Sochi 2014: Bob Costas’ Eyes Seem To Be Getting Worse

11th February 2014 by
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bob costasSochi 2014: Bob Costas’ Eyes Seem To Be Getting Worse

Is it the yellow Sochi water? A Vladimir Putin-esque grand scheme?

Bob Costas’  pink eye infection doesn’t appear to be going away. In fact, it appears to be getting worse and going for the Gold in annoying things that could happen to a TV news anchor, next to confusing Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne.

When Costas appeared on NBC last Thursday at the start of the Olympics, only his left eye appeared to be infected. Costas informed viewers on Thursday that the infection should resolve itself by the weekend:

“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. According to the NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the weekend. If only all my issues would resolve themselves that quickly, but that’s another story.”

Now the infection appears to have spread to the right eye.

Costas has anchored the network’s Olympics coverage for several decades.

When Costas opened up NBC’s Monday night primetime coverage, it immediately became clear that no such thing has occurred. In fact, Costas’ infection now evident in both eyes.