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Costas Closes Olympics with "the Always Enjoyable Giant Inflatable Beaver"

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 1st 2010 8:30PM
Bob Costas is a broadcasting legend and rightfully so. He has a commanding presence and an intellectual curiosity that can never be fed. He has conducted probing and thoughtful interviews with just about everyone who ever meant anything to the news and sports world. But now, he will be forever remembered for uttering a phrase that united the world.

Costas uttered this now immortal phrase during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics last night, and it set the Internet afire with its "beaver" and "inflatable" Google keyword alerts. It not only appeared all over Twitter, but it now has its own Facebook page with 1,500 members and growing. Someone out there, a lucky businessman, is putting it on a T-shirt, and the world will become just a little bit better for it.

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If you are looking for more Olympic related art and such
I know of an art consultant Angela Cameron who had some beautiful art on display in the Athletes VIP lounge and the Mayors media office. Go see it angelacameron.com

March 31 2010 at 9:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He also called the figure skating gala a "Gay-La"

March 05 2010 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think he was pretty worn out that night from 17 days of continual broadcasting...earlier that evening, he had trouble visualizing the three horses under the abstract gizmo the Russian singer was standing on...he stared at it for several moments asking where the horses were. Poor Bob.

March 02 2010 at 8:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nice video.

Do these people not own DVRs or VCRs?

March 02 2010 at 8:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph Singer

Bob Costas was the most annoying thing about the Olympics besides NBC's tape delayed showing of Olympic events. We can only hope he doesn't go to London for the 2012 Olympics.

March 01 2010 at 11:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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