Roger Goodell Refuses To Answer NBC's Questions

Roger Goodell threatened to fine Marshawn Lynch $500,000 if he didn't answer media questions this week. Let's all be surprised, then, that King Hypocrite refused NBC's request he answer their questions on-camera. » 2/01/15 4:25pm 2/01/15 4:25pm

Here's Bob Costas Taking Some Swings In A Batting Cage

A reader who was in Cooperstown, New York, during this year's baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony sends along this video of Bob Costas takin' some cuts in the local batting cage. » 8/22/14 3:26pm 8/22/14 3:26pm

Bob Costas Threw Two First Pitches Because The First One Was So Bad

Bob Costas threw the ceremonial first pitch(es) in St. Louis tonight and missed badly on his first toss. After fist-exploding with the Cardinals mascot, he cooly jogged to the rubber for his pitch. It's unclear if it was nerves or just the adrenaline pumping, but he airmailed his first throw through the left-handed… » 8/20/14 12:05am 8/20/14 12:05am

Bob Costas Abandons Broadcast Booth Mid-Inning To Pee

Bob Costas handed over play-by-play to MLB Network commentator John Smoltz in the bottom of the seventh inning tonight at Yankee Stadium, escaping the booth to hit the little boys' room. » 4/29/14 10:18pm 4/29/14 10:18pm

Report: Bob Costas' Olympic Eye Infection Was From Botched Botox

If you were a TV host with a huge gig on the horizon — the ding dang Olympics — you might make an appointment to get a little freshen up with the cosmetic surgeon. Who could blame you? You want to look your best when the whole world is watching. But what if something went wrong and your eyes got red and your vision… » 3/07/14 11:18am 3/07/14 11:18am

Matt Lauer Asks Bob Costas If He'll Be Taking The Red-Eye Flight Home

Bob Costas joined Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning to discuss the buzz in Sochi and at the end of the segment, Lauer casually asked Costas how much longer he was staying in town. Lauer waited for the response and then pounced all over him. » 2/21/14 9:17am 2/21/14 9:17am

Bob Costas Is Back: How Are His Eyes?

Bob Costas is back on the air tonight at NBC despite "not being 100%," and a close inspection of his wonky eye suggests he's still got a few days left to take Russian antibiotics of questionable efficacy. » 2/17/14 8:42pm 2/17/14 8:42pm

Leave Bob Costas Alone!

I have had my share of fun goofing on Bob Costas over the years. He is NBC's resident nostalgia elf, and every Sunday night during football season he climbs up on his big-boy chair and arranges himself in that self-satisfied, half-canted way of his and delivers unto you, the common folk, a halftime sermon that says… » 2/11/14 9:22am 2/11/14 9:22am

Let's Watch Mary Carillo And Bob Costas Drink Vodka Together

We've been systematically ignoring NBC's "Olympic Late Night" coverage, mostly because by the time it airs the events it covers are a day old and, at the same time, there is actual live Olympics competition happening. Maybe we should be watching it more closely. » 2/11/14 12:42am 2/11/14 12:42am

What's The Deal With Bob Costas's Eye?

This morning, a reader wrote in to alert us to Bob Costas's appearance on this morning's episode of the Today Show. The reader wanted to know what the hell was going on with Costas's left eye, which appeared to be all kinds of messed up. So we reached out to Costas, looking for an answer. » 2/06/14 10:59am 2/06/14 10:59am

Let's All Watch Bob Costas Make Weird Faces For Two Minutes

Here's some fun video from the Saints-Broncos game in 2012. Bob Costas prepares to wrap up the Sunday Night Football broadcast, and apparently his face needs some warming up. » 2/03/14 5:39pm 2/03/14 5:39pm

Costas: No HOF Vote For Fans Because "They Vote For Their Favorites"

NBC's Bob Costas argued against fans having a say in the Hall of Fame election process today on Dan Le Batard's radio show, claiming were they to be provided enfranchisement they'd "vote for their favorites," something actual BBWAA members have never, ever done. After all, you can't have famous people in a Hall of… » 1/09/14 4:48pm 1/09/14 4:48pm

Bob Costas On New Olympic Snowboarding Events: "Jackass Stuff"

Bob Costas irritated the snowboarding crowd yesterday on Today, calling the sport's new events in the 2014 Olympics "Jackass stuff." » 1/07/14 8:04pm 1/07/14 8:04pm

Bob Costas Says "Redskins" Is "An Insult, A Slur"

Here's Costas's halftime essay from Sunday Night Football, wading back into controversial waters as he comes out strongly against Washington's use of "Redskins" as a team name. » 10/14/13 8:36am 10/14/13 8:36am

Bob Costas Slams CBS And Jim Nantz Over Gutless Masters Coverage

Bob Costas went on The Dan Patrick Show and really quite beautifully torched CBS's Masters coverage for not acknowledging "Augusta's history of racism and sexism." Here's Costas: » 4/12/13 1:15pm 4/12/13 1:15pm

"You Couldn't Help But Think, Where's Bob Costas?" An Ex-Producer On…

So CBS really, really shat the bed during last night's 34-minute power outage. How could they have handled things differently? We checked in with Those Guys Have All the Fun co-author Jim Miller, who used to be the senior executive producer of Anderson Cooper 360. » 2/04/13 3:00pm 2/04/13 3:00pm

Bob Costas's Eulogy For Stan Musial Was Midwestern Sports Reverence At…

The gee whiz school of sports coverage has lost ground for years to the aw nuts crowd, largely because fans and media alike don't like playing the patsy to athletes' bogus lore. Lance was doping. Bobby Thomson stole signs. Manti was mourning a photograph with a nice voice. What's the world coming to when you can't… » 1/26/13 6:34pm 1/26/13 6:34pm