What is it with Bob Costas? Whenever he is interviewed on a sports radio show he insists on seizing control from the host right out of the gate. Even before pleasantries are exchanged, he launches into an idea or point that has no continuity with the show up to that point. The hosts get popped by his jab(ber) before they’ve had a chance to take a breath, and next thing you know Bob’s supposedly witty point is the topic of conversation.
He has done this on the Dan Patrick show repeatedly (and they ostensibly like each other), and he just did it on the Michael Kay show last week.
In canine behavior, there is a concept called “owning the space”, whereby a dog will seek to establish dominance (if it can get away with it) over a physical territory. Why, dear Bobby, must you “own the space” of an interview when you are the interviewee and not the interviewer? Don’t you have enough shows on which you are the star? What is it with you?
As for Dan and Michael, why do you allow this? Are you afraid to throw some chin music when you’re on the mound? Can’t go high and tight? Costas owns the plate, bitches, and it’s time you did something about it.