34 Facts About Bob Costas

1. Bob Costas has earned the highest recognition for a sportscaster.

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2. Bob Costas is one of their most notable alumni, as are Rosie O'Donnell, Dave Cohen and Tom Mendoza.

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3. Bob Costas referred Nowinksi to the Newhouse School at his alma.

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4. In 2002, Bob Costas was the play-by-play announcer, alongside Harold Reynolds, for Triple Play 2002 during the ballgame for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

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5. Bob Costas appeared on the September 22, 2017 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss issues such as concussions and the role of political activism in professional sports.

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6. Bob Costas was "supposed" to appear in the fourth-season premiere of Celebrity Deathmatch as a guest-commentator, but about halfway through the episode it was revealed that John Tesh had killed him before the show to take his place.

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7. Bob Costas has been impersonated several times by Darrell Hammond on Saturday Night Live.

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8. Bob Costas once appeared as a guest on the faux talk show cartoon Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

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9. Bob Costas once appeared on the television program NewsRadio as himself.

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10. In 1993, Bob Costas hosted the "pregame" show for the final episode of Cheers.

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11. Apart from his normal sportscasting duties, Bob Costas has presented periodic sports blooper reels, and announced dogsled and elevator races, on Late Night with David Letterman.

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12. Bob Costas has been alluded to several times in popular music.

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13. Bob Costas voiced the animated character Bob Cutlass, a race announcer, in the movies Cars and Cars 3 (2017).

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14. In 1994, Bob Costas appeared as the play-by-play announcer for the World Series in the movie The Scout.

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15. Bob Costas is an honorary trustee of Webster University, a private college located in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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16. In 1995, Bob Costas received a star on the St Louis Walk of Fame.

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17. Bob Costas has won eight National Sportcaster of the Year awards from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

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18. On March 12, 2004, Bob Costas married his second wife, Jill Sutton.

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19. Bob Costas once jokingly promised Minnesota Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett that, if he was batting over.

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20. Bob Costas was married from 1983 to 2001 to Carole "Randy" Randall Krummenacher.

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21. Bob Costas has denied such, stating that it made more sense for McHugh, who had been hosting Thursday night games that aired on NBC, to serve in that capacity.

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22. Bob Costas had been scheduled to work Super Bowl LII, his eighth as a host.

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23. Bob Costas serves as a member of the advisory board of the Baseball Assistance Team, a 50(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping former Major League, Minor League, and Negro League players through financial and medical difficulties.

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24. Bob Costas believed it diminishes the significance and drama of winning a divisional championship.

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25. Bob Costas was outspoken about his disdain for Major League Baseball instituting a playoff wild card.

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26. Bob Costas delivered the eulogy for Musial after his death in early 2013.

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27. Bob Costas has even carried a 1958 Mickey Mantle baseball card in his wallet.

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28. At the channel's launch on January 1, 2009, Bob Costas hosted the premiere episode of All Time Games, a presentation of the recently discovered kinescope of Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

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29. In 2005, On the Record with Bob Costas was revamped to become Costas Now, a monthly issue oriented sports program that occasionally employed a town hall style format.

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30. In June 2005, Bob Costas was named by CNN president Jonathan Klein as a regular substitute anchor for Larry King's Larry King Live for one year.

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31. Bob Costas explained that he was not outright retiring and expected to take on a role at NBC Sports similar to that of Tom Brokaw, being an occasional special correspondent to the division.

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32. Bob Costas was added to serve as a special contributor for the event from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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33. On March 30, 2015, it was announced that Bob Costas would join forces with Marv Albert and Al Michaels (host) on the April 11, 2015, edition of NBC's primetime PBC on NBC boxing series.

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34. Bob Costas would recite this anecdote during an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

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