Joe Buck might be the most polarizing character in American sports broadcasting. Everyone in the industry has some sort of opinion on him and fans of major sport in North America have their own take as well.
Episode 264 of the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast featured “love him or hate him” broadcaster Joe Buck. Joe speaks for around an hour on his career, as well as a few other incidents from his long career. What caught our ear was around the 38:00 minute mark where Buck speaks on calling a game 50-50 and homerism in sports broadcasting. A little later he speaks on letting silence rule on a big play and letting the crowd tell the story.
Come for that story, but stay for when he discusses peeing into a trash can during a touchdown call on Fox.
On Thursday’s episode of Spittin’ Chiclets the guys are joined by Joe Buck and Terry Virtue. Joe joins (26:22) to talk about his legendary career, peeing in trash buckets, his Blues fandom and more. The guys are then joined by Terry Virtue (01:30:52), who joins the pod to talk about being Biz’s player-coach, playing his first shift with Ray Bourque, his career and more. The guys wrap up talking about the Michael Jordan doc, The Last Dance.
Listen to the episode by clicking here.
You can read about the incident above and many more from Joe’s career in his book, available here.