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RIP Bob Costas at NBC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CD Boogie, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

  2. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Bob Costas is like most of us - excellent in some ways, overheated in others.

    His voice on a Saturday afternoon baseball game always fit for me.
  3. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    I heard him do a game on MLB Network with John Smoltz late in the season this year and it was very enjoyable. Hope he does more like that.
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I agree with that. If he sticks to baseball and not pontificating, he's a pleasurable listen.
    RecoveringDesker likes this.
  5. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    He'll be almost exclusively at MLB Network now
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I always enjoyed his Costas Coast to Coast radio show that was aired on Sunday nights in the late 80s.
    wicked and exmediahack like this.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A lot more influential than people realize when it comes to sports broadcasting. Sports broadcasts were "serious business" before he brought some lightness and wit to a game telecast or pre-game show.
  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Do tell

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    RonClements likes this.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    You're right of course, but was Uecker the "lead" guy on MNB? PxP guys were the straight men for the most part.
  10. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Active Member

    Hell, Uecker was the arena announcer for Wrestlemania III.
    RonClements likes this.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Mel Allen, Harry Caray. Those were pioneering play by play guys. Costas was the in the vanguard of pinheads/statheads. Nice conversationalist, sure, but not in the same ballpark when it came to colorful play by play guys. Does he even have a signature call or moment? If so, what is it?
  12. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Active Member

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