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Author Topic: Longtime broadcaster Bob Costas is in talks to leave NBC  (Read 1331 times)

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Re: Longtime broadcaster Bob Costas is in talks to leave NBC
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 07:19:21 PM »

He's one of the best sportscasters. It would be a shame to lose him.
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Re: Longtime broadcaster Bob Costas is in talks to leave NBC
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 02:35:47 PM »

He stopped being a sportscaster and became a political commentator several years ago.
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Re: Longtime broadcaster Bob Costas is in talks to leave NBC
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 09:39:15 PM »

He stopped being a sportscaster and became a political commentator several years ago.

To me, Bob Costas is to NBC as Chris Berman was to ESPN -- Their initial bags of "schticks" were completely emptied years ago and they never cared to refill them or refresh with new material.  Both should have been put out to pasture, or at least go in a totally different media direction years before they call(ed) it quits.

Costas was great back in his first decade when he did "reporting" for some of David Letterman's Late Night segments (The first Late Night Baby contest, 30 Rock Elevator Races,...) along with his NFL '8x hosting. 

At least Brett Musberger gave up the Professional Leagues and CBS at a decent time in his career and switch to ABC for mostly Collegiate play to freshen things up.  Now he concentrates on radio play by play for the Oakland-soon-to-be-Las Vegas Raiders.
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Re: Longtime broadcaster Bob Costas is in talks to leave NBC
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 09:06:49 AM »

Costas, IMHO, is mostly a baseball guy.  NBC has not had baseball for a long time, and is unlikely to regain it in his lifetime. 

The rest of his work is as a "studio host" and that role is no longer what it once was. 

The guy is 65 and needs to wind it down. 
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