ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Hits Bob Costas For Pushing His Political Age

August 27th, 2014 12:41 PM
During an appearance on Fox and Friends, ESPN football announcer Kirk Herbstreit criticized NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas for talking politics while announcing a game when most Americans just want to watch the game.  Speaking to co-host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday, August 26, Herbstreit insisted that “when I'm calling a game, the way Al Michaels would do and the way I do on Saturday night, I'm…

Bob Costas Slams NBC For Insisting Donald Sterling Represents Larger R

July 6th, 2014 10:16 AM
Bob Costas, liberal sportscaster for NBC, had some harsh words for his own network’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy earlier this year.  Costas appeared on MSNBC’s Up w/ Steve Kornacki on Saturday, July 5 and mocked the idea that there was widespread debate over the appropriateness of Sterling’s racist comments. The NBC sports anchor argued that “when people say, well, this is an…

Networks Hype Social Media 'Backlash' Against Michael Sam Fueled By 'E

May 12th, 2014 2:21 PM
Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the first openly gay player in the NFL, the Big Three network morning shows on Monday all hyped a negative one-word tweet from another NFL player as evidence of a social media "backlash" against Sam, where "every creep and cretin" could attack him. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the…

NBC's Lauer: NFL Won't Be on 'Right Side of History' Until More Gay Pl

May 12th, 2014 9:56 AM
Talking to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer reacted to openly gay football player Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday: "The big picture here in terms of the NFL, is this a sea change or is this a one-off? Is this the league moving to the right side of history? Which by the way, they really can't do unless more players come forward." […

Bob Costas Tells NBC's Seth Meyers That Only 'Extreme' People Were Hea

April 3rd, 2014 6:53 PM
Longtime NBC sportscaster Bob Costas appeared on Wednesday's edition of the network's hour-long Late Night program, which is hosted by Seth Myers. The former member of the Saturday Night Live cast threw softball questions at his guest regarding “minor controversies” he caused by inserting liberal political commentary into his sports coverage. After a discussion that included the TV…

Into Left Field: 5 of the Most Obnoxious Political Intrusions on Sport

April 3rd, 2014 10:32 AM
It’s Opening Day week and all things are new again. Except the fact that liberals won’t let us just be happy watching our sports. That’s not new. In fact, as anyone who’s read Roger Kahn’s “The Boys of Summer” knows, determined liberals have been trying to suck the joy out of the sporting endeavor for decades. But it does seem that the space carved out for the care-free enjoyment of our…

Mark Levin on Bob Costas: He's a 'Damn Fool,' Not a 'Juan Williams Lib

March 10th, 2014 11:05 PM
He may call himself a "Bernie Goldberg conservative" and a "Juan Williams liberal" but in truth, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas is simply "a damn fool" who "has abused [his] role" on the network's airwaves to trash the constitutional right of "we the people" to keep and bear arms, syndicated radio host Mark Levin argued on his March 10 program. [Click here to listen to an MP3 of the Levin…

NBC's Bob Costas Describes Putin as Better Statesman Than Obama

February 8th, 2014 10:57 PM
What was the best way for NBC to begin that network's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? Have sports anchor Bob Costas host a brief profile on Vladmir Putin in which the Russian president is hailed as a global statesman superior to U.S. president Barack Obama. ' During a video portion of the profile, Costas said that Putin is an accomplished peacemaker, crediting him with…

For Sochi Olympics, NBC Hires Soviet Union Apologist Who Called Its

December 13th, 2013 9:44 AM
Earlier this week, NBC Sports announced that "Moscow-based TV journalist Vladimir Posner (also frequently spelled "Pozner") will be a correspondent for NBC Olympics’ late-night show with Bob Costas during the Sochi Games." To call Posner's background "problematic" is like saying that Bob Filner, former Democratic Mayor of San Diego, has a bit of a problem with how he treats members of the…

NBC Hires Liberal New Yorker Editor to Offer Guest Commentary on Russi

December 9th, 2013 8:31 PM
Lisa de Moraes of reports NBC has found that somehow, Bob Costas just isn’t enough of a liberal blowhard for its Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi, Russia. “The network announced this morning it has hired New Yorker editor (and former Washington Post Moscow bureau chief) David Remnick to provide guest commentary on the network’s air during its coverage of the Games,” which…

Sign at Redskins Game: 'Hey Bob Costas I Don't Like Your Name Either

December 1st, 2013 10:05 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, NBC's Bob Costas in October did a halftime rant about the name Washington Redskins. During Sunday night's game between the New York Giants and the Redskins broadcast on NBC, a fan had a sign marvelously reading, "Hey Bob Costas I Don't Like Your Name Either!":

Newspaper Cartoon Compares Washington Redskins to Nazis, Confederates

October 20th, 2013 10:34 PM
Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes a political cartoon in the New York Daily News attempting to change the name of a National Football League team that's not even in their city. The illustration posted on Thursday featured three flags, the first containing the swastika symbol of the Nazis, then the star-filled banner of the Confederates from the Civil War, and finally the…

Bob Costas Huffs at Halftime on NBC: 'Redskins Can’t Possibly Honor

October 13th, 2013 11:13 PM

After last December’s brouhaha over Bob Costas exploiting his NBC halftime commentary slot to roll out a controversial rant about how “Handguns do not enhance our safety” shortly after the death of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, one might think the Lecture Series would be on hold. But on Sunday night, Costas offered another liberal rant with no rebuttal – against the term “…

Bob Costas: 'The Way Football Is Currently Played in the NFL Is Fundam

February 3rd, 2013 4:01 PM
"For all the drama, the excitement, the strategy, all the appealing things about football, the way football is currently played in the NFL is fundamentally unsustainable." So said NBC's Bob Costas on Meet the Press this Super Bowl Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):