It shouldn’t have been difficult to guess which societal cause Bob Costas would work into Saturday’s Kentucky Derby coverage.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/462713951738814464

  • TTTCOTTH

    Another reason to skip NBC. As if we needed one.

    • rennyangel2

      Never watch it or any clones.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      I just wish NBC would cry ‘uncle’ already and give Bob Costass his coveted full time gig over at MSLSD already. If I wanted snarky political sanctimony with my sports I’d be mourning the loss of Keith Olbermann.

  • DG

    Horses should totally unionize.

    • Sherry

      my horses said hell to the no.
      :)

      • Anna E

        “Hay to the nay.”

        • Sherry

          excellent :)

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        Costas has no clue how well most horses are cared for by their owners. Now consider the upper echelon horses that are extremely well fed, who receive regular on-site health care, are sheltered, groomed daily, and trained like a multi-millionaire athletes. And after a rewarding career, they receive the same plus…

        P.S. I try not to sink to the level of calling individuals names, but in this case and after many stupid diatribes from this ass, I will call Costas a thoroughbred ass.

        Disclaimer: My friends from the jackass contingent said they will not hold it against me for calling Costas an ass, nor would they claim him as one of their own.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Is Bob getting so old that he forgets his job is sports?

    • ljam

      He’s made a fortune talking about sports for years, so now he can diss what made him rich. Glad I missed his sanctimonious rant today. I don’t think I could have stood it! If NBC had any brains at all (MSNBC as a reference to their brain-power) they would have pulled him after the NRA rant last year.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        Taping –showing my age— make that recording the event allows you to skip through the dregs…

  • craigzimmerman12

    I agree with Bob Costas on this one. Horse Racing kills and maims innocent horses every year, just so people can make a few bucks gambling.

    • Jeffrey Rogers

      STFU

    • iconoclast

      then don’t watch. Just like people turning off Bob Costas.

    • 3seven77

      Yeah and casinos harm and kill the financial futures of innocent grannies every year with their Bingo halls and slot machines. Why aren’t you concerned about that?

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      There is risk associated with almost any sport that tests the limits of physical conditioning/training/ability.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    If Bob actually thinks that horse racing is bad, then why did he agree to get paid to cover a horse race?

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Because the only thing that outweighs his sanctimony is his greed.

    • http://weaselzippers.us/ CaryF

      Because he is a whorse. With a $5.00 toupee.

      • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

        Just not the *entire* horse.

        • trixiewoobeans

          He’s the money-making end, lol!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    I admire his convictions on the subject and the way he stood up for them by leaving the Derby and his on air resignation over the cruelty inflicted on the horses.

    • ljam

      Exactly! Bob, if you’re going to take a stand, then take a stand! I might not agree with you, but I’d respect you. What a tool.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Bob Costas needs to take a clue from the fate of Keith Olbermann: people don’t want sports and politics mixed. If he wants to blather about social issues, he should take a job at MSNBC.

  • frozeninbemidji

    Old Bob Costas has done a lot of “evolving” these last 5 years.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      His hair piece needs to evolve.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Or “revolve,” or something…was it even on straight?

  • lillymckim

    Costas interview with the Derby winners was an embarrassment. One plus for him was for once he looked like he was tall standing next to the jockeys

  • David Johnson

    If bob costa is involved it’s best to just hit the MUTE button!

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    I was looking at the twitchy photo for this thread. Is it me or is Costas a whiter shade of pale?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      We’ll have to wait till the Miller tells his tale.

  • Diane Stephan

    Bob Costas, the kid that was always picked last in dodge ball. 😉

  • http://disqus.com thenextone82

    I’m surprised he didn’t bring up global warming’s impact on the race conditions.

    • arttie

      Or horse flatulence on climate change.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Oh geez, don’t give him ideas for next year.

  • Beentheremovedaway

    Ingrid Newkirk(Pres.of PETA) claims that NO ONE should have a pet, of any kind! Any person that has a loving animal in their home and also donates to this sham group is a hypocrite!

    • digitalactivist

      You can’t believe what they’re doing with the carriage horses in New York City they brought in a fake witness to a carriage tip over, trotted her down to the City Council to lie her ass off, a lawyer no less, next to scary PETA Ken Doll, it’s like the Manchurian Candidate.

    • beebop1952

      Years ago some of their fringe element (read paid members) used to go to dog shows and open cages. These are domesticated family loved pets and would be at the mercy of the elements and traffic if left to run free. Many dog show people started to lock their cages. Those who didn’t (fearing fires and the inability to open cages in a stressed out emergency) chose to either sit up all night with their pets or simply gave up showing. These people are really off kilter.

      • TexSizzle

        They also poured ethylene glycol antifreeze into the water bowls at pet shows.

      • iconoclast

        Any caught? Names reported?

        • beebop1952

          Yes! Because bullies have rights, too!!!

  • notenoughtime

    Sorry, but only 2 words come to mind, shut up!

  • radjahshelduck

    Man, did I ever win big today! I told my bookie I’d take Bob Costas being arrogant to win, Bob Costas being unwatchable to place, and Bob Costas being a smug, condescending jackass to show.

  • etbmfa

    7 Things You Didn’t Know About PETA

    (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

    1) According to
    government documents, PETA employees have killed more than 19,200 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens since 1998. This behavior continues despite PETA’s
    moralizing about the “unethical” treatment of animals by farmers, scientists,
    restaurant owners, circuses, hunters, fishermen, zookeepers, and countless
    other Americans. PETA puts to death over 90 percent of the animals it accepts
    from members of the public who expect the group to make a reasonable attempt to
    find them adoptive homes. PETA holds absolutely no open-adoption shelter hours
    at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, choosing instead to spend
    part of its $32 million annual income on a contract with a crematory service to
    periodically empty hundreds of animal bodies from its large walk-in freezer.

    2) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her
    group’s overall goal as “total animal liberation.” This means the complete abolition of
    meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, zoos, aquariums, circuses, wool, leather, fur,
    silk, hunting, fishing, and pet ownership. In a 2003 profile of Newkirk in The
    New Yorker, author Michael Specter wrote that Newkirk has had at least one
    seeing-eye dog taken away from its blind owner. PETA is also against all
    medical research that requires the use of animals, including research aimed at
    curing AIDS and cancer.

    3) PETA has given tens of thousands
    of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North
    American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified “domestic terrorist”
    group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s,
    PETA paid $70,200 to Rodney Coronado, an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) serial
    arsonist convicted of burning down a Michigan
    State University
    research laboratory. In his sentencing memorandum, a federal prosecutor
    implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. PETA vegetarian
    campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich has also told an animal rights convention
    that “blowing stuff up and smashing windows” is “a great way to bring about
    animal liberation,” adding, “Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do
    it.”

    4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, even waiting outside their schools to intercept them without notifying their parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA
    literature tells small children: “Your Mommy Kills Animals!” PETA brags that
    its messages reach over 1.2 million minor children, including 30,000 kids
    between the ages of 6 and 12, all contacted by e-mail without parental
    supervision. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel’s audience: “Our
    campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be.”

    5) PETA’s president has said that “even if animal research resulted in a cure for
    AIDS, we would be against it.” And PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of
    Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, solely
    because they support animal-based research aimed at curing life-threatening
    diseases and birth defects. And PETA helped to start and manage a quasi-medical
    front group, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, to
    attack medical research head-on.

    6) PETA has compared Jewish victims
    of the Nazi Holocaust to farm animals and Jesus Christ to
    pigs. PETA’s
    religious campaigns include a website that claims—despite ample evidence to the
    contrary—that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of
    worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from
    Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message
    that hogs “died for their sins.” PETA insists, contrary to centuries of
    rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn’t be
    allowed. And its infamous “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign crassly compared
    the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide to farm animals.

    7) PETA frequently looks the other way when its celebrity spokespersons don’t practice what it preaches. As gossip bloggers and Hollywood
    journalists have noted, Pamela Anderson’s Dodge Viper (auctioned to benefit
    PETA) had a “luxurious leather interior”; Jenna Jameson was photographed
    fishing, slurping oysters, and wearing a leather jacket just weeks after
    launching an anti-leather campaign for PETA; Morrissey got an official “okay”
    from PETA after eating at a steakhouse; Dita von Teese has written about her
    love of furs and foie gras; Steve-O built a career out of abusing small animals
    on film; the officially “anti-fur” Eva Mendes often wears fur anyway; and
    Charlize Theron’s celebrated October 2007 Vogue cover shoot featured
    several suede garments. In 2008, “Baby Phat” designer Kimora Lee Simmons became
    a PETA spokesmodel despite working with fur and leather, after making a
    $20,000 donation to the animal rights group.

    Want
    evidence? Visit

    http://www.AnimalScam.com
    http://www.ActivistCash.comhttp://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com

    • trixiewoobeans

      PETA:
      P eople
      E nthusiastically
      T ormenting
      A nimals

    • digitalactivist

      thank you so much for this. they are on the FBI eco terrorist list too. the sr vp was a former male hooker in Rome. on the steps of city hall he equated the horses with porno theaters, they lie and lie, The Big Lie, Mein Kampf..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xSwlOha9hI

  • SisterMary

    Oh Bob, we’d just barely gotten over laughing at you about the botched botox and now you’re front and center again. I guess all publicity is good publicity, right?

    • beebop1952

      YES! And whoever did his should be offering a refund. He looks so waxy he could go straight to Madame Tussauds!

  • Peyton

    Derby Day is the only day that Bob Costas gets to feel tall. #InterviewingJockeys

  • Jack Deth

    I knew I had a good reason for taking a nap this afternoon.

    Haven’t watched a series or sporting event on NBC since ‘Hill Street Blues’ wound up their fifth and last season.

    That they have given airtime to Bob Costas does not surprise me. Their ratings are so in the toilet. What difference at this point in time, does it make?!!!

  • Lou Bator

    I used to like Costas, but his leftist rants on national television are wearing thin. Is Alzheimer’s setting in on Bob as we watch?

  • Maxx

    It’s offficial, thanks to Costas’ latest tirade, California Chrome will not be giving the commencement address at Rutgers.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Hey Bob, PETA sucks.

  • AT

    OH, SURE, I GET IT BOB.

    It’s OK to work and train HUMANS to their physical perfection and pit them against each other in competition, but HOW DARE WE DO IT TO HORSES?

    Seriously Bob Costas, why do you hate the human race?

    • trixiewoobeans

      He hates it because he thinks everybody is like him.

  • Walter Goerlitz

    Bobby wants to be a real journalist. After all don’t real journalists talk about climate change, animal abuse and Mooch’s dresses rather then Benghazi, failures of Foreign Affairs, S yria, Ukraine, the National Debt so on and so forth

  • AdamsParachute

    broke down and turned on NBC for first time in over a year to watch the Derby and now I know why I haven’t watched NBC for a long time, don’t need Notre Dame or Sunday night football

  • Ken Alan Draper

    The PETA I support is People Eating Tasty Animals.

  • WHMay

    Can NBC just stand for No Bob Costas, please?

  • Conservative Pitbull

    A crowd at a friends house and this idiot steps up to the mic and everyone sighs, “oh no”. Please Bob, retire and head out to pasture..

  • remarks1

    Gee, I’m so glad I tuned in only 2 mins before race time. I missed all that. YEA!!

  • John Howard

    Bob needs another ‘o’ in his name.

    • NixTyranny

      I was just thinking he needs another “s” at the end of his last name.

    • gold7406

      bobo?

  • Ruth

    But it’s okay for Bob to wear that roadkill on his head?

  • gold7406

    next he will be admonishing mlb for using trees for baseball bats.

  • LegalizeShemp

    That’s de riguer for liberals, you must inject some somber sobbings over some left wing lunacy into your broadcast, to show all those liberals out there how relevant you are, and wag a finger in the face of everyone else about how unenlightened they are.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Which is why they’re all miserable. It’s Miserablism.

      • Kmid219

        I’m using this, the term is spot on.

  • stuckinIL4now

    acCostsus has become so irrelevant that he’s decided to incessantly assail us with his impertinent social commentary and offensive opinions in an effort to keep taunting us with his obnoxious and noxious insufferableness.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

    How is watching Bob Costas like finishing last in the Kentucky Derby? All you have in front of you is another horse’s arse.

  • unknown

    I can’t help but wonder if this part of something bigger like bemoaning Western culture once again. Newsflash, horse racing isn’t exclusive to Western civilization. Look at the horse people of Mongolia and Arabian clans are quite the equestrians too. Oh right, you can only be critical of white culture (even though SJWs tell me whites have no culture).

  • TTTCOTTH

    Wait until Costas finds out that NBC just signed a NASCAR deal. Ritual Sepiku

  • ronwf

    This is what DVR’s are for, folks. Came home, sat down, FF’d to the parade to the post, watched the race, watched the cute female reporter on a horse interview the winning jockey and the winning owners and trainers hug and switched to the hockey game.

    I must say I am fascinated by the jockey interview. First, how many reporters know how to ride a horse? Second, I’ve been on a horse a few times, and riding one next to a thoroughbred while managing a microphone and asking intelligent questions seems pretty tricky to me.

  • Danny K

    I wonder if the drugs used to fix his botox-inflicted Olympic pink eye were developed through the testing of animals.

  • Zefal

    Wake me when bob starts campaign to change the name of the movie “The Black Stallion”.

  • craigzimmerman12

    Horse racing is very dangerous and even a small injury to a horse can mean death. I see no reason to harm innocent animals for the sake of gambling.

  • bill_a_bob

    After the Olympics, bobs eyes are brown to show his level bull shitosity

  • bill_a_bob

    Can’t wait till the All Star game to catch bob’s thoughts on gluten free in Michelle O’s new school lunch program.