As a die-hard and life-long fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, I have had a special interest in the recent murder-suicide of linebacker Jovan Belcher.
With that in mind, I wanted to reach through my high-definition television and slap the snot out of NBC's Bob Costas when he decided Dec. 1 to lecture the audience how no guns would have meant no murder-suicide.
Okay Bob, it's like this: Guns are a weapon of choice. He could have killed her with a car, some poison, or about any MSNBC show.
(I covered crime for most of my 20 years as a reporter, so I was surprised he actually shot her nine times; often, crimes of passion involve knives and beatings.)
Murders seldom make sense. But one theme among the hundreds of killings I covered as a reporter is that the killers never have a moral foundation to their lives. If they did, well, they wouldn't kill.
So if Bob wanted to make a statement that would make sense, and spare us another gun lecture, he could have mentioned something like Belcher might not have killed his girlfriend if he had God and Jesus in his life.
Bob wanted to spew more anti-gun tripe.
And Bob didn't even have the balls to make the opinion his own, at least initially. Instead, he quoted national columnist Jason Whitlock, a race-baiter who often writes about the Chiefs, so I'm familiar with his work as well.
Bob cloaked his opinion by quoting Whitlock's column on the subject how guns were bad and how no guns meant no murder.
C'mon Bob. Be a man. If you have an opinion, at least make it your own -- no matter how silliy and nonsensical it is.