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RIP Bob Costas at NBC

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

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  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 Active 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.
     
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  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.
     
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  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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  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 Well-Known Member

    Hell, Uecker was the arena announcer for Wrestlemania III.
     
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  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 Well-Known Member

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