Bob Costas' Eye Infection at Sochi Olympics Inspires These 8 Memes

Did he wash his face with the Sochi water? As the NBC Olympic broadcaster let viewers know Thursday, Bob Costas has an eye infection. "I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag," he joked about the malady. On Friday, as the opening ceremonies air, it's clear his eye has yet to heal as he's donning Clark Kent-style glasses to protect himself until the issue clears up. "According to the NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the weekend," Costas said. "If only all my issues would resolve themselves that quickly, but that’s another story.”

He didn't come right out and say that he had pinkeye, but the red color of his eye didn't go unnoticed as many of the Internet took this as an opportunity to throw together some very clever memes about Costas' eye troubles. Of course it started with a Twitter account, Bob Costas' Left Eye, and spiraled outward from there. We've rounded up 8 of the best memes for your enjoyment. To fully appreciate them, we recommend closing one eye while you view the rest of this article.

1. THE TOTAL RECALL

2. SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING RED RING

3. HE'S SPONSORED BY THE WALKING DEAD

4. THE TERMINATOR

5. THE SIMPSONS FISH (SEE ALSO: WASHING YOUR FACE WITH SOCHI WATER)

6. MAD EYE COSTAS

7. NOT A GLITCH, BUT A TRIBUTE

8. TWO-FACED

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