Okay, he hasn’t done it yet. Based on his track record, however, I suspect NBC Sports’ Bob Costas might find the use of the word, Oklahoma, offensive to someone. Who exactly? Don’t worry; he’ll find someone.
Recently, the well-known sports broadcaster offered comments about the name of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins being “an insult, a slur” — comments that had nothing to do with the game of football. Apparently, Costas could not control his insatiable desire to offer his unwanted political opinion during halftime of NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
I hope Costas doesn’t visit the nation’s 47th state anytime soon. Why? Because I was born and raised in the state known as the “Land of the Red Man” and do not find “Oklahoma” — the Choctaw Indian word for “Red People” — offensive.
A parting word of advice for Costas: Stick to color commentary — unless, that is, you’re afraid that kind of commentary might offend people of color.