And so it has come to this at the Sochi Olympics. For the first time since 1988, Bob Costas will miss an assignment at an Olympics. Pink eye has taken down the legend. Last night was the final straw in Bob’s quest to continue his Ripken-esque streak of pontificating on sports, politics, Russian vodka, Pussy Riot and whatever else his elite brain could come up with.
Matt Lauer will handle Bob’s duties of introducing tape delayed coverage of events you already know the results of because you spend 14 hours on Twitter.
Of course white and black dudes were all over Costas. Many thought he was blunted up. Others thought someone farted on his pillow. Conspiracies abound.