Lauer's fantastic eye joke to Bob Costas deserves Olympic gold
CHRIS CHASE / USA TODAY Sports 'For The Win'
Feb 21, 9:30am EST
After two weeks of calling into Today to give status updates on his eye, NBC Olympics host Bob Costas finally made his way to the set on Friday, the final day of the Winter Games for NBC’s morning crew. Costas sat for an interview with his primetime fill-in Matt Lauer and after a quick chat about the normal Olympic topics, Lauer inquired about Costas’s travel plans.
Lauer’s dedication to the set up, the way Costas unsuspectingly walks right into it, the crew laughter, an off-camera high-five from Al Roker (which happened seconds later) — it was all glorious. If not for T.J. Oshie, this may have been the best American performance in Sochi.