Become A "Friend Of Bob" Today!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I've mentioned a few times in radio appearances and on this site about the phenomenon that is the "FOB"....Friends of Bob. The basic concept is that Bob Costas will have goto individuals when talking in-studio about certain Olympic Sports. When that individual's Sport is to be discussed, Bob will invite him/her onto the set to chat about the intricacies he's not aware of. It's not a bad idea and should play out like every Costas Now segment you've seen. We know that Cris Collinsworth and ex-Gymnastics Coach Bela Karolyi are on the list, and the rest will be revealed in the coming days.

So what does this mean to you? Well in conjunction with Dan from On The DL, we've (let's be honest, he did all the work) come up with a t-shirt that would officially make you a "Friend of Bob" just in time for the Olympics! Not only that but you can make your computer AND your dog an FOB as well.

Now some of you may ask, how the heck can you get away with this? The simple answer....we can't. The shirts are likely to be taken down rather quickly (probably by Lucasfilm Inc. because young Costas looks like Luke Skywalker), but then it will skyrocket in value because of its rareness (much like a No Name Frank Thomas Topps Rookie Card). It's an investment really. So grab your precious velcro wallet out of your pocket, follow the links and pick one up before they're gonnnnnnnnnnne.....



Friends Of Bob Merchandise (Cafe Press)
Your NBC Olympic Announcers (Awful Announcing)

11 Comments:

There's nothing basic about this sentence. I have no clue what you are talking about.

"The basic concept is that Bob Costas will have go to individuals when talking in-studio about certain Olympic Sports and when that topic comes up, the friend comes in."

Anonymous said...
Aug 7, 2008, 12:00:00 PM  

You forgot our tagline:

Get yours COSTAS Now.

Dan Levy said...
Aug 7, 2008, 12:03:00 PM  

You're right Anon....I apologize and it's fixed. Hope this makes more sense....

"The basic concept is that Bob Costas will have goto individuals when talking in-studio about certain Olympic Sports. When that individual's Sport is to be discussed, Bob will invite him/her onto the set to chat about the intricacies he's not aware of. It's not a bad idea and should play out like every Costas Now segment you've seen."

Aug 7, 2008, 12:05:00 PM  

Hate to be so picky, but I think you mean go-to, since goto isn't a word. I point it out because I had to read it twice to figure out what you were saying.

Anonymous said...
Aug 7, 2008, 12:46:00 PM  

do the profits on these shirts also go to DC Cap?

Anonymous said...
Aug 7, 2008, 12:54:00 PM  

The District of Columbia College Access Program? I'm confused.

Aug 7, 2008, 1:10:00 PM  

It's a Kornheiser show reference.

Levy makes t-shirts related to the show and gives the proceeds to DC-CAP, which is a favorite charity of the WAPO (and Mr Tony).

odessasteps said...
Aug 7, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  

Can't a guy make a buck off another guy's face without having to donate it all?

Yes, I'll donate proceeds to DC College Access Program as part of the Kornheiser and Wilbon merch.

Dan Levy said...
Aug 7, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

That's my name up there next to the pepper steak.

//someone should get this

GMoney said...
Aug 7, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

Question, isn't this a blatant rip off of the 'Friend of Doug' bit from Gottlieb's ESPN radio show?

Brian said...
Aug 7, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

FOB is also a racil epithet in Australia, referring to Polynesians or Maoris. (Fresh Off the Boat

Jabberwock said...
Aug 8, 2008, 1:05:00 AM  

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