Celebrity Party: Bob Costas Regrets Chatting with ESPN Over Getting Kicked From NBC’s Wide Bowl Protection

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Celebrity Party: Bob Costas Regrets Chatting with ESPN Over Getting Kicked From NBC’s Wide Bowl Protection

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Bob Costas tells ESPN in a story printed Sunday that he has come to regret his yelp-all interview about how he was eliminated from NBC’s Wide Bowl LII coverage over his comments about concussions.

Costas has over and over spoken out each on-the-air and in public appearances about the frequency of concussions amongst soccer gamers and criticized the NFL about its coping with it. In the televised interview on “Open air the Traces” and a partner story released Sunday by ESPN, reporter Label Fainuru-Wada noted how concerned Costas was that he broken his relationship with NBC by talking out.

“What was shapely about Costas was not that he was concerned that he may per chance presumably offend anybody at NBC, however how concerned he was,” Fainuru-Wada wrote. “Over the last few months, hardly did a dialog happen without ‘Open air the Traces’ having to reassure Costas that the story would mirror his respect and admiration for his colleagues, and that he held no ailing will toward them or NBC.”

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“In the extinguish,” Fainuru-Wada endured, “Costas says he regretted ever taking share in the story; not because he regretted his comments about soccer, however ensuing from the stress it created around his relationships with NBC colleagues.”

Fainuru-Wada additionally noted that Costas had over and over insisted that he holds no ailing emotions towards NBC for striking off him from Wide Bowl coverage, and added that ESPN over and over reassured the sportscaster that the story wouldn’t counsel that he was bitter towards NBC.

“It’s very stunning and basically amicable,” Costas steered ESPN about his departure from NBC last year. “It was a in point of fact, very fruitful poke of nearly four decades, and I even comprise nothing however respect and appreciation for all of it.”

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Costas spoke out recurrently about the hazard of serious head injuries in the sport, even earlier than the Nationwide Football League admitted to the anguish. At a journalism symposium at the University of Maryland he stated, “The actual fact is that this recreation destroys other folks’s brains — not every person’s, however a generous number.”

After talking about the order again on CNN, he got a textual bid material from NBC Sports govt producer Sam Flood, telling him he wouldn’t appear on the network’s Wide Bowl broadcast in early 2018.

“I desire the phrase, ‘It’s a six-hour, daylong occasion of soccer, and you’re not the finest person to rejoice soccer,’” Costas stated. “To which my response was not, ‘Oh please, please, substitute your mind.’ My response was, ‘Yeah, I notify you’re correct.’”

“I was utterly jubilant with it, I had no personal stake in info superhighway info superhighway hosting, I was jubilant soccer was in my rearview mirror.”

Celebrity Party: Wide Bowl LIII: The Scene From Atlanta (Photos)


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    The finest occasion of the Wide Bowl LIII weekend surely broke out in Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the Patriots won their sixth rings. But long earlier than Adam Levine ripped off his shirt on stage, a slew of A-list occasions and ordinary occasions were going on at some stage in Atlanta (the following birthday celebration photos are in chronological expose, not ranked by wintry order).

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    Odell Beckham Jr. kicked off his Wide Bowl birthday celebration weekend at the Bud Gentle Wide Bowl Music Fest/EA Sports Bowl Welcome to Atlanta, with Ludacris, Younger Jeezy and T.I. performing collectively for the principle time.

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    Kevin Hart got a selfie with two soccer legends — Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Hall of Famer Jim Brown.

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    Kansas Metropolis Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes narrowly missed out on playing in Wide Bowl LIII (we’re determined they’ll be one in his future!), however he tranquil had a working weekend doing the rounds on Radio Row for SiriusXM. 

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    Whereas he is not playing on Sunday both, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson tranquil got his recreation on for Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare Takes the Gridiron.”

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    Ludacris took to the stage for the Bud Gentle Wide Bowl Music Fest/EA Sports Bowl on Thursday. 

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    Gucci Mane and Migos shared the highlight at the Bud Gentle Wide Bowl Music Fest/EA Sports Bowl Thursday. 

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    Put up Malone introduced the popcorn and beer to the Bud Gentle Wide Bowl Music Fest at Remark Farm Arena on Friday

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  • Celebrity Party: Label Cuban and Evander Holyfield Bud Gentle Wide Bowl Music Fest

    Label Cuban supplied his easiest correct hook to Evander Holyfield Bud Gentle Wide Bowl Music Fest on Friday night.

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    Kesha Ward and 2Chainz sipped on Martell Cognac at the Versace & 2Chainz tournament on Friday night with Pernod Ricard. 2Chainz has teamed up with Versace to manufacture the “2 Chain Reaction” sneaker, which Versace DNA via the angle of the Atlanta hip-hop huge identify.



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    Shaq’s Relaxing Home at The Battery on Friday night was a circus … actually. NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal’s personal tournament had all the things from acrobats to a marching band and mechanical bull, plus DJ Shaq himself on the decks.

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    WWE star Mojo Rawley got the dance floor popping with the Gronk Bros. as Migos, Diplo, Tiesto, T-Trouble and Lil Jon all performed. 

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    What’s a circus with out a ring grasp? Yep. Shaq’s Relaxing Home had one among them, too.

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    Celeb company such as Jamie Foxx, Akon, Reggie Bush, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tim Tebow, Teyana Taylor, Adrian Peterson and Dak Prescott got to go the carousel (we extremely counsel the zebra!)

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    Hip-hop huge identify YG entertained a crowd filled with pro gamers at the ONE37pm and VaynerSports Annual “Rising Kings” Mountainous Game Soiree on Friday night. Many of the company were purchasers of NFL tremendous agent and birthday celebration host, Gary Vaynerchuk.

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    Patriots working support Jeremy Hill took a brief smash from crew tasks on Friday night to clutch up with Alex Earte at the VaynerSports birthday celebration.

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    What attain two working backs discuss after they join heads? Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson bantered on stage with Arizona Cardinals RB at the Thuzio’s Party’s fifth annual tournament on Friday night as share of the “Legends” sequence interview camouflage with NFL All-Mavens. 

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    The Thuzio birthday celebration additionally incorporated a stage feature of used/dilapidated NFL player Nate Boyer (above left with Adam Lefkoe), in occasion of the fundraising effort for Jay Glazer’s Merging Vet’s & Gamers.

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    ESPN Fantasy soccer guru Matthew Berry was one among utterly different NFL consultants at the VaynerSports tournament. Guaranteed to inject a brand recent rent of existence into any ailing delusion soccer lineup, we will forgive him predicting that the Rams would steal Wide Bowl LIII 31-30.

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    We’re pretty determined that NFL insurance coverage insurance policies construct not quilt Jets QB Sam Darnold for boxing injuries, however that failed to pause him throwing a pair of mock punches at Barstool Sports’ Rough N’ Rowdy newbie boxing brawl to the Coca-Cola Roxy on Friday night.

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    Two days earlier than he was arrested one day of Wide Bowl LIII and thrown in a conserving cell at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (you significantly may per chance presumably not script that!) Barstool’s “El Pres” Dave Portnoy held court at the corporate’s Rough N’ Rowdy newbie boxing brawl.

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    And yes, there was right, generous boxing suits going on with referees and screaming fans.

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    Houston Texans’ JJ Watt gave Daryl DMC McDaniels a huge-sized handshake at Wheels Up’ 5th Annual Wide Saturday Tailgate Party. Watt later high-fived Gordy “Papa Gronk” Gronkowski, telling him how mighty he admired his son, Patriots tight extinguish Hang. 

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    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was one among the hosts of the Wheels Up Saturday afternoon extravaganza. He joined Steve Smith Sr., Sam Darnold, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Tirico, Scott Van Pelt, Rich Eisen, Ron Rivera, Mike Golic, Kevin Harvick, Kirk Herbstreit, and Label Teixeira on stage because the soccer consultants part their predictions earlier than Wide Bowl LIII.

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    Maria Menounos was amongst the limitless VIPs at the invite-only tournament for internal most aviation company Wheels Up, where company clamored over meatballs from Rao’s extremely-ordinary 123-year-outdated skool Italian restaurant in Harlem, New York Metropolis.

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    New York Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold enjoyed his first Wide Bowl weekend to the fullest, doing the rounds of basically the most productive occasions in conjunction with Wheels Up’ 5th Annual Wide Saturday Tailgate Party. The afternoon bash featured huge-scale activations by Bose, BMW, Cintron, Diageo and TruFusion.

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    Rapper Jeezy – who hails from nearby South Carolina – got his (video) recreation on at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat Eleven activation at the Luxury Trip & Co Lounge, held at Davidoff of Geneva at The Retailers Buckhead on Saturday afternoon.



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    Comic Kevin Hart is guaranteed to be the shorted man in the room over Wide Bowl weekend, and at the Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Wide Party on Saturday afternoon it was rapper Meek Mill who towered over him.

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    Grammy-nominated singer Cardi B was the principle appeal at the Fanatics birthday celebration, as she performed in her personalized Louis Vuitton for VIP company in conjunction with Emily Ratajkowski and Jon Bon Jovi.

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    Patriots owner Robert Kraft is per chance the last person it’s likely you’ll presumably quiz to be this kind of huge hip-hop fan however he’s even identify-dropped (in conjunction with Michael Rubin) in Meek Mill’s song “Championships.” Sooner than Tom Brady and co. won him but some other ring, Kraft was seen dancing on stage with Cardi B (who admitted she was rooting for New England) at the Fanatics Wide Party. 

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    Kraft swapped soccer no-how with Fanatics founder Rubin, and NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis – who earlier steered Kevin Hart: “observe out bro, I’m going to form out you.”

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    Who doesn’t be pleased tacos? Diehard L.A. Rams fan and “Desperado” Danny Trejo teamed up with Survey LA to support free tacos from his personalized truck on Saturday. Worn NFL working support Rashad Jennings was amongst the favorite faces grabbing a chunk.

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    “Ballers” huge identify Donovan Carter feasted on Danny Trejo’s tacos at the Survey LA popup. L.A. native Trejo named the menu choices after some of his favourite Rams stars, love the “Ninety 9 Taco” (inspired by Aaron Donald) or the “McVay Taco” with mushroom asada.

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    Following Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez as past DirecTV Wide Saturday Night headliners, rock gods the Foo Fighters introduced a refreshing substitute of tone to a Wide Bowl weekend filled with hip-hop performers. 

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    Foo Fighters begin their camouflage with crowd-pleasing classics love “All My Life,” “Learn to Flit” and “The Pretender.” 

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    Emily Ratajkowski introduced some red to the dusky and gold carpet at DirecTV Wide Saturday Night 2019.

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    Tim Tebow has been jubilant to camouflage his recent fiancee Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters the Wide Party scene, and Saturday night he took her on what’s become his annual jaunt to the DirecTV birthday celebration. 

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    Jon Hamm had a prime glimpse for the Foo Fighters marathon efficiency from his entrance row seat in the VIP condominium. 

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    Paul Rudd went into Hollywood mode earlier than the principle tournament took over a huge converted warehouse in downtown Atlanta for DirecTV Wide Saturday. 

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    Maxim is thought for pulling out the total stops over Wide Bowl weekend, and their Mountainous Game Trip, with Future, Jamie Foxx and Diplo headlining in the 19,000 square feet of tournament space at The Fairmont. Moreover for the banging tunes, abilities from Zaytoven’s Basement Studio took company on a via Atlanta’s musical royalty with wall-to-wall memorabilia, iconic mixtape covers and ordinary studio photos from Momma’s Basement.

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    Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek played host at the Maxim Mountainous Game Trip Saturday night earlier than boyfriend Hang Gronkowski won his 1/3 Wide Bowl ring with the Patriots. And yes, they’re each tranquil celebrating!

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    Teyana Taylor and New York Giants huge identify Odell Beckham, Jr. seen at the Maxim Mountainous Game Trip, where they enjoyed performances by Future, Jamie Foxx, Diplo and extra from the star-packed balcony courtesy of APEX Social Membership of PALMS Casino Resort on Saturday night.

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    Kansas Metropolis Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was one play faraway from basically making it to the Wide Bowl, however he did not appear to be wallowing in the AFC Championship loss and as a replacement enjoyed the weekend with longtime female friend Brittany Matthews. The high college sweethearts hit up the Maxim Mountainous Game Trip, which was a joint project with Lagardère Sports and Entertainment.

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    Sports Illustrated did not disappoint with their first Wide Bowl birthday celebration in three years as Snoop Dogg took to the decks at the Saturday Night Lights Party partnered with Skill Resources Sports at the Faculty Football Hall of Standing.

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    Lil Wayne got the dance floor popping as Diplo, Evander Holyfield, Lil Jon, Miles Jones, Aaron Assume and Baker Mayfield partied in the VIP condominium at the Sports Illustrated bash.

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    Gloomy Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am took a smash from performing to be a guest at the SI bash paying consideration to mixes from Snoop, Lil Wayne, DJ IRIE and Dallas Austin.

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    “Bachelor” alum Andi Dorfman wasn’t attempting scorching pro athletes to supply a rose to at Sports Illustrated’s Saturday Night Lights Party.

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    Wanna learn the Flosser? The Backpack Child, a.okay.a. Russell Horning gave out free dance classes to SI company.

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    Snoop Dogg may per chance presumably not comprise slept all weekend, as on Sunday morning he was support on the decks as DJ Snoopadelic at the Maxim Pregame Trip presented by TicKPick earlier than Wide Bowl LIII. After the recreation, Snoop was support on stage at the New England Patriots victory birthday celebration.


The New England Patriots are support for but some other Wide Bowl – and the Rams aren’t the one stars who flew in from L.A. for the apt weekend

The finest occasion of the Wide Bowl LIII weekend surely broke out in Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the Patriots won their sixth rings. But long earlier than Adam Levine ripped off his shirt on stage, a slew of A-list occasions and ordinary occasions were going on at some stage in Atlanta (the following birthday celebration photos are in chronological expose, not ranked by wintry order).