Is Bob Costas In Trouble After His Appearance On FOX?

Monday, September 10, 2007


This seems like one of those things you'd really want to pass on, but I guess Bob thought it was a good idea.

FOX Producer: It'll be real quick Bob....just a few secs with Frank Caliendo. He'll be doing Madden and you can beat him up. You know, as a joke.
Bob Costas: Okay....I'm in.

NBC’s Bob Costas appeared on the “Frank’s Picks” segment of “Fox NFL Sunday,” where comedian Frank Caliendo predicts the outcomes of four games. A graphic appeared on-screen that read, “People Bob Costas is Taller* than,” along with an NBC logo. After a staged fight in which he knocked Caliendo down, Costas said, “I guess that takes care of this hack for at least one week. Unfortunately for you guys, you’re stuck with him all season. Good luck.” Caliendo was impersonating John Madden during the skit.- SBD
I missed it because I was watching a 10-year old reference Joe Namath, but that seems a little over the top doesn't it (If anyone saw it live please leave your thoughts in the comments)? While it may be a tad bit funny it's pretty ballsy to go on another network and talk bad about one of your Announcers.

FOX's Coordinating Producer Scott Ackerson has already responded by stating, “Our philosophy is if you’re in the arena of NFL coverage, you’re fair game.” Hmm, I wonder how NBC feels about it.

Bob Costas on Fox (For One Day) (Fanhouse)

(Photo and Quote via Sports Business Daily)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:01 PM

8 Comments:

Dick Ebersol alreayd said he thought it was funny, so I think Costas is ok..Besides who would host 954 hours of Olympic Coverage?

rs27 said...
Sep 10, 2007, 2:44:00 PM  

dan patrick?

odessasteps said...
Sep 10, 2007, 2:53:00 PM  

They replayed it on NBC so I think it's OK.

Smed said...
Sep 10, 2007, 3:06:00 PM  

It wasn't funny. Costas kicking Joe Rogan's ass on Newsradio was funny.

GMoney said...
Sep 10, 2007, 3:12:00 PM  

It was pretty amusing. The best part was afterwards when Howie Long said something like "Calliendo just got beat up by a preschooler."

ProphetCat said...
Sep 10, 2007, 4:12:00 PM  

Are you sure when he meant hack, he wasn't referring to Caliendo, rather than Madden?

John said...
Sep 10, 2007, 4:53:00 PM  

I'm pretty sure he meant Caliendo...

Adam said...
Sep 10, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

Yeah, the way you wrote that article, it seems like Costas was referring to Caliendo

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 9:03:00 PM  

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