Costas Admits Anti-Gun Commentary During Football a Mistake Without More Time: Should Costas Spend More Time on Politics During NFL?
Fef 2012/12/05 18:43:54
Bob Costas spoke for nearly a minute during the NFL Sunday halftime show to discuss his personal opinions about a political topic. Costas received a lot of criticism for that. Now Costas says he admits he made a mistake -- but not because he spoke about politics, but because Costas wishes he spoke more about his anti-gun rant during football. Costas told Dan Patrick during an interview that he gave the NFL audience too much credit. Costas also said, "So I think that my mistake there was that I left it open to too much interpretation."
BOB COSTAS: And for a long time, I've been wanting to get off my chest my disgust with this idea that every time something tragic happens, no matter what it may be, that in any way touches sports, there's a chorus of people saying, 'You know, this really puts it in perspective.' Which is a bunch of nonsense, because if that was true, we wouldn't have to have that perspective readjusted every time the next tragedy occurs. It's a bunch of nonsense.
And what I was trying to say was, that if you want some perspective on this, there are a number of issues related to this that we could begin to talk about and think about. The problem was that I didn't have enough time to get to many of them. And that, I think, was my mistake, to be quite honest, Dan. A friend of mine in broadcasting pointed this out to me yesterday, and I agree with him. He said, 'You violated your own rule.' Because we have had this discussion before. I've always said, if you're going to get into touchy topics, nuanced topics, make sure that you have enough time to flesh them out, that you have enough time to make yourself fully understood, or save them for forums where you do. In this particular situation, the timeliness of it was, if you're going to comment on it at all, it had to be this Sunday. Because this is when the Belcher situation had played itself out. (The Dan Patrick Show, December 4, 2012)
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