Bob Costas

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Bob Costas said : "The bottom line is the amount of money it would take to fully fund reasonable pensions, not exorbitant pensions, is a relative pittance," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The bottom line is the amount of money it would take to fully fund reasonable pensions, not exorbitant pensions," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There were guys whose whole career might have been in the ABA and they didn’t make a fortune and they hit upon hard times and they have no fallback," "We hear these stories of these ABA players who can't make rent, can't afford medical expenses and, unfortunately, funeral expenses" External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There are some guys who did fine," "But there are others, many others, who didn't" External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The bottom line is the amount of money it would take to fully fund reasonable pensions, not exorbitant pensions," External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There were guys whose whole career might have been in the ABA and they didn’t make a fortune and they hit upon hard times and they have no fallback," "We hear these stories of these ABA players who can't make rent, can't afford medical expenses and, unfortunately, funeral expenses" External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There are some guys who did fine," "But there are others, many others, who didn't" External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Curt Schilling ) : “Curt Schilling may have talked and Tweeted his way out of the Hall of Fame,” External link

forbes Friday, January 29, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "What Aaron endured, and how he persevered through it, not just with his greatness as a player, but with his dignity and focus as a person, is remarkable," External link

nbcnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "By his nature as a person, he was not someone who sought the spotlight," "He was a genuinely humble person. Kind. Welcoming. Respectful. Very generous in his assessment of other players. He never forgot the ugly side of America that he confronted and triumphed over. But it never turned him bitter" External link

nbcnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Barry Bonds ) : "was willing to make a video, played in the immediate aftermath of Bonds hitting No. 756. That was another mark of Aaron's graciousness," "And although never verbalized this, I think he was more than comfortable with the idea that people ‘got it.’ People understood. He was a genuinely great man, and a genuinely great ballplayer" External link

nbcnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "What Aaron endured, and how he persevered through it, not just with his greatness as a player, but with his dignity and focus as a person, is remarkable," External link

nbcnews Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "By his nature as a person, he was not someone who sought the spotlight," "He was a genuinely humble person. Kind. Welcoming. Respectful. Very generous in his assessment of other players. He never forgot the ugly side of America that he confronted and triumphed over. But it never turned him bitter" External link

nbcnews Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Orel Hershiser ) : “I’m standing next to Hershiser, who’s at the end of the line with his cap over his heart during the anthem,” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Orel Hershiser ) : “I’m standing next to Hershiser, who’s at the end of the line with his cap over his heart during the anthem,” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas asks : “How does it feel to know that if you’re not eventually a Hall of Fame-caliber player … a lot of people will say you’re a bust or overhyped?” External link

guardian Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Performance is one thing and presence is another,” “You talk about Bob Gibson. You talk about Tom Seaver. You’re talking about presence, tremendous presence” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “All of the Hall of Famers who passed away this year, they were iconic,” “Not simply excellent enough so that looking at their numbers, they belong in the Hall of Fame. They were all part of the public imagination” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The Jets upset the (Baltimore) Colts in January of ‘69,” “The Mets come out of nowhere and win the World Series and then in the following spring, the ‘69-’70 NBA season, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed and the Knicks win the NBA title” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Baseball had primacy in the American imagination,” “There weren’t as many things competing for our attention. Baseball was still, in every sense, the national pastime” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Performance is one thing and presence is another,” “You talk about Bob Gibson. You talk about Tom Seaver. You’re talking about presence, tremendous presence” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “All of the Hall of Famers who passed away this year, they were iconic,” “Not simply excellent enough so that looking at their numbers, they belong in the Hall of Fame. They were all part of the public imagination” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The Jets upset the (Baltimore) Colts in January of ‘69,” “The Mets come out of nowhere and win the World Series and then in the following spring, the ‘69-’70 NBA season, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed and the Knicks win the NBA title” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Baseball had primacy in the American imagination,” “There weren’t as many things competing for our attention. Baseball was still, in every sense, the national pastime” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "People will get on me or us for saying this, but you cannot have a more stark contrast with this happening during the week of the Republican Convention," External link

foxnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Miami Marlins ) : "Teams that have opposed the Marlins and the Cardinals have not had positives among their players because of that exposure," "It seems that it's in groups. Teams that travel together, they're on the road together or may be breaking protocols to go out socially together. That's where the greatest risk of transmission seems to be" External link

foxcarolina Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Baseball had their fingers crossed that if everybody followed the protocols, the nature of the sport didn't involve as a much close contact, that they might be able to get through the shortened season," External link

foxcarolina Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Miami Marlins ) : "Teams that have opposed the Marlins and the Cardinals have not had positives among their players because of that exposure," "It seems that it's in groups. Teams that travel together, they're on the road together or may be breaking protocols to go out socially together. That's where the greatest risk of transmission seems to be" External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Baseball had their fingers crossed that if everybody followed the protocols, the nature of the sport didn't involve as a much close contact, that they might be able to get through the shortened season," External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas explained : “Think of the size of football rosters and think of the nature of the sport with contact on every play,” “And then, think about college football. More and more, that seems less and less likely. It may be unlikely that the NFL can get in a full season. But the idea of playing college football under these circumstances, players not compensated, no union to protect them. That’s unconscionable” External link

thehill Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : "My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

southernminn Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

wacotrib Friday, July 24, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 24, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

readingeagle Friday, July 24, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

gazette Friday, July 24, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

click2houston Friday, July 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

kiro7 Friday, July 24, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, July 24, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 24, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

seattlepi Friday, July 24, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

foxnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

southernminn Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

southernminn Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

southernminn Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

12news Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

wtsp Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

13newsnow Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

khou Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

12newsnow Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

wcnc Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

usaToday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I'm very pleased to join CNN's roster of journalists and commentators," "CNN's willingness to devote time and attention to sports related topics, makes it a good fit for me" External link

upi Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas declared : "America's most popular sport is a fundamentally dangerous game where the risk of catastrophic injury is not incidental, it is significant" External link

forbes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas added ( about Danny Cowart ) : "CNN’s willingness to devote time and attention to sports-related topics makes it a good fit for me," External link

msn-uk Monday, July 20, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Danny Cowart ) : “CNN’s willingness to devote time and attention to sports-related topics makes it a good fit for me,” External link

bloomberg Monday, July 20, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We’re kind of in a try-anything mode,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The relationship between Isiah Thomas and Michael, and that hasn’t been repaired, that’s obvious, and the controversy about the Dream Team. All that stuff aside: I was there with Isiah through that ’97-98 season,” “I heard every syllable he uttered. Whatever his personal feelings may have been, he never once slighted Michael Jordan. There was never once a left-handed or back-handed comment. He gave him full credit as the greatest player he had ever played against, the greatest player he had ever seen. I never heard him in a production meeting, out to dinner, off the air, never once say anything that diminished Michael Jordan. So he was completely fair and completely professional in his coverage of Michael Jordan during that Last Dance season” External link

eurweb Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The relationship between Isiah Thomas and Michael, and that hasn’t been repaired, that’s obvious, and the controversy about the Dream Team. All that stuff aside: I was there with Isiah through that ’97-98 season,” “I heard every syllable he uttered. Whatever his personal feelings may have been, he never once slighted Michael Jordan. There was never once a left-handed or back-handed comment. He gave him full credit as the greatest player he had ever played against, the greatest player he had ever seen. I never heard him in a production meeting, out to dinner, off the air, never once say anything that diminished Michael Jordan. So he was completely fair and completely professional in his coverage of Michael Jordan during that Last Dance season” External link

eurweb Monday, May 25, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The relationship between Isiah Thomas and Michael, and that hasn’t been repaired, that’s obvious, and the controversy about the Dream Team. All that stuff aside: I was there with Isiah through that ’97-98 season,” “I heard every syllable he uttered. Whatever his personal feelings may have been, he never once slighted Michael Jordan. There was never once a left-handed or back-handed comment. He gave him full credit as the greatest player he had ever played against, the greatest player he had ever seen. I never heard him in a production meeting, out to dinner, off the air, never once say anything that diminished Michael Jordan. So he was completely fair and completely professional in his coverage of Michael Jordan during that Last Dance season” External link

eurweb Monday, May 25, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Michael Jordan ) : "I lived through it. I either hosted or did the play-by-play for all of those Jordan games in the 90s. So it's a part of my life," "I'm a very tiny part of the story obviously, but it's a part of my life as well. So some of it is a reminder of what I was court side to see" External link

wcnc Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It's one thing to play playoff games in arctic conditions in Green Bay or Chicago in January," "It's another thing to play regular-season games under those conditions" External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 8, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “There are some athletes who go beyond talent, beyond craft, and they turn their game into an art form,” External link

utsandiego Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas writes : "each film is a time capsule, each a significant part of the historical record" External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas observes : "as we move through the decades and production values become more sophisticated, so does the storytelling. And if some of the simplicity and campy charm of the early films is lost, what's gained is a more textured narrative" External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I wouldn‘t say it is worse or even ranks as significant as doping in the Olympics or the steroid era in baseball or the existential crisis in football over the nature of the game and head injuries,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Most people grasp the distinction between gamesmanship and flat-out systematic cheating,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Rob Manfred ) : “If people look beyond that first impression, in fairness to Manfred, there would have been negotiations with CBA and another negotiation is coming soon and we know how formidable the players association has been in such negotiations,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “No coach or manager is going to run the risk of having their career derailed or destroyed by doing this,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “There were concerns about zika (virus) in Rio (de Janeiro) in 2016, but that didn’t approach what potentially this could be,” “We’ll just have to let things unfold over the next several months” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas shouted : “Fernandez has it go through him!” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Gerry Davis ) : “Gerry Davis, the longtime big league umpire is obviously someone with whom I’m acquainted through covering baseball from all this time,” External link

wwlp Monday, January 20, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas explained : “Tony Kubek lives in Appleton, and Tony is one of my closest friends,” External link

wwlp Monday, January 20, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Gerry Davis ) : “Gerry Davis, the longtime big league umpire is obviously someone with whom I’m acquainted through covering baseball from all this time,” External link

good4utah Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas explained : “Tony Kubek lives in Appleton, and Tony is one of my closest friends,” External link

good4utah Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “When I was 30, I looked like I was 15,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “When politics and sports coincide, I believe we have to report it,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “When I was 30, I looked like I was 15,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “When politics and sports coincide, I believe we have to report it,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “Since the 1970s, Al has been at or near the peak of all network play-by-play men,” External link

usaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s kind of a blast-from-the-past sort of thing. I haven’t done much professionally on Long Island unless you count the handful of Long Island Ducks games I did, not as the Ducks announcer but with the Syracuse Blazers of the old Eastern Hockey League,” “Apart from that, none of my professional life has played out on Long Island. But I did grow up here. . . . I have a lot of pleasant memories connected to sports here. So what the heck? It’s a nice thing” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 17, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s kind of a blast-from-the-past sort of thing. I haven’t done much professionally on Long Island unless you count the handful of Long Island Ducks games I did, not as the Ducks announcer but with the Syracuse Blazers of the old Eastern Hockey League,” “Apart from that, none of my professional life has played out on Long Island. But I did grow up here . . . I have a lot of pleasant memories connected to sports here. So what the heck? It’s a nice thing” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 17, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He and I have stayed in touch, we go to at least one ballgame every year together,” “He’ll bring some friends to a Yankee or Mets game. That’s my most notable sports connection that’s still there and in place on Long Island” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I’m very, very comfortable with it,” “I enjoy baseball more than any other sport … It’s not a new experience, but what’s new is that there are fewer things on my plate and a little more time to catch my breath” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

good4utah Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

kiro7 Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

wsoctv Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

wftv Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

cleveland Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

dailynews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

680news Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

bradenton Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

sunherald Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wftv Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

thenewstribune Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

miamiherald Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

kiro7 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains — not everyone’s, but a substantial number,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Look, the N.F.L. isn’t just the most important sports property, it’s the single most important property in all of American television,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I think the words were, ‘You’ve crossed the line,’” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The reality is that this game destroys people's brains - not everyone's, but a substantial number," External link

qt Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think the words were, 'You've crossed the line'," External link

qt Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I think the words were, ‘You crossed the line,'” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I recall the phrase, ‘It’s a six-hour, daylong celebration of football, and you’re not the right person to celebrate football,'” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “It was a natural lead-in,” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “Look, the NFL isn’t just the most important sports property, it’s the single-most important property in all of American television,” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains — not everyone’s, but a substantial number,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Look, the N.F.L. isn’t just the most important sports property, it’s the single most important property in all of American television,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I think the words were, ‘You’ve crossed the line,’” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : "I think the words were, 'You crossed the line,'" External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "I recall the phrase, 'It's a six-hour, daylong celebration of football, and you're not the right person to celebrate football,'" External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "It was a natural lead-in," External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "Look, the NFL isn't just the most important sports property, it's the single-most important property in all of American television," External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “I recall the phrase, ‘It’s a six-hour, daylong celebration of football, and you’re not the right person to celebrate football,’” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He has a twinkle in his eye and there is a boyish excitement,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “So he actually then called the studio and a tech answered the phone ‘Studio 3b?’” External link

click2houston Friday, January 18, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “So he actually then called the studio and a tech answered the phone ‘Studio 3b?’” External link

clickondetroit Friday, January 18, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “So he actually then called the studio and a tech answered the phone ‘Studio 3b?’” External link

news4jax Friday, January 18, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "It's all settled quietly and happily for all concerned," External link

sentinelsource Friday, January 18, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “This is entirely on my terms and I like it that way,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, January 18, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” External link

usaToday Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “There was a very long period of time when NBC’s programming suited my interests and abilities very well, from (the late-night talk show) Later , to the news magazines, to baseball, the NBA and the Olympics,” External link

usaToday Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas added : "It's all settled quietly and happily for all concerned," External link

upi Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The reality is that the game destroys peoples' brains,” “The more information that comes out, the worse it looks. The whole thing could collapse like a house of cards if people actually begin connecting the dots” External link

triblive Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The cracks in the foundation are there,” “The day-to-day issues, as serious as they may be, they may come and go. But you cannot change the nature of the game. I certainly would not let, if I had an athletically gifted 12- or 13-year-old son, I would not let him play football” External link

azcentral Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The idea of linking protests, no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting, directly to the national anthem is not just offensive to the love it or leave it crowd," "It actually causes ambivalent feelings, at best, among many people who are sympathetic to the issue, but see the anthem as representing a lot of different things including the country's ideals and aspirations. So, to me, perhaps the most effective thing to do would be to stand for the national anthem, but the second the last note is struck, take a knee" External link

washingtonexaminer Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Now, you're going to see it. You'll have the same audience. The same set of eyeballs. It would be a powerful statement from these players, most of who have emphasized when they've been interviewed that they love their country, the military, okay," External link

washingtonexaminer Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Well, when you call people sons of bitches across the board, that offends everybody. White and black, they've stood shoulder to shoulder on those fields, in those locker rooms. What kind of a statement is that to make?" "And I don't think it's irrelevant that clearly the President had more passion and conviction for those remarks than he did -- when he finally got around after equivocating -- to distancing himself to some extent from white nationalists and neo-Nazis. He clearly had more fervor for this than for that" External link

hiawathaworldonline Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:08:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Martin Luther King was a patriot. Susan B. Anthony was a patriot. Dissidents are patriots… Schoolteachers and social workers are patriots,” External link

680news Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:17:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : "It just felt to me like the right time and it's felt like the right time for a while," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “This is entirely on my terms and I like it that way,” External link

denverpost Friday, February 10, 2017 2:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Somehow even in that condition he was just as charismatic and magnetic as he’s always been,” External link

denverpost Friday, February 10, 2017 2:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I’ve been lucky to have such a long and enjoyable run,” External link

indystar Friday, February 10, 2017 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I’ve always felt one can appreciate the history, drama and romance of sports,” External link

indystar Friday, February 10, 2017 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas explained : "They've been kind enough to call it the Brokaw phase of my career," External link

dcist Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:52:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I'll show up when it's appropriate to show up," External link

dcist Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:52:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I was lucky because I was surrounded by tremendous colleagues -- and we kept getting the rights to it," External link

nola Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Somehow even in that condition he was just as charismatic and magnetic as he's always been," External link

nola Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC's Olympic coverage all these years," External link

cnn Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC's Olympic coverage all these years," External link

money-cnn Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:26:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC’s Olympic coverage all these years,” External link

nydailynews Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jim McKay ) : "There's 1 and 1A, and I think I'm 1A, because Jim McKay invented the role," External link

tampabay Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:08:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jim McKay ) : “There’s 1 and 1A, and I think I’m 1A, because Jim McKay invented the role,” External link

indystar Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “That hat is not a Merry Christmas,” External link

miamiherald Friday, December 23, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “That is the risk you run on live television when you run something on tape,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “But to most Americans, you were not that well known until the few months leading up to the Olympic Games,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Is there anything to talk about concerning the competition?" External link

nola Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Is there anything to talk about concerning the competition?" External link

bostonherald Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “In Rio de Janeiro they opened the Olympic Games with a Brazilian signature, a massive party welcoming the globe,” “Now, the samba gives way to the rhythm of competition” External link

azcentral Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas says : “So 64 is not, especially by those standards, is not up there,” “The reason I would (step away) would not be a matter of age, but a matter of ‘I’ve done it long enough.’ I would say I’m closer to the end than to the middle, but exactly where the end is I’m not prepared to say” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “I guess they liked what I did,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “It’s not really a matter of achievement or exceeding someone,” “It’s a matter of which network has the rights. Joe Buck is terrific on baseball, but the reason he’ll do more World Series than anyone else isn’t just because he’s good, but because his network has had them all since the turn of the century. Jim Nantz is terrific on golf. The reason he’ll do more Masters than anyone else is that CBS always has the Masters. So, I’ve been around — and NBC keeps getting the Olympics” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “I think it is safe to say,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “Well, you have to have a sense of humor about it,” “And I think people who are fair-minded will recall that I was as self-deprecating as possible from the start. You had to acknowledge it. If you had a broken leg and it was in a cast, just be under the desk, and no one has to know about it. If you feel lousy — and we’ve all gone to work feeling lousy — you’d disguise it and get through it. But in this case it really couldn’t be disguised. It was literally written on my face” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “Some of social media is really funny, and some of it is just snarky and mean-spirited,” “But I don’t think that’s representative of what most people feel. What I heard from strangers — over and over again, for months and months after I came back — was honest concern. ‘How is your eyesight? How are you feeling?’ And then a lot of people expressed respect that I did as well as I could under the circumstances” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “When you go down the list of possible Zika symptoms,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “You know that Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941 and Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games and Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series,” “That’s just part of what you know. So I’ve built up that kind of knowledge about the Olympics” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “For most of these athletes, it’s all or nothing, from the shadows to the biggest stage,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “There are still people who say to me, ‘What do you do when you are not doing the Olympics?’ ” “Oh, I don’t know: Sitting on a beach someplace, just playing golf all day” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "He's at an entirely different point in his life. He's reconciled with his father, he's happier, he's fitter than he's ever been. He'll really appreciate this experience. He's the right guy," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "He's at an entirely different point in his life. He's reconciled with his father, he's happier, he's fitter than he's ever been. He'll really appreciate this experience. He's the right guy," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I guess some new techniques will be required,” External link

680news Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I guess some new techniques will be required," External link

usnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:09:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "But once they are being held, the network that owned the rights to televise those games was going to televise those games," External link

usnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:09:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I guess some new techniques will be required," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "But once they are being held, the network that owned the rights to televise those games was going to televise those games," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Everywhere you look, this place is a picture postcard,” “Is it blighted, especially in the waters, by sanitation problems? Are there favelas that make what we consider poverty in the United States see opulent? Yes. But there are also soaring structures, beautiful mountainscapes, beautiful waterways, all of that, plus the world’s greatest athletes are bound for Rio. And many of them are going to do miraculous and wonderful things, and we just have our fingers crossed that the array of problems, that everyone’s aware of, don’t intrude upon what we came here primarily to document, which is this great competition” External link

nbcnews Friday, July 29, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I said, we can make it happen at MLB Network,” “It's a little more freewheeling than a game on Fox or on Turner, something that's a bigger national broadcast and not a niche thing like this” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He's exhilarated and I'm totally crestfallen at exactly the same moment,” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Let's hope that's not the same as a Broadway show when opening night is also closing night,” “Let's hope the audience is demanding more, but he just says, ‘That's it,' and leaves on a high note” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I said, we can make it happen at MLB Network,” “It's a little more freewheeling than a game on Fox or on Turner, something that's a bigger national broadcast and not a niche thing like this” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He's exhilarated and I'm totally crestfallen at exactly the same moment,” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Let's hope that's not the same as a Broadway show when opening night is also closing night,” “Let's hope the audience is demanding more, but he just says, ‘That's it,' and leaves on a high note” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas wrote ( about Steve Garvey ) : “Garvey is a guy who came up big in a lot of big moments — All-Stars Games, World Series, and LCS,” “I guess he will never be in the Hall of Fame, but in the prime of his career, he was a more significant player than some who are in Cooperstown” External link

utsandiego Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “If I were doing the opening ceremony, I’d say something like, ‘While there isn’t the Cold War we grew up with, clearly there has been friction between Russia and the U.S. and very often for the Summer Games,’” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Soviet Union-were ) : “So while it’s not the same as it was when the U.S. and the Soviet Union were going at it in the 1960s and ’70s, it does take something away,” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “And then I’ll say, `To take us through the next few innings, here’s Doc Emrick,’ ” External link

nytimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Andrew McCutchen ) : “No matter how great a guy is, he’ll be better on his 10th game than his first,” “But he’s a lifelong baseball fan and follows the Pirates so closely, he’s not going to be asking, ‘Which one is Andrew McCutchen?’ And he’s an obsessive preparer” External link

nytimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Vin Scully ) : “A Vin Scully broadcast is simultaneously today’s game and whatever notion you have about any game you’ve ever listened to,” “It’s a news bulletin and a flashback” External link

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Bob Costas said : "The bottom line is the amount of money it would take to fully fund reasonable pensions, not exorbitant pensions, is a relative pittance," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The bottom line is the amount of money it would take to fully fund reasonable pensions, not exorbitant pensions," External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There were guys whose whole career might have been in the ABA and they didn’t make a fortune and they hit upon hard times and they have no fallback," "We hear these stories of these ABA players who can't make rent, can't afford medical expenses and, unfortunately, funeral expenses" External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There are some guys who did fine," "But there are others, many others, who didn't" External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The bottom line is the amount of money it would take to fully fund reasonable pensions, not exorbitant pensions," External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There were guys whose whole career might have been in the ABA and they didn’t make a fortune and they hit upon hard times and they have no fallback," "We hear these stories of these ABA players who can't make rent, can't afford medical expenses and, unfortunately, funeral expenses" External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "There are some guys who did fine," "But there are others, many others, who didn't" External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Curt Schilling ) : “Curt Schilling may have talked and Tweeted his way out of the Hall of Fame,” External link

forbes Friday, January 29, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "What Aaron endured, and how he persevered through it, not just with his greatness as a player, but with his dignity and focus as a person, is remarkable," External link

nbcnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "By his nature as a person, he was not someone who sought the spotlight," "He was a genuinely humble person. Kind. Welcoming. Respectful. Very generous in his assessment of other players. He never forgot the ugly side of America that he confronted and triumphed over. But it never turned him bitter" External link

nbcnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Barry Bonds ) : "was willing to make a video, played in the immediate aftermath of Bonds hitting No. 756. That was another mark of Aaron's graciousness," "And although never verbalized this, I think he was more than comfortable with the idea that people ‘got it.’ People understood. He was a genuinely great man, and a genuinely great ballplayer" External link

nbcnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "What Aaron endured, and how he persevered through it, not just with his greatness as a player, but with his dignity and focus as a person, is remarkable," External link

nbcnews Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "By his nature as a person, he was not someone who sought the spotlight," "He was a genuinely humble person. Kind. Welcoming. Respectful. Very generous in his assessment of other players. He never forgot the ugly side of America that he confronted and triumphed over. But it never turned him bitter" External link

nbcnews Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Orel Hershiser ) : “I’m standing next to Hershiser, who’s at the end of the line with his cap over his heart during the anthem,” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Orel Hershiser ) : “I’m standing next to Hershiser, who’s at the end of the line with his cap over his heart during the anthem,” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas asks : “How does it feel to know that if you’re not eventually a Hall of Fame-caliber player … a lot of people will say you’re a bust or overhyped?” External link

guardian Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Performance is one thing and presence is another,” “You talk about Bob Gibson. You talk about Tom Seaver. You’re talking about presence, tremendous presence” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “All of the Hall of Famers who passed away this year, they were iconic,” “Not simply excellent enough so that looking at their numbers, they belong in the Hall of Fame. They were all part of the public imagination” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The Jets upset the (Baltimore) Colts in January of ‘69,” “The Mets come out of nowhere and win the World Series and then in the following spring, the ‘69-’70 NBA season, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed and the Knicks win the NBA title” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Baseball had primacy in the American imagination,” “There weren’t as many things competing for our attention. Baseball was still, in every sense, the national pastime” External link

msnbc Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Performance is one thing and presence is another,” “You talk about Bob Gibson. You talk about Tom Seaver. You’re talking about presence, tremendous presence” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “All of the Hall of Famers who passed away this year, they were iconic,” “Not simply excellent enough so that looking at their numbers, they belong in the Hall of Fame. They were all part of the public imagination” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The Jets upset the (Baltimore) Colts in January of ‘69,” “The Mets come out of nowhere and win the World Series and then in the following spring, the ‘69-’70 NBA season, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed and the Knicks win the NBA title” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Baseball had primacy in the American imagination,” “There weren’t as many things competing for our attention. Baseball was still, in every sense, the national pastime” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "People will get on me or us for saying this, but you cannot have a more stark contrast with this happening during the week of the Republican Convention," External link

foxnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Miami Marlins ) : "Teams that have opposed the Marlins and the Cardinals have not had positives among their players because of that exposure," "It seems that it's in groups. Teams that travel together, they're on the road together or may be breaking protocols to go out socially together. That's where the greatest risk of transmission seems to be" External link

foxcarolina Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Baseball had their fingers crossed that if everybody followed the protocols, the nature of the sport didn't involve as a much close contact, that they might be able to get through the shortened season," External link

foxcarolina Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Miami Marlins ) : "Teams that have opposed the Marlins and the Cardinals have not had positives among their players because of that exposure," "It seems that it's in groups. Teams that travel together, they're on the road together or may be breaking protocols to go out socially together. That's where the greatest risk of transmission seems to be" External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Baseball had their fingers crossed that if everybody followed the protocols, the nature of the sport didn't involve as a much close contact, that they might be able to get through the shortened season," External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas explained : “Think of the size of football rosters and think of the nature of the sport with contact on every play,” “And then, think about college football. More and more, that seems less and less likely. It may be unlikely that the NFL can get in a full season. But the idea of playing college football under these circumstances, players not compensated, no union to protect them. That’s unconscionable” External link

thehill Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : "My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

southernminn Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

wacotrib Friday, July 24, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 24, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

readingeagle Friday, July 24, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

gazette Friday, July 24, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

click2houston Friday, July 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

kiro7 Friday, July 24, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, July 24, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 24, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jeff Zucker ) : “My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement,” External link

seattlepi Friday, July 24, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

foxnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

southernminn Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

southernminn Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

southernminn Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

12news Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

wtsp Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

13newsnow Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

khou Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

12newsnow Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

wcnc Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Under these circumstances, people will understand and accept almost anything if they feel that it’s been imposed upon them by the coronavirus and legitimate concern and this is the best we can do,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We have a dispute here in a divorce, let’s say, over who gets the silverware and who gets the sofa,” “Let’s table that because the house is on fire” External link

usaToday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s closer to a sprint than a marathon, and just about everybody is in it because the number of games is so short,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I'm very pleased to join CNN's roster of journalists and commentators," "CNN's willingness to devote time and attention to sports related topics, makes it a good fit for me" External link

upi Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas declared : "America's most popular sport is a fundamentally dangerous game where the risk of catastrophic injury is not incidental, it is significant" External link

forbes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas added ( about Danny Cowart ) : "CNN’s willingness to devote time and attention to sports-related topics makes it a good fit for me," External link

msn-uk Monday, July 20, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Danny Cowart ) : “CNN’s willingness to devote time and attention to sports-related topics makes it a good fit for me,” External link

bloomberg Monday, July 20, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “We’re kind of in a try-anything mode,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The relationship between Isiah Thomas and Michael, and that hasn’t been repaired, that’s obvious, and the controversy about the Dream Team. All that stuff aside: I was there with Isiah through that ’97-98 season,” “I heard every syllable he uttered. Whatever his personal feelings may have been, he never once slighted Michael Jordan. There was never once a left-handed or back-handed comment. He gave him full credit as the greatest player he had ever played against, the greatest player he had ever seen. I never heard him in a production meeting, out to dinner, off the air, never once say anything that diminished Michael Jordan. So he was completely fair and completely professional in his coverage of Michael Jordan during that Last Dance season” External link

eurweb Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The relationship between Isiah Thomas and Michael, and that hasn’t been repaired, that’s obvious, and the controversy about the Dream Team. All that stuff aside: I was there with Isiah through that ’97-98 season,” “I heard every syllable he uttered. Whatever his personal feelings may have been, he never once slighted Michael Jordan. There was never once a left-handed or back-handed comment. He gave him full credit as the greatest player he had ever played against, the greatest player he had ever seen. I never heard him in a production meeting, out to dinner, off the air, never once say anything that diminished Michael Jordan. So he was completely fair and completely professional in his coverage of Michael Jordan during that Last Dance season” External link

eurweb Monday, May 25, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The relationship between Isiah Thomas and Michael, and that hasn’t been repaired, that’s obvious, and the controversy about the Dream Team. All that stuff aside: I was there with Isiah through that ’97-98 season,” “I heard every syllable he uttered. Whatever his personal feelings may have been, he never once slighted Michael Jordan. There was never once a left-handed or back-handed comment. He gave him full credit as the greatest player he had ever played against, the greatest player he had ever seen. I never heard him in a production meeting, out to dinner, off the air, never once say anything that diminished Michael Jordan. So he was completely fair and completely professional in his coverage of Michael Jordan during that Last Dance season” External link

eurweb Monday, May 25, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Michael Jordan ) : "I lived through it. I either hosted or did the play-by-play for all of those Jordan games in the 90s. So it's a part of my life," "I'm a very tiny part of the story obviously, but it's a part of my life as well. So some of it is a reminder of what I was court side to see" External link

wcnc Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It's one thing to play playoff games in arctic conditions in Green Bay or Chicago in January," "It's another thing to play regular-season games under those conditions" External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 8, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “There are some athletes who go beyond talent, beyond craft, and they turn their game into an art form,” External link

utsandiego Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas writes : "each film is a time capsule, each a significant part of the historical record" External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas observes : "as we move through the decades and production values become more sophisticated, so does the storytelling. And if some of the simplicity and campy charm of the early films is lost, what's gained is a more textured narrative" External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I wouldn‘t say it is worse or even ranks as significant as doping in the Olympics or the steroid era in baseball or the existential crisis in football over the nature of the game and head injuries,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Most people grasp the distinction between gamesmanship and flat-out systematic cheating,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Rob Manfred ) : “If people look beyond that first impression, in fairness to Manfred, there would have been negotiations with CBA and another negotiation is coming soon and we know how formidable the players association has been in such negotiations,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “No coach or manager is going to run the risk of having their career derailed or destroyed by doing this,” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “There were concerns about zika (virus) in Rio (de Janeiro) in 2016, but that didn’t approach what potentially this could be,” “We’ll just have to let things unfold over the next several months” External link

usaToday Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas shouted : “Fernandez has it go through him!” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Gerry Davis ) : “Gerry Davis, the longtime big league umpire is obviously someone with whom I’m acquainted through covering baseball from all this time,” External link

wwlp Monday, January 20, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas explained : “Tony Kubek lives in Appleton, and Tony is one of my closest friends,” External link

wwlp Monday, January 20, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Gerry Davis ) : “Gerry Davis, the longtime big league umpire is obviously someone with whom I’m acquainted through covering baseball from all this time,” External link

good4utah Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas explained : “Tony Kubek lives in Appleton, and Tony is one of my closest friends,” External link

good4utah Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “When I was 30, I looked like I was 15,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “When politics and sports coincide, I believe we have to report it,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “When I was 30, I looked like I was 15,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “When politics and sports coincide, I believe we have to report it,” External link

forbes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “Since the 1970s, Al has been at or near the peak of all network play-by-play men,” External link

usaToday Friday, September 27, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s kind of a blast-from-the-past sort of thing. I haven’t done much professionally on Long Island unless you count the handful of Long Island Ducks games I did, not as the Ducks announcer but with the Syracuse Blazers of the old Eastern Hockey League,” “Apart from that, none of my professional life has played out on Long Island. But I did grow up here. . . . I have a lot of pleasant memories connected to sports here. So what the heck? It’s a nice thing” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 17, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s kind of a blast-from-the-past sort of thing. I haven’t done much professionally on Long Island unless you count the handful of Long Island Ducks games I did, not as the Ducks announcer but with the Syracuse Blazers of the old Eastern Hockey League,” “Apart from that, none of my professional life has played out on Long Island. But I did grow up here . . . I have a lot of pleasant memories connected to sports here. So what the heck? It’s a nice thing” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 17, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He and I have stayed in touch, we go to at least one ballgame every year together,” “He’ll bring some friends to a Yankee or Mets game. That’s my most notable sports connection that’s still there and in place on Long Island” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I’m very, very comfortable with it,” “I enjoy baseball more than any other sport … It’s not a new experience, but what’s new is that there are fewer things on my plate and a little more time to catch my breath” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

good4utah Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

kiro7 Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

wsoctv Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

wftv Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It was a bit like 'Cheers.' You just showed up and there were at least a handful of people you knew or you were friendly with," "You could just walk in the door by yourself and you'd have companionship there and like-minded people" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

cleveland Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

dailynews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

680news Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

bradenton Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?” “Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That’s probably more important than any proprietary information” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

sunherald Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wftv Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

thenewstribune Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

miamiherald Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

kiro7 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think perhaps a more interesting thing would be: Is the person who works for a team equally critical when called over of managerial moves, player performance, did they or did they not make this trade, they did or did not make this free agent signing?" "Are the equally even-handed in their praise and criticism? That's probably more important than any proprietary information" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains — not everyone’s, but a substantial number,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Look, the N.F.L. isn’t just the most important sports property, it’s the single most important property in all of American television,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I think the words were, ‘You’ve crossed the line,’” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The reality is that this game destroys people's brains - not everyone's, but a substantial number," External link

qt Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I think the words were, 'You've crossed the line'," External link

qt Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I think the words were, ‘You crossed the line,'” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I recall the phrase, ‘It’s a six-hour, daylong celebration of football, and you’re not the right person to celebrate football,'” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “It was a natural lead-in,” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “Look, the NFL isn’t just the most important sports property, it’s the single-most important property in all of American television,” External link

wqad Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains — not everyone’s, but a substantial number,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Look, the N.F.L. isn’t just the most important sports property, it’s the single most important property in all of American television,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I think the words were, ‘You’ve crossed the line,’” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : "I think the words were, 'You crossed the line,'" External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "I recall the phrase, 'It's a six-hour, daylong celebration of football, and you're not the right person to celebrate football,'" External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "It was a natural lead-in," External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "Look, the NFL isn't just the most important sports property, it's the single-most important property in all of American television," External link

click2houston Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “I recall the phrase, ‘It’s a six-hour, daylong celebration of football, and you’re not the right person to celebrate football,’” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He has a twinkle in his eye and there is a boyish excitement,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “So he actually then called the studio and a tech answered the phone ‘Studio 3b?’” External link

click2houston Friday, January 18, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “So he actually then called the studio and a tech answered the phone ‘Studio 3b?’” External link

clickondetroit Friday, January 18, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “So he actually then called the studio and a tech answered the phone ‘Studio 3b?’” External link

news4jax Friday, January 18, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : "It's all settled quietly and happily for all concerned," External link

sentinelsource Friday, January 18, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “This is entirely on my terms and I like it that way,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, January 18, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” External link

usaToday Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “There was a very long period of time when NBC’s programming suited my interests and abilities very well, from (the late-night talk show) Later , to the news magazines, to baseball, the NBA and the Olympics,” External link

usaToday Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas added : "It's all settled quietly and happily for all concerned," External link

upi Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The reality is that the game destroys peoples' brains,” “The more information that comes out, the worse it looks. The whole thing could collapse like a house of cards if people actually begin connecting the dots” External link

triblive Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:49:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “The cracks in the foundation are there,” “The day-to-day issues, as serious as they may be, they may come and go. But you cannot change the nature of the game. I certainly would not let, if I had an athletically gifted 12- or 13-year-old son, I would not let him play football” External link

azcentral Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "The idea of linking protests, no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting, directly to the national anthem is not just offensive to the love it or leave it crowd," "It actually causes ambivalent feelings, at best, among many people who are sympathetic to the issue, but see the anthem as representing a lot of different things including the country's ideals and aspirations. So, to me, perhaps the most effective thing to do would be to stand for the national anthem, but the second the last note is struck, take a knee" External link

washingtonexaminer Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Now, you're going to see it. You'll have the same audience. The same set of eyeballs. It would be a powerful statement from these players, most of who have emphasized when they've been interviewed that they love their country, the military, okay," External link

washingtonexaminer Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Well, when you call people sons of bitches across the board, that offends everybody. White and black, they've stood shoulder to shoulder on those fields, in those locker rooms. What kind of a statement is that to make?" "And I don't think it's irrelevant that clearly the President had more passion and conviction for those remarks than he did -- when he finally got around after equivocating -- to distancing himself to some extent from white nationalists and neo-Nazis. He clearly had more fervor for this than for that" External link

hiawathaworldonline Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:08:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Martin Luther King was a patriot. Susan B. Anthony was a patriot. Dissidents are patriots… Schoolteachers and social workers are patriots,” External link

680news Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:17:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : "It just felt to me like the right time and it's felt like the right time for a while," External link

sltrib Friday, February 10, 2017 5:04:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “This is entirely on my terms and I like it that way,” External link

denverpost Friday, February 10, 2017 2:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Somehow even in that condition he was just as charismatic and magnetic as he’s always been,” External link

denverpost Friday, February 10, 2017 2:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas told : “I’ve been lucky to have such a long and enjoyable run,” External link

indystar Friday, February 10, 2017 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I’ve always felt one can appreciate the history, drama and romance of sports,” External link

indystar Friday, February 10, 2017 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas explained : "They've been kind enough to call it the Brokaw phase of my career," External link

dcist Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:52:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I'll show up when it's appropriate to show up," External link

dcist Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:52:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I was lucky because I was surrounded by tremendous colleagues -- and we kept getting the rights to it," External link

nola Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Somehow even in that condition he was just as charismatic and magnetic as he's always been," External link

nola Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC's Olympic coverage all these years," External link

cnn Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC's Olympic coverage all these years," External link

money-cnn Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:26:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC’s Olympic coverage all these years,” External link

nydailynews Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jim McKay ) : "There's 1 and 1A, and I think I'm 1A, because Jim McKay invented the role," External link

tampabay Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:08:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Jim McKay ) : “There’s 1 and 1A, and I think I’m 1A, because Jim McKay invented the role,” External link

indystar Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “That hat is not a Merry Christmas,” External link

miamiherald Friday, December 23, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas told : “That is the risk you run on live television when you run something on tape,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “But to most Americans, you were not that well known until the few months leading up to the Olympic Games,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Is there anything to talk about concerning the competition?" External link

nola Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "Is there anything to talk about concerning the competition?" External link

bostonherald Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “In Rio de Janeiro they opened the Olympic Games with a Brazilian signature, a massive party welcoming the globe,” “Now, the samba gives way to the rhythm of competition” External link

azcentral Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas says : “So 64 is not, especially by those standards, is not up there,” “The reason I would (step away) would not be a matter of age, but a matter of ‘I’ve done it long enough.’ I would say I’m closer to the end than to the middle, but exactly where the end is I’m not prepared to say” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “I guess they liked what I did,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “It’s not really a matter of achievement or exceeding someone,” “It’s a matter of which network has the rights. Joe Buck is terrific on baseball, but the reason he’ll do more World Series than anyone else isn’t just because he’s good, but because his network has had them all since the turn of the century. Jim Nantz is terrific on golf. The reason he’ll do more Masters than anyone else is that CBS always has the Masters. So, I’ve been around — and NBC keeps getting the Olympics” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “I think it is safe to say,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “Well, you have to have a sense of humor about it,” “And I think people who are fair-minded will recall that I was as self-deprecating as possible from the start. You had to acknowledge it. If you had a broken leg and it was in a cast, just be under the desk, and no one has to know about it. If you feel lousy — and we’ve all gone to work feeling lousy — you’d disguise it and get through it. But in this case it really couldn’t be disguised. It was literally written on my face” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “Some of social media is really funny, and some of it is just snarky and mean-spirited,” “But I don’t think that’s representative of what most people feel. What I heard from strangers — over and over again, for months and months after I came back — was honest concern. ‘How is your eyesight? How are you feeling?’ And then a lot of people expressed respect that I did as well as I could under the circumstances” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “When you go down the list of possible Zika symptoms,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “You know that Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941 and Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games and Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series,” “That’s just part of what you know. So I’ve built up that kind of knowledge about the Olympics” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “For most of these athletes, it’s all or nothing, from the shadows to the biggest stage,” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas says : “There are still people who say to me, ‘What do you do when you are not doing the Olympics?’ ” “Oh, I don’t know: Sitting on a beach someplace, just playing golf all day” External link

azcentral Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "He's at an entirely different point in his life. He's reconciled with his father, he's happier, he's fitter than he's ever been. He'll really appreciate this experience. He's the right guy," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : "He's at an entirely different point in his life. He's reconciled with his father, he's happier, he's fitter than he's ever been. He'll really appreciate this experience. He's the right guy," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I guess some new techniques will be required,” External link

680news Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I guess some new techniques will be required," External link

usnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:09:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "But once they are being held, the network that owned the rights to televise those games was going to televise those games," External link

usnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:09:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "I guess some new techniques will be required," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : "But once they are being held, the network that owned the rights to televise those games was going to televise those games," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Everywhere you look, this place is a picture postcard,” “Is it blighted, especially in the waters, by sanitation problems? Are there favelas that make what we consider poverty in the United States see opulent? Yes. But there are also soaring structures, beautiful mountainscapes, beautiful waterways, all of that, plus the world’s greatest athletes are bound for Rio. And many of them are going to do miraculous and wonderful things, and we just have our fingers crossed that the array of problems, that everyone’s aware of, don’t intrude upon what we came here primarily to document, which is this great competition” External link

nbcnews Friday, July 29, 2016 11:26:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I said, we can make it happen at MLB Network,” “It's a little more freewheeling than a game on Fox or on Turner, something that's a bigger national broadcast and not a niche thing like this” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He's exhilarated and I'm totally crestfallen at exactly the same moment,” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Let's hope that's not the same as a Broadway show when opening night is also closing night,” “Let's hope the audience is demanding more, but he just says, ‘That's it,' and leaves on a high note” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “I said, we can make it happen at MLB Network,” “It's a little more freewheeling than a game on Fox or on Turner, something that's a bigger national broadcast and not a niche thing like this” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “He's exhilarated and I'm totally crestfallen at exactly the same moment,” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas said : “Let's hope that's not the same as a Broadway show when opening night is also closing night,” “Let's hope the audience is demanding more, but he just says, ‘That's it,' and leaves on a high note” External link

triblive Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Costas wrote ( about Steve Garvey ) : “Garvey is a guy who came up big in a lot of big moments — All-Stars Games, World Series, and LCS,” “I guess he will never be in the Hall of Fame, but in the prime of his career, he was a more significant player than some who are in Cooperstown” External link

utsandiego Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “If I were doing the opening ceremony, I’d say something like, ‘While there isn’t the Cold War we grew up with, clearly there has been friction between Russia and the U.S. and very often for the Summer Games,’” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Soviet Union-were ) : “So while it’s not the same as it was when the U.S. and the Soviet Union were going at it in the 1960s and ’70s, it does take something away,” External link

nytimes Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said : “And then I’ll say, `To take us through the next few innings, here’s Doc Emrick,’ ” External link

nytimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Andrew McCutchen ) : “No matter how great a guy is, he’ll be better on his 10th game than his first,” “But he’s a lifelong baseball fan and follows the Pirates so closely, he’s not going to be asking, ‘Which one is Andrew McCutchen?’ And he’s an obsessive preparer” External link

nytimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bob Costas said ( about Vin Scully ) : “A Vin Scully broadcast is simultaneously today’s game and whatever notion you have about any game you’ve ever listened to,” “It’s a news bulletin and a flashback” External link

wsj-en Monday, May 23, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT



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