Bob Costas

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    February 10, 2014

    Dumb Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Sochi's Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    Does Bob Costas have pink eye? Yikes. #welcometoSochi— Dan Ukrainetz (@Dan_Uk1) February 8, 2014 The lead-up to Sochi was filled with dire signs that Putin's games were doomed. The toilets are weird! There's no Chobani! They're butchering thousands of dogs! My honey ... More >>

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    January 26, 2013

    What Does Sammy Hagar's Dick Look Like? A Chat With Home Blitz About Van Halen

    "I've always thought of myself as a fairly sane person, but chronicling this experience is kind of making me wonder why." Those are the last words Theresa Smith, guitar player in one of New Jersey's best bands, Home Blitz, has to say on her bizarre, year-long decent into obsessively analyzing one of ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, and the Fear of Talking About Gun Control

    In case you missed it, during the second half of December 2nd's Eagles-Cowboys game, NBC ran a story about the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Carolina Panthers and how the team had dealt with the suicide of their teammate Jovan Belcher after murdering Kasandra Perkins, his 22 year old girlfrie ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Steve Sabol Defined The Way We Look At Sports

    I first met Steve Sabol - actually, I talked on the phone with him - early in 1985. I was at the old Voice office at 842 Broadway, sitting in the cubicle that belonged to the sports editor, who was almost never there. The voice at the other end said his name was Steve and that wanted to talk footbal ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012
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    August 12, 2012

    You Don't Have to Watch the Olympics Closing Ceremony Tonight But You Should

    It's been two never-ending weeks since we witnessed the Queen and James Bond fly in on some sort of parachute thing over the Thames River. And Mr. Bean. And the timeline of London's growth, from the capital of a colonial power to a lovable, quirky center of British haute couture. Yes, the Olympics a ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Roger Maris for the Hall? No, It's Still Not a Good Idea

    ​Every few years, like a bad idea whose time has come, the argument for Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame springs up again. There have been several lately, no doubt spurred by the 50th anniversary of the Maris-Mantle home run chase in 1961 when both Yankee sluggers went after Babe Ruth's single ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Tom Coughlin Forgot, and Now Giants Fans Never Will

    Coughlin: Without his thinking capI've been scrambling — oops, sorry, Giants fans, I'll try to find a word not easily associated with Michael Vick. Let's say I've been searching hard to find an angle on Sunday's debacle that hasn't been written about a dozen times by everyone one else. I don't ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Pirates-Yankees 1960 Tonight, Thanks to Bing Crosby

    ​Bing Crosby didn't know it, but when he took off for Paris on October 12, 1960, he left us all with a wonderful Christmas present. Bing was part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and fearful that his National League champions were no match for the Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris-Whitey Ford Yankees. ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Hank Aaron and Willie Mays: New Revelations On Just How Much They Hated Each Other

    Roberto, Willie, and Hank​Someone is very, very wrong about the relationship between the two all-time baseball greats Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, either Mays biographer James Hirsch (Willie Mays -- the Life, the Legend) or Aaron's new biographer, Howard Bryant (The Last Hero -- a Life of Henry ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Come On, Get Marvin Miller into the Hall Already

    ​Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Willie Mays Is Old, but What's the Daily News's Excuse For Remembering Things So Badly?

    ​Every baseball fan will want to watch Bob Costas interview Willie Mays tonight on the MLB Network's Studio 42 (8:00 pm EST). But fans should also be cautioned that Willie's memory isn't what it once was. According to a column attributed to Wayne Coffey, Michael O'Keefe, and Mark Lelinwalla in ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Mark McGwire 'Confesses,' Says Steroids Didn't Make Him a Record-Breaking Slugger

    Yes, McGwire was one of the models for the "Got milk?" ad campaign. Mark McGwire's confession Monday that he used steroids was ludicrous. The disgraced baseball slugger says he used steroids to heal his body but not to hit home runs. He adds that the steroids didn't help him break home-run records ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Bad Call of the Night in the Game of the Year

    ​"A lot of folks who went to bed early tonight are going to wake up awfully surprised tomorrow morning when they see this score," said NBC color man Chris Collinsworth at the finish of last night's astonishing 35-34 victory by the Indianapolis Colts over the New England Patriots. According to ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Jockbeat: What The Press Is Getting Wrong About A-Rod

    On the day when the Senate votes on a stimulus package to attempt to remedy the most serious financial crisis in U.S. history, the New York press got their priorities right: the lead stories are all about whether a baseball player took drugs six years ago, before they were banned by his sport. Not a ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will Leitch Not Done Milking Buzz

    Over at New York magazine, Will Leitch seems hard up for material. The current issue contains a feature, "Buzz, Bob, Projectile Spittle, and Me," which recounts last year's  legendary confrontation with veteran sportswriter Buzz Bissinger on HBO's Costas Now.In the interest of full disclosure, ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Barra Argues "Roger Clemens Isn't Barry Bonds"

    At the Observer our colleague Allen Barra seeks to make a distinction between the alleged performance-enhancing-drug use of Barry Bonds and that of Roger Clemens. He cites experts like Bob Costas, who argues that "Bonds's numbers took off into the stratosphere after his association with BALCO. All C ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    I'm The King of The World of Media Wannabes!

    I'm finally number one at something besides felching! I'm the highest rated person in the media on! (At least I was as of a day or two ago. I'm afraid to look again for fear I've lost my bullet.) I have no idea what that rating means or what it's based on, but who cares? When I looked, ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Hall of Shame

    Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown

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    August 17, 2004

    Jingo Bells

    Prime-time pride, manly girls vs. girly girls and fear of a black dream team

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    September 16, 2003

    An Oscar-Winning Performance

    For Shane, Judges. How Could You?

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    November 26, 2002
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    January 2, 2001
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    October 3, 2000
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    September 19, 2000
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    July 4, 2000

    Hoop it Up

    Another Slammin' Summer Kicks Off at that Playground Paradise, Rucker Park

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    June 22, 1999
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    May 11, 1999


    Surveying the Boys of Summer Books