September 13, 2012 |
Sportscaster Bob Costas was mostly happy with the way NBC handled the 2012 London Summer Olympics, but during an appearance on "Conan" on Wednesday night, he couldn't help but express his irritation at one major programming choice. "I thought were doing well headed to the finish line," Costas told host Conan O'Brien about the coverage. "We get right to the end of the closing ceremony. They extinguish the flame. And the final act in a closing ceremony that had iconic British pop acts ... the final act is the Who. And NBC decides at that moment that they should provide America with a sneak preview of "Animal Practice" and come back an hour later and have the Who. " O'Brien, no fan of NBC himself, urged Costas to go on, which Costas obliged.
October 14, 2013 |
Bob Costas and Glenn Beck might want to avoid making plans to catch a Redskins game together. Beck, the outspoken right-wing radio host, is fuming after Costas aired an editorial criticizing the Washington Redskins' nickname as an ethnic "insult" and "slur" to Native Americans during Sunday's telecast of the NFL game between the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. The longtime NBC sportscaster noted other team mascots and nicknames that...
December 3, 2012 |
Bob Costas has never been bashful about speaking his mind, whether the issue at hand is gravely serious ( Jerry Sandusky ) or decidedly less so ( NBC's short-lived sitcom “Animal Practice ”). But during halftime of Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys, the longtime NBC sportscaster took an unexpected leap into the gun control debate, making an impassioned speech about the death of Jovan Belcher that was, even by his own outspoken standards, unexpected.
January 29, 2013 |
Bob Costas found himself at the center of controversy in December after expounding about guns during halftime on “Sunday Night Football.” He quickly became the enemy of 2 nd Amendment purists across the country, and has since made pains to qualify his brief remarks regarding the murder-suicide of NFL player Jovan Belcher and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. But, as Costas made clear Monday on “The Daily Show,” he's not about to keep quiet about guns, especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
December 5, 2012 |
In his first interview since making controversial remarks about guns during "Sunday Night Football," NBC sportscaster elaborated on his comments in an appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell. " Costas defended the on-air editorial that sparked a huge backlash from conservatives and gun owners. He began by saying that guns were not "the only aspect" involved in the death of Jovan Belcher, who took his own life after killing girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter.
December 12, 2012 |
The advantage of being a big media company is that you sometimes to get to talk out of both sides of your mouth. Take Comcast's NBCUniversal for example. Last Sunday, NBC Sports analyst Bob Costas made headlines for his remarks during halftime of a football game regarding guns in the aftermath of an NFL player killing his girlfriend and then himself. Costas bemoaned the gun culture in the United States and quoted sports columnist Jason Whitlock, who wrote: "Handguns do not enhance our safety.