December 7, 2012 |
LAST SUNDAY, during halftime of the Eagles-Cowboys game, Bob Costas seemed to advocate gun control. In the segment, Costas referenced an article by Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock concerning the recent murder/suicide of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. Costas said he agreed with Whitlock, who wrote, "If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. " There was an immediate backlash as people condemned Costas for mixing politics and sports.
October 12, 2002 |
On a winless team off to its worst start in nearly four decades, St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk apparently didn't care to discuss it when broadcaster Bob Costas came to town this week. During a Monday taping for this weekend's "Inside the NFL" program on HBO, Faulk abruptly ended an interview with Costas after being questioned about the Rams' dismal start, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a story on its Web site yesterday. Costas got to get a few short answers from Faulk before asking him, "You've got a team that's 0-5 that by consensus was the best team in football . . . Something's got to be wrong.
July 3, 1996 |
Phillies president Bill Giles has a strong supporter for a new baseball stadium in sportscaster Bob Costas. "If the Phillies are going to prosper, they can't be in Veterans Stadium much longer," Costas said yesterday during a conference call for NBC's telecast of Tuesday's All-Star Game. Costas recalled wondering on one of his early "Game of the Week" telecasts on NBC why more baseball stadiums weren't being built. Said Costas: "It was in Veterans Stadium, in 1982 or '83, [when]
July 23, 1993 |
As expected, Jim Lampley was introduced yesterday as the replacement for Bob Costas as host of NBC's "NFL Live. " Lampley will work with new studio analyst Mike Ditka, plus holdovers O.J. Simpson and Will McDonough during the NFL season. Don't expect a major change in style with Lampley in the host's chair. Referring to his friend, the diminutive Costas, Lampley said, "We're similar in every way - except height. " Lampley was an Olympics co-host for NBC in Barcelona, co-hosted the Notre Dame football pregame and halftime shows and covered golf.
December 11, 2012 |
FIRST THERE was Bob Costas' idiotic comments on gun control. Now, there is Calvin Hill's moronic idea to require Cowboys players to use devices that will immobilize their vehicles if the players are deemed unfit to drive. Yes, we're talking about that Calvin Hill - the former Cowboys running back who used to give the Eagles fits. Costas' recent comments came in light of the murder/suicide tragedy in which Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.
March 12, 2013 |
In a new court filing, attorneys for Jerry Sandusky outlined the issues they plan to raise on appeal to try to overturn his conviction of child-sexual abuse. A main claim: That his lawyers were not given enough time to prepare their defense. They argue that the court's denial of defense requests for continuances made it impossible for attorneys to study and utilize the vast amount of material turned over by the prosecution. That interfered with Sandusky's right to counsel, appeals attorney Norris Gelman wrote in the filing, entered Monday in Centre County Court in Bellfonte.
June 7, 1989 |
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, vilified as a mealy-mouthed fluffmonger in a May 29 column in Sports Illustrated, is furious, and he's fighting back. "There is absolutely nothing wrong with an informed, intelligent difference of opinion or review of my work," Costas told sports editors during a luncheon in St. Louis Monday. "In this case I was not criticized, but attacked, so empty-headedly and so unfairly. " The bare-knuckles fracas stems from one of those back-page "Point After" columns in SI, in which staff writer Franz Lidz, who lives in Philadelphia, wrote that Costas and the rest of his ilk - namely Al Michaels and Brent Musburger - don't throw the journalistic fastball high and inside, as did the once-reviled Howard Cosell.
December 24, 1993 |
Julius Erving makes his debut as a studio analyst on "NBA Showtime" tomorrow at 2 p.m. (Channel 3). Doctor J is featured on the "NBA Inside Stuff" at noon tomorrow on Channel 3. NBC has a strong Christmas Day lineup: The Houston Rockets meet Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Houston Oilers-San Francisco 49ers NFL game at 5:30 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., it's back to the NBA with Orlando facing Chicago. GIFT IDEAS Need a last-minute Christmas gift?
November 9, 2009 |
Michael Vick said playing for the Eagles next year would be "an everyday struggle" and said he "won't be a Wildcat guy. " The comments came in an interview with Bob Costas that aired last night during NBC's pregame show before the Eagles hosted Dallas. The Eagles signed Vick to a $1.6 million contract for 2009, with a team option for the second year at $5.2 million. "It would be hard," Vick said of returning to the Eagles, according to excerpts released by NBC. "It would be an everyday struggle.
December 16, 1994 |
As Eagles fans and the rest of the pro football world await Jimmy Johnson's announcement about his future on "Fox NFL Sunday" (Channel 29, noon) it's a good time to review how these coaches established themselves in television. Here's the script: You're a successful NFL coach between jobs. Whom do you call for interim employment? Either Fox, which, like Johnson, is in its rookie season, or NBC Sports, a k a the Coaches' Halfway House. Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Pat Riley, Mike Fratello, Mike Ditka and Joe Gibbs have passed through the revolving doors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.