Bob Costas’ pink eye, or whatever he’s dealing with, has beaten him. The veteran NBC sportscaster has excused himself from Olympics coverage until he recovers. TODAY Show‘s Matt Lauer will take his place.
“Let’s hope it’s only tonight,” Costas told Lauer over the phone. “I’m walking around, I might as well be playing ‘Marco Polo.’ I have no idea where I am.”
Bob Costas’ pink eye, or whatever that infection is, has gotten so bad that he’s even drinking hard liquor on-air because … well, we don’t know why. But he’s doing it.
Costas stepping down is definitely for the best, and not just because your eyes water every time you look at him. Without his eye infection eating so much of the online conversation about Sochi, we can finally turn back to the things that matter: NBC’s amateur hour tech issues and #SochiProblems.
But right now, it’s all Costas. Here’s how Twitter is reacting to Bob Costas’ pink eye, or whatever the hell that is:
Never let an eye problem go untreated. Bob Costas’ eye infection spreads while covering the Winter Olympics in… http://t.co/wjD2ICrz5T
— Central Vision (@CentralVisionOp) February 12, 2014
— Kane (@Kaneshow) February 11, 2014
DRUNK HULK COULD DO WITHOUT BOB COSTAS DOING THE GOZER COSPLAY!
— DRUNK HULK (@DRUNKHULK) February 11, 2014
Bob Costas’ pink eye, or whatever, even has its own Twitter handle:
happy valentine’s day pic.twitter.com/4MWnhZ3he6
— Bob Costas’ Eyes (@BobCostasEyes) February 7, 2014