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I was listening to the Dan Patrick Show this morning, and pompous midget Costas is on, ostensibly to talk about the Dodgers/Padres kerfuffle. Patrick tries to get him to do a Jim Nantz impression at The Masters, which Costas allegedly does from time to time. Instead, he refuses and goes on a tirade about how he could never call The Masters due to his ties with NBC, but, even if he could, he'd get canned because he would HAVE TO bring up Augusta National's "history of racism and sexism".* After going all high and mighty about what's "right" and what he "would do", if he had the chance, he then says he's friends with Billy Payne, has played Augusta National with him, and even stayed in Butler Cabin!
What a freaking hypocrite... So you'd take on August National and your boy Billy Payne publicly, if you only had the chance, due to your strong personal feelings about the club's history, BUT YOU HAD NO PROBLEM PLAYING AND STAYING THERE WITH YOUR "FRIEND"? I'm sure he made his feelings known then, right? Or wouldn't a principled man have just refused the invitation to such an evil, backwards place? Right? Riiiiight.
What a self-righteous, hypocritical, lilliputian douche.
*I am not taking any position on this issue, other than it's historically factual.
This post was edited by CockOfAges 12 months ago
Heard it and agree that it sounded very hypocritical. Does he really think its in CBS best interest to do a story on their history of racism and sexism? They're in the business of gaining viewers, not running them off.
I heard it and also found that he came across as a pompous, hypocritical prick. For him to basically call Jim Nantz and anyone else ever associated with the Masters broadcasts gutless was unprofessional. It sounds like Costas thinks far too highly of himself at this point in his life and career.
Costas is a pompous jerk. I ignore his comments! He thinks he knows it all and I would hope that Dan Patrick would disassociate with him. But, maybe he can't because they are both on contract with NBC.
Costas is by far the best commentator on sports and absolutely has earned the right to pontificate at his every whim. The world would be a far better place if we only would listen to what he says and heed his words of wisdom.
I needed a good laugh on my drive to Augusta. If you hear anyone laugh during Tiger's backswing this weekend it will be me thinking about your comment.
Instead of your usual "You da man" or "It's in the hole"
Who is better? Jim Rome - Blowhard; Mike & Mike - idiots; Cowherd - king of the unsubstantiated over generalization; Jim Nantz- I hear the nauseating syrup dripping from his voice at Augusta.
Great commentator yes not the best.
Well, don't you think he "took on" Payne and Augusta national in a national platform with his comments? So couldn't it be said he called out his "friend"? Not very two faced to me.
Jim Rome, Cowherd, and Mike and Mike except for like 1 Monday night football game a year none of them are commentators. They are sports talk hosts.
Costas is a joke, same loser that went on a 10 min gun control rant on national tv.
Sarcasim? Chris berman your second favorite or Dick vitale.
His Augusta comments aside, I have never understood why so many people think he is a great commentator. I find him to be boring and long winded.
Costas was right to go on that "rant." It's these crazies that think the government is coming for them in the black helicopters that claim to need these guns when statistically one is much liklier to be killed by a gun if one owns and carries a handgun. The NRA is an industry lobby group.
Cowherd Rome and their ilk are all commentators every day of the week. That's what they do as talk show hosts.
I didn't watch that particualr football game for his stance on gun rights, and I don't watch the Masters for a history lesson from someone with an agenda.
What's the saying: all it takes for evil to thrive is for good people to say nothing. (Paraphrased)
What he said, in my opinion, is non-controversial.
Costas is much better and more responsible than that lap dog Nantz, who is a toady for Augusta national and the nfl. Also costas had the courage of his conviction to have a moment if silence when the Israrli athletes enters the stadium in honor of the Slayn Olympians in Munich in 1972. He did this even though the IOC was opposed. Did you tune in to the Olympics for that?
Key caveat "in my opinion". If you want an opinion on gun rights and history, depending on your beliefs tune into Fox or ABC but don't bring it into sports. Comparing a moment of silence to a rant about gun violence is interesting.
Out of curiosity, what was reason #1230?
I'll take Madden, Enberg, Michaels, Tirico, Scully, Nessler, Herbstreit, Faldo, Eisen, and VanPelt to name a few.
And nobody in the business gives a better interview than Dan Patrick. His humor allows him to ask questions someone like Costas could never get away with.
Sent son to Clemson.
You say rant. I say measured, thoughtful statement.
Costas has won eight National Sportcaster of the Year awards from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and was inducted into that organization's Hall of Fame in 2012. He has also won four Sportscaster of the Year awards from the American Sportscasters Association, and nearly twenty Sports Emmy Awards for outstanding sports announcing.
In 1999, Costas was a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, which is awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to the sport.
In 2000, he won a TV Guide Award for Favorite Sportscaster.
He was selected as the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism recipient in 2004.
Measured, thoughtful and accurate. We just had another crazy injure several random people with a knife. Imagine the carnage had he been wielding a semi-automatic with a huge clip.
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