Billy Bob at Hell on Earth has a tremendous, and powerful answer to all those Liberals blaming guns for the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher
I have known 5 people that have killed themselves.
Two of them used prescription medication.
One hung himself.
One ran his Corvette into a building at 100+ mph.
And one used a gun.
One of the people that used the medication had a pistol in the nightstand beside the bed he died in. And the guy in the Corvette had a gun in the console.
The thing that happened with Jovan Belcher this weekend didn’t have anything to do with the gun. The gun didn’t make him kill his girlfriend. And it didn’t make him take his own life.
For jason whitlock and then the guy on Sunday Night Football to somehow associate these events with the gun is pretty damn stupid. Belcher was determined to make these events happen. If he hadn’t had access to a gun he would have used some other instrument, a knife, a baseball bat, a car, there are literally thousands of ways to commit murder and suicide without using a gun.Blaming the gun makes this whole easy though doesn’t it? Why did he do it? Because he had a gun, of course.When you blame the gun, you don’t really have to ask the hard questions. You don’t have to investigate whether or not the head injuries Belcher has sustained were a contributing factor. Or the pain medication he was addicted to. Or the fact that he consumed alcohol every day. Nope, just blame the gun. The gun twisted his mind and drove him to the madness. The gun haunted his dreams. The gun made him do it.Bullshit.
Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig, an Air Force vet and longtime football fan, passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications from both multiple sclorosis and his ”heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs,” according to his obituary in The Kansas City Star.
Lickteig’s daughters said that, although their father didn’t write his obit, he had a great sense of humor and would have loved it. He would even change his shirt from red to black if the Chiefs were losing during a game, they said.
The Chiefs are currently 1-9 for the season, and the obituary went to press on the day the Chiefs lost by a 6-28 point margin to the Cincinatti Bengals.
The Ravens rode the emotions of a determined defense and the strong arm of Joe Flacco to a 30-7 win over the overmatched Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Sunday.
In a playoff weekend that began with upsets, the Ravens slammed the young Chiefs by forcing five turnovers and getting two touchdown passes from Flacco.
The Ravens’ fourth road playoff win in three seasons advances the AFC’s No. 5 seed to the divisional round against their AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens play the second-seeded Steelers on Saturday at Heinz Field, where the Ravens beat them earlier this season.
It was an emotionally charged game for the Ravens and safety Ed Reed, whose brother went missing in Louisiana last week. The Ravens took control of the game by intercepting Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel three times and forcing two fumbles.
The momentum from the Ravens’ defense started to snowball in the third quarter, when Dawan Landry picked off Matt Cassel. The Ravens’ third forced turnover of the quarter led to a devastating blow by Flacco.
In a season when the Ravens have struggled to finish off teams, Flacco did exactly that when he threw a 4-yard touchdown to a leaping Boldin in the back of the end zone for a 23-7 lead. Flacco’s second touchdown pass of the game arched over two jumping Chiefs linebackers and into the hands of Boldin, who scored for the first time in five games.
Willis McGahee finished off the game with 25-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
It was an interesting start for the more playoff-experienced Ravens, who scored on their first and last possessions of the first half. Everything else was a little shaky.
The Ravens took the opening kickoff right down the field with Flacco exposing the middle of the Chiefs’ coverage. He hit Anquan Boldin for a 27-yard connection and found Todd Heap for a 12-yard gain to the goal line.
But the Ravens were unable to punch the ball in despite having three shots from the Kansas City 1-yard line. Flacco fumbled the snap on first down, and Willis McGahee got stuffed on second down. The Ravens had to settle for a short field goal after Chiefs safety Eric Berry deflected a third-down pass to Heap in the end zone.
The first half began to shift when Flacco had the ball stripped from behind by Tamba Hali, who beat left tackle Michael Oher off the edge. Two plays after Flacco’s fifth fumble lost this season, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles sprinted past the entire Ravens defense for a 41-yard touchdown.
The longest touchdown run allowed by the Ravens in their playoff history put them behind 7-3 late in the first quarter.
The Ravens’ best drive of the first half came at the end of it, thanks to Flacco’s arm and feet. Flacco rank three times for 24 yards (a season high in any one game for him, much less one drive) and completed three passes to Heap for 46 yards to get the Ravens in the red zone.
An offensive line, which had allowed three sacks in the first half, gave Flacco enough time to look to his right and left before finding an uncovered Ray Rice over the middle. Rice caught the ball at the 5-yard line, used a head fake and went into the end zone untouched.
Rice’s 9-yard touchdown catch the first touchdown reception by a running back in Ravens postseason history — finished off the 11-play, 80-yard drive and moved them back ahead, 13-7, with 19 seconds before halftime.
On the first drive of the second half, the Ravens defense stopped Kansas City on fourth-and-1, when nose tackle Kelly Gregg hit Charles in the backfield before the rest of the Ravens swarmed on top of him. The Ravens then capitalized to extend their lead to 13-7 in the third quarter on a Billy Cundiff 29-yard field goal. The scoring drive was helped by a 15-yard personal foul on Hali, who took a shot at Flacco’s knees.
The Ravens defense stepped up again on the next series when Ray Lewis forced wide receiver Dexter McCluster to fumble. Taking over at the Chiefs’ 17, the Ravens couldn’t convert in the red zone for the second time in the third quarter. Cundiff’s 29-yard field goal increased the Ravens’ advantage to 16-7.