Sportscaster, Bob Costas speaks out about a Super Bowl LII special and since he is not hosting. Here Costas poses during a premiere of a film “Concussion” during AFI Fest 2015
Bob Costas is vocalization out after news flush that a long-time NBC publisher would not be hosting a annual Super Bowl LII pre-show due to past comments he had done about football’s couple to concussions behind in November.
Costas close down claims that a reason he will horde this year’s Super Bowl pre-show on Feb. 4 was since of his comments about concussions though rather due to his miss of unrestrained for a sport.
“The preference was jointly agreeable, and not usually do we not have a problem with it, we am indeed happy about it. we have prolonged had changeable feelings about football, so during this point, it’s improved to leave a hosting to those who are some-more eager about it,” Costas said in an email to Sports Business Daily.
Costas went on to explain that his past comments per football were zero new and were not a reason behind him not portion as horde of a Super Bowl pre-show.
“I have been creation a same points for several years, mostly on NBC,” Costas said. “In halftime commentaries, interviews with Roger Goodell and other distinguished NFL figures, appearances on CNN and elsewhere, we have addressed a emanate of football and a definite tie to mind mishap many times. Why? Because a justification is strenuous and a effects are mostly devastating.
“It’s a elephant in a track during each diversion either others select to acknowledge it or not. And it’s not going away. So a thought that we am usually now anticipating my voice on this, or that NBC was taken aback by what we pronounced during Maryland is only wrong. It’s all elementary and straightforward,” Costas explained.
After news pennyless that Costas would not be hosting a show, NBC announced that Dan Patrick and Liam McHugh would be replacing Costas as a Super Bowl hosts.
NBC pronounced in a statement, “Dan and Liam have served as hosts for a NFL pregame/studio shows on Sunday nights and Thursday nights, respectively, via a deteriorate and will continue on Super Bowl Sunday.”
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