NBC's Bob Costas Has A Double Eye Infection, Has "No Idea" Where He Is

NBC replaces an ailing Costas with Matt Lauer for Sochi Olympics coverage

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Poor, chocolate-covered Bob Costas.  The moral compass of sports has been struck down by an infection in both eyes, preventing him from doing any further coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Matt Lauer  and co. called in to check on Costas this morning from the Today show, who informed Lauer that he would be taking over primetime coverage.

“Reluctantly, I was trying to throw a complete game here, but I think we’re going to have to go to the bullpen, and I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but you’re Mariano Rivera, at least tonight," Costas said on air (via Buzzfeed).  "Let’s hope it’s only tonight.

"I’m walking around, I might as well be playing ‘Marco Polo,' Costas joked.  "I have no idea where I am.”

And because he's a champion, Costas retained his sense of humor despite everything.  Please watch the video below of Costas downing vodka and talking about waking up on a curb in Minsk.



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