ATTN: WE DON’T LIKE JOE BUCK
Over at The Armchair Quarterback, TAQ wonders why Fox thinks viewers want more of Joe Buck.
“Why does the Fox network believe we want to hear and see more of this humongous dork to the point that they would put him on their pregame show as well as their number one game? Because he is an annual Emmy award winner? Joe Buck and the words “award winning broadcaster” make me want to hurl. It’s like TV execs are consciously and deliberately trying to alienate their viewers. That’s also the only explanation for Joe Theismann continuing his inexplicable run in television.”
I couldn’t agree any more. And I have no idea why the Fox suits think people like Joe Buck and want to see and hear more of him. I have never encountered any such person. Quite the contrary. This Sunday I turned on the Fox pregame out of habit and I heard one word from Buck and immediately switched to CBS. Honestly, he’s a notch below Stuart Scott in my book. That means almost unlistenable. I’ll take Theismann any day over Buck–so think about that for a minute.
I tuned into CBS for a spell because I like James Brown a lot. He is the prototype of the perfect anchor for a pregame show. From his delivery to his wit and humor to the way he drives the show and keeps it tight, you can’t beat JB. I guess I’ll have to get used to Boomer Esiason, who I find boring. I still think Shannon Sharpe needs to learn how to speak better. Frequently I find myself having no idea what he is saying.
Let’s hear about what you think on Tirico, Theismann, Al Michaels, Kornheiser (blah) and the rest of NFL coverage this season. Start here–was Andrea Kraemer drunk last night?