The Talented Mr. Costas

bob costas.jpgTip back that beer, rip off those clothes and go runnin’ through the streets, dear readers!  The Winter Olympics are here!


That was a lame attempt at fake excitement for an entire world of sports I could care less about it.  At least I know I’m not alone.  In fact, a very tiny minority of US Americans actually know anything about ice dancing, mogul jumping and figure skater beating (see Tonya Harding meets Nancy Kerrigan circa 1994).

Even NBC has a pretty good idea that the next two weeks are gonna just plain suck, which is why whoever inked Bob Costas to lead that whole Olympic thing ought to get a raise.

You have heard me rave about Costas before, so I won’t bore you with any more bromantic praises for my mental doppelganger (at least, not now anyway); but I would like to present just one example of why Bob Costas is the bomb.

We all saw Costas buzz McGwire and stick handle Dubya, but have you ever seen him prod a foreigner towards the Dark Side?  Then you will enjoy this:

Ichiro is, of course, hilarious in this clip, but Costas’ body blasting reaction at the 25-second mark is just priceless.

And you know I’m right so don’t hate me.

Happy Friday!



  1. raysrenegade

    I always see Bob Costas as the cerebral modern day Edward R Murrow.
    But at times I wish he was more cut-throat and ready to pull the real answers away from the cliche’s, but American sports wants to believe the system will work and the frauds will float to the surface.
    But then again, he is the kind of guy who could pull that stuff out just by being a nice guy………….go figure.

    Rays Renegade

  2. redstatebluestate

    Hmm… I don’t know, RR. He’s not very “nice” when it comes to asking the really hard questions. He had McGwire by the nuts. That’s why I respect him so much. Plus, he’s a baseball fan and nothin’ but so that helps.

  3. redstatebluestate

    Defintitely check it out when you get home, Emma. You won’t be sorry. (“I have a bad teammate”…. LOL!!!!!)

  4. Jonestein

    Ok, I’ve played this thing over and over again and I still can’t understand everything Ichiro is saying…not that the lack of understanding prevented me from laughing, just hearing the usually stoic Ichiro drop an f-bomb was funny enough (along with Costas’ reaction). Oh Worldly Language Guys, please translate so I may experience a deeper sense of yukitude.


  5. redstatebluestate

    LOL. Jonestein, here ’tis, from what I can understand: “August in Kansas City it is hotter than two rats f***ing in a wool sock.”

  6. redstatebluestate

    Mimi — That makes sense. Wish I were around when he was first learning English. You can bet I’d teach him some “fun” phrases. LOL.

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