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Unlike Brady, Peyton may retire before he sucks

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has said he’ll retire when he sucks. His longtime rival and nemesis may not wait quite that long. “I guess I’m along the same lines as Tom,” Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tells NBC’s Bob Costas in an interview that will be televised on tonight’s edition of Football Night in America. “I…

Bob Costas Insists There's 'Reasoned Objection' to Redskins Name

NBC announcer Bob Costas insisted that there is a "reasoned objection" to the Redskins name. Appearing on ESPN's Outside the Lines special on the team's name this week, Costas admitted, along with host Bob Ley, that the name-change issue has been bit of a "media cause célèbre" and defended his halftime commentary on the nickname last year. Show More Summary

TV highlights: The 2014 NFL season kicks off on NBC

Sunday night football on NBC opens the season on a Thursday night with the one-hour prepper “NFL Kickoff 2014” (NBC at 7:30 p.m.) that has Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott and Tony Dungy discussing the upcoming season before the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers at 8:30. Show More Summary

Al Michaels: Bob Costas Really Needs to Drink a Tall Cold Glass of Shut Your Fat Mouth You Chubby Pisher Juice

Or words to that effect. He spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about his new Thursday Night Football gig on CBS. How do you plan to handle the Washington Redskins nickname controversy on the air? Gaudelli: Just like we handled it...

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Hits Bob Costas For Pushing His Political Agenda During Games

During an appearance on Fox and Friends, ESPN football announcer Kirk Herbstreit criticized NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas for talking politics while announcing a game when most Americans just want to watch the game. Speaking to co-host...Show More Summary

Here's Bob Costas Taking Some Swings In A Batting Cage

last monthSports : Deadspin

A reader who was in Cooperstown, New York, during this year's baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony sends along this video of Bob Costas takin' some cuts in the local batting cage. Read more...

Bob Costas -- Disses 50 Cent ... Seriously

Bob Costas' street cred is at an all-time high... 'cause the guy just talked some serious smack about 50 Cent. Check it out -- we were talking to Bob about the fact he got a "do-over" after a terrible first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game…

Bob Costas asks for first pitch do-over

Following a bad ceremonial first pitch, most people shrug sheepishly and slink off the mound — if they’re even pitching from the mound. Bob Costas is not most people.

Bob Costas Throws Twice After Royally Botching First Pitch at Cardinals Game

You know what’s a real indication of the decline of Western civilization? Bob Costas double-dipping at the first-pitch altar. The longtime NBC Sports personality stepped up to deliver the honorary toss at Tuesday night’s St. Louis Cardinals game and ended up doubling down. Show More Summary

Bob Costas Takes a Mulligan on Ceremonial First Pitch Before Cardinals-Reds Game (Video)

Right now 50 Cent is saying “what the hell is a mulligan?” However, in a few seconds, after one of his people explains that a mulligan is a golf term that means free do-over, he’s going to be like, “why didn’t anyone tell me you could take one of those?” You will recall, of course, […]

Bob Costas throws bad first pitch, demands a second

Before Tuesday night’s Reds-Cardinals game in St. Louis, Bob Costas threw out the first pitch. His first attempt at least made it to the general area around home plate, but it sailed wide. Then, Costas did something unprecedented – he demanded a SECOND first pitch, as the MLB Tonight studio crew got on his case. […]

Bob Costas Threw Two First Pitches Because The First One Was So Bad

last monthSports : Deadspin

Bob Costas threw the ceremonial first pitch(es) in St. Louis tonight and missed badly on his first toss. After fist-exploding with the Cardinals mascot, he cooly jogged to the rubber for his pitch. It's unclear if it was nerves or just the adrenaline pumping, but he airmailed his first throw through the left-handed batter's box. Show More Summary

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 8/18 – 8/24

Monday, August 18 Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN 8 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Royals at Twins] Tuesday, August 19 Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (MLBN 8PM) Bob Costas, John Smoltz [alt: Jays at Brewers] Wednesday, August 20 New York Mets at Oakland Athletics (MLBN 3:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Jays at Brewers 2pm] Los Angeles Angels […]

Texas radio host gets Dallas Cowboys “World Champs 2015? tattoo

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

I have no idea why asinine tattoos proclaiming sports titles yet to be won is becoming a thing.  But, as Bob Costas once said, it is indeed proof of the decline of Western civilization. Some bozo radio host in Texas, (does his name even matter?) decided to get a Dallas Cowboys World Champs 2015 tattoo in […]

Bryant Gumbel Says Smart Things About Tony La Russa And Mark McGwire

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

We'll take any allies in the war on the war on PEDs, even if that ally is the most self-satisfied broadcaster on television, a man who makes Bob Costas look like Woody Allen. Listen to Bryant Gumbel here. He speaks truth. Read more....

Bob Costas: We Need to Quit the ‘Politically Correct BS’ About Sterling

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Bob Costas sat down with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over the weekend to discuss the intersection of sports and politics, and in talking about the Donald Sterling saga, Costas bemoaned all the "politically correct BS" that emerged in the wake of his racist rantings.

Really?? Bob Costas Tells MSNBC – “Stop Blaming White Racism For All Of Black People’s Problems”

Bob Costas Says White Racism Not To Blame For All Black People’s Problems Veteran sportscaster Bob Costas has been known not to hold his tongue in the past and during a recent visit to MSNBC, he caused more than a

Costas: NBC Should Say ‘Politically Correct BS’ on Sterling Controversy Spurring Race Dialogue

While talking about the ramifications of Donald Sterling‘s controversial racial comments, Bob Costas noted some points his network should have made. “When people say, ‘well, this is an opportunity to open up a dialogue on race,’ here...Show More Summary

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