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Bob Costas DOES NOT Think Caitlyn Jenner Should Receive This Year's Arthur Ashe Courage Award At The ESPYS!

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Bob Costas thinks Caitlyn Jenner should not be receiving the prestigious courage award.

It's not that Bob Costas doesn't support Caitlyn Jenner — he does — he just doesn't support ESPN's decision to award her the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYS.

[ Video: Watch Michael Sam Accept The Arthur Ashe Award! ]

He called in to The Dan Patrick Show to explain why he's criticizing the sports network's choice, saying:

"It's a tabloid play. In the broad world of sports, I'm pretty sure they could've found — and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner — I'm pretty sure they could've found someone who is much closer to [being] actively involved in sports who would've been deserving of what that award represents."

The broadcaster accused ESPN of making a "crass exploitation play," but didn't intend any disrespect to Caitlyn.

In fact, he commended her bravery. He just feels the award should go to someone who's more recently active in the sports world, explaining:

"That's not to say that it doesn't take some measure of personal courage to do what Caitlyn Jenner has done, but I think every year we look across the landscape of sports and we find prominent people and kids in high school and amateur athletes who I think more closely fit the description of what they're looking for — or should be looking for there."

Bob may not think Caitlyn was the right pick for the trophy, but he's still very happy for her, that she's finally able to live her life the way she wants:

"Bruce Jenner, who I did not know well, I always had a cordial and pleasant relationship with. I wish Caitlyn Jenner well, and anyone — even if most of us do not fully understand it — anyone seeking to find the identity they're comfortable with and to live the happiest possible life without intentionally hurting anyone else…I think we're moving toward a more tolerant society, and that's all for the good, and I wish Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world."

What do U think? Was Caitlyn the best choice for the award?

Or is ESPN just pandering for ratings?

SOUND OFF in the comments!

[Image via Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/Derrick Salters/dWENN.]

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It's Official! Katy Perry Will Be Performing The Super Bowl Halftime Show This Year! See Her Glitter-Filled Confirmation!

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Woo hoo!!! This is great news!

It's been rumored for months that Katy Perry would be the performer for this year's Super Bowl halftime show, and now we have confirmation!

Bob Costas revealed the news during halftime of Sunday night's Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants game, and Pepsi followed up with a confirmation commercial of their own.

[ Related: The NFL Wants Katy Perry, Coldplay Or Rihanna To PAY Big Bucks For The Right To Perform At Next Season's Super Bowl! ]

Apparently, when Katy takes the stage it means covering the stadium with glitter and riding a fire-breathing shark!

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

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Matt Lauer Pokes Fun At Bob Costas' Pink Eyes On The Today Show! Was His Joke Fair Or Foul??

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Ouch! That joke's gotta burn worse than a horrible eye infection!

Bob Costas and his pink eyes made their way to the Today show where he sat down with Matt Lauer to talk about the Sochi Olympics, and with the games quickly wrapping up, the two began discussing travel plans!

Well Matty saw the perfect opportunity to throw a little jab at his fellow anchor when he asked:

"Are you taking the red eye home?"

HA! Get it?? Because Bob's eyes are red! And that's what they call late-night flights!! Well, at least Al Roker seemed to think it was funny…

Costas was a good sport about the whole thing and laughed it off, although his infection clearly isn't gone since he chose to wear sunglasses to cover up his peepers!

Get better soon, Bobby!

Ch-ch-check out the anchor-on-anchor throwdown …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Bob Costas Gives NBC Viewers An Eyeful As He Returns To Sochi Olympic Coverage! Still Looks Infected To Us! Yikes!

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He's baaaaaaaack!!!

After coming down with a nasty case of pink eye, Bob Costas had to take a couple nights off to rest as Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira temporarily took over his Sochi Olympic coverage duties!!

Well, it appears he and his eyes are feeling much better as he's back to his rightful spot in front of the camera! (Despite the fact that his eyes still look infected, albeit, a little less, we guess…)

The NBC reporter returned after taking six days off and began the broadcast by jokingly saying he was filling in for Matt and Meredith, however, he also admitted that

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Olympic History About To Be Made! Meredith Vieira To Become 1st Woman To Anchor TV Coverage Of The Games Tonight!

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It’s another horrible day for Bob Costas and his pus-spewing eyes.

But it’s a GREAT day for female television announcers!

History will be made later tonight when Meredith Vieira will become the FIRST woman to ever anchor NBC’s Olympic primetime coverage!

Hell to the ye-yah!

Mer just crashed through that glass ceiling like a bobsled crashing into a Sochi maintenance worker!

Vieira will replace Matt Lauer, who has been filling in for Costas while he recuperates from a double-eye infection.

This week marked the end of Bob’s 157 appearances streak as host of the Peacock’s primetime coverage of the Games! Costas has been hosting the Olympics for the network since 1988!

Meredith called into the Today show this morning to express her excitement to have this groundbreaking opportunity. She told her former colleagues:

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Ann Curry BANNED From Working Sochi Olympics For NBC!

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Ann Curry has had plenty of time to separate herself from the ugly ending that went down at the Today show and has since landed on her feet, but it appears there's still some bad blood brewing between her and NBC!!

Jim Bell, the network producer who allegedly played a big role in having the beleaguered reporter fired, is also serving as

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Sochi Olympic Update: Bob Costas Eyes Are Super Gross And NOW WE KNOW WHY!

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Bob Costas is synonymous with Olympic coverage, and this year was to be no different.

That was, until he also became synonymous with gunky eyes and having to relinquish his Olympic domination to Matthew Todd Lauer for a few nights!

According to Bob's son, Keith, his eyes are SO BAD that they’ve been terrifying kids around the nation. And he knows why the infections happened in the first place.

Nope, it's not the water in Sochi! It's also not because Bob uses stray dogs to dry his face after a shower!

It's because he's been

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