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BOB COSTAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Variety says Josh Elliott’s in talks to return to ABC, Elliott and ABC deny it

When Josh Elliott left ABC and “Good Morning America” for NBC in March 2014, it seemed like a move that could have substantial repercussions, with Elliott tabbed by many as the successor to either Bob Costas or Matt Lauer. That hasn’t happened, though, with Elliott himself saying last May that his contract is only with NBC Sports (why he hasn’t appeared on NBC’s “Today”...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Name Beth Mowins Preseason Play-by-Play Announcer

The Newhouse Sports Media Center presented the Marty Glickman award for leadership in sports media to ESPN play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins at the Time Warner Center in New York City on Wednesday Night. It was the third straight year the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University honored an alum with the Marty Glickman award. NBC sportscaster and...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Costas goes off on Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop

When Bob Costas is trending on Twitter, either “Get Off My Lawn” Sunday Night Football halftime commentary, has made some comment on a nationally syndicated radio show, or has crushed someone on a game broadcast. On Friday it was the latter. During the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game on MLB Network, Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop came in and basically stunk up the joint. Strop...
Via Awful Announcing
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Just call him Dr. Bob Costas from now on

In addition to his work at HBO, MLB Network and of course, NBC, Bob Costas is known to be one of the many distinguished alumni of Syracuse University and in particular, the Newhouse School of Public Communication where noted sportscasters Marv Albert, Ian Eagle, Sean McDonough, Beth Mowins, Dave Pasch, Dick Stockton, Mike Tirico and thousands of others graduated. It appears that...
Via Awful Announcing
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Was Bob Costas’ Sochi pink eye caused by botched Botox?

A source has informed Page Six that the alleged cause of the disturbing pinkeye that (Bubonic) plagued Bob Costas in Sochi during the Winter Olympics and prompted him to be pulled off the air was caused by botched Botox procedure. Costas, whose unfortunately timed condition became comedic fodder, missed six days as the prime-time host […]The post Was Bob Costas’ Sochi pink eye...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Bob Costas say ‘Pussy Riot’ on loop with a stanky eye

Between Bob Costas' stanky eye and him dropping a "***** Riot" on air, we can just go ahead and wrap these Games up and call it an Olympics.
Via Gamedayr
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Bob Costas says "***** Riot" and everyone giggles

Bob Costas is tasked with weaving the societal issues of the Sochi Olympics together with the athletic events from his lofty perch.  Ultimately that was going to lead to the incredible television moment of him saying the words "***** Riot" on national television.  That happened on night one when he also happened to have a weird infection in his left eye that just added to the....
Via Awful Announcing
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas has pink eye and is wearing glasses in Sochi

If you saw Bob Costas doing Olympics work on NBC at all Thursday, your first question probably was “what the heck is up with Bob Costas’ eye?” and why is he wearing glasses? Turns out that the veteran broadcaster developed an eye infection that prevented him from putting in contact lenses, which is why he’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 06, 2014  |  32 Comments
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