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BOB COSTAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bob Costas on former Syracuse Blazer Bill Goldthorpe, who inspired Slapshot’s Ogie Ogilthorpe

Long before he was hosting the Olympics or Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas was doing minor-league hockey radio broadcasts for the Syracuse Blazers, and that’s where he came across Bill “Goldie” Goldthorpe. Goldthorpe, who had a famed minor-league hockey career and was the inspiration for legendary goon Ogie Ogilthorpe in Slap Shot, was just starting his professional career...
Via Awful Announcing
September 24, 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

Bob Costas returning to NBC Olympic broadcast on Monday

.@MLauer hosts both primetime and late night tonight. Bob returns to host both shows tomorrow night (Monday). pic.twitter.com/iSGK5t2nSR — NBCSportsPR (@NBCSportsPR) February 16, 2014 You know NBC has been waiting to make this announcement since Bob Costas had to step away ffrom the Olympic Primetime anchor desk to recover from his bout with pink eye. It's been the subject of...
Via Awful Announcing
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Meredith Vieira to sub for Bob Costas on NBC

Bob Costas is getting a new substitute on NBC's Olympics broadcast on Friday. It's Meredith Vieira. Costas will be sidelined for a fourth day as NBC's prime-time host because of an eye infection, and Matt Lauer filled in for him three days in a row. But with Lauer also anchoring the ''Today'' show - and making himself available for stunts like a luge ride on Friday's show - Olympics...
Via Associated Press
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pink-Eyed Bob Costas Slams A Shot Of Vodka On Air (Video)

NBC anchor Bob Costas battled what looked  like a nasty case of pink eye for the first few days of the network’s Olympics coverage, and the “TODAY’ show announced Tuesday that Costas has been sidelined and Matt Lauer will replace him on the anchor desk. Costas’ increasingly red eyes have been fodder for social media jokesters, and he seems to be taking it with a good sense...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 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

Bob Costas eye attacked in Sochi: Fans react on Twitter to infection

Bob Costas had to break out the glasses for the Sochi Olympics because of his eye infection. Here are the best fan reactions on Twitter.
Via Gamedayr
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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