Really Bob Costas?

“The veteran sportscaster and Winter Olympic anchor talks to Matt Lauer about skier Lindsey Vonn, the addition of slopestyle and safety in Sochi.” -¬†today.com

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49 Comments

  1. Hairfarmer says:

    Boob Costas wouldn’t know a sport if it bit him in his manscaped pimplely pockmarked ass

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  2. Chris says:

    and we wonder why NBC’s winter olympic coverage is the worst in the world.

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  3. Chaotic_Skier says:

    He should be burned at the stake.

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  4. Mathew says:

    Jackass Stuff They Invented and Called An Olympic Sport: Curling

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  5. Anonymous says:

    this is why I always mute Bob Costas

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  6. MiKE DEiSEL says:

    Bob Costas, you’re out of touch. Time to hang up those size 6 shoes.

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  7. JT says:

    The ONLY acceptable Olympic sports are Track & Field and bare knuckle MMA. Everything else is over hyped crap.

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    • Anonymous says:

      MMA is for queers and meatheads-
      Greco Roman Wrestling – that’s an Olympic sport

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      • Some Guy says:

        Yet the original wrestling matches were a bunch of naked dudes grabbing each other

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        • BoGnar says:

          Someone a bit homafobic?
          It is a one on one competition between two people. It is the tuffest sport still alive today. No special gear is required- grow up and get over what it looks like and learn about what it is.
          If I had your simple mind I would think football is nothing but a man orgy-

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  8. kwood passholder says:

    great way to exclude a new majority audience/market that will likely one day overtake moguls and slalom in oly popularity. WHat kids can afford to run gates at a young age anymore let alone freeride. Typical opinioniated journalism we expect from this douche

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  9. Lee Lee says:

    Costas is an asshole on many issue I wish he would go away.

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  10. dorks says:

    every sport doesn’t have a be a bunch a d-bags acting serious and looking like a squares

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  11. roamin says:

    I dont like him

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  12. Bugbear says:

    I’m going boycott NBC

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  13. WTF? says:

    Slopestyle isn’t really any different from figure skating, synchronized swimming, or gymnastics. You spin, you flip, show some balancing skills, and then you get subjectively judged. So, yeah, even though Costas is a total jackass, he kinda has a point.

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  14. short guy says:

    i’d be an asshole too if i was a midget in 42 states…

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  15. Anonymous says:

    yeah….I have an issue with all the flipping n spinning n balancing and SUBJECTIVELY judged sports in the Olympics……..They get to be so nationalistic.
    The little man has a point…………ya’ll act like you think the Olympics are so great….. I really don’t think slopestyle or halfpipe belong in the Olympics……..they have a vibe that is not about nationalism……. its way more about fun and inclusion and testing your own abilities.
    But Jackass…….Costas is the jackass

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  16. AKPM says:

    Bob Should stick to baseball

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  17. iamsaws says:

    yea- how bout that figure skating team? fuck costas

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  18. MF DUFF says:

    I like how they are talking about slopestyle and show a Shaun clown pipe run. Either way, Costas is an idiot.

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  19. heyman says:

    this dude can get fucked

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  20. Anonymous says:

    eat balls bob

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  21. mdskier says:

    Where did the odd name “Slopestyle” originate for terrain park events?

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    • Ben says:

      its a word thats a mix of slope (obviously) and freestyle. it makes sense, plus its been called that “officially” for as long as I can remember.

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  22. joe says:

    i don’t think any event that gets rated by judges should be in the olympics. that includes gymnastics, figure skating, diving etc.

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  23. Feeney says:

    Can’t wait ’til he has to interview a one of these athletes and they call him out. Whoever it is, I hope its live and I hope they’re surley and Costas can’t escape.

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  24. Stuck In Ohio says:

    Slopestyle is in the Olympics because…
    - in 2010 the halfpipe event destroyed American Idol, and everything else, in the ratings.
    - NBC commentators will talk about the distances that slopestyle athletes travel during their maneuvers, and the audience will realize “Geez, that guy just did a double flip over my house and landed safely on his feet”
    - jump, do three spins and two flips before you land perfectly, then do it again in 5 seconds, is way more fun to watch than skate around and wave your arms for a minute, jump, spin around 3 times like a top, land, wave your arms for another minute.
    - people will watch it in awe, and not just for old times sake like many other events.

    NOTE to any networks covering the games, make this a graphic for your commentators to point out during the slopestyle broadcast. a figure skater jumps the length of a foul shot, a slalom skier jumps the length of a 3 pointer, a slopestyle skier/boarder jumps the length of the court..all the while doing multiple spins & flips

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    • BoGnar says:

      A skater only had the momentum they build to jump. A slalom skier airs over rollers to keep speed.
      A free style skier/ snowboarder has a massive run in and a massive jump built to effortlessly fly through the air.
      I think the skill set is much higher for the skater and the racer the the freestyle rider. I lost all respect for the sport/ judging after SW got a perfect 100 in the x-games.

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      • Vladimir Putin says:

        A slopestyle course has pussyBitchwalls that can save you like figureskating yes? Tzarcasm he ha. In Russia skate rink bigger, ice colder, walls only for puck or femur break. Don’t try and lure gypsies to My Olympics, Get back to watching Cher.

        The Real American Bo would Make you Brian Bosworth. Keep your Brian
        Boytano to yourself, when In Rome…….or Russia ;)

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      • Shawn White is BETTER than U says:

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  25. Jahn Knob says:

    This is why I don’t think it should be in the olympics either. No need to try and justify it to people like this. Costas isn’t the only one with this point of view..guaranteed. This “sport” came to be as a result of athletes sick and tired of events run like the olympics. FIS Still Sucks!

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  26. Barry McCackiner says:

    Agreed that all judged olympic sports should not be there. But got to luv Costas roll his eyes about slope style and then segway to figure skating like its totally legit. Spandex and glitter way more respectable.

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  27. Poacher says:

    He’s pretty much right , but he can still go suck a dick

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  28. Anonymous says:

    fuck the olympics.

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  29. bob costas haterz says:

    he was referring to the tv show jackass, jackasses. it was a poor way of complimenting it because of the insanity of the stunts these dudes are doing but meant as a compliment obviously none the less. i dont care about bob i just think this is dumb and taken out of context on a national scale. go pick on a group of skiiers or something and quit getting so offended when some old man compares you to steve-o or pontius.

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  30. Fuck Bob Costa says:

    Costas is a BITCH

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  31. Court says:

    not a fan of Costas but to be fair, the ‘jackass’ stuff they were referring to is the show or movie jackass. Just means they’re performing dangerous stunts. Or at least I’m guessing that’s how he’s gonna back out of his comments.

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  32. Lemur says:

    They should bring back ski ballet.

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  33. Chris says:

    You’re all correct. Now pull up your damn pants so they stop getting filthy by the urinal. A little more off-slope style is in order.

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  34. vrask says:

    He’s right. The last thing we need is more subjectively judged sports in the Olympics. Typical of this generation to prefer “look at me” sports rather than racing against competitors or the clock.

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