Originally Posted by BigCatDaddy
I think most people have a soft spot for Costas because he was the one calling the finals in the Jordan era.
It's because he's more of a journalist. He is more of a sports critic than a sportscaster. He took the baton from Howard Cosell in that regard. Cosell never played the game, but his expertise was in dissecting the human element of sport with eloquence and insight.
Costas has that gift, too.