Bob Costas

America’s gun culture demonstrates itself in the Wild West, Dirty Harry mentality of people who actually believe that if a number of people were armed in the theater in Aurora, they would have been able to take down this nutjob in body armor and military style artillery. When in fact almost every policeman in the country would tell you that that would have only increased the tragedy and added to the carnage.

“America’s gun culture demonstrates itself in the Wild West, Dirty Harry mentality of people who actually believe that if a number of people were armed … Read More

I don’t feel any different than I did when I was 40. But I realize mathematically, I’m equidistant between that and 80. I’ll keep doing this for a while, but I’m not going to be one of these people who hang on just for the sake of being on the air.

“I don’t feel any different than I did when I was 40. But I realize mathematically, I’m equidistant between that and 80. I’ll keep doing … Read More

If every university president said, ‘The revenue producing sports: basketball, football – potentially revenue producing at most universities – maybe in a few cases women’s basketball, if every one of them had a monitor that reported directly to the university president and no ‘student-athlete’ ever gets into this college or university who could not plausibly be admitted if we did not have a football or basketball team, end of problem. It won’t happen because it’s like unilaterally disarming. You know your opponent won’t do it and then you’ll get crushed in every game, but it’s a simple thing.

“If every university president said, ‘The revenue producing sports: basketball, football – potentially revenue producing at most universities – maybe in a few cases women’s … Read More

I can’t do anything about how people who are all but completely unaware of my actual motivations and my actual thought process and my actual worldview, how they characterize me. There’s not much I can do about it, except never say another word other than ‘there’s a ground ball to shortstop.’ And I don’t think that’s going to happen.

“I can’t do anything about how people who are all but completely unaware of my actual motivations and my actual thought process and my actual … Read More

You have to be simultaneously well-prepared and spontaneous. You don’t really know for sure what percentage of the preparation you are going to use, and you don’t know exactly where it will apply. So you have to be prepared, but not locked into that preparation.

“You have to be simultaneously well-prepared and spontaneous. You don’t really know for sure what percentage of the preparation you are going to use, and … Read More

If Vin Scully calling a game is just as good in 2013 as he was in 1963, that’s the way a game should sound. If Jack Buck were around today, I don’t think anybody would ask him to change his style. My style has always been a little bit of a combination of old and new, if only because my frame of reference, personally, was different than that of Ernie Harwell or Jack Buck or Harry Caray. I was a younger guy. Just as Joe Buck’s frame of reference is somewhat different from mine. But the nuts and bolts of how to call a ballgame well, I think remain the same.

“If Vin Scully calling a game is just as good in 2013 as he was in 1963, that’s the way a game should sound. If … Read More