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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...
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NBCSN to air a unique NHL-Slap Shot doubleheader

As the NHL Preaseason ramps up, NBCSN is going to provide Americans with its first hockey telecast of the fall on Tuesday. It will air a preseason game using the iconic movie “Slap Shot” as a theme for NBCSN’s inaugural Kraft Hockeyville U.S.A. broadcast. The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA. The War Memorial was...
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Tom Brady turns down interview request from NBC after game

    Tom Brady is one of the faces of the NFL and among the most accommodating players in the league when it comes to media requests, but that may be changing. Brady put together a brilliant performance in the Patriots’ 28-21 season-opening victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. He went 25/32 for 288 yards and four touchdowns. Between that performance and...
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September 10, 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...
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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.
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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....
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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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