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The conversation started innocently enough, with Joe Buck speaking with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports. Then, Buck got too comfortable and started confessing that there has been alcohol in his broadcast booth from time to time. The sad reality is that for Buck, who thought the story was cute and funny before getting blown out of proportion, it proves that what he believes is entertaining is only really entertaining to him, and no one else.
Colin Cowherd opened a door during his interview with Joe Buck without even knowing it. Cowherd praised Buck for giving off the feel that he and Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman were “college buddies” sitting in a room sipping bourbon while working games. Buck chose this time, however, to reveal that the lead voices of NFL football on Fox would often consume small amounts of alcohol in order to create the comfortable vibe Cowherd talked about.
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) February 15, 2021
Joe Buck has always been a broadcaster who tries to act cool and hip, but as these comments demonstrate, he’s completely clueless to how society views drinking on the job in any form. It may have only been a few shots of beer or liquor that Buck and Aikman were consuming in the Fox broadcast booth, however, for those who know the potential evils of substance abuse, what was a throwaway story for Buck is a daily battle for many.
Don’t believe me, ask Vincent Jackson. Jackson was 38 when he was found dead this past week in a hotel room, with reports saying there was evidence of alcohol abuse during the life of the former NFL wide receiver.
My bosses at FOX have not said a word to me about it. They know how dedicated I/we are, and how hard we work and how much we care about EVERY WORD that comes out of our mouths. Most of all they trust us. For those three hours and through all the prep NOTHING is more important.
— Joe Buck (@Buck) February 18, 2021
True or not, Joe Buck’s story proves that he doesn’t understand what millions of people deal with every day, the demons of alcoholism. And while I’m sure the Twitter rant that Buck went on Wednesday helped him feel better since he was quick to point out that his bosses on Fox were not upset with him, (considering some of the recent judgement calls those network executives have made) perhaps Joe Buck needs to find better character references.
Furthermore, Buck can get upset with the media for running with a story that he spoon-fed them about drinking at work, but he only has himself to blame for it since he should have known how the headlines would be written, and that he would become the punch line for jokes that were both humorous and tasteless.
I understand that Buck’s comments came before the news of Vincent Jackson became public, but that doesn’t excuse how clueless the football and baseball broadcaster is when it comes to substance abuse. As far as I am concerned, he can get as angry as he wants, the fact is what he may have been doing was wrong, and to even joke about it just makes it worse.
It was a bad season for Joe Buck after audio of him and Aikman making fun of a military flyover leaked out of his broadcast booth, and the offseason isn’t starting off well either. Then again, he does work for Fox Sports, where the standards are not so lofty, and being click-bait is more important than integrity.
Maybe someone can leak a photo of Joe Buck having a drink between pitches or snaps in 2021, and we can get this fool out of the booth once and for all since he’s becoming more and more of a magnet for bad press than good broadcasting.
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