the NFL Will not watch NBC football until retracted.
     
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    scroll to the bottom and hit "contact us"
    Then tell them what you think
     
  8. beatledog7

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    There will be no retraction from NBC or Costas. It's the corporate line.
     
  9. ApplePie

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    Bob Costas comments about guns during NFL game tonight

    Watching an NFL game tonight, I just saw Bob Costas politicize the Jovan Belcher murder and suicide. Basically, he said that if Jovan Belcher did not have a gun, he and his girlfriend would still be alive. Costas blamed the "gun culture".

    Here is a link to the video of Costas attacking gun ownership:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqYDLfD1O2s&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Here are some e-mail addresses if you would like to send your comments to some executives at NBC Universal:

    Brian Steel
    Senior Vice President, Public Relations, CNBC
    brian.steel@nbcuni.com

    Greg Hughes
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
    NBC Sports Group
    greg.hughes@nbcuni.com

    Adam Miller, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    adam.miller@nbcuni.com

    John Kelley
    Senior Vice President, Pro-Social and Diversity Initiatives
    john.kelley@nbcuni.com
     
  10. Armored farmer

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    I already sent mine before I saw this thread. I agree.
     
  11. MaterDei

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    Well said.
     
  12. icanthitabarn

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    I promise to never watch football again until he resigns ;) I will also stop watching basketball this summer as well. :rolleyes:
     
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    Senseless Tragedy...

    However, Bob's comments are based on ignorance and blatant stupidity. If NBC's line is echoed in Bob's comments, they, as well, are ignorant and blatantly stupid.

    NBC is no longer on my pocket book's preferred list.

    Such arrogance is beyond belief.
     
  14. Warp

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    Really though, NBC shouldn't have been on your pocket book's preferred list anyway.
     
  15. bensdad

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    NBC won't care about your opinions, but their advertisers might:

    McDonald's number: 1-800-244-6227
    Sears: 1-800-549-4505
    Nissan: 800-647-7261
    Toyota: 800-331-4331

    Let them know how you feel about it.
     
  16. Armored farmer

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    Another example of the media not allowing a good tragedy go to waste, and using it to promote their agenda.
     
  17. Dr.Rob

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    They didn't take a moment to talk about domestic violence? Which really seems to be the problem.
     
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    Dealing with the symptoms is often simpler than solving the problem.
     
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    emails sent!
     
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    Costas was keying off of the Fox News Whitlock article that took the anti 2A stance below -
     
  21. Inebriated

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    I will never understand how somebody can blame guns for people being piss-poor individuals.


    Gonna try and get some folks to send some letters/emails.
     
  22. gunnutery

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    What did he say, or is it in the quoted text?

    I haven't had any time to watch football this season. I've also always been a Costas fan, but he's given me reason to re-examine that.
     
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    Whitlock and Costas both took a cheap political stance and completely ignored the cause of the murder. They tossed the tragedy of domestic violence aside to push their personal political agenda.
    Where's the outcry against abuse and violence in these relationships? Why didn't they use their national forum to direct attention to that?
    Where's the complaint that these young men aren't helped to develop the maturity and life skills of a responsible adult who doesn't hit off the field and certainly doesn't murder?
    Where's the outrage at a profession that continues on with a scheduled game before the bodies have reached room temperature? How can they think the players can perform? How is the greed and avarice of the NFL and coaches/owner to be rewarded?
     
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    I'd wager a good number here are just like me, a veteran of our military. In the course of our service to our county, we went to defend the right of ALL Americans to speak their mind, no matter how ignorant they sound to us, or if we agreed with their opinions.

    This is yet another case of an American (2 in fact, given that Costas more or less parroted the comments of Whitlock) speaking their mind.

    I don't have to like their message, and I reserve the right to turn the channel when he comes on screen. That said, I will not cease watching NFL Football, nor will I call on his employer to end his employment.

    Why? Because we've witnessed too many instances where people got fired for doing exactly the same thing, yet we agreed with their point of view. In my opinion, those fired who stated points of view similar to mine got fired for no reason other than people didn't agree with their opinion. Two wrongs do not make a "right."

    I returned from Vietnam, after serving my country, believing I was doing what was right. I got spit on by a young lady who quickly followed that up with the slam "Baby killer!" Did it make me angry? Sure. Did I react to her abuse? No, because I was taught that you don't retaliate against a woman. But I had gone to serve to insure that this young lady had the right to say any stupid thing she wanted to say. That's America.
     
  25. Bovice

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    I don't follow professional sports and never have. Spectators who act like they have a personal stake in the outcome of the game turned me off of it. I suppose they just need something to belong to.

    I don't really care what they say, the "general public" is already against the "gun culture". I'm not worried about what they say. I wanna know what they're gonna do about it. After all, we are the proverbial "man with a gun". Armed men are free men. Words are just that. Words. But if you want to email NBC, Congress, etc then go for it.
     
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