Bob Costas won’t be at the Super Bowl this year.
Bob Costas says football “destroys people’s brains,” and that “the cracks in the foundation [of the sport] are there.” He probably would not have said this during the 11 seasons he emceed Sunday Night Football, ending last year. [USA Today]
Despite still looking like a lad fresh out of short pants, Bob Costas is 64 years old and could not continue as the face of NBC Sports forever. His heir has been apparent since last year when NBC hired Mike Tirico, but the transition is happening quicker than we expected.
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For years now, a flattering story about tiny sportscaster Bob Costas has been circulating around the internet. Legend has it that while Costas was covering the 2011 Belmont Stakes, a rowdy fan threw a beer at him. Costas is said to have caught the can of suds with one hand, and then chugged the beverage like a real…
To be fair, if Albert Belle suddenly made an appearance at bat in the MLB postseason that would be a pretty big story.
Is there anything worse than Bob Costas talking about “the ethos of the mob” and “clicks” and “ad-hominem attacks” every time he opens his mouth to answer a question about the internet? I submit that there isn’t.
Bob Costas will apologize to Pedro Strop for launching into an inexplicable, hilarious, and just plain dirty burn on the Cubs reliever after Strop’s poor outing Friday night.
Pedro Strop didn’t have the best performance out of the Cubs’ pen tonight, giving up a homer and then putting two more guys on base. But it apparently infuriated MLB Network’s Bob Costas, who hammered Strop with a burn so raw we can’t even endorse it:
Recently, it was revealed that this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award—an award concocted by ESPN and given out every year at the ESPY Awards—will be given to Caitlyn Jenner. No one should really be upset by this; nodding to the ideal of equality is a fine use of ESPYs airtime.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.