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HoS Pod: Bob Costas

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HoS Pod: Bob Costas

Talking media and announcing

Bob Costas stopped by and, through the fog of a semi choppy Zoom connection, got off some takes. In this episode we discussed:

  • Bissinger vs. Leitch: Where does Bob come down on it?

  • Are you responsible for your comment section?

  • What it was like to call national games in his 20s.

  • How those famous NBA on NBC promos were made

  • If he prefers doing studio work vs. calling a game

  • Does Bob plan his phrases for calls in exciting moments?

  • Why so many New York broadcasters?

  • Do network TV executives actively root for the best rated matchup?

  • Dealing with David Stern

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