Bob Costas Is Terribly Disappointed In Sports, Culture, And You : Monkey See : NPR
During Sunday night’s NBC broadcast of the Steelers-Chiefs game, Bob Costas took a moment to share some thoughts, which started like this: “For those of you too busy keeping up with the Kardashians to notice, we live in a culture that in many ways grows more stupid and graceless by the moment.”
In other words, “Hey, morons at home, listen up.”
It turned out that the subject of Costas’ fury (you can hear the whole thing here) was touchdown celebrations when they are excessive, or when they’re stupid, or especially when they cost the team yards because of clearly anticipated unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Costas was particularly peeved about Stevie Johnson, who plays for the Buffalo Bills and had recently performed an extended, unnecessary, dopey celebration after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets. As Costas pointed out, Johnson drew a 15-yard penalty that led to a Jets touchdown. Oops.