Joe Buck
Joe Buck
Joseph Francis "Joe" Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his play-by-play work with Fox Sports.
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Joe Buck Knows Why You Hate Him
NYTimes - 27 days
The Fox Sports play-by-play announcer on sports and politics, his hair-transplant surgery and, sometimes, not talking at all.
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Hall-Of-Fame Sportscaster Joe Buck Admits To Being A 'Lucky Bastard'
NPR - about 2 months
Buck's new memoir details his experiences in sports and life, including his addiction to hair-plug transplants. When it comes to announcing, he says, "I don't have a rooting interest for either side."
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Hall-Of-Fame Sportscaster Joe Buck Admits To Being A 'Lucky Bastard'
NPR - about 2 months
Buck's new memoir details his experiences in sports and life, including his addiction to hair-plug transplants. When it comes to announcing, he says, "I don't have a rooting interest for either side."
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Twitter Destroyed Joe Buck For Blaming Odell Beckham's Drops On The Giants' Boat Trip
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Odell Beckham Jr. did not have his best game ever on Sunday afternoon, it’s true. The Giants receiver had multiple drops against the Packers in their NFC Wild Card game, but I mean, it’s like less than ten degrees there.
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Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'
Chicago Times - 3 months
Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said, no, he wasn't in bed with slugger Kyle Schwarber or other Cubs players. He's also not the Zodiac Killer, as purported by a fan sign outside Wrigley Field during the World Series. "I have an alibi," Buck told Conan O'Brien on Tuesday's episode of "Conan." "No,...
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Not My Job: Sportscaster Joe Buck Gets Quizzed On Kittens And Rainbows
NPR - 4 months
When the Cubs won the World Series (remember that?) Joe Buck was the person who told the world it had happened. This week we could use a break from the news, so we'll quiz him on cute, happy things.
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Second-Generation Sportscaster Joe Buck: 'I Hear My Dad More In Me Now'
NPR - 4 months
"I will forever be known to some people as Jack Buck's son," the announcer says. "And thank God he and I were best friends or that would drive me nuts." His new book is called Lucky Bastard.
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Why are Cubs fans hating on Joe Buck?
Chicago Times - 4 months
The He-Witch of Wrigley, aka me, John Kass, will not put one foot into the Friendly Confines this weekend as the Cubs face the Dodgers. So let it be written. So let it be done. Readers have spoken on Facebook, especially those who remember that Bartman business of a few years ago. And I will respect...
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Joe Buck: I’m addicted to hair-plugs
Fox News - 5 months
Joe Buck’s addiction
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Fox Sports' Joe Buck comes clean about the hair-plug addiction that nearly cost him his career
LATimes - 5 months
Joe Buck lost his voice in 2011. The well-known broadcaster told almost everyone, including his employers at Fox Sports, he had a virus, and most people still believe that was the case. Until today. In advance of his upcoming memoir, Buck revealed to Sports Illustrated on Wednesday the real reason...
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Troy Aikman: I 'Knock On Wood' Hoping I Stay Healthy After Concussions
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Troy Aikman captured three Super Bowl titles as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. But the six-time Pro Bowler also suffered at least two significant head injuries during his Hall of Fame career, an area of concern in the ever growing debate regarding football's safety, or lack thereof.  The 49-year-old Aikman -- who works as an NFL play-by-play man alongside Joe Buck for FOX Sports -- caught up with me on HuffPost Live to further discuss his post-football health.  Check it out in the video above.   Email me at or ask me questions about anything sports-related on Twitter at @Schultz_Report, and follow me on Instagram at @Schultz_Report. Also, check out my SiriusXM Radio show Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM ET on Bleacher Report channel 83. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Buck
  • 2016
    Age 46
    Through 2016, Buck has called 18 World Series and 17 All-Star Games, the most of any play-by-play announcer on network television. (However, his former partner McCarver called more of each event as an analyst, 24 and 22 respectively.)
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    Also in June 2015, Buck and co-announcer Greg Norman were criticized for their "mistake-filled, error-prone mess" in covering the 2015 U.S. Open in golf.
    More Details Hide Details In particular they were questioned for prematurely anointing Dustin Johnson as the winner "at the start of a back nine". In 2011, shortly after broadcasting Super Bowl XLV for Fox, Buck developed a virus on the nerves of his left vocal fold. Despite the ailment, which according to Buck "came out of the blue" and hampered his ability to raise his voice, he continued to broadcast baseball for Fox during the season, and resumed as the network's lead NFL announcer that fall.
    He would return to Twitter four months later to engage in friendly banter with a Kansas City Royals fan who started a petition to have him removed from the Fox broadcast team for the Royals' appearance in the 2015 American League Championship Series.
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    In June 2015, Buck announced he had quit his Twitter account.
    More Details Hide Details Buck explained that he quit Twitter because he found himself engaging negative people and allowing criticism to affect how he was doing his job.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In 2014, Buck was named as the new host of NFL Films Presents, to coincide with the program's move from ESPN2 to Fox Sports 1.
    More Details Hide Details Buck is generally regarded as "one of the most heavily criticized" announcers in sports, with various fans complaining that he is biased on his calls towards or against particular teams. Buck attributes this to the fact that most fan bases, especially Major League Baseball fans, are used to hearing local announcers and not those working national broadcasts: "Fans are used to hearing their hometown guys. When you come at it objectively, people aren't used to it." Reporting from the field following the game in which Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998, Buck began his postgame interview on Fox by requesting (and getting) a hug from McGwire, which led to criticisms of Buck's on-air professionalism from some sources. In January 2005, Buck drew fire for his on-air comments during an NFL playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. After Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss simulated mooning the Green Bay crowd in the end zone, Buck called it a "disgusting act." The moon was actually a response to Packer fans, who traditionally moon the Vikings players aboard the team bus, which Buck did not mention. Buck's comment also indicated that he incorrectly believed that Moss had in fact mooned the fans. It prompted Red McCombs, then the owner of the Minnesota Vikings, to request that Buck be removed from covering their upcoming playoff game, saying that Buck's comments "suggested a prejudice that surpassed objective reporting."
    The pair made their broadcast debut at the Franklin Templeton Shootout (an event also hosted by Norman) on December 12–14, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Norman was later fired by Fox after 2015 and replaced by Paul Azinger in 2016.
    He married NFL Network reporter and former Bronco cheerleader Michelle Beisner on April 12, 2014.
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  • 2010
    Age 40
    In March 2010, Buck told a St. Louis radio station that HBO might be planning to cancel Joe Buck Live, adding that he "won't really miss" the program and that it involved "a lot more effort and hassle than I ever expected".
    More Details Hide Details HBO subsequently confirmed the show's cancellation to Broadcasting & Cable. In the late 1990s, Buck hosted a weekly sports-news show, Goin' Deep, for Fox Sports Net cable. He also called horse racing and professional bass fishing events early in his Fox career, as well as the network's first Cotton Bowl Classic telecast in 1999. Since 2001, Buck has hosted the "Joe Buck Classic", a celebrity pro-am golf tournament that is played each May to raise money for St. Louis Children's Hospital. In 2007, Buck filmed a pilot episode for a prospective late-night talk and comedy program with former Saturday Night Live writer and director Matt Piedmont. Piedmont and Buck wrote and produced the pilot with Piedmont directing, filming in New York City and Los Angeles and featuring Molly Shannon, David Spade and Paul Rudd. Buck co-hosted the program with Abebe Adusmussui, an actual New York City taxi driver. The pilot was not picked up as a series, however.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    The show's debut on June 15, 2009, made national headlines due to the tension-filled banter between Buck and guest Artie Lange, a comedian from The Howard Stern Show, who made several jokes at Buck's expense.
    More Details Hide Details Two more episodes aired in 2009.
    On February 5, 2009, Buck signed with HBO to host a sports-based talk show for the network called Joe Buck Live, with a format similar to that of Costas Now, the monthly HBO program previously hosted by Bob Costas.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    Fox announced in March 2007 that Buck would no longer host Fox NFL Sunday in 2007, concentrating on play-by-play for the week's marquee game.
    More Details Hide Details On October 14, 2012, Buck called a doubleheader, first with New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers game at 4:25 PM, then traveled via trolley for the seven-mile journey across town to call Game 1 of the NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants. In April 2014, it was announced that Buck would team with Greg Norman to anchor Fox's new package of United States Golf Association telecasts, most prominently the U.S. Open tournament.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    On August 14, 2006, Buck was named the host of Fox's pregame NFL show, Fox NFL Sunday and postgame doubleheader show.
    More Details Hide Details According to the Nielsen ratings system, viewership was down for the entire season.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    Buck became Fox's top play-by-play man in 2002, replacing Pat Summerall.
    More Details Hide Details He is currently teamed with Troy Aikman as color commentator and Erin Andrews as the sideline reporter. (Buck also worked with Cris Collinsworth from 2002-2004, before the latter's move to Showtime, NFL Network, and NBC). Buck is only the third announcer to handle a television network's lead MLB and NFL coverage in the same year (following NBC's Curt Gowdy and ABC's Al Michaels). By, his Fox duties forced him to cut his local Cardinals schedule to 25 games. (Eventually, Buck left the Cardinals all together to join Fox Sports "full-time" in 2008.)
    During Fox's broadcast of the 2002 World Series, Buck paid implicit tribute to his father, who had died a few months earlier (he had read the eulogy at his father's funeral) by calling the final out of Game 6 (which tied the series at 3 - 3, and thus ensured there would be a Game 7 broadcast the next night) with the phrase, "We'll see you tomorrow night."
    More Details Hide Details This was the same phrase with which Jack Buck had famously called Kirby Puckett's home run off Braves pitcher Charlie Leibrandt which ended Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. Since then, Joe has continued to use this phrase at appropriate times, including Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, in which the Boston Red Sox famously rallied off of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in the 9th inning to avoid elimination. When David Ortiz's walk-off home run finally won it for the Red Sox in the 12th inning, Buck uttered, "We'll see you later tonight," alluding to the fact that the game had extended into the early morning. He also used the phrase at the end of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series when the Cardinals' David Freese hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning against the Rangers to send the series to a seventh game (it was actually 20 years and a day since Kirby Puckett's home run). The similarity of both the call and the game situation resulted in mentions on national news broadcasts.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    During the 2001 season, Buck occasionally filled in for Curt Menefee as the network's number-six play-by-play man.
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  • 1993
    Age 23
    From 1993 to 2011, Buck was married to Ann Archambault, with whom he had two children.
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  • 1992
    Age 22
    In, he was named Fox's lead play-by-play voice for Major League Baseball, teaming with Tim McCarver, who had previously worked with his father on CBS. That year, he became the youngest man to do a national broadcast (for all nine innings and games, as a network employee as opposed to simply being a representative of one of the participating teams) for a World Series, surpassing Sean McDonough, who called the 1992 World Series for CBS at the age of 30.
    More Details Hide Details McDonough had replaced Jack Buck as CBS' lead baseball play-by-play man after he was fired in late. On September 8, Buck called Mark McGwire's 62nd home run that broke Roger Maris' single-season record. The game was nationally televised live in prime time on Fox. It was a rarity for a nationally televised regular season game to not be aired on cable since the end of the Monday/Thursday Night Baseball era on ABC in.
    In the 1992 - 93 season, he was the play-by-play voice for University of Missouri basketball broadcasts.
    More Details Hide Details Buck continued to call Cardinals games after being hired by Fox Sports, initially with his father on KMOX and later on FSN Midwest television. As his network duties increased, however, his local workload shrank, and prior to the 2008 season it was announced that he would no longer be calling Cardinals telecasts for FSN Midwest. This marked the first time since 1960 that a member of the Buck family was not part of the team's broadcasting crew. In 1994, Buck was hired by Fox, and at the age of 25 became the youngest man ever to announce a regular slate of National Football League games on network television.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    Also, in 1991 Buck began broadcasting for the Cardinals on local television and KMOX Radio, filling in while his father was working on CBS telecasts.
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    Buck called play-by-play for the then-Louisville Redbirds, a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals, and was a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game. In 1991, he did reporting for St Louis' CBS affiliate KMOV.
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  • 1989
    Age 19
    He began his broadcasting career in 1989 while he was an undergraduate at Indiana University Bloomington.
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  • 1969
    Born on April 25, 1969.
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