Requiem for a Meme: Bob Costas’ Pink Eye

A 21-tweet salute to the Olympic anchor’s ocular distress.

The 2014 Winter Olympics just became a whole lot less entertaining with the announcement that Matt Lauer will replace Bob Costas in the main anchor chair for a day. Costas’s infected left eye quickly became the star of Sochi and the source of fountain of entertainment on Twitter. There are at least a dozen handles and five hashtags paying homage to Costas’s affliction. And the tweets have been more entertaining than the games.

When the infection worsened and spread to the right eye, both NBC and Costas agreed, for the good of America and the world, it was time for a new host (if only temporarily). In memory of Bob’s red, swollen, half-open oozing eyes, here now is a sampling of the best tweets of the past few days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even 6ABC’s Jim Gardner joined in.

 

And I couldn't resist.

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