It’s always awkward when sportscasters stray from their field of expertise and pontificate on political and social issues.
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Bob Costas, building on his previous efforts in this regard, recently took this awkwardness to a whole new level.
Costas recently challenged Second Amendment supporters, saying:
“Let’s make a bet, you and me. Let’s say over the next five years – we’ll do a Google search, we’ll have an independent party monitor it – you keep track of how many good and constructive things are associated with athletes having a gun, and I’ll keep track of all the tragedies and criminality and folly. And let’s see who comes out ahead or behind as the case may be. These things are directly connected.”