Joe Buck is the news again, and as much as I can’t really stand the way he calls a game, I have to say that this is pretty stupid…
In a recent podcast with Colin Cowherd, Joe admitted that he used to have one large beer in the booth with him during baseball games. Largely as a reminder to have fun during the game, he would take sips from time to time.
So when he started doing Monday Night Football, Troy was more of a tequila guy so they’d each have a tequila and grapefruit to sip on during the broadcast.
And because we’re living in 2021, firmly entrenched in a social media cesspool, folks took that exchange to mean that Joe and Troy were getting smashed every night. Trust me, I would love to write a headline like “Joe Buck and Troy Aikman Booze It Up In The Broadcast Booth,” but that’s just not what happened.
And even still, Joe hopped back on Twitter to come out and defend himself (as well as Troy) after a million headlines like the aforementioned surfaced all over the internet.
My bosses at FOX have not said a word to me about it. They know how dedicated I/we are, and how hard we work and how much we care about EVERY WORD that comes out of our mouths. Most of all they trust us. For those three hours and through all the prep NOTHING is more important.
when I went back to football I told him I had the beer in my line of sight as a visual reminder and took a sip from time to time – to be loose and to remember to enjoy it. I have a tendency to get stressed and try to be perfect calling a game – as impossible as that may be.
Troy had zero to do with it. I am an open book – sometimes to a fault, but I just really don't like hiding anything (see: hair transplants or battling depression and anxiety). But when a https://t.co/iOlRh5cMwJ headline writer says I said I had 1 or 2 drinks during a game??
sometimes knowing over 100 million people are on the other end of what comes out of my brain and mouth can be stressful. I have not done the trick in about four years, but I am not saying I wouldn't again. Here is a pic of a corner of my board for SUPER BOWL 54. pic.twitter.com/vGUDlQoCtl