In some kind of strange crossover special along the lines of The Jetsons Meet The Flinstones, Bob Costas because the topic of the day on the cable news networks yesterday. If you turned it on CNN, MSNBC, or Fox News, you were more than likely going to find a conversation about Bob Costas and/or gun control. You can probably imagine which networks and cable news personalities fell on which side of the fence in looking at Costas' gun control essay.
Costas himself has continued to speak out and expand upon his comments from Sunday Night Football, which were basically a re-telling of Jason Whitlock's Fox Sports column on the matter. In terms of respectability, Costas and Whitlock are on two different planets, but it's just one once-in-a-lifetime subplot to this developing story to see their names linked so closely. Whitlock himself became a discussion point yesterday as he chose to use his newfound notoriety to make the Whitlockian argument that the NRA is the new KKK.
Costas has spoke to the New York Times standing by his commentary and appeared on MSNBC last night to further clarify the remarks. In addition, he had an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show yesterday morning, which is worth the full listen if you're interested in this story. Costas takes you behind the scenes on how and why he said what he did Sunday night, the intense reaction to his essay, and what he would do differently...no comments