Wednesday, August 04, 2021

EP236: Meet Joe Buck Part 1

Joe Buck is the voice of sports for Fox. He’s won 7 Emmys calling numerous Super Bowls, World Series, the U.S. Open, and All-Star Games. He’s also an upcoming guest host on JEOPARDY. This week we discuss hosting JEOPARDY, his Hall-of-Fame father, sportscaster Jack Buck, breaking into the business, and calling baseball.

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Big Ray said...

Nice insights. Thanks to both Ken and Joe for putting this together. I'm looking forward to Part 2.

Chris in Cowtown said...

Looks like Mike Richards may become the permanent host of Jeopardy.

Jahn Ghalt said...

WOW - Joe Buck! What a heavy hitter - same league (though less of a "veteran") as Al Michaels (another "coup".)

Who's Next - Vin Scully??

sueK2001 said...

Okay. I admit, I listened to this. I am a Joe Buck critic. His voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me but I enjoyed this podcast and enjoyed his anecdotes and perspective on broadcasting. I will say that I find his voice better on baseball than football. Still 30 minutes is about all I can take in one sitting. I may just listen to part 2 next week. I must be getting soft in my old age.

. said...

I will never understand Joe Buck criticism. There’s so much of it. To each their own, I get that, but truly not with this guy.

Every box is checked to perfection, including the scarce commodity of a fun personality. There’s literally nothing he tries at which he doesn’t excel.

On the other hand there is a media person for whom you have expressed admiration - and is to some (many) that person is a vile monster. So, to each their own. But Joe Buck hatred? Never got that.

Jahn Ghalt said...

I came late to the Mariners - so also only got a little of Dave Niehaus' old school baseball lingo (can 'o corn, anyone?)

I imagine Jack Buck had similarly colorful expressions at his disposal.

I best know Ernie Johnson as the professional announcer with the NBA champs and hall-of-famers on Inside the NBA. But he may be at his best when he calls baseball. We only get him doing postseason - and not enough of that.

Joe Buck is "just a pro" - so smooth and on top of it, that his ease almost makes him un-noticable (almost).

Charles Bryan said...

What a nice conversation with Joe Buck. I think part of the criticism is just a bit of bandwagon effect, people piling on for the sake of piling on. I thought that he was a pretty good sport about himself on BROCKMIRE.

Rob Mesite said...

I’m with the folks who think Joe Buck is the epitome of a professional announcer. I really enjoyed part one and look forward to part two.

This has nothing to do with the above, but the “prove you’re not a robot” box is becoming more and more of an obstacle for me as my vision deteriorates. Bah!