Matt Lauer takes over for Bob Costas, instantly gets ridiculed
In case you somehow missed it, Bob Costas had to take a break from his normal role as the host of NBC's primetime Olympics coverage due to a bad bout of pink eye.
Costas had hosted the last 157 nights of Olympics coverage. That's Cal Ripken-type stuff.
So who stepped in for him? Matt Lauer.
Were people happy about this change?
Not really. Apparently people who watch the primetime coverage of the Olympics are a picky bunch.
Of all the people NBC could have chosen to replace Bob Costas why did it have to be Matt Lauer?— Kyenny (@Minoru79) February 12, 2014
Nothing says sports like the dulcet tones of Matt Lauer— Kyle Benjamin (@KyleRBenjamin) February 12, 2014
Lauer had some fun earlier in the day when he was asked who gave Costas the pink eye (his first guess was Putin):
One guy seemed to nail the moment:
People are taking the news of Matt Lauer replacing Bob Costas the same way they did when they found out Ben Affleck was going to be Batman— cody adams (@the_cadams) February 12, 2014