NFL Week 13 open thread

posted at 11:01 am on December 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Baltimore to play their division rivals, the Ravens, in a must-win game for the Steelers.  Unfortunately, QB Ben Roethlisberger won’t suit up for today’s game, thanks to shoulder and rib injuries that limited his practice time this week.  Charlie Batch will give it another go after a disastrous game last week against Cleveland, but Pittsburgh will get back Troy Polamalu and Antonio Brown.  I’ll hold out hope that the Steeler defense can score points with #43 back in the lineup, and pick Pittsburgh to win 21-17 over Baltimore (CBS, 4:25 ET).

Hey, a guy’s gotta hope, right?

Last week, I had my first sub-.500 set of picks since early in the season, going 2-4 to run my season record to 52-23.  Can I snap back this weekend?  Let’s find out:

  • Vikings at Packers (Fox, 1 pm ET) – The Packers have looked shaky the last few times out, but they’re playing at home, and the Vikings are not a good road team.  Packers over the Vikes, 35-24.
  • Eagles at Cowboys (NBC, 8:20 ET) – This probably looked like a good matchup when they set the schedule.  Dallas isn’t entirely out of the playoff hunt, but the Eagles are, having lost seven games in a row.  Dallas beat them in Philly three weeks ago, and they won’t get Michael Vick or LeSean Jackson back for this game on the road.  Vick’s complaining that Andy Reid’s playing politics with the decision to keep Nick Foles as the starter even though Vick failed his concussion-recovery test on Wednesday, so don’t expect a whole lot of team unity today. Cowboys will get back to .500 with a 28-17 win.
  • Giants at Redskins (MNF on ESPN, 8:30 ET) – This should be a real battle, a great Monday Night game that I’ll have to miss, thanks to it being a school night for me.  The line has the Giants up by one or two points, depending on where you look, and it should be very close.  The Redskins have the best rushing attack but the second-worst passing defense, while the Giants have a midrange rushing defense but the 9th best passing offense in the league.  It will come down to Eli Manning’s arm vs RGIII’s legs.  I’m going to bet on Manning’s arm and experience.  Giants 31-28 over the Redskins, possibly in OT.
  • Buccaneers at Broncos (Fox, 4:05 ET) – Tampa Bay has been surprisingly competitive this season, and are not a team to take lightly.  However, the Broncos are a much different franchise with Peyton Manning under center.  They’re 4-1 at home and unlikely to be contained by the league’s worst passing defense.  Denver wins 31-20, with at least three more Manning TDs to add to his total.
  • Seahawks at Bears (Fox, 1 ET) – Da Bears have been a little inconsistent at times, and the Seahawks have surprised on occasion; Russell Wilson looks like a keeper at QB for Seattle, and he’s got four more TDs than Jay Cutler.  Seattle plays poorly on the road, though, having lost in competitive games to Arizona, St. Louis, San Francisco, Detroit, and Miami.  Their 3rd-ranked passing defense will keep them in the game, but Chicago in Soldier Field will be too much for them to handle.  Bears will edge the Seahawks in a low-scoring game, 20-14.

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“Steelers vs. Ravens? It’s a pity they both can’t lose.”

– Henry Kissinger

Hot Gas on December 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Steelers 49 – Enemy 3

Bishop on December 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

As for the Vikes I hope they got their shots before traveling to the cesspool of Wisconsin Gaza North.

Bishop on December 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Bishop on December 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

You and Es are more tenacious than your Stillers. Oh well. There’s always next year. 28-6, #Ravens.

BKeyser on December 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM

And Ed…

BKeyser on December 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Hey, a guy’s gotta hope, right?

Just be glad you’re not a Saints fan, Ed.

I garontee the Saints will not lose today, however.

Del Dolemonte on December 2, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I’m having a bad football weekend so I’m pretty sure that means the Vikings will get creamed.

At least the Gophers won in basketball :)

gophergirl on December 2, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You’re delusional, Ed. The Steelers will lose in a blowout.

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

steeler defense has to outscore ravens defense in order to win.

jrsrigmvr on December 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You’re delusional, Ed. The Steelers will lose in a blowout.

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

You do realize that in general the usual score differential is less than 7 points? You’re not real bright.

CW on December 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

As a 49ers (8-2-1), I would usually root against the Seahawks (6-5), in order to increase our lead in the NFC West. But in this case, I’ll root for Seattle over Chicago (8-3), whose loss could give us some breathing room in the race for a first-round bye.

Go 49ers! Avenge the tie!

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Eagles lose to the ‘boys, Micheal Vick gets pissed off and punches a poodle

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

You do realize that in general the usual score differential is less than 7 points? You’re not real bright.

CW on December 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You do realize that in general past performance is no guarantee of future results.

They’re without their star QB for another week, and the game is in Baltimore. They’ve had two close losses the past two weeks. I’m predicting a blowout today.

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Eagles lose to the ‘boys, Micheal Vick gets pissed off and punches drowns a poodle and FedExs it to Barky.

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

CorporatePiggy on December 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

If you want to hear something very funny google “It’s beginning to look a lot like Kotite” song parody by Joe Conklin. (For Eagles’ fans)

50sGuy on December 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

You’re delusional, Ed. The Steelers will lose in a blowout.

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM
You do realize that in general the usual score differential is less than 7 points? You’re not real bright.

CW on December 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You do realize that the Steelers have a potato sack for a quarterback and they are playing IN BALTIMORE…

Unless the Steeler defense scores, they probably won’t break double digits..

Khun Joe on December 2, 2012 at 11:32 AM

…Lions play the Colts…and all my fotball ‘expert’ friends laughed when I htought the Lions would be lucky to get to .500 this year! Ha!

KOOLAID2 on December 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Ravens home winning percentage + ability to clinch playoff spot + Charlie Batch starting QB = ?????

MDLibertyLover on December 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

why do we send Michael Vick to jail for Dog Murder but re elect Obama after the same thing?

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Hey, a guy’s gotta hope, right?

Things could be worse, you could be a Jets fan. BUTTFUMBLEMUCH.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 11:48 AM

the Eagles would probably lose to Notre Dame, so they’d obviously lose to Alabama.

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM

“Hope is a dangerous thing”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDGNsbLayJw

reddevil on December 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

why do we send Michael Vick to jail for Dog Murder but re elect Obama after the same thing?

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

1) Unless he’s done it recently, Statute of Limitations has probably expired.

2) Nothing in the Constitution says the President, or Presidential Candidate cannot have criminal or civil offenses in his background. Just that he can be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. Really think the Senate will vote to convict?

Mitoch55 on December 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

What I find despicable is watching NFL talking heads eulogize Jovan Belcher. Only Tom Jackson gets it right.

Jovan Belcher MURDERED a young mother, committing suicide was an easy way out.

RIP, Kasandra Perkins.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Mitoch55 on December 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Which is why DC is full of well dressed crooks.

chemman on December 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

chemman on December 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I thought you said something else that Anthony Wiener I’m sure would agree with.

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Ed, you have to throw in the variable that since it’s a Monday night game, I’ll get to see Washington play. That is not usually a good luck charm for my guys.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Go Niners!!! Beat Them Rams!

Rovin on December 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Amen, and shame on him for subjecting his coaches to something they will probably never completely get over. I am going to have to admit that this man could not have been in his right mind and was truly ill.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

♪♫ Bear down Chicago Bears…..♫♪ ♥

Go Minnesota…..I’ll cheer for any team against those rotten smelling cheese heads.

Besides, next week vengeance will be ours…..
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000103030/article/jared-allen-hit-on-chicago-bears-lance-louis-not-dirty

tencole on December 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM

This might be a good a thread as any to say this. Many of us wonder what the rest of the country is thinking about these days with the impending financial problems the country is facing.

I would say the NFL is one of the DELUSIONS this country has of prosperity. Attending an NFL game is expensive and going ever higher. The salaries people get are rising MUCH faster than the rate of inflation. If you are a minority male tuning into the NFL and seeing all this doesn’t Obama’s lie that there is plenty of money sound true? I am not blaming the NFL but as Rush said on his show. There aren’t any decreases going on to tell people there is a problem in this country. The Obama voters and the country as a whole whether tuning into the NFL or American Idol sees fantastic wealth and NO signs that the Republicans are not just making it up that we have a problem. Sorry when I watch the NFL now I can’t help but think this is what confuses the masses and makes Obama look like he is telling the truth.

Conan on December 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

What I find despicable is watching NFL talking heads eulogize Jovan Belcher.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Really? That’s disgusting.

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Ed, you have to throw in the variable that since it’s a Monday night game, I’ll get to see Washington play. That is not usually a good luck charm for my guys.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

what happened to the Skins rule in the election? Stinkin’ redskins

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

What I find despicable is watching NFL talking heads eulogize Jovan Belcher.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Let me say as an RN that committing suicide is an irrational act.

Committing suicide and thanking people for everyhting they have done for you in the case of the 2 Chiefs officials is not venegeful act on top of it.

This was a CLEAR case of mental illness and as such is a tragedy and should be treated as such.

Conan on December 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Seriously!! If you have to hope your team loses, something good should come out of it.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

This was a CLEAR case of mental illness and as such is a tragedy and should be treated as such.
Conan on December 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

That’s not clear to me at all. Is sounds very possible that he murdered a woman in a fit of rage, realized that he messed up and that he would lose every thing and go to jail and finally decided he’d rather be dead than live with that then took the cowards way out.

tommyboy on December 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I might also add that last nights SEC Championship game was one of the greatest college games ever played. Hat’s off to both teams. Despite Georgia giving up 300+ yards on the ground to Bama, they were one play away from going to the NC. Yes maybe Aaron Murray should have spiked the ball with possibly 14 seconds to get two plays off, but that wasn’t what came from the bench/coaches. “Shoulda, woulda, coulda”

I do think the ref standing ten feet away when Murray took a more vicious hit than the one called against Georgia, should get an earful from his fellow referees. Bad no call!

I don’t think Bama will run over ND the way they did over the Dogs—but we shall see.

Rovin on December 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Seriously!! If you have to hope your team loses, something good should come out of it.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I’m hoping the Iggles lose, but there’s no really great draft prospects so I don’t know what we’ll get

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

tommyboy on December 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

It’s early yet. I hear that there is talk of connecting it to concussions but that seems like a stretch. I can’t believe that an unimpaired person would do anything this awful.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Slade73 on December 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

You just never know. I couldn’t be more tickled with Washington’s six round selection of Alfred Morris. Not only a great surprise find but someone who seems to have a good head on his shoulders. Let’s see how long that lasts between the money he is going to be getting and the fact that he is in D.C., where people go to lose their minds.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

To add to the sadness of the weekend, a longtime groundskeeper for the Cleveland Browns committed suicide yesterday.

Wow.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

What I find despicable is watching NFL talking heads eulogize Jovan Belcher.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Let me say as an RN that committing suicide is an irrational act.

Committing suicide and thanking people for everyhting they have done for you in the case of the 2 Chiefs officials is not venegeful act on top of it.

This was a CLEAR case of mental illness and as such is a tragedy and should be treated as such.

Conan on December 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I really feel horrible for GM Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel. Crennel is showing a lot of courage in being at the game today, but we probably should pray a lot for their well-being. As well as for the family of Kasandra Perkins.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

This is getting creepy. What a shame.

Cindy Munford on December 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM

How the hell KC is even playing today is beyond me.

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

If you want to hear something very funny google “It’s beginning to look a lot like Kotite” song parody by Joe Conklin. (For Eagles’ fans)

50sGuy on December 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Same song also completely applicable to the Jets.

(Kotite: 4-28 in two seasons as Jets head coach)

Right Mover on December 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I’ll hold out hope that the Steeler defense can score points with #43 back in the lineup, and pick Pittsburgh to win 21-17 over Baltimore (CBS, 4:25 ET).

Steeler fan here, but thanks for the gut busting laugh.

msupertas on December 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

How the hell KC is even playing today is beyond me.

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

There are no playoff implications for either team. It’s not like the game is THAT necessary. I would have either postponed or canceled it outright.

People deal with grief and shock in different ways, and this was the Chiefs’ call as to let the game go on or not.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM

msupertas on December 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

As a catechist, Ed should know that there’s a difference between an article of faith and wishful thinking.

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

People deal with grief and shock in different ways, and this was the Chiefs’ call as to let the game go on or not.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM

True, and I respect the call, I just can’t imagine myself out there.

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

True, and I respect the call, I just can’t imagine myself out there.

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Especially Romeo Crennel. Good God. He’s showing a lot more courage than any of us could even muster.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Right score, wrong teams: 21-17, Ravens — they always find a way to keep it interesting. Can’t escape the fact though: the only way you win in Baltimore is to wear purple. Got my Natty Boh cold and ready to go…

affenhauer on December 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Jovan Belcher MURDERED a young mother, committing suicide was an easy way out.

RIP, Kasandra Perkins.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

..especially when you’re playing for the Chiefs this year.
Irreverent? Possibly. But it had to be said. Also, I remind you that Pete Rozelle held the NFL games on the Sunday after the JFK assassination citing the specious precedent of athletics being played to honor the dead:

On November 24, just two days after the assassination of President Kennedy, the NFL played its normal schedule of games. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle said about playing the games: “It has been traditional in sports for athletes to perform in times of great personal tragedy. Football was Mr. Kennedy’s game. He thrived on competition.” Attendance at games went unaffected despite the assassination.

The War Planner on December 2, 2012 at 1:28 PM

The War Planner on December 2, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Bear in mind that in 1963, the NFL was in direct competition with the AFL. Even if the NFL called off, the AFL would likely have still played. And after people were glued to their television sets for days on end, a respite WAS needed, no?

Now, had a story of that magnitude occurred in the modern culture (God forbid), all games would have been called off. And remember that the NFL DID cancel all games the weekend of September 16, 2001, re-purposed them the weekend after the season ended, and delayed the playoffs for one week.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM

You do realize that in general the usual score differential is less than 7 points? You’re not real bright.

CW on December 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You should probably take the points then.

Arnold Yabenson on December 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Bear in mind that in 1963, the NFL was in direct competition with the AFL. Even if the NFL called off, the AFL would likely have still played. And after people were glued to their television sets for days on end, a respite WAS needed, no?

Now, had a story of that magnitude occurred in the modern culture (God forbid), all games would have been called off. And remember that the NFL DID cancel all games the weekend of September 16, 2001, re-purposed them the weekend after the season ended, and delayed the playoffs for one week.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM

..not defending or criticizing anything. Only reporting the facts. Also, the AFL games WERE cancelled on that Sunday, by the way.

The War Planner on December 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

If you want to hear something very funny google “It’s beginning to look a lot like Kotite” song parody by Joe Conklin. (For Eagles’ fans)

50sGuy on December 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Joe should really post that on youtube. It would go viral.

Del Dolemonte on December 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I really feel horrible for GM Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel. Crennel is showing a lot of courage in being at the game today, but we probably should pray a lot for their well-being. As well as for the family of Kasandra Perkins.

Myron Falwell on December 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

No doubt Pioli has already received some good counsel from his father-in-law, Bill Parcells.

Del Dolemonte on December 2, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I’m so happy Sanchez finally got benched. The McElroy Era begins.

mythicknight on December 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Things could be worse, you could be a Jets fan. BUTTFUMBLEMUCH.

Rode Werk on December 2, 2012 at 11:48 AM

:(

JetBoy on December 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Niners and Rams go to OT again, as do Seattle and Da Bears

Del Dolemonte on December 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Thank you, Seahawks. Still mad about that Monday night game so this was the only time in the regular season I was gonna root for ya’ and ya’ came through! Bears defeated. Packers back on top in the black’n'blue division. Gonna savor hearing all the whining’n'crying from the the local sports slimestreamers. If you think the slimestream media is bad for Obamuh, you should spend a week listening to the Chicago sports jerka$$ media drooling over da’ Bears. It’ll make ya’ wanna hurl.

stukinIL4now on December 2, 2012 at 4:33 PM

What a game!!!!

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Seattle just did the Pack a huge favor and the Rams take it? Too bad no one else is here, next round would be on me!!

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I think Alex Smith called that pitch-back run to sabotage Kaepernick and get his job back. What a stupida$$ play call.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

…4 seconds left…yep!…Lions lose!

KOOLAID2 on December 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I think Alex Smith called that pitch-back run to sabotage Kaepernick and get his job back. What a stupida$$ play call.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Some of the dumbest playcalling throughout the whole game by the Niner’s coaching staff. Throw in poor execution, dumb unforced penalties, and clock management, and they deserved to lose this game. Would Smith have done better? Who knows? I don’t think Smith could have run the ball down to FG range like Kap did, but again the coaching staff did NOTHING TO RUN DOWN THE CLOCK. Just a pathetic display all around. These are not the same Niners that dominated the Bears just a few weeks ago.

Rovin on December 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Rovin on December 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

For the life of me I don’t get that particular play. The ground game (on both sides) was pretty much shut down, it’s 3rd and 3, deep in your own territory and you pitch the ball backwards 3-4 yards so that your running back has to run 6-7 yards to gain 3 and a first down to move the chains and keep the drive alive. Regardless of if Kaepernick doesn’t lob the ball over his back’s head, what sense does that play make?

I didn’t get to see the entire game, but what I did see was pretty atrocious. Like you said, poor play calling, poor execution and dumb penalties. They’re not consistent and now you have to question which team is going to show up from week to week.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on December 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

You may not have noticed, but I think he was pitching the ball (backwards) to Ted Ginn of all people. (double facepalm)

Rovin on December 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

You do realize that in general the usual score differential is less than 7 points? You’re not real bright.

CW on December 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You do realize that in general past performance is no guarantee of future results.

They’re without their star QB for another week, and the game is in Baltimore. They’ve had two close losses the past two weeks. I’m predicting a blowout today.

aunursa on December 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Whatever. Hahahaahaha

What an idiot.

Go Steelers!!!!

CW on December 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Ed: I stand corrected… Nice win in Baltimore… I got that one wrong… and the “under”…

Khun Joe on December 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Khun Joe on December 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It would seem that I too owe Mr. Morrissey an apology. In other news, I think he’s definitely going to be proven wrong on his call against RG3.

abobo on December 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

How ’bout that Charlie Batch? Pretty impressive, especially after last week.

Scott P on December 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

…4 seconds left…yep!…Lions lose!

KOOLAID2 on December 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

how do they do it every bloody week ….

conservative tarheel on December 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Some Small Karma Comes Back To M & T Bank where your tax dollars were at work! Luxury boxes anyone?

The name of the stadium has bad connotations for me and fifty wins in a row would be a false glory.

I am not too fond of the Raisins. But they play hard and do well in a tough game. Aside from that, M & T is a Buffalo, NY bank.

Despite not hating them, I was waiting to see that they went down to defeat at M & T Bank Stadium to give my coming week a bright spot.

Now I admit that they are facing a team with ownership that is practically an Obama fan club. If you listened to the Steelers’ owners, though, you found that they ad some pretty unselfish reasons for supporting the “Hope and Change” ticket. The Rooney family sure doesn’t need the money or entitlements to take care of them. Of course the ambassadorships are another issue.

But do a search on M & T Bank. About $600 million in bailouts and TARP money while paying enormous bonuses. Wow they had handouts worthy of GS or Ms or B of A!

And they pay a fortune for their name on a stadium and some nice boxes. Silly stuff when you are handed tax money.

IlikedAUH2O on December 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Bob Costas just said some anti-gun BS about how Belcher and his girlfriend wouldn’t be dead right now if he hadn’t had a handgun. Ever heard of a knife you freaking moron? He said that handguns don’t enhance our lives. What a tool.

mrsmwp on December 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Ed,

Just a little side note, but something that made me smile.

Charlie Batch posted on Facebook a few days ago that he had to put his rescue dog down, after she was suffering from untreatable cancer.

After last week’s debacle and then that loss, I’m glad to see he had a good day.

byepartisan on December 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Costas is a moron. I almost threw up by the time he was finished.

mythicknight on December 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I think the problem is competitive sports. / We need to eliminate competitive sports and then people won’t be so crazy. We’re seeing fights break out in all sports these days, even in the pits at NASCAR. At least if we get rid of sports we won’t have to listen to an idiot like Costas anymore!! Just another useful idiot of the progressives!

Deano1952 on December 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Deano1952 on December 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Get back in that locker, nerd.

Huckabye-Romney on December 2, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Costas is a moron. I almost threw up by the time he was finished.

mythicknight on December 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM

That was shameless. I also felt ill.

Ugly on December 2, 2012 at 11:15 PM

err… shameful.

Ugly on December 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM

So if Costas wants to change our Gun Culture .. why not start by banning violent gun glorifying movies? I would be against that, but if Costas and liberals are cool with denying people Constitutional rights in order to reduce gun violence .. why isn’t that an option for them?

Liberal Hollywood could do that voluntarily even, if they were sincere about it .. which of course they are not.

codewhisperer on December 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Costas gun control plea (if anyone cares to see it).

Ugly on December 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Bob Costas just said some anti-gun BS about how Belcher and his girlfriend wouldn’t be dead right now if he hadn’t had a handgun. Ever heard of a knife you freaking moron? He said that handguns don’t enhance our lives. What a tool.

Man that pissed my wife and I off. I’m glad my kid was in the other room so he couldn’t hear my reaction. What an ignorant idiot.

Mobes on December 3, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Costas gun control plea (if anyone cares to see it).

Ugly on December 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I hope he goes to the UK or Japan and gets stabbed/slashed to death.

tom daschle concerned on December 3, 2012 at 3:25 AM

I have just about had it with the NFL.

3 1/2 hours to watch a one hour game, a league populated by illiterate psychopaths seeking every opportunity to maim an opponent with a cheap shot, a league management unwilling or unable to protect the athletes from the gangsters, and a broadcast media full of the same butt-sniffing leftists that pollute the world at MSNBC.

I don’t love football that much.

Jaibones on December 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM