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American sportscaster

Bob Costas

Bob Costas has turned the broadcasting world upside down with his impeccable style. He is known for his ability to memorize trivial facts and insert them with precision timing when broadcasting. Costas is also known for his ability to hold his own when situations occur on a live broadcast. The thing he is most known for, however, is his love of baseball. Not the present baseball, but the heroic baseball of the past. Costas hopes that perhaps one day his children can see the kind of baseball he grew up listening to on the radio, and watching on a black and white screen.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Bob Costas, c/o NBC Sports, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.

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almost 5 years ago

There were instances during the coverage of the 2012 London Olympics where I felt uncomfortable. Though your function as the Events interlocutor was impeccable, I sensed you were not the per usual master of aplomb and dignity during these occurrences as well. The depictions of the 1936 with respect to Adolph Hitler are the specific references.



Otherwise congratulations and thanks for an outstanding effort.



A blog I disseminated on the matter:



Gold, Olympics and Cinderella



Fame, the glass slipper lost when time passes thru Fate’s hourglass. The charming conniving demagogues of commerce will not chase the mouse drawn pumpkin to woo anew ---- instead pursuing the well turned ankle of an attractive fresh arrival or someone with a longer curfew to trip the light fantastic while bestowing treasure laden tribute. Fame though often rewarding is a starter’s pistol shot from inevitable demise leaving chroniclers to compare erstwhile champions with present. Such comparisons are useless fodder for self serving debate on barstools or media settings.



Why? The parameters of sports constantly evolve as equipment, playing surfaces, rules, training regimen and of course performance enhancers are injected (pun intended) into the discussion.



Even transient fame is parceled unevenly ---- enter Jesse Owens, considered by many as the greatest Olympian ever as none endured the obstacles Owens had to hurdle (I can’t resist a chance for a pun). The star of the politicized 1936 Berlin Olympics was unjustly denied the acclaim due. Beginning in college at Ohio State University where he was not awarded a scholarship because Ohio State at the time did not give athletic scholarships to Blacks. Owens did not receive on campus housing because Ohio State did not grant on campus housing to Blacks. Owens had to work to pay for his tuition and housing. The 1936 Olympics highlighted, buried and propagandized these injustices still unknown to most.



The Adolph Hitler alleged snub is also misrepresented. This is not intended to defend Hitler, a drek stain on the annals of Civilization ---- the genetics experiments imposed during the twentieth century Holocaust were a repeat of the 1890s travesties imposed upon Blacks in Africa. Hitler was banned by the Olympic governing body from shaking hands and congratulating ANYONE after he had been previously congratulating German athletes only. Historians differ on the opinion whether Hitler was even present during any or all of Owens’ accomplishments. (He was a little preoccupied with plans for world dominance at the time.)



Noteworthy, Owens was permitted to stay in the same hotel as White Olympians, something he could not do in the USA. Owens had to use the freight elevator in the rear of the hotel to attend his own reception in New York.



By the way, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR in the second of his four elected terms in 1936 did not invite Jesse Owens to the White House or shake his hand either.



While giving belated recognition, let’s not overlook some of the notables that finished second to Owens beginning with Ralph Metcalfe, who became a Chicago Alderman and US Congressman (my late father ran track against Metcalfe); UCLA legend Mack Robinson, the older brother of UCLA four sports star, baseball icon Jackie Robinson; and Lutz Long. WHO? Lutz Long was an Olympic long jumper who befriended Jesse Owens, giving him the tip that prevented Owens from committing the foul that would have led to elimination as he had fouled before. Ironically Jesse defeated Lutz and took the long jump Gold as Lutz then took Silver. Lutz Long was a member of the German Olympic team. Another notable was NFL pioneer Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard, who took Bronze in the high hurdles.



Was Nazi superiority debunked? Germany took 89 officially sanctioned medals (101 overall). The USA was second with 56 medals in 1936.



When pundits nostalgically recall the Berlin Olympics, it is real “feel good” patriotic story ---- if you omit the indignations suffered by Jesse Owens and the propaganda.





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over 8 years ago

Bob, Hello I'm a baseball coach here in MS. I watch MLB Network almost every night. I have a question about something I have seen at Yankee Stadium during the 1950's! In the foul area between home and first are two circles right beside the foul line that look like "on deck" circles but they are not! What were these "circles" or areas used for back then? Thanks, Coach Daniel Threadgill

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about 5 years ago

Thank you for acknowledging the fallen Israeli athletes when others would not!

May G-d bless you for your commitment to what is true and just!

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about 5 years ago

Bob has once again used his platform to bring honor to the world.
Why the IOC didn't allow a moment of silence for our fallen brethren on THEIR watch at Munich Olympics is beyond the scope of this note.
Thanks Bob for standing for humanity. Others would do well to follow your lead. May God bless you and your family for this timeless message.

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about 5 years ago

My husband and I wish to thank you so much for taking the time to recognize the 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered at the Munich Olympics. It was a heroic deed on your part, and should be a shining example to others. The fact that the Olympic committee chose to ignore those fallen athletes is a disgrace.



Thank you very much, and may G-d bless you!



Ruth Siegman

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about 5 years ago

Dear Bob,

We were moved to tears by your brave announcement & remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the brutal murders of our 11 finest athletes that happened in Munich, followed by a moment of silence.

You are a genuine person and have backbone. May you and your family be blessed with everything that is good.

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about 10 years ago

I'm tired of no account pipsqeaks like that talking gasbag Bob Costas deriding Barry Bonds. I am a black man, and if a loser like Costas wasn't of the predominant race he wouldn't get a third of the airtime he does. That sorry white boy couldn't hit a homerun if the pitch was underhanded.I CAN'T STAND THE WHITE MEDIA. BABE RUTH LOOKS A LOT BIGGER THAN ANYONE HE PLAYED WITH! HOT DOGS MY EYE! F--K Costas!

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over 4 years ago

costas stick with baseball.leave our guns alone.you no nothing except what your handlers tell you to comment on.oh get a face lift you really make a camera look bad

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over 4 years ago

Mr. Costas,
With all due respect, your comments on Sunday Night Football, were out of line. Instead of taking away guns from responsible Americans why don't we look into the reasons why Belcher killed his girlfriend. I guess if he had killed her with a knife or a broken beer bottle we should ban those as well. You might want to read the second amendment sometime. Let me give you a small history lesson...The first thing Hitler did, was to take away the guns away from the Jews before he exterminated them. Sir, you are no longer my favorite sports reporter.
You make me want to puke. You literally don't get it.
JLM

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about 5 years ago

Please read this and add coverage of the Paralympics. Please use your influence to make your network better.

http://blog.nj.com/njv_guest_blog/2012/08/wheres_the_tv_coverage_of_the.html

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about 5 years ago

you ever disrespect the britisg again you are going to pay. you f u c k i n g c u n t

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about 5 years ago

Absolute scumbag. How dare you disrespect Britain and our victims of the London bombings.
The whole world was expected to support the USA after 9/11. Disgusting vile man

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about 5 years ago

Bob,

The Magnificent 7 were not referred to as the mag 7 in gymnastics or the movies. The Fab Five have come and gone in basketball. Can we allow the USA women's gymnastic team their own mantle? They are not the Fab Five, but the Fabulous Five indeed. There are 5 women; they won 5 medals; accomplished their task in 5 days; there are 5 olympic rings;they won by 5 point margin! So, can we begin to give these Fabulous ladies their due in their time for what they accomplished for America and themselves. Go "Fabulous Five!"

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about 5 years ago

Dear Mr. Costas,

I watched your video and appreciate that you took the time to acknowledge this horrendous crime of Israel sports people.

I watched you always in the United States and always admired your serious and respectful way of speaking in reporting on the events.

Thank you.

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about 5 years ago

I am honored to have the opportunity to thank you for your reporting on the 40th anniversary of the brutal killing of the 11 Israeli athletetes by Palestinian terrorists during the Olympics in Munich, Germany in 1972. Time does not heal all wounds. Acts of commission are tragic because we see, feel and remember the losses. However, acts of omission are painful in their own way. Reference of course is to the omission by the IOC to acknowledge such a brutal and heinous act during a worldwide Olympic event.

My commendation to you for your kind acknowledgement. We pray for peace among nations and peoples.

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about 5 years ago

Dear Bob:

In Judaism we say, "Where there is no man, be a man." Thank you for recognizing the 40 anniversary of the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at Munich with your meaningful words and moment of silence.

As is written in the Bible, "Those that bless the Jewish people will be blessed." May you and yours be blessed for this brave and true deed.

Best wishes.

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about 5 years ago

Dear Mr.Costas,



It is very disappointing to hear your commentary about Penn State University. The punishment will be on the students and athletes for a long time. They are innocent victims for which you do not seem to have any concern.



Penn State is not my school or team and I am not a graduate of PSU. I believe you have been very unfair in your comments and are very insensitive to many people who are hurting deeply from what has happened.



It is easy to make comments from a distance. The report has been shown to have inaccuries. This was the basis of the NCAA decisions. I am so sorry that you have made inappropriate judgments. I had respect for you, until this time.

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about 5 years ago

Hi Bob,

Have done lots of research on the Jackie Robinson steal of home, Dodgers/Yanks World Series. All that I have gathered including a revealing interview with Duke Snider, sheds some light on the matter. How can I send you the info, printed on paper or a flash drive I have.

Await your reply,

Thank You,

Joe Sparacio,

Buffalo, NY

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about 5 years ago

Dear Mr. Costas,

Yesterday I found myself writing a letter to the New York Times regarding an article written by Jo Becker. The article was a weak attempt at tying the Jerry Sandusky Scandal with Joe Paterno’s negotiated retirement. When I finished that article, not only did I send it to Becker and the Editors of the New York Times; but, I also shared the article on the group pages of several grassroots organizations that have developed over the past nine months in an effort to both remove the current Penn State Board of Trustees from their seemingly untouchable positions and (now more than ever) to bring to light the true facts that surround media fed misgivings regarding the recently released Freeh Report. Make NO mistake, these grassroots groups are thousands strong, and still rapidly growing.

The letter I sent and shared, yesterday with these groups has drawn a huge response. I’ve spent most of the last 36 hours fielding requests to send something similar to various other news venues. Today, yours was suggested to me.

While I admittedly have not personally listened to your drivel on this circus of stupidity, many others in these groups have. And, as a collective voice, we find it curious that you are not more concerned with the cold hard facts. We are even more curious as to what you believe lends any credibility to the misgivings of the [Fact] Freeh Report? Better yet, have you actually read the report?

Why not start showing some journalistic integrity by researching and reporting the FACTS, instead of unsubstantiated opinions?

Perhaps I could get you moving in the right direction:

Let's talk about the Freeh Report. From the perspective of thousands of alumni, donors and Pennsylvania tax payers, Freeh became the enemy when he aligned himself with the Penn State Board of Trustees. The same Board who fired Spanier and Paterno. The same Board who has paid 6.5 million dollars for a report that validates those firings, yet further insulates themselves. The same Board who are the ONLY 32 people privileged enough to be able to see the "evidence" that was collected to create the Freeh Report. Did you know that the Freeh Group does NOT attach their evident findings to the report, itself. Do you not find that curious?

Freeh - former director of the FBI - claimed during his press conference on Thursday, that his office was not responsible for the dead-on leaks, regarding his report, in the days and weeks before its release. Some of those leaks came in the form of physical rough drafts of the report that had been ripped up into three large pieces - easily taped back together and readable. At 6.5 million dollars I would think the Freeh Group would have been able to afford a paper shredder or two. And would have had the integrity - even a policy in place - to use them with regard to such a sensitive topic. Those kind of leaks make level-headed people question the motives of all involved. (See: http://deadspin.com/5925339/the-freeh-report-will-conclude-paternos-firing-was-warranted-according-to-these-preparation-documents?tag=pennstatescandal for the scanned copies. And note the time and date of the report – 7/12/12, 2:35AM – 6 ½ hours before the release of the report.)

It's also important to point out why the Board of Trustees (or at least one of the individual members) require insulation. Remember that Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett, is a member of the Board. He was the original Attorney General to begin an investigation on Sandusky. As that investigation was happening, so was Corbett's run for Governor. During his campaign, Attorney General Corbett accepted $600,000.00+ worth of donations from wealthy Second Mile donors. Now, fast forward to the summer before Sandusky's arrest. The now-Governor Corbett, approves a $3 million grant to The Second Mile. How could and why would he do that when he was the one to initiate the still on-going investigation on Sandusky? It's important to note that Freeh's report made NO mention of any of this, what-so-ever. Ask yourself why. A totally and utterly incomplete report that only mentions the details that the Board of Trustees wants the public to hear. Period.

There is A LOT more going on here, than the general public – most certainly the media - are willing to take a look at. The Freeh Report is not about seeking the truth. The Freeh Report is about 32 people who needed to pay 6.5 million dollars to justify piss-poor judgement that extends over a period of a decade or more. And when someone - or a group of people - need protecting, the flip side to that is that someone needs to take the blame. And at the tune of 6.5 million dollars - as an alumni, a donor and a tax payer in the state of PA, I expect more bang for my buck.

With regard to the report itself, I could write a novel about the inconsistencies, omissions and "reasonable" conclusions that were used (or not used) to shift the blame to some big-draw, media names and to take the focus away from others.

For instance: In the press conference on Thursday morning, Freeh (former director of the FBI) references Mike McQueary (a MAJOR player in this horrific situation) by calling him "McQuaid." Twice. In a row. I expect more from someone whose career has been built around details. Beyond that, the Freeh Group never interviewed "McQuaid" for the purposes of the report - perhaps because they were looking for the wrong guy? (I jest.)

Not only did they not interview "McQuaid," they never interviewed Paterno (for obvious reasons), Curley or Shultz. Perhaps their report would come off as slightly more credible, had they waited until after Curley's and Shultz's trials, in order to interview them, before releasing their report. Out of the four men their report most "indicts" they only interviewed one.

And that other major player - the only eye witness to testify in Sandusky's trial - "McQuaid" also goes without interview. What kind of a fact-finding mission is that? Not a very thorough one, if you ask me (and thousands of other alumni). But then again, I'm asking that question of a journalist who clearly is well versed with regards to fact-finding and ethical reporting, yes?

Freeh also was vehement in the press conference: they found no evidence, what-so-ever, that Sandusky's retirement package was the result of a cover-up. Yet, on page 21 of the report (in the "Time Line" portion) the report references, " . . . an unusual lump sum payment of $168, 000.00" as part of Sandusky's retirement. Well, Mr. FBI, was it unusual or not? The term "unusual" seems to imply a cover up. Yet during the press conference, he is adamant to the contrary. I expect more from the former director of the FBI. So do thousands of other alumni, donors and PA tax payers.

I could go on, citing more holes in that report than a hunk of Swiss Cheese . . . And I will gladly continue to elaborate if you are interested in reading more authentic facts than what the media, like yourself, have spoon fed to the public.

Lastly, I just want to make sure I am clear on the question of Freeh's integrity. I am in NO WAY saying that he is without integrity. What I am suggesting is that he has compartmentalized his integrity toward the client (Penn State's Board of Trustees) who paid $6.5 million to his organization.

I don't think that is an unreasonable hypothesis. And again (beating a dead horse) neither do thousands of students, alumni, donors and PA taxpayers.

Prove your journalistic integrity report the truth. Not the sensational, thoroughly false, rating-driven nonsense you are apparently so comfortable with. I dare you.

With Mild Sincerity,

Amy Comiskey
PSU '97 Public Policy, Concentration: Law & Justice

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about 5 years ago

Dear Mr. Costas,

Yesterday I found myself writing a letter to the New York Times regarding an article written by Jo Becker. The article was a weak attempt at tying the Jerry Sandusky Scandal with Joe Paterno’s negotiated retirement. When I finished that article, not only did I send it to Becker and the Editors of the New York Times; but, I also shared the article on the group pages of several grassroots organizations that have developed over the past nine months in an effort to both remove the current Penn State Board of Trustees from their seemingly untouchable positions and (now more than ever) to bring to light the true facts that surround media fed misgivings regarding the recently released Freeh Report. Make NO mistake, these grassroots groups are thousands strong, and still rapidly growing.

The letter I sent and shared, yesterday with these groups has drawn a huge response. I’ve spent most of the last 36 hours fielding requests to send something similar to various other news venues. Today, yours was suggested to me.

While I admittedly have not personally listened to your drivel on this circus of stupidity, many others in these groups have. And, as a collective voice, we find it curious that you are not more concerned with the cold hard facts. We are even more curious as to what you believe lends any credibility to the misgivings of the [Fact] Freeh Report? Better yet, have you actually read the report?

Why not start showing some journalistic integrity by researching and reporting the FACTS, instead of unsubstantiated opinions?

Perhaps I could get you moving in the right direction:

Let's talk about the Freeh Report. From the perspective of thousands of alumni, donors and Pennsylvania tax payers, Freeh became the enemy when he aligned himself with the Penn State Board of Trustees. The same Board who fired Spanier and Paterno. The same Board who has paid 6.5 million dollars for a report that validates those firings, yet further insulates themselves. The same Board who are the ONLY 32 people privileged enough to be able to see the "evidence" that was collected to create the Freeh Report. Did you know that the Freeh Group does NOT attach their evident findings to the report, itself. Do you not find that curious?

Freeh - former director of the FBI - claimed during his press conference on Thursday, that his office was not responsible for the dead-on leaks, regarding his report, in the days and weeks before its release. Some of those leaks came in the form of physical rough drafts of the report that had been ripped up into three large pieces - easily taped back together and readable. At 6.5 million dollars I would think the Freeh Group would have been able to afford a paper shredder or two. And would have had the integrity - even a policy in place - to use them with regard to such a sensitive topic. Those kind of leaks make level-headed people question the motives of all involved. (See: http://deadspin.com/5925339/the-freeh-report-will-conclude-paternos-firing-was-warranted-according-to-these-preparation-documents?tag=pennstatescandal for the scanned copies. And note the time and date of the report – 7/12/12, 2:35AM – 6 ½ hours before the release of the report.)

It's also important to point out why the Board of Trustees (or at least one of the individual members) require insulation. Remember that Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett, is a member of the Board. He was the original Attorney General to begin an investigation on Sandusky. As that investigation was happening, so was Corbett's run for Governor. During his campaign, Attorney General Corbett accepted $600,000.00+ worth of donations from wealthy Second Mile donors. Now, fast forward to the summer before Sandusky's arrest. The now-Governor Corbett, approves a $3 million grant to The Second Mile. How could and why would he do that when he was the one to initiate the still on-going investigation on Sandusky? It's important to note that Freeh's report made NO mention of any of this, what-so-ever. Ask yourself why. A totally and utterly incomplete report that only mentions the details that the Board of Trustees wants the public to hear. Period.

There is A LOT more going on here, than the general public – most certainly the media - are willing to take a look at. The Freeh Report is not about seeking the truth. The Freeh Report is about 32 people who needed to pay 6.5 million dollars to justify piss-poor judgement that extends over a period of a decade or more. And when someone - or a group of people - need protecting, the flip side to that is that someone needs to take the blame. And at the tune of 6.5 million dollars - as an alumni, a donor and a tax payer in the state of PA, I expect more bang for my buck.

With regard to the report itself, I could write a novel about the inconsistencies, omissions and "reasonable" conclusions that were used (or not used) to shift the blame to some big-draw, media names and to take the focus away from others.

For instance: In the press conference on Thursday morning, Freeh (former director of the FBI) references Mike McQueary (a MAJOR player in this horrific situation) by calling him "McQuaid." Twice. In a row. I expect more from someone whose career has been built around details. Beyond that, the Freeh Group never interviewed "McQuaid" for the purposes of the report - perhaps because they were looking for the wrong guy? (I jest.)

Not only did they not interview "McQuaid," they never interviewed Paterno (for obvious reasons), Curley or Shultz. Perhaps their report would come off as slightly more credible, had they waited until after Curley's and Shultz's trials, in order to interview them, before releasing their report. Out of the four men their report most "indicts" they only interviewed one.

And that other major player - the only eye witness to testify in Sandusky's trial - "McQuaid" also goes without interview. What kind of a fact-finding mission is that? Not a very thorough one, if you ask me (and thousands of other alumni). But then again, I'm asking that question of a journalist who clearly is well versed with regards to fact-finding and ethical reporting, yes?

Freeh also was vehement in the press conference: they found no evidence, what-so-ever, that Sandusky's retirement package was the result of a cover-up. Yet, on page 21 of the report (in the "Time Line" portion) the report references, " . . . an unusual lump sum payment of $168, 000.00" as part of Sandusky's retirement. Well, Mr. FBI, was it unusual or not? The term "unusual" seems to imply a cover up. Yet during the press conference, he is adamant to the contrary. I expect more from the former director of the FBI. So do thousands of other alumni, donors and PA tax payers.

I could go on, citing more holes in that report than a hunk of Swiss Cheese . . . And I will gladly continue to elaborate if you are interested in reading more authentic facts than what the media, like yourself, have spoon fed to the public.

Lastly, I just want to make sure I am clear on the question of Freeh's integrity. I am in NO WAY saying that he is without integrity. What I am suggesting is that he has compartmentalized his integrity toward the client (Penn State's Board of Trustees) who paid $6.5 million to his organization.

I don't think that is an unreasonable hypothesis. And again (beating a dead horse) neither do thousands of students, alumni, donors and PA taxpayers.

Prove your journalistic integrity report the truth. Not the sensational, thoroughly false, rating-driven nonsense you are apparently so comfortable with. I dare you.

With Mild Sincerity,

Amy Comiskey
PSU '97 Public Policy, Concentration: Law & Justice

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over 5 years ago

Bob

Would like to suggest you host one of your Baseball panels on HBO with Jorge Posada and Jason Veritek. Would love to hear their stories of the RIVALRY as well as baseball in general. These two served as the backbone for their respective teams. Another nice twist would be to have Joe Torre and Tito Francona sitting in the front row of the audience.

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over 6 years ago

bob? are you a sports journalist? why are you ducking the fan violence story at dodger stadium? a giants fan in a coma isnt enough for you to step up and draw more attention? the dodgers need to be punished for their lack of sensitivity, along with the mayor, and the chief of police. or are just simply not following this story? the dodgers have done nothing about the growing problem of gang bangers attending, verbally assualting, and physically assualting people at dodger stadium for years. and this is tnothe first attack on a fan. their have been a shooting and a stabbing here as well. you should get involved. frank mc court is an absolute joke of a team owner. and where is the wife during all of this? isnt she the co-owner? not very involved is she, even though she is fighting in court for a divorce and total ownership too. the entire town is letting the team know tey are fed up with the situation at dodger games. you vant take your kids, and you cant dare to wear a cap or jersey of the visiting team. you'll be in trouble for sure. i have had numerous problems there during mets games. had to be escorted by securit to my car twice and they stayed with me until my car left the grounds. its that bad. it's not 100% a gang problem, but it's 90%. the rest of the trouble is other low lifes who thinks its ok or normal now to act this way at a dodger game. one last example: ladt year , in the bleachers, 6 drunk latino tattooed thugs giving the flag the finger while sitting down while the national anthem played, spouting off about mexico and how the white man should all leave, it's their land after all. the 60 year old "security" people there were too affraid to do anything about it. ENOUGH ALREADY !! baseball fans in LA need help, the dodger management is lost.

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over 8 years ago

Bob,

The Cardinals went to the playoffs in 1996. There the Jake Plummer led Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys.

Did you REALLY say the last time the Cardinals went to the playoffs was the 1970's?

Come on!

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over 8 years ago

Bob Costas went on a psychotic rant on Tiki Barber on gun ownership.Well Bob here is the answer to your question about ONE NFL player using a gun to protect himself: Corey Fuller.By the way 50% of NFL players own guns. But because pencil-necks like you and Kieth Oberman as well as the NFL Commissioner hate the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment you will make a big deal over a small number that abuse guns. By the NY's ban on guns is Un Constitutional.

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almost 9 years ago

Bob,



Radio show terrific. Pleae, more guests like Boomer and Sims who are articulate and funny.



Fewer Jerry Rice types. Wonderful player but dull interview.



Thanks

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almost 9 years ago

Bob, you and I both grew up huge Yankee fans. I was born in New Jersey and saw Mickey Mantle play at the Stadium many times. I just read a great article about him in Golf magazine. Now, I dont know if you are a golf fan but you really need to read this. The October 2008 issue gives a terrific story about his other love...golf. So enjoy.

Paul

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almost 9 years ago

I think you are the BEST baseball sportscaster in existence. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you in Bud Selig's chair real soon.

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about 9 years ago

Keep up the great reporting Bob. In my opinion you have become the new Jim McKay.You know what to ask and when to ask it.My son will grow up to know you as we grew up to know Jim.You are sports!Thanks!

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about 9 years ago

Hey Bob. As a person born near Syracuse, I am a loyal fan and think you're doing another award winning job covering the Olympics. That said, I want to commend you on the interview between Phelps and Spitz. In my mind Spitz will always be first before Phelps in the fact that Spitz did it will no cap, high tech swim suit, and a 3 meter deep pool. Phelps never mentioned that or even gave Spitz respect for that. Maybe because he's so young. But, I felt Phelps should have deflected the attention off him and remember that he's one member of team USA trying to win medals to win the olympics as a whole. China is significantly ahead in gold medals and that's where it counts. Maybe it's just me, but I've would've been a little more humble if I were Phelps. Keep up the great work, Bob.

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about 9 years ago

Bob, Bob, Bob,

What is with this bizarre hair color you have at the Olympics?

How can I possibly trust you when your hair is ridiculously phony?

Bud--you're well into your 50's. Stop fighting it. Your hair looks ridiculous.