The beloved sportscaster will be temporarily replaced by the ‘Today’ show’s Matt Lauer.
Bob Costas has been coping with a swollen eye during his coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and now, he’ll finally be getting some relief. Fellow NBC staple Matt Lauer will sub in for Bob on Feb. 11, as he deals with his apparently serious condition.
Bob actually called into the Today show Feb. 11 to pass the torch.
“Reluctantly, I was trying to throw a complete game here, but I think we’re going to have to go to the bullpen, and I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but you’re Mariano Rivera, at least tonight,” Bob told Matt over the phone. “Let’s hope it’s only tonight. I’m walking around, I might as well be playing ‘Marco Polo.’ I have no idea where I am.”
Bob Costas’ Eye: What’s Wrong With It?
During a Feb. 6 broadcast, Bob explained his obvious condition to the viewers at home:
Bear with me for a moment as I spare my friends in the press office countless inquiries. I have no choice to go all ‘Peabody and Sherman’ on you for the next couple of nights since I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag.
HollywoodLifers, are you glad Bob is taking some time to fix his eye situation? Drop a comment with your thoughts on this year’s Olympics coverage below!
— Andy Swift