NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I don't follow the National Football League much these days, so forgive me for being light on details here.
It went something like this:
A Kansas City Chiefs player allegedly murdered his girlfriend. I initially read that he allegedly committed the crime -- remember he is innocent until proven guilty -- in front of the woman's mother. Then, he apparently hopped in his car and, according to police and witnesses, killed himself at the Chiefs' complex.
As we have come to expect in our desensitized nation, the NFL, the Chiefs and, presumably, a fair number of the team's fans brushed off the incident. Somebody made a "team decision" (translation: A bunch of football players situated themselves in a circle in the locker room, held hands, bowed their heads, prayed and said, "Alright, let's go play some football!") and the game went on because, after all, that's what the alleged murderer would have wanted.His girlfriend's family likely won't be watching television anyway, the day after one of their own was taken out. Just another day in the life. Plus, they are too busy worrying over who will take care of the three-month old child left behind. Anyway, I'm just wondering, after the Chiefs won one "for their fallen teammate," could they rally and somehow snag a wildcard spot before the end of the season? Meanwhile, legendary sportscaster Bob Costas went on national television during halftime of the Kansas City game, making the case for gun control. That triggered an immediate -- and often harsh -- reaction by, I can only assume, a fair number of guns' rights advocates and other concerned Americans. You know, after a murder-suicide, we really need to hammer the guy who isn't feeling too good about guns at the moment. Now, mind you, I am not anti-gun. I know that many of my liberal friends would refuse to do this: