I know this is somewhat off subject, but I want to give a big shout-out to the NFL's fledgling attempt to cover its games in the new 3-D format. It's outrageous! It's as if you are standing right there on the sidelines. Marvelous! I mean, there is one scene from Week 10 where the Falcon QB (Matt Ryan) fires a pass into the end zone from about the 10 yard line and it seems like the ball is coming straight at you when, all of a sudden, a Falcon receiver (Hardy #14 ) comes across the field of vision from the left and grabs it inches from your face. Incredible! It's a completely new and absorbing way to watch football!
See it in regular mode: https://youtu.be/F388-6yDDpc?t=4m47s But to see it in 3-D, with the camera just beyond the back goal line in the stands, I think, right along the path of Ryan's pass, it's absolutely incredible!
Bob Costas Attacks 2nd Amendment Gun Rights During NBC football game
to deny gun owners protection
On Sunday night, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas decided during a Halftime break to tell America that your Second Amendment gun rights should be dialed back if not eliminated. He was reacting to the Saturday morning murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher, former linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. According to police officials, Belcher’s chose a gun to murder his 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra M. Perkins, in an apparent domestic violence dispute.
Did Costas misuse his position as a sports commentator to decide upon his own, without knowing the factual circumstances of the domestic dispute? Was he legitimate in broadcasting a determination before law enforcement authorities had completed their investigation, of Belcher’s use of a gun to commit both her murder and his suicide? Should he have linked the murders to a condemnation of legal gun owners in 43-55 million households in America?
There is a line in the sand that legitimate law abiding gun owners must draw and it must be firmly placed and unmovable. The use of the public airwaves to continue the assault against the U.S. Constitution is not something that should be continuously witnessed nor permitted to go unchallenged.
Why didn’t Costas do his homework before he went on the air with his fictional beliefs? Sure, there has been an increase in firearm ownership. In fact, there are approximately 43-55 million households in America with guns, which is about 43 to 50% of US households. Yet, what Costas neglected to mention is that with the increase of legal gun ownership in America, there has been a steady decline of murders due to gun violence. An armed American is a safer American.
Instead, Costas plays upon the fearful images that are fortified in the conscious of the nation, by media imagrey of horrific assault and murders of innocents like Aurora, Colorado's murder in July. With the attack by shooting suspect James Holmes charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder, liberal gun control advocates targeted the Second Amendment as the convenient villain.
So where does that leave law abiding citizens who continue to be victimized by liberal media pundits, as well as network news and sportscasters who feel compelled to interject personal opinions and nonsensical fabrications and cast them into cement as news?
Today a very serious and possibly tragic event was witnessed by a stadium full of football fans and countless viewers on television. Tulane University was playing Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With two seconds left in the first half a seemingly minor head-to-head collision of two Tulane players left Devon Walker unconscious and non-responsive on the field (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8352006/tulane-safety-devon-walker-hospitalized-suffered-broken-neck-collapsed-lung-hit ). Medical people rushed to the site to begin administering aid, including CPR and a tracheotomy, to the stricken player. An ambulance came onto the field, and after several tense minutes of work on Walker, he was loaded into the ambulance and taken to nearby St. Francis Hospital. The latest report I have is that Walker suffered a broken neck and a collapsed lung.