Bob Costas Quotes.
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.
The best thing about sports is the sense of community and shared emotion it can create.
Yes folks, their gold medal looks the same as everybody elses.
People will speculate about what they want, but that is not my intention.
I wish I had said ‘some athletes here are competing unfairly.’ It was my opinion, never an accusation.
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.
It doesn’t seem that long ago to me that the word ‘irreverent’ seemed affixed to my name. ‘Irreverent newcomer.’ I went from irreverent to venerable in what seems to me like the blink of an eye.
commenting on baseball players who test positive for steroids: It?s an announced test, so you not only failed the steroid test, you failed the IQ test.
We’re still buzzin’ about Bruce Springsteen at halftime, but I’ll tell you if there was one guy we weren’t thinking was ‘Born To Run’ it was James Harrison.
There are some times when sports rises to the level of news and when sports broadcasters acquit themselves as well as the best news broadcasters do, they aren’t there to dramatize. They’re there as journalists.
All that’s missing for Utah is a blindfold and a cigarette.
The National League game is chess; The American League is checkers.
When we lose Fenway, we lose the sense that somebody sat here and watched Ted Williams hit.
Champions don’t become champions in the field—they are merely recognized there.
Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that’s offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That’s my ideal.