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Tuesday
Dec042012

Costas Not Backing Down - ESPN Jumps on Bandwagon

Sunday night diminutive NBC sportscaster with a bad toupee, Bob Costas shamelessly tried to capitalize on the recent and tragic murder-suicide involving the NFL’s Jovan Belcher to score progressive political points against law-abiding gun owners in America.

In his halftime segment during Sunday nights NFL game between the Dallas Cowboy and the Philadelphia Eagles, Costas hit his captive audience of football fans over the head with this absurd rant:

You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article

Handguns do not enhance our safety.
They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belchers actions, and their possible connection to football, will be analyzed. Who knows?
But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didnt possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.

Its easy for media elitistists, living a cloistered life inside their newsrooms and limos protected by armed security officers, to let loose with such a woefully ignorant, ill-timed and irresponsible rant. Furthermore, the fact that Costas tried to partially hide behind a fellow journalist borders on cowardice. Now ESPN broadcasters Colin Cowherd and Michael Wilbon have jumped on the liberal fascist gun grabber bandwagon. 

Facts are the enemy of propagandists like Whitlock, Costas, Cowherd and Wilbon, four liberal fascist sports broadcasters emboldened to come out of the closet after the re-election of their hero Barack Hussein Obama.

Here is the truth.  According to criminologist Gary Kleck, 2.5 million Americans use firearms to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones each year. The obvious truth is that if Bob Costas and his gun-ban buddies at NBC and ESPN had their way, many of these innocent men and women would not be alive today.

Seemingly, Costas has absolutely no knowledge of the fact that good men and women — and oftentimes, the physically weakest among us — rely on firearms as the only reasonable means of protecting themselves from would-be murderers, rapists and thugs

Take the case of the elderly woman in Sarasota, Florida, who, earlier this year, used a handgun to fend off an attacker who broke through her kitchen window. I was fearful of my life, the grandmother tearfully told a 911 operator after she fired two shots at the intruder, causing him to flee.

Or the case of a young Oklahoma mother, who used a firearm to successfully defend herself and her three-month-old baby this past New Years Eve from a man armed with a 12-inch hunting knife who kicked in her door and came straight for her and her child.

On the other hand, consider the tragic reality of Bob Costas and Jason Whitlocks gun-ban utopia.

In 2007, Amanda Collins was a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. Although she possessed a legal permit to carry a handgun, the university prohibited her from doing so on campus property.

Late one night, after taking a mid-term exam, Collins was attacked and brutally raped in a campus parking garage located just 100 yards from a police station. And although she escaped with her life that night, another young woman abducted near the same campus would not be so lucky.

Brianna Denison had been staying with a friend during winter break when she went missing in the middle of the night. After a frantic, four-week search, authorities finally found Brianna’s naked, frozen body, crudely hidden underneath a discarded Christmas tree. She had been kidnapped, raped and strangled to death — savaged by the same monster who attacked Amanda in the parking garage just a few months earlier.

As is often the case with media talking heads, it’s doubtful that Bob Costas has any real understanding of the recklessness of his statements. However, ignorance is never a good excuse, and that’s especially true for someone like Bob Costas, who prides himself on being a responsible journalist.

Bob Costas offended millions of law-abiding, gun-owning football fans with his gun-ban rant. He not only owes every one of us an apology, but also a promise that, in the future, he’ll stick to doing what he’s paid very well to do: talk about sports. If you are using an Apple or other non Flash device, click here to view

Fox News Channel “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld said NBC sports analyst Bob Costas and writer Jason Whitlock have exploited for their own benefit the murder-suicide committed over the weekend by former Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.

On Monday’s “The Five,” Gutfeld, author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” ripped Costas in particular for quoting Whitlock’s editorial, which strongly advocates for gun control, during Sunday night’s NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.

“If it was a deadly flood, it would be the same saying we need to ban water,” Gutfeld said. “Here is the problem — there is no law that actually could have stopped him owning a gun. So what is Costas saying? He is talking about a total gun ban, which makes him a hypocritical buffoon, because he spends most of his life wandering in and out of the New York buildings where he is flanked by people who are armed.”

“He is a sanctimonious ghoul, because whenever something like this comes up, he has to come up. It’s ‘pay attention to me.’ It really wasn’t about the tragedy. It’s about scoring points with other people in media,” Gutfeld added.

The Fox host also reminded viewers of Whitlock’s ill-advised tweet from earlier this year, which mocked then-New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin’s anatomy.

“Same with Jason Whitlock, who is such a chuckle head. This is a guy who, during the Knicks when he was talking about Jeremy Lin, played off a stereotypical deficiency that I’m not even going to get in to, who now refers to the NRA as KKK. He is a bigot. He had to apologize for that.”

Friday
Oct262012

ESPN the World Wide Leader - Nigga Please!

The self appointed World Wide Leaders resident racist, Stephen A. Smith dropped a Nigga Please! live on First Take Yesterday.  Being a hypocrite and a liar, Smith denies he said it. Who are you going to believe your own lying ears or Stephen A?

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Not only does Smith deny that he said what everyone but him heard, ESPN is not taking any disciplinary action against him, even though they edited out his nigga please from taped replays of the broadcast.

This is the same ESPN that suspended an employee who is married to an Asian, ESPN News anchor Max Bretos when he discussed Lins vulnerabilities and asked, If there is a chink in the armor, where can Lin improve his game?

Hypocrisy and the Double Standard are the core of the left, including the liberal fascist media propaganda machine.  Im fully aware that nigga may be the second most used word in the community. Its certainly the first or second most used work in the hood.  Im also aware that nigga is not the same word as nigger.

If Skip Bayless says the same word on the First Take, ESPN will edit it out and move on without taking any disciplinary action. Nigga Please!

Thursday
Oct112012

RIP Beano Cook 1931-2012

Carroll Hoff Beano Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 10, 2012) was a college football historian   and commentator who had worked for ESPN since 1986. 

He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1954, the year I was born.  

Beano was the sports publicist for the University of Pittsburgh from 1956 to March 1966, worked for the Miami Dolphins for one season, and later served as a publicist for both ABC and CBS in New York. It was Beano who was most influential in deciding the ONE college game viewers would see on Saturday afternoon back in the day.

Bean died in his sleep Wednesday night at the age of 81. His breadth of knowledge of the history of the college game earned him the moniker, the Cardinal of College Football. Most recently, Cook and ESPN.com senior college football writer Ivan Maisel shared the microphone on a weekly podcast. Cook also chatted regularly with ESPN.com users. I last heard him on the Tim Brando Radio Show ten days ago before his death.

Said ESPN College GameDay host Chris Fowler: Cook was an American original. His passion, depth and breadth of knowledge, and humor were unique. He was an invaluable early mentor to me and friend. His imprint can still be seen on GameDay each week.

One of Cooks most famous quips came in 1981, after then-commissioner Bowie Kuhn offered lifetime passes to baseball games to U.S. hostages returning from Iran. Havent they suffered enough? Cook said.

He also was afraid to fly, often citing that one of the words associated with any airport is terminal.

You only have to bat a thousand in two things flying and heart transplants, Cook once said. Everything else, you can go 4-for-5.

A neighbor gave him the nickname Beano when he moved to Pittsburgh from Boston as a child ( Oh, from Boston, like the beans).

Beano served in the U.S. Army for two years after graduating from Pittsburgh and lived in Pittsburgh for 74 years until his death.  Nobody knew and loved college football  as much as Beano.  He was one of a kind.  There will never be another Beano Cook.

Thursday
Oct062011

Hank Williams Tells ESPN to Take This Job and Shove It

After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision, he wrote. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. Its been a great run.

In an interview Monday on Fox News Fox & Friends, Williams, unprompted, said of Obamas outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: Itd be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.

ESPN is a typical far left media outlet.  If Williams had said the same thing about Bush, he would not have been suspended.  I avoid watching ESPN whenever possible.  Of course, I watch many live sports events on ESPN but outside of DLHQ, I avoid most of the other programming.  I always make a point not to watch commercials on any TV broadcast, thanks to the best invention of the last millennium, the TV remote control and the VCR.

Most Monday Night Football games suck now anyway, which is the reason the games are on ESPN and not ABC.  All the MNF traditions are gone and the game just isnt what it used to be. 

Williams, through his publicist, said on Monday: Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me how ludicrous that pairing was. Theyre polar opposites and it made no sense. They dont see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president.

Tuesday, he issued another statement.The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin and high fiven on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement, Williams wrote on Facebook and his website. I am very sorry if it offended anyone.

Williams song has been part of Monday Night Football since 1991 on both ESPN and ABC. He is a Grammy award winner who also was a three-time entertainer of the year from the Academy of Country Music in the 1980s.

Sunday
Sep182011

NCAA Super Conference Realignment Update

Looks like Texas officials are coming to their senses. UT must now realize that the PAC-12, soon to be PAC-16 is their best alternative to self destruction. Too little, too late for the Wolf. Boomer Sooners!

Pac-12 officials are engaged in active discussions with Texas and Oklahoma about how to make the Big 12 schools addition to the conference work, a source within the Big 12 confirmed to ESPN.coms Joe Schad.

Another source confirmed to Schad on Sunday night that Texas president Bill Powers met with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott in Los Angeles this weekend. Texas officials traveled to California to watch the Longhorns game against UCLA.

Earlier, The Austin American-Statesman reported the Pac-12 was working out final details to add Texas and Oklahoma to the conference, along with fellow Big 12 schools Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The Statesman cited a source close to the situation that stressed the deal is not yet complete, but that talks were heating up.

The proposed deal would allow Texas to keep ESPNs Longhorn Network, though The Statesman reports the network would have to add other Pac-12 programming to the network.

The new Longhorn Network, a 24-hour showcase for Texas athletics, has caused several Big 12 members to worry it gives the Longhorns too much power and influence, especially in the areas of exposure and recruiting.

This is not yet a done deal, a source familiar with the discussions told The Statesman, saying nothing had been definitively confirmed. It appears that Scott is going to be able to work some magic and help Texas keep the Longhorn Network and their revenue stream.

The University of Texas regents are set to meet Monday to discuss the future of the Big 12. The meeting will come on the same day that University of Oklahoma regents are meeting on the topic of conference affiliation.

A source close to the Oklahoma athletic department told SoonerNations Jake Trotter its expected that the Oklahoma board of regents will vote Monday to authorize president David Boren to take action regarding conference realignment.

The source said Pittsburgh was one of the Big 12s top options as a replacement for Texas A&M, and that when Pitt announced it was going to the ACC, it clobbered everything regarding the Big 12s future.

Another source close to the situation told The Statesman its expected the Texas board, like Oklahoma, will vote Monday to authorize Powers to make a decision regarding realignment.