'We interrupt this football game to bring you an anti-gun rant...'

I usually enjoy listening to sportcaster Bob Costas. He's got a nice dry wit and is very knowledgeable about his subjects - usually. But prior to last night's Sunday Night Football game, Costas said some pretty stupid things about guns in the wake of the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chief's linebacker Jovan Belcher: BOB COSTAS: Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: Something like this really puts it all in perspective. Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf-life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please, those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from...(Read Full Post)