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Kavitha A. Davidson

Behind His Red Eyes, Bob Costas Is Cooler Than You Think

Often lambasted as a self-righteous, cranky, out-of-touch voice in the sports world, NBC's Bob Costas has proved in the last week that he's secretly cooler than all of us.

Often lambasted as a self-righteous, cranky, out-of-touch voice in the sports world, Bob Costas has proved in the last week that he's secretly cooler than all of us.

The broadcaster has been battling a nasty infection, soldiering through NBC's Winter Olympics prime-time coverage and subjecting the world to his swollen, red eyes. As the redness spread from his left eye to the right, he maintained good humor about his infection and those silly glasses he's been forced to wear.