Joe Buck is one of the hardest-working men in sports broadcasting. This week alone, Buck is calling three NFL games and four World Series games. His week got off to an inauspicious start on Sunday before the start of the Tampa Bay-Green Bay game on Fox. That’s when Buck and football broadcasting partner, Troy Aikman, were preparing for the game and didn’t realize they were on a hot mic when they levied criticism against the U.S. military and predicted the ouster of President Donald Trump.
Joe Buck is Fox’s main broadcaster for MLB and NFL
Since 1994, Joe Buck has called NFL games on Fox. Two years later, Fox added MLB coverage to his responsibilities.
Buck has been there to broadcast some historic moments in both sports. He was there when Mark McGwire hit his 62nd record-breaking home run in 1998 surpassing Roger Maris. He has called 21 All-Star Games and 20 World Series.
Since 2002, he’s been the top play-by-play man on NFL coverage for Fox. He’s called some memorable NFL moments, including Super Bowl XLII, Super Bowl LI, and the Minneapolis Miracle. In September 2020, Buck found out on live television that he was going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Joe Buck pulls double duty
Through the years, Joe Buck has done double duty on several occasions. In 2012, Buck pulled a doubleheader, which featured broadcasting the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers game in the early afternoon, then taking a trolley to Game 1 of the NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants.
He did the same thing in 2018, covering a Green Bay Packers-LA Rams game early in the day, followed by Game 5 of the World Series at Dodgers Stadium.
This week, however, Buck is going next level.
He started on Sunday covering the highly-anticipated matchup between Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. A day later, Buck and Troy Aikman showed up in Buffalo for a coronavirus-rescheduled game between the Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
The rest of the week, Buck will cover Games 1 and 2 of the World Series in Arlington, Texas, then work the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game in Philly on Thursday, and then it’s back to Texas for Games 3 and 4 of the Series on Friday and Saturday.
Buck and Troy Aikman criticize military flyovers and predict Trump defeat
Joe Buck’s already-stressful week got off to an even more stressful start during Sunday’s NFL matchup between the Buccaneers and Packers. Prior to the game, Buck and Troy Aikman were getting ready for the broadcast when the military did their traditional flyover. The two broadcasters, not realizing they were on a hot mic, offered their thoughts on the use of military flyovers, and it wasn’t very flattering.
“That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” Aikman pointed out.
“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work!” Buck sarcastically responded.
“That stuff ain’t happening with Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll tell you that right now, partner,” Aikman answered.
Joe Buck has always been a lightning rod for criticism. Fans often complain about him sounding biased on his calls, favoring one team over another. Now, Buck can expect to receive criticism for a completely different reason. Chances are, he won’t pay any attention to it. At least not this week. He’s kinda busy.