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NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

Posted on: August 18, 2008 8:29 pm

Bob Costas, of NBC, said that Jamaica's Usain Bolt showed no respect for his competitors, the Olympics and the entire audience for breaking the 100m dash world record, his own world record, by just 300th of a second in the final on Saturday.

I totally understand Mr. Costas. It is exactly how I felt Saturday morning when NBC refused to show the 100m dash final live in the USA. It was broadcast more than 12 hours later.

NBC showed no respect for the competitors, the Olympics and its entire audience.

At least Bolt had a very good reason to showboat. He is an Olympic champion, the fastest man on earth. I can only imagine how it feels to dominate the most important race of the Olympic Games in front of the entire world. Well almost the entire world...

Costas' argument is that Bolt could have done better. Sometimes I wonder if people think before talking. 100m in 9:69 is not good enough for Mr. Costas. It must be that high standards apply only to others.

Category: Olympic Games

Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2010 2:13 pm

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

Bob Costas is an big-mouthed idiot. Always has and will give you his opinion about athletes he has little in common with. The only thing worse than Bob Costas are the idiots who think he should become MLB's next commissioner. Disgraceful.

Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2009 10:17 am

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

ouch! ouch! ouch!! I know that Bob can be hard nosed more often than not. But this is way over the top. How can the producers give one man so much power. If Bob came off the air tomorrow, he would not be sorely miss by america or the sports world at large. There are numerous people that could replace him. But when you set a world record, you set a world record and anyone who saw the event will probably not forget it. There are people who do not take the time of day to watch Bob Costas, but they would tune in to watch the olypians regardless of who the sports anchor/commentator or news provider is covering the event. They need to reel him in... but let's think about this... the damn producers must feel the same way.. they had to authorize it!!! what needs to happens is that other networks need to step up their game a get some control over CBS producres. let's me see,, one network comes to mind... ESPN!!!

Bob and CSB should be ashamed of themselves for doing this... A public apology should be forthcoming for allowing this to happen. The athlets should stand up and address this..

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2008 3:58 pm

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

"CHARACTER ASSASSINATION....embarrassing display of BIAS Olympic journalism"

Except when Bolt won the 200 and Costas couldn't give enough praise. Or how he brought up the charity work and money Bolt donated. Sounds like he really wanted to make Bolt sound like a real jerk, huh?

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2008 6:22 pm

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

It's simple math, when you think about it.

Phelps= 8(gold medals) + 7(World Records)

Bolt= 3(gold medals) + 3 (World Records)

I came to the following conclusion. There is "no athlete, in the water, that can out swim Phelps" and there's "no man on land that can out sprint Bolt". Costas saw this debate coming, so he'd chosen to take the low road...CHARACTER ASSASSINATION!!!   

Costas' motivive to slander Usain Bolt's accomplishments is as obvious as it gets. Excuse this pun, but it appears that this "Lightning Bolt" foreigner, may had stolen some of "OUR" Phelps'  thunder; now little Bobby wants to cry foul, then take his ball home. I'm just glad that Jim McKay didn't live to see this embarrassing display of BIAS Olympic journalism.  Jim McKay would had sat both men down, together, in an interview. He would had allowed them both to describe their experiences and express their opinions towards each other.  It's been three months Jim, and already, we are seeing signs of how much we miss you.

Sorry Bob Costas, you never had been, nor ever will be... A Jim McKay!!!

That's just my two cents!

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2008 12:44 am

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

I've got a teabag here for Costas.  Anyone know when the hopscotch events will air?

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2008 12:08 am

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

Costas is the one who needs to get ripped.  Bolt kicked the living daylights out of the field I don't see his actions as over the top compared with others in sports.

Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2008 8:37 pm

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

Costas needs to relax. Obviously, he can't wrap his mind around what winning a gold medal in the No. 1 event in track would feel like. Bolt had no one around him, knew he had the thing in the bag  and was overcome by emotion knowing he was going to win the gold medal. I guess Costas wants the pride for country and emotional part of the Games, which makes the Olympics so real and refreshing, set aside for robot-like performances. Overall, it's just a silly and selfish thing for him to say. Bolt owes no one anything.

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2008 11:31 am

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

Totally...and while virtually everyone else got it right, he persisted in mispronouncing Eamon Sullivan's name. What kind of world class announcer doesn't know how to pronounce a common Irish name?

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2008 10:01 am

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

If you were watching the race, even the announcers at the time one which is a former sprinter were saying he didn't need to show up the other runners. Plus he probably would have run 9.59 if he would have finished the race.  Plus I don't think its Bob's job to get a mic for the guests... At what ever he makes, I'm sure his duties don't include that. As for not being very knowledgeable, I think you don't give me enough credit.. the guy knows his stuff.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2008 6:49 am

NBC Bob Costas Rips Usain Bolt, Live

Not to take away from Bolt but I would like to have seen him run the 200m or the 400 relay 53 minutes after that WR 100...Phelps won 8 gold...8...2 in 53 me thats the single most impressive feat I have seen in this olympics...

Bolt is fast but I have enjoyed watching the swimming

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