If Bob Costas’ Winter Olympics broadcasts haven’t won you over by now, there’s no hope for you. His set makes it look like he’s trapped in the movie “Frozen.” He has pink eye. John McCain is sending him hate messages. He’s guzzling vodka on the air.
Costas is a human meme machine, and he just may have saved this Olympics.
We have a fashionable solution to Bob Costas' problem: pic.twitter.com/DHwmkoRMdr
— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 9, 2014
This is the second Winter Olympics in a row that Costas has become the center of attention for something unrelated to athletics. In Vancouver in 2010, when Canada rolled out the first of several huge inflatable beavers during the closing ceremonies, Costas famously observed: “And now the always enjoyable giant inflatable beaver.” And that’s all anyone could talk about for the next month.
And now this: apparently Costas has pink eye, and it’s spreading. Half of the world is grossed out, and the other half is producing a virulent social media meme:
Whoa, check out Bob Costas's eyes pic.twitter.com/mLZHdZ9Gkf
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) February 11, 2014
The winner of the hound group at the Westminster Dog Show was… Bob Costas? pic.twitter.com/Opg7uEJZLI
— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 11, 2014
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) February 11, 2014
Bob Costas is about to come out as a mutant. Very proud of him for this brave step. pic.twitter.com/1rdy3LKbJU
— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) February 11, 2014
Bob Costas explains the cartoonish glasses he's wearing at the Winter Olympics http://t.co/EoMUZjmh4o
— For The Win (@forthewin) February 8, 2014
I don't think Bob Costas's eye is healing. pic.twitter.com/udurBLGstr
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 8, 2014
On the track Bob Costas is going, this is how he's gonna look next week for the Closing Ceremony pic.twitter.com/ob8bzihUjT
— Столицы Хилл (@CapitalsHill) February 11, 2014
As bad as I feel making fun of Bob Costas's eyes, the warning CLEARLY said to not wash your face with the hotel water
— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) February 11, 2014
But there’s more, like NBC’s Sochi studio, which makes Costas look as if he’s broadcasting from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude:
Bob Costas describes Obama's relationship with Putin as "icy." You mean icy like your studio, Bob? pic.twitter.com/7PuHVtvQEo
— Larry Brown (@LBSports) February 8, 2014
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 11, 2014
Bob Costas and His Pink Eyes Drank Some Vodka and Produced This Wonderful .GIF: http://t.co/brbg4Ylx2C
— Mike Johnson (@mjamrst) February 11, 2014
And these Games have just started, folks.