June 29, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; NBC television reporter Bob Costas commentates during the 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at the CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Costas Rips Mets, Makes a Fool of Himself

After the Mets came back to beat the Cubs today in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the ninth, Bob Costas of NBC went over the highlights during a break in U.S. Open golfing action.  Costas is one of the titans in the industry, and is usually someone to look to as the voice of reason.  Today, he made a complete fool of himself.

Near the end of the highlights, Costas criticized the Mets for the way they celebrated their victory, and cited their celebration as an indication of the “decline of Western civilization.”  Here’s the clip:

Something as innocuous as what Costas said ordinarily isn’t a big deal, but with the Mets getting piled on left and right, I’m going to make it into a big deal.  There was absolutely no reason for Costas to have said the following:

And a team 14 games under .500 celebrates as if it just won the seventh game of the World Series.  Another indication of the ongoing decline of Western civilization.

The Mets aren’t a good baseball team.  They know that, and the fans know that.  However, every single team (no matter their record) celebrates in that manner after a walkoff homer.  If Costas has a problem with that, he should call Bud Selig and attempt to have celebrations outlawed.

If Costas would’ve stopped at his criticism of the celebration, I likely wouldn’t be writing this article.  However, he took it one step further and displayed his momentary ignorance by citing the Mets’ celebration as an indication of the “ongoing decline of Western civlization.”  Hey Bob, here are some things that are an indication of the ongoing decline of Western civilization:

  • People who care more about Kim Kardashian than preventing Genocide and eliminating World hunger.
  • Soulless politicians who refuse to allow even the most rudimentary gun control laws to pass.
  • Those who beat the hell out of others because of their religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Something that isn’t an indication of the ongoing decline of Western civilization?  Ballplayers celebrating after scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to win a baseball game.  Get some perspective, Bob.


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