The tragic murder-suicide involving former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who fatally shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before committing suicide at the team facility in the front of coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli Saturday morning was the topic of discussion by Bob Costas of NBC Sports at the halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 13 showdown on Sunday Night Football.
Here’s the transcript (followed by the video and my reaction):
Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, [inaudible] sports clichés was heard yet again: something like this really puts it all in perspective.
Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf-life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.
Please, those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion ...