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Bob Costas Begins Sochi Olympics Coverage With Eye Infection
Media Bistro ^ | February 6, 2014 8:18 PM | Chris Ariens

Posted on 02/06/2014 5:36:37 PM PST by Pan_Yan

Between the missing shower curtains, brown tap water and computer hacking affecting journalists covering the Sochi Games, NBC’s Bob Costas might have it the worst. He has an eye infection. At the start of NBC’s fortnight (+3 days) of coverage tonight Costas announced, “I woke up with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the Soviet flag.” Costas says he’ll be wearing glasses for the next couple of nights.

“According to NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the weekend,” Costas added.


TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: costas; olympics; sochi
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Seeing Red Eye Bob twitching almost makes it worth watching for a few monites.

Almost.

1 posted on 02/06/2014 5:36:37 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I smell a psyop.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 5:38:38 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Earache? Earache my eye.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 5:39:31 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Pan_Yan

The only thing that qualifies Costas for anything is that he dumped his wife and married the daughter of an NBC honcho.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 5:40:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Talisker

Bob’s personal NBC Hairstylist Mister Butch...may know something about this


5 posted on 02/06/2014 5:40:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Pan_Yan

It’s a Bobocentric universe.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 5:40:45 PM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Talisker
I smell a psyop.

Eye smell a psyop.

7 posted on 02/06/2014 5:41:13 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Pan_Yan

I dislike this little twerp. Him & Jay Glazer infuriate me to the point that when they come on, the sound goes off.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:42:24 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Pan_Yan

It isn’t an eye infection. It was an injury sustained in the after-interview activities with the president.

professionals in the trade refer to it as a “money shot”.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:42:33 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Talisker
I smell a psyop.

Good grief. Someone please give me one, just one, Olympics thread without the conspiracy theories.

10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:43:11 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Pan_Yan

Bob, dirty needles for your botox injections will do that


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:43:55 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Pan_Yan

Botox missed its mark.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 5:44:02 PM PST by hillsborofox (If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities. Voltaire)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ugh, I will only watch curling and the biathlon.

Hearing Costas and Co. gush over every athlete as if they are superheroes obtaining immortality by sliding down a hill or on ice, is already making me gag.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 5:46:24 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Pan_Yan
I hope he didn't touch the yellow water from the Russian pipes.

In Sochi, Russia, Don’t Touch The Water

Well in Sochi, Russia, you had better not TOUCH the water, either.

When Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair, who is covering the Winter Olympics for the newspaper, arrived at her hotel, she was informed that there was a problem with the water and it had been shut off.

Then hotel staff delivered an ominous warning: “Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.”

Unfortunately when one organ is damaged another one is strengthened, and it will likely be his mouth.
14 posted on 02/06/2014 5:46:51 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Pan_Yan

"You're a wizard, Harry!"

15 posted on 02/06/2014 5:47:23 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Pan_Yan

He should apply for Putincare.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 5:49:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Inwoodian
It’s a Bobocentric universe.

This year instead of heartwarming stories of athletes overcoming life's obstacles, we'll have to put up with a few on Bob Costas himself overcoming the tragedy of an eye infection.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 5:50:41 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Good grief. Someone please give me one, just one, Olympics thread without the conspiracy theories.

Here's one: Activity Village

18 posted on 02/06/2014 5:52:47 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Maybe ‘ol Bob shot his eye out!?!?!
19 posted on 02/06/2014 5:56:10 PM PST by TRY ONE (I never got the memo on changing 'Global Warming' to 'Climate Change'!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Probably just been crying himself to sleep at night over whether or not to come out of the closet during these, the rainbow olympics.

“You may feel relaxed and at ease, Bob...just please leave the children in peace.”


20 posted on 02/06/2014 5:56:21 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Pan_Yan

In Russia, infection has YOU!


21 posted on 02/06/2014 6:00:26 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell x)
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To: Pan_Yan

Mom always said... pee outside, you get a sty in your eye.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 6:00:48 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: ClearCase_guy

He look like older Harry Potter LOL!


23 posted on 02/06/2014 6:08:57 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: VanDeKoik

Holy crap... curling and biathlon are the only things I watch too. I read what you wrote and though I was reading an old post I wrote.

Women’s biathlon?

That’s hot.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 6:09:47 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Pan_Yan
Bob Costas Begins Sochi Olympics Coverage With Eye Infection Known as "странно глаз', in Russian or "Queer Eye", translated into English.
25 posted on 02/06/2014 6:11:54 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Favorite Deadspin comment: Walked into a doorknob.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:17 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Walked into a doorknob.

LOL!


27 posted on 02/06/2014 6:18:18 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: John W

Walked into a doorknob.

LOL!


28 posted on 02/06/2014 6:19:38 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: VanDeKoik
do they actually show biathlon anymore???
29 posted on 02/06/2014 6:20:24 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TRY ONE
Maybe ‘ol Bob shot his eye out!?!?!

If he did, then he would blame the easy access to guns. F that MO FO. I don't wish him well.

30 posted on 02/06/2014 6:24:43 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m guessing pink eye from his recent trip to the bath house. Call it preemptive karma for the queer lobbying he’s about to do.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 6:35:09 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Pan_Yan

Hep-Ho!

32 posted on 02/06/2014 6:50:48 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Pan_Yan

Good, I have it spreads.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 6:52:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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Costas announced, “I woke up with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the Soviet flag.”

His eye being red caused him to think of a Communist symbol. Was Costas pining for the days of the workers' paradise?

34 posted on 02/06/2014 7:00:14 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I can only imagine that by Sunday he will look like some oozing creature off from the walking dead.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 7:07:55 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Talisker

I smell a psyop to since a mild antibiotic would cure this in 24 hours


36 posted on 02/06/2014 7:42:46 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: JohnBrowdie

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe something was squirted into his eye.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 7:44:44 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: bmwcyle

You have it? “Spreads”? I’m sorry. Is it anything like the “runs”. Is there anything you can take?


38 posted on 02/06/2014 7:47:37 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Does Bob need to remove the plank from his eye???


39 posted on 02/06/2014 7:48:38 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Pan_Yan

Ironic he has been preaching Marxism for decades. Enjoy your comrades Bob.

Pray America is Waking


40 posted on 02/06/2014 8:00:46 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas: www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Pan_Yan

Gee, Bob, maybe your overflow outlet is clogged and some of that chit you’re full of has leaked past the macula and irritated you eye.


41 posted on 02/06/2014 8:08:02 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Pan_Yan

OMG!!! I’ve been laughing my butt off every time he comes now!!! The twitch that evil twitch!!!


42 posted on 02/06/2014 8:17:44 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: bray
B T T T ! ! ! ©

43 posted on 02/06/2014 8:20:06 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Pan_Yan

I remember getting iritis last year.... eye drops don’t work on a badly inflamed eye. Anti-inflammatory drops and drops to paralyze the iris helped. I needed to wear sunglasses for awhile because it hurt looking at anything in bright sunlight. And then the iris returned to normal. I don’t envy Costa if he got it.

I suspect at his age, he’s wearing progressive lenses glasses like I do. I must say they look very good on him! At least both his distance and near vision seem corrected to their proper limits.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 8:31:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Pan_Yan

Hey Bob they told you not to wash with the tap water.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 8:33:35 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

ROTFLMAO


46 posted on 02/06/2014 8:34:09 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Those are not round. Those are P3 glasses - a classic style that’s been around for decades. We both have that heart-shaped face and this is the style that works well by balancing out the wide forehead and narrow chin.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 8:35:12 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Pan_Yan

Those holes between bathroom stalls in Sochi have two functions. Bob, don’t try to look through them.


48 posted on 02/06/2014 8:39:53 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

LOL!


49 posted on 02/06/2014 8:41:38 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Pan_Yan; a fool in paradise
Here's a closeup off my HDTV 3D screen.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 8:54:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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