Allegations of harassment against Shaun White emerge, aren’t pretty

Shaun White gave a lengthy interview to Bob Costas last night in Rio. He’s lucky that was scheduled for last night, because today TMZ reported details on a lawsuit they first reported back in May. White is being sued by Lena Zawaideh, the former drummer in his band, and TMZ has the court documents, which include some fairly disturbing allegations. How disturbing? Well, here...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps did not ‘prepare’ for London, still won four golds

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian ever as he has won 22 medals over three Olympiads. Phelps won five golds and six medals at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens; a whopping eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing; and he pulled in four golds and two silvers at the 2012 Olympics in London. Though most athletes would be ecstatic about winning six medals — including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

SHOCKING NEWS: Bob Costas will host the Olympics in primetime this year

Hopefully you’re sitting down for this stunning piece of news that surely will rock all of sports media, no… the world.  Young upstart Bob Costas will host this year’s Olympics in primetime… again. NBC confirmed the news that really didn’t need any confirmation because we all knew/assumed it was happening anyways.  But, Costas will host his seventh Summer Olympiad in...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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 his great game and the suspension...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 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

Report: Bob Costas’ Olympic Pink Eye Caused By ‘Botched Botox’

There might be more to Bob Costas’ 2014 Winter Olympics optic problems than meets the eye. What will inevitably go down as the most talked about case of conjunctivitis in the history of eye sockets, Costas’ eye troubles are taking a weird turn as they might have been caused by “botched Botox.” According to Page Six of the New York Post, a source told the site that Costas’...
March 07, 2014  |  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

Costas returns to Olympic coverage

Bob Costas returns as host for NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage Tuesday night, if still not exactly clear-eyed, at least with a sharpened sense of respect for the colleagues and crew who covered for him during a six-day absence. ''The doctors told me the infection has to run its course, which is 2-to-3 weeks, which covers the entire Olympics. It's the all-time perfect bad timing...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 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). — 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

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