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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck offers to call people’s personal videos

Sports are shut down across North America because of the coronavirus pandemic.

And more people are being required to shelter in place in a bid to “flatten the curve” on the disease’s spread. 

Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Joe Buck has found a way to help people get over their boredom while honing the skills he will need once sports eventually return to action.

“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,” Buck tweeted Sunday. “Send me videos of what you’re doing at home and I’ll work on my play-by-play. Seriously!”

Any of you tempted to make a submission?

 

QLE Posted: March 24, 2020 at 12:49 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: March 24, 2020 at 05:44 AM (#5932991)
There's a British rugby announcer who's done something similar, announcing people (and dogs) doing generic things as if they were sporting events. All in the particular style of British solo announcing, and very funny.
   2. Due to the leadership of Zonk... Posted: March 24, 2020 at 07:45 AM (#5932997)
Uh-huh.... Dislike for Joe Buck was the only thing holding society together.... now what do we do?
   3. pthomas Posted: March 24, 2020 at 08:10 AM (#5933003)
Joe Buck.....the man who showed me I can watch a game on TV with the sound off and enjoy it.
   4. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: March 24, 2020 at 09:21 AM (#5933039)
I remember the first time I heard Joe Buck on a podcast, and how stupefied I was to discover he has a sense of humor.

It's his bosses, the TV producers, that are the problem.
   5. winnipegwhip Posted: March 24, 2020 at 09:56 AM (#5933056)
I am going to send in a video of me pretending to pull my pants down.
   6. Lonnie Smith for president Posted: March 24, 2020 at 10:20 AM (#5933065)
Related, the new season of Brockmire is here. Too on the nose or just right? Satire has such a brief shelf life anymore.
   7. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: March 24, 2020 at 12:50 PM (#5933102)
Uh-huh.... Dislike for Joe Buck was the only thing holding society together.... now what do we do?

As the last posted said, you should watch Brockmire. But then you'll only end up liking him more, since he plays an over the top assholish version of himself.

You should probably watching Brockmire regardless.
   8. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: March 24, 2020 at 01:28 PM (#5933116)
Joe Buck is a really funny, self-effacing guy. Why none of that comes through in his broadcasting is a potentially interesting question.
   9. Howie Menckel Posted: March 24, 2020 at 02:02 PM (#5933119)
Ivan Lendl was one of the funniest tennis players on the tour in the 1980s and 1990s, combining a sharp wit with a love for practical jokes.

in post-match interviews, he was always funny informally after arriving to the interview room. then the microphones are placed, the TV lights go on - and he seems and sounds like an eastern European robot. was that way pretty much his whole career. I guess he was just playing to the stereotype.

kind of the anti-Johnny Carson, who was a tremendous talk show host but was basically a dour hermit off the air.
   10. Karl from NY Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:06 PM (#5933155)
Joe Buck is a really funny, self-effacing guy. Why none of that comes through in his broadcasting is a potentially interesting question.

If it did, he'd be doing it wrong. His job as an announcer is to make the event about the participants, not himself, even self-deprecatingly. Buck does do that well and it never gets noticed.

Saw him interviewed on one of the late-night shows (remember when we had those?) a few years back. He is very self-aware that he's no legend and got handed the job on his father's rep, and he never takes it for granted.
   11. winnipegwhip Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:22 PM (#5933160)
Saw him interviewed on one of the late-night shows (remember when we had those?) a few years back. He is very self-aware that he's no legend and got handed the job on his father's rep, and he never takes it for granted.


Was that the Artie Lange Show?
   12. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:25 PM (#5933165)
As far as their bosses are concerned, the broadcasters have two jobs: read advertisements, and describe the game without ever saying anything that might possibly offend anyone.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 24, 2020 at 04:49 PM (#5933176)
   14. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: March 24, 2020 at 08:35 PM (#5933239)
Somebody wrote a piece this week which i hastily read which said, 'it took Coronavirus to discover just how boring Celebrities really are.'
   15. flournoy Posted: March 25, 2020 at 12:53 PM (#5933410)
As far as their bosses are concerned, the broadcasters have two jobs: read advertisements, and describe the game without ever saying anything that might possibly offend anyone.


You missed one: Describe the game in an endearing manner so as to attract and maintain viewership.
   16. winnipegwhip Posted: March 25, 2020 at 03:49 PM (#5933473)
To bad Jimmy Piersall didn't offer this service in his time.

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