NBC Replacing Hideous Freak With Matt Lauer

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 at 8:45 am

We wonder if his boy Putin will allow him to leave Russia?

An injury is forcing one of the biggest stars of the Olympics to the sidelines, at least temporarily.

Bob Costas announced Tuesday morning on Today that his eye infection, which has since spread to both eyes, will force him to miss Tuesday night’s primetime performance. (The vodka shot with Mary Carillo apparently didn’t help.)

The NBC host called into Today and spoke on the phone with Matt Lauer, who asked how Costas was doing.

Costas: “Well, even worse than when you saw me this morning, Sochi time. So, reluctantly, I was trying to throw a complete game here, but I think we’re going to have to go to the bullpen. I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but you’re Mariano Rivera, at least tonight.”

Lauer: “So, I’m going to step in for you tonight, the master of Olympic primetime?”

Costas: “I believe that’s it. Let’s hope it’s only tonight because right now I’m walking around and might as well be playing Marco Polo. I have no idea where I am.”

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3 Responses to “NBC Replacing Hideous Freak With Matt Lauer”

  1. A.Men on 11/11/14 at 11:02 am

    I won’t be watching. Costos is a Putin ass-kisser. I’m sure Lauer can ass-kiss Pustin as well.