Thursday, August 10, 2017

Why I Love Bob Costas

After discussing my weirdest celebrity crush at book club, writing group and the family reunion, I decided to try to help those struggling to understand my deep and abiding affection for Robert Quinlan Costas.

While there is not documented evidence, it's fair to say this started on June 23, 1984: The Sandberg Game. One of the biggest moments of the Cubs' division championship year. I was 8 years old. Look at this face!!

How does a young, impressionable girl not fall in love with that face while high from the victory of her favorite team??

You may be wondering why my love for Bob has been strong for 30-plus years. Well, I'll tell you.

Bob is smart. I mean, he wrote a book and it was utterly brilliant.

Bob is funny. See "Pootie Tang," "Baseketball," and various cameos and appearances on sitcoms and talk shows.

Bob does not pull punches or back down from controversy; see his comments on Kapernick, guns, OJ, etc.

Bob does serious journalism. See his Sandusky interview and his long run as an interviewer on his own shows, and guest hosting Larry King's show.

He's not afraid to take chances in the fashion department:


Bob is fun-loving and does not take himself too seriously.

Also, look at this face! He's 62 years old and adorable as can be.

Bob in 2016. Yes, he's probably had some botox but who cares. I personally know lots of people who have, and the guy's on TV! You'd do it, too.

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