If there is a real life person living out the parody Twitter account @SochiProblems, it has to be Bob Costas. During the first couple days of Olympic broadcasts, Costas powered through with an infected left eye. Then, on Monday, it appeared that his other eye was taken out by Sochi.
With Costas looking more and more like Gambit from X-Men, NBC has made a call to the bullpen. Matt Lauer will replace Costas on Tuesday night at the Games.
Matt Lauer will be filling in for Bob Costas on NBC’s prime time coverage of the Olympics tonight.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 11, 2014
The real question now is, what’s the over/under on the chance that Lauer’s eyes find themselves in a similar situation?