Bob Costas

'Gun Control' Bob Costas Re-emerges at CNN

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July 21st, 2020 10:00 AM

Bob Costas is set to bring "valuable opinions" as a contributor to a new employer -- CNN. Some of those opinions made him very unpopular during his many years at NBC, where he bloviated about gun control, the future of football and team nicknames during NFL broadcasts. He left NBC, for whom he also hosted the Olympics for 24 years, in 2017, not on the best of terms.

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Shocker: 'Real Time' Panel Slams 'Orwellian' Political Correctness

April 28th, 2019 7:10 PM
An interview with Bob Costas on Friday’s edition of Real Time started out about sports but not surprisingly, it did not take long for the discussion to turn political. At first, the conversation focused on Colin Kaepernick, with Costas and host Bill Maher speaking favorably about the controversial former quarterback. Eventually, the conversation turned to political correctness; with the…

Buh Bye! Costas (and His Politics) May Be Leaving NBC Sports

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August 30th, 2018 11:02 AM
NBC Sports is about to become a lot more watchable. According to The Washington Post, the network is in talks to terminate Bob Costas’s contract: "Costas, 66, joined NBC Sports in 1979 and has long been a reassuring presence during the Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series and other national events. That role has changed in recent years with the arrival of Mike Tirico from ESPN, and with…

Costas Is ‘Happy’ He’s Not Covering the Super Bowl. You Should Be Too

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January 24th, 2018 4:22 PM
It’s been a rough year for the NFL. Ratings were down, stadiums half-empty, players kneeling, Roger Goodell somehow keeping his job. But take heart, fans! The football gods have decided that you've suffered enough. NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show will go on without Katie Couric Bob Costas.
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Costas Blasts View of Anthem, Patriotism, Flag Symbolizing Troops

September 25th, 2017 6:42 PM
MLB Network announcer and NBC Sports personality Bob Costas is no stranger to imposing his liberal politics on viewers, so he appeared on CNN Monday morning in light of the NFL protests to bemoan the National Anthem and patriotism being exclusively linked to the military and Trump supporters having brain damage.

Michaels Briefly Mentions Kaepernick, Mocks Costas' 'Redskins' Lecture

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October 21st, 2016 11:39 AM
As NFL ratings plunge, the press has adamantly avoided placing any blame on player national anthem protests. However, on Bill Simmons’ show Any Given Wednesday, “the Kaepernick thing” was finally mentioned…and quickly shut down. On October 19, host Simmons had on sportscasters Al Michaels and Bob Costas to discuss the fate of the NFL. He began the discussion by…
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NBC Hails Muhammad Ali’s Left-Wing Activism, Skips Reagan Endorsement

June 6th, 2016 3:47 PM
On Monday, rather than simply remember Muhammad Ali’s boxing career and humanitarian work around the world, NBC’s Today chose to politicize the athlete’s death and praise the liberal activism of his youth. Co-host Savannah Guthrie wanted to avoid a “gauzy portrait” of Ali and instead focus on “How radical, how controversial, and how expensive it was to him…
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Bob Costas Says Football Is the Problem with Football

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December 14th, 2015 10:48 PM
Bob Costas thinks that football has a bigger problem than any supposed “war on football,” or any behavior/disciplinary issues off the field. He thinks the problem is the game itself.
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Sports Writer: Kornheiser Should Have Been Suspended for GOP/ISIS Link

November 26th, 2015 2:17 PM
Promoting his latest book Wednesday night on Newsmax TV, longtime sports writer and Washington Post columnist John Feinstein surprisingly went off the liberal reservation and told host Steve Malzberg that ESPN Radio 980 personality and Pardon the Interruption co-host Tony Kornheiser “should probably have gotten” suspended for comparing conservative Republicans to ISIS back.
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Bob Costas Rips Cubs Pitcher, Unmasks Intense Anti-Religious Hostility

June 29th, 2015 8:57 AM
To be clear, professional sports broadcasting is thankfully long past the time when the announcers would annoyingly sugarcoat dismal player performances. (Though I would prefer that those who actually played the game engage in this criticism, and that play-by-play announcers who haven't try to stay away from it.) So it would have been somewhat acceptable if veteran NBC broadcaster Bob Costas…
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Bob Costas: ESPN 'Courage' Award to Jenner Is a Crass 'Tabloid Play'

June 10th, 2015 10:08 AM
On the Dan Patrick radio show, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said "I wish Caitlyn Jenner well" in finding a comfortable identity, but said “Awarding the Arthur Ashe award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play… It’s a tabloid play." 

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Hits Bob Costas For Pushing His Political Age

August 27th, 2014 12:41 PM
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 Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday, August 26, Herbstreit insisted that “when I'm calling a game, the way Al Michaels would do and the way I do on…

Bob Costas Slams NBC For Insisting Donald Sterling Represents Larger R

July 6th, 2014 10:16 AM
Bob Costas, liberal sportscaster for NBC, had some harsh words for his own network’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy earlier this year.  Costas appeared on MSNBC’s Up w/ Steve Kornacki on Saturday, July 5 and mocked the idea that there was widespread debate over the appropriateness of Sterling’s racist comments. The NBC sports anchor argued that “when…

Networks Hype Social Media 'Backlash' Against Michael Sam Fueled By 'E

May 12th, 2014 2:21 PM
Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the first openly gay player in the NFL, the Big Three network morning shows on Monday all hyped a negative one-word tweet from another NFL player as evidence of a social media "backlash" against Sam, where "every creep and cretin" could attack him. [Listen to the audio or watch…