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Tonight on NBCSN: Sidney Crosby one-on-one with Bob Costas

Oct 29, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

Crosby and Costas

Be sure to tune in tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN for Sidney Crosby‘s chat with Bob Costas in the latest edition of Costas Tonight.

A few excerpts from the interview:

Crosby on scoring the overtime goal against Team USA in the 2010 Olympics to clinch the gold medal in Vancouver: “Scoring an overtime-winning goal in your own country, playing for Canada, a country that’s so passionate about hockey – it’s pretty special…playing for Canada, we always know that expectations are high. But being in Canada, in the Winter Olympics, we knew we had to find a way.”

Crosby on Russian LGBT Laws and 2014 Sochi Games: “Growing up in Canada, that’s something I never even really thought about or discussed – it didn’t matter. Anyone had the opportunity to play a sport, and to go through that was something that was a learning experience for me. I never even thought that’s something that would come up.”

Crosby on his history with concussions: “I look back to the first time I came back from the concussion, and I almost overdid it. I almost hit guys more than I typically would. I went into those areas probably when I didn’t need to almost to prove to yourself that, ‘hey, everything’s good.’”

Image via the Penguins’ Instagram

  1. jpelle82 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    yup, will probably not be watching this. love crosby but i will bet there will be nothing but generic, politally correct answers, delivered with his usual emotionless drab. i’m sure costas will find a way to drag his lefty agenda in here somehow too.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      looks like you already did.

    • bencia823 - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      according to yahoo, he made comments along the line of “concussions aren’t a big concern for me”, among other things. should be some interesting content for sure.

    • imleftcoast - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      $5 he reminds Crosby that the British, rather than Canadians, won the War of 1812 against the US.

  2. eagles512 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Hope Costas doesn’t hijack the interview to spew his political crap.

    • bencia823 - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      I got an advanced viewing of the interview. Here is a more notable quote from Costas: “When I was brought to a petting zoo as a child, I was attacked by a baby penguin. Every time, I look at your jersey and Iceburgh, I have awful flashbacks of that moment. As the star of the team, I demand that you change the name to something new, because the “Penguins” name offends me.

      • imleftcoast - Oct 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        “Roger Maris once said, ‘As a ballplayer, I would be delighted to do it again. As an individual, I doubt if I could possibly go through it again.’ Does that give you pause when you consider making another run for gold at the Sochi games? Are there anonymous commenters on PHT who are so lame they can’t make jokes about your game and instead joke about you ‘coming pout’?”

    • robuo - Nov 1, 2013 at 1:49 AM

      Costas is a huge doosh, why are we subjected to him? I can watch my sports without commentary. especially if its the low T lefty political variety.

  3. blomfeld - Oct 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM


    I concur with jpelle82 above. Despite being the ‘best’ player in the game today, Crosby still continues to come across in person like a predictable, overly serious and ’emotionless’ FBI agent investing some federal case. And that’s a shame, as it needn’t be that way. Instead he should ‘lighten up’ in interviews and perhaps throw in a few anecdotes and a couple of one-liners once in a while … it would make a huge difference. As it is, Crosby’s ‘robotic’ persona is doing nothing but re-enforcing this misguided notion that we Canadians are all quiet, reserved and boring, which is simply not the case !

  4. micklethepickle - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Crosby should make a real statement by coming pout before the Olympics, see how Russia handles that! Of course, that would instantly make him even more worshipped than he already is, which would be irritating. Still if he showed that kind of courage, it would be hard not to root for him. I’ve never cared that Crosby’s gay, just think he’s a snivelling rat on the ice.

    • bencia823 - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      • micklethepickle - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

        Are you familiar with what a “beard” is? Somehow I doubt he didn’t bring her along when he was attending all those Justin Bieber and Madonna concerts during the lockout. I’m not bashing on Crosby for this – it’s the 21st century, nothing wrong with living your life the way you want to. But imagine if you knew an almost 30-year old man that spent his free time expressing his Bieber-fever and dancing to Madonna…. C’mon, it’s so freaking obvious…

    • jpelle82 - Oct 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      what does coming pout mean?

      • ibieiniid - Oct 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM

        we know you’re better with context clues than that, pelle.

      • jpelle82 - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:57 PM

        sorry….my passive aggressive was showing

  5. robuo - Nov 1, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    When will Costas realize that no one wants to hear his dooshbag political opinions? He is scaring viewers away from the game, or at least from NBC’s coverage of the game.

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