Worst Joe Buck News Ever Has Even, Um, Worser News Contained Therein
Bad news, ladies and germs: Joe Buck has signed a new four-year deal with Fox. I know, horrible, right? This means Buck will continue to serve as the lead announcer for the network’s coverage of the NFL and MLB.
Fox Sports president Ed Goren, while frantically trying to extinguish the flames rapidly consuming his pants, said that Fox is “thrilled to have the voice of Fox Sports and one of the best broadcasters in the business with us for the next four years.” Whatever, dude.
Buck, to his credit, acknowledges that he might be the luckiest man in the world for landing such a cushy gig which, while not the sole reason behind it, likely would have never occurred if it were not for his old man, broadcasting legend Jack Buck.
“I’m smart enough to realize I’m lucky to be doing what I’m doing,” he says. “There are people who’d line up around Manhattan to do what I’m doing. I’m fully content and honored to get this chance with Fox for another four years.”
Fair enough, but I’m not quite so sure about the “smart enough” part. But here’s where the story turns tragically into far more disturbing territory. According to USA Today’s resident sports television wonk, Michael McCarthy, a new show featuring Buck in the mold of his just-canceled Joe Buck Live may be in the offing. Why would they try this again after it failed so horribly the last time? Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?
Buck is rumored to be discussing the potential for another colossal train wreck of a television show with Fox Sports chief David Hill regarding a show that could air on Fox but my guess is it would most likely end up Fox’s cable network FX. That way the show could follow the network’s Thursday night comedy lineup and be called It’s Always Smuggy In Buckidelphia. No need to thank me, Fox, just throwing that one out there.
Joe Buck signs new four-year deal with Fox [USA Today]
(previously at the Sportress: ‘Joe Buck Live’ Officially Canceled: Don’t Get Me Started, Don’t Even Get Me Started)