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Big Names: Costas/McCarver, NFL Hires, Molly Qerim

For the first time in 35 years, Bob Costas and Tim McCarver will call a game together. In other news, the NFL has hired a pair of reporters, and incoming ESPNer Molly Qerim has been assigned to First Take. Costas, McCarver to Work Together For First Time in 35 Years Longtime Major League Baseball broadcasters [...]
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Bob Costas Tried To Liven Up A Game And It Didn’t Go Well

Here’s what he said: @ESPNChiCubs @BornOnThirdCubs Costas went there huh? — Human Fund (@Gcarter3) June 27, 2015 That’s a burn. 3rd degree. And Costas has already apologized to Pedro Strop after everyone seemed to be offended. One of the Internet’s favorite go-to’s is ripping on whatever national announcer is calling whatever game is being...
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Bob Costas to apologize to Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop

We told you about Bob Costas going all HAM on Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop during Friday night’s Chicago-St. Louis game on MLB Network. Costas was not happy with Strop as he pointed skyward after getting pulled after just 18 pitches. The Holy Diminutive One wondered out loud if Strop would ask for forgiveness from a departed relative “for his atrocious performance.” Well, it...
Via Awful Announcing
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Bob Costas rips into Pedro Strop (Video)

Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Calling Friday night’s Cubs-Cardinals game for MLB Network, Costas absolutely tore apart Chicago reliever Pedro Strop after Strop gave up the game-tying home run in the 8th inning to Cardinals shortstop Greg Garcia. While Garcia’s homer was smoked...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Curmudgeonly Bob Costas not a fan of ESPY award to Caitlyn Jenner

As he approaches life as a senior citizen, Bob Costas has been getting crankier. Some of his “Get off my lawn” commentaries during the Sunday Night Football a couple of years ago were head-scratching opinions while others did hit the nail on the head. This week, Costas appeared on the Dan Patrick Show and the topic of Caitlyn Jenner came up, notably the recent announcement that...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  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

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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