For some reason, Joe Buck gets a lot of hate. Buck, a Fox Sports NFL and MLB play-by-play announcer and four-time National Sportscaster of the Year, is always taking a lot of heat. Buck must be doing something right as he has called six Super Bowls and every World Series since 2000. Now that the sports world is on hold, Buck has taken his announcing talents to social media and there is no way anyone can hate him for these classic performances.
Joe Buck does play-by-play of his wife and child at his home
Everyone is starting to catch a little cabin fever as the coronavirus (COVID-19) forces families and individuals into isolation. Joe Buck can be included as one with cabin fever.
Buck has been a social media sensation during his isolation with his family and it all began with a little play-by-play announcing of some negotiation between his wife Michelle and his son Wyatt. With Michelle holding an obviously tired Wyatt, Buck began the call.
“This is called negotiation, ladies and gentlemen,” Buck said in the video. “Michelle on the left is trying to prepare dinner, Wyatt on the right fighting back a yawn dressed like, kind of a half-assed Fred Flintstone. And he now, he wants to watch Blippi, folks. Oh, and he’s hit his mom! He has hit his mom. Mom is playing it up. Wyatt is crying. All hell has broken loose inside this house, quarantine Day 7. For us, it’s about Day 13.”
Buck will announce your family’s isolation moments for charity
Not only is Joe Buck announcing his own family’s quarantine events, he has announced on Twitter that he will do a play-by-play of some other families who send him their video. He did ask if he posts the video on his page, he would like the sender to donate any amount of money to a charity.
“I have good news for you. While we’re all quarantined right now without any sports, I’d love to get some practice reps in,” he wrote. “Send me videos of what you’re doing at home and I’ll work on my play-by-play. Seriously.”
Buck, 50, says the videos should be of “daily stuff” and “not you playing Madden.” Buck said he’s pledging to the St. Louis Community Fund.
Buck has been keeping very sharp as evidenced by the number of videos he’s announced on his Twitter account.
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick joins Buck as an announcer working on his game
Joe Buck isn’t the only award-winning announcer using his spare time to work on his skills. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, the National Sportscaster of the Year from 2013-2015 as the voice of hockey for NBC, got into the action as well.
The 73-year-old Emrick narrated a piece when Paul Hoffman, a Detroit Red Wings fan who has 34 years of service as an auto mechanic, replaced a windshield wiper.
“This is like having Gordon Ramsay come to your house and having make microwave popcorn,” Emrick said. “He is going to put on a windshield wiper.”
While times are tough, guys like Joe Buck and Doc Emrick are keeping us laughing.