Matt Lauer zings Bob Costas with one final 'red eye' joke

Matt Lauer zings Bob Costas with one final 'red eye' joke

The end of Sochi can't come soon enough for Bob Costas, who's suffered through the entire Games with an ugly eye infection. The Today Show's Matt Lauer subbed in effectively for much of the time Costas was out, and on Friday morning, Lauer bade Costas farewell with one parting shot:

Smooth. Effective. Costas never saw it coming. Perhaps not the greatest joke in the world, but it landed exactly where it needed to. If Lauer had been a Russian, he'd have won a gold medal for it.

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