BOB COSTAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bob Costas is taking his Olympic future on a “case-by-case” basis

The future of Bob Costas as NBC’s primetime Olympic host, and the speculation over who his successor might be, is one of the favorite water cooler topics amongst sports media wonks.  The ageless Costas has been the Olympic host for NBC since the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki (ok, maybe it was 1992 in Barcelona, but it just seems like ’52 instead). As for when Costas might step aside...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Lunz recut Bob Costas’ 1994 NBA Finals Game 7 intro for 2016

Everything old is new again, and that’s true when it comes to the NBA Finals. Filmmaker Karl Lunz recut Bob Costas’ NBA on NBC intro from Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals (where the Houston Rockets defeated the New York Knicks) with modern footage to set up Sunday’s Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers Game 7: NBA on NBC 2016 Game 7 Finals Intro by @karllunzhttps://t.co...
Via Awful Announcing
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Costas pulls a height joke at his own expense

There are times when Bob Costas can be pretentious. Then there are those times when the Holy Diminutive One pulls a joke poking fun at himself. During today’s coverage of the 141th Preakness Stakes on NBC, Carolyn Manno was in the infield at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore as the group The Chainsmokers were entertaining people. Carolyn mentioned that unlike their name, the band...
Via Awful Announcing
May 21, 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...
Via Awful Announcing
February 11, 2016  |  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

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

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

Matt Lauer Filling In Again For Bob Costas On NBC Olympics Coverage

Bob Costas just can’t seem to shake the eye infection he’s got. Costas will be sidelined for the second night in a row, and Matt Lauer will fill in as the host for NBC’s late night and prime-time Olympics coverage, according to Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead. Costas missed Monday night after an infection he had in his left eye spread to his right eye over the weekend, forcing...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 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

Bob Costas and Mary Carillo drink vodka (Video)

Bob Costas convinced Mary Carillo to drink a glass of vodka with him for a great reason. During Monday night’s “Olympic Late Night” coverage, Costas and Carillo were holding glasses of vodka, though Costas admitted “I’m not really much of a vodka guy.” Carillo seemed stunned that the two were going to consume alcohol while […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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