For the second time in as many weeks, the Fox A-team of Joe Buck and
Troy Aikman had the call for my Green Bay Packers. Like week 1, the accusation by many is that
All right….a couple of things here:
#1: We all need to stop whizzing and moaning when Joe and
#2: Ask any fan of any team in any city that Joe has broadcast a National Football League game – they all believe he hates their team.
The explanation is simple, and points to the professionalism and the mastery of Joe Buck – he’s truly impartial. It’s not that he hates your team…he doesn’t swing from the jock of ANY team he calls. That’s his job, to call the action without bias.
Joe Buck is one of the best going right now precisely for that reason. Not only does he fail to pledge allegiance to anyone, he is a brilliant economist of words. We applaud the wordsmiths of the craft, those who weave seamless tales in and out of commercial stop sets, massaging the English language to the perfect end. They deserve the credit they receive, but we don’t celebrate enough the broadcasters who simply set the table and get out of the way. That is the brilliance of Joe Buck.
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