Bob Costas stopped by the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, and discussed a wide variety of topics. One of the topics was his potentially controversial commentaries during Sunday Night Football, and how they sometimes move into the political spectrum.
Costas responded to his critics that claim that he “constantly” uses the commentaries for political reasons in a very strong way.
Here is a vintage video of Bob Costas to go along with my column on his Chicago connections.
I knew that Costas did the Bulls games for a season on WGN. However, I had forgotten that prior to joining NBC in 1980, he actually called some NFL games for CBS in the late 70s. Here is a clip of Costas with Colts great Tom Matte as his analyst.
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My latest Chicago Tribune column is on Bob Costas reflecting on all of his Chicago ties on his 40th anniversary in broadcasting.
You also can access the column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report.
Thanks to The Museum of Classic Chicago Television for the picture of young Bob.
From the column:
Bob Costas has covered so many Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, U.S. Opens...
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Injuries are taking toll on the stars of the Olympics, and even forcing one out of action. It was announced by NBC that Bob Costas would miss Tuesday night’s primetime Winter Olympic coverage due to his diseased eyes. We know this is sad news, but we give you these 20 hilarious memes of Costas and his pink eyes to honor the fallen broadcaster.
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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.
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....
Costas tried to say it smoothly, but we know what he was thinking…….
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 […]