Looks like Bob Costas won't be swinging through Jacksonville anytime soon.
A video of a local NBC anchor flipping out at the Olympics host went viral on Tuesday. The anchor, Dan Hicken, was enraged that the national Olympic telecast had gone late, pushing his newscast back. While network affiliates usually strive for a cozy, all-in-the-family kind of public relationship with the national mothership, Hicken was too angry to pretend.
"He does it every four years!" he cried. "Bob doesn't know that twelve o'clock means twelve o'clock. It doesn't mean 12:02, it doesn't mean 12:04, and it certainly doesn't mean 12:07. Bob, when it's twelve o'clock, you say goodnight! You don't care, because you're sleeping right now. Tomorrow you'll wake up with your strawberries and cream at your five-star, Bob! We're here on the East Coast, working hard for you!"
"You tell 'em, Dan," Hicken's co-host said.
"I'm glad we had the little gymnast girls ... I'm glad we got to interview Michael Phelps six times!" Hicken continued.
He then took to Twitter to further express his displeasure.