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General Sports After 40 years, Bob Costas parts ways with NBC

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https://deadline.com/2019/01/bob-costas-leaving-nbc-after-40-years-sports-olympics-1202535909/

 

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“It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas told The New York Post, which confirmed the news with the network. The broadcaster also told the paper that he will continue to work for MLB Network, where he’s set to take part in its Hall of Fame inductee announcement this month, along with calling 20 or so games for the network.

 

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Good. I don’t have to listen to him push his personal political views on me while I’m trying to ENJOY WATCHING SPORTS. 

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2 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

I feel like I haven't heard him on TV in forever.

 

Hasn't he still been a mainstay on the Sunday Night Football preshow?

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29 minutes ago, RedSoxFan9 said:

I don't even remember why conservatives are mad at Costas

I think he said maybe we should restrict gun ownership after Sandy Hook.

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5 hours ago, Biggie said:

Good. I don’t have to listen to him push his personal political views on me while I’m trying to ENJOY WATCHING SPORTS. 

lol

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2 hours ago, sblfilms said:

I think he said maybe we should restrict gun ownership after Sandy Hook.

 

so it's about the same as the tame and boring Gillette commercial that has conservatives riled up

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7 hours ago, SaysWho? said:

 

Hasn't he still been a mainstay on the Sunday Night Football preshow?

 

Not that I know of.

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10 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

 

Not that I know of.

 

Now that I think about it, I don't remember seeing him much this season on Sundays.

 

I always enjoyed him, but 40 years seems as good a time as any to wrap things up.

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1 hour ago, SaysWho? said:

 

Now that I think about it, I don't remember seeing him much this season on Sundays.

 

I remember he used to have those words of wisdom at halftime but it’s been a while, certainly not this season. As for the pre game it’s been Dungy, Harrison and 2 white guys.

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I believe his late night show was "Costas Coast to Coast".

 

I like the that show quite a bit.  One guest. in depth, but laid back.

 

EDIT:  Side note, in 1988 during the Olympics in Seoul a local radio station got his number and called him to talk him.  This call/interview was not set-up in advance and Costas luckily happened to be in his room.

 

For almost 20 minutes he sarcastically ripped them for getting a hold of him in SK, and in between jokes he would answer questions honestly and with great insight.

 

I used to like him, but on that day never was he ever as funny before or since.  Deadpan, sarcastic, relatable and charming, all in one shot.

 

In that bygone era it is what you would call radio gold.  

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