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(Deadspin)   FOX's love affair with Joe Buck goes into overdrive as he works both the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants games   (deadspin.com) divider line 106
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2012-10-15 12:18:15 PM  
Did a quick GIS for "Joe Buck must die" and this came up

i36.photobucket.com

I don't know what that means but I'm going to just walk away.
 
2012-10-15 12:20:37 PM  
I bet he gets no compensation for putting in the hours like that.
 
2012-10-15 12:40:29 PM  
I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.

Jon Gruden, on the other hand, makes me want to down a fifth of whiskey so I'll be drunk enough to smash my television.

Yes, I know Joe Buck is play-by-play and Gruden is color commentary.
 
2012-10-15 12:40:31 PM  
And not only did the Giants lose to the Cards, but the Niners absolutely got their asses handed to them. Yet another reason to hate Joe Buck--not only did I have to endure 6 hours of listening him yesterday, but it was 6 hours of seeing my teams suck almost as much as Joe Buck sucks.
 
2012-10-15 12:45:29 PM  

Cyberluddite: And not only did the Giants lose to the Cards, but the Niners absolutely got their asses handed to them. Yet another reason to hate Joe Buck--not only did I have to endure 6 hours of listening him yesterday, but it was 6 hours of seeing my teams suck almost as much as Joe Buck sucks.


That's how I felt listening to Dick Stockton call the Redskins game yesterday after he called the Nats game Friday. Minnesota starts clawing back from a deficit of more than two touchdowns and I can just see the world about to crumble around me. Fortunately, RG3's karma > Stockton's.
 
2012-10-15 12:46:07 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.


Yes, I'm going to completely disagree with you. And he never even pissed in my shoes, so I don't have any personal axe to grind against him, other than that he sucks.

OK, in fairness, he isn't that bad as a football announcer, but he (along with his partner, Tim McCarver, who clearly took too many foul balls off the side of his head) is the absolutely worst baseball announcer there is. I cannot stand hearing that motherfarker shooting off his mouth in any baseball game, and he completely ruins the broadcast of every game he announces.
 
2012-10-15 01:18:26 PM  

Cyberluddite: Lando Lincoln: I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.

Yes, I'm going to completely disagree with you. And he never even pissed in my shoes, so I don't have any personal axe to grind against him, other than that he sucks.

OK, in fairness, he isn't that bad as a football announcer, but he (along with his partner, Tim McCarver, who clearly took too many foul balls off the side of his head) is the absolutely worst baseball announcer there is. I cannot stand hearing that motherfarker shooting off his mouth in any baseball game, and he completely ruins the broadcast of every game he announces.



I don't hate him, but one point... its probably much easier to do play by play during a football game.  There's a lot less dead time where you have to vamp with the color guy(s).
 
2012-10-15 01:37:15 PM  

Cyberluddite: And not only did the Giants lose to the Cards, but the Niners absolutely got their asses handed to them. Yet another reason to hate Joe Buck--not only did I have to endure 6 hours of listening him yesterday, but it was 6 hours of seeing my teams suck almost as much as Joe Buck sucks.


I feel legitimately bad for San Francisco fans who had to endure that ordeal yesterday.

And I love the fact that Fox pretended we were all waiting breathlessly as Joe Buck's police-escorted trolley made its way through the streets of San Francisco. Seriously, nobody gives a shiat.
 
2012-10-15 01:37:32 PM  

Cyberluddite: Lando Lincoln: I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.

Yes, I'm going to completely disagree with you. And he never even pissed in my shoes, so I don't have any personal axe to grind against him, other than that he sucks.

OK, in fairness, he isn't that bad as a football announcer, but he (along with his partner, Tim McCarver, who clearly took too many foul balls off the side of his head) is the absolutely worst baseball announcer there is. I cannot stand hearing that motherfarker shooting off his mouth in any baseball game, and he completely ruins the broadcast of every game he announces.


I cannot watch a baseball game with Tim McCarver. If the Twins ever stop sucking and make it to a playoff game called by McCarver, I would listen to a radio broadcast before suffering through him.
 
2012-10-15 01:38:24 PM  

Cyberluddite: Lando Lincoln: I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.

Yes, I'm going to completely disagree with you. And he never even pissed in my shoes, so I don't have any personal axe to grind against him, other than that he sucks.

OK, in fairness, he isn't that bad as a football announcer, but he (along with his partner, Tim McCarver, who clearly took too many foul balls off the side of his head) is the absolutely worst baseball announcer there is. I cannot stand hearing that motherfarker shooting off his mouth in any baseball game, and he completely ruins the broadcast of every game he announces.


I once heard Tim McCarver say that the fundamentals of baseball were more fundamental than those in other sports. That was the last straw for me, now if he's on a broadcast I just mute it
 
2012-10-15 01:40:06 PM  
Paging NakedReporta and his soaking shoes...
 
2012-10-15 01:42:15 PM  

Cyberluddite: (along with his partner, Tim McCarver, who clearly took too many foul balls off the side of his head) is the absolutely worst baseball announcer there is. I cannot stand hearing that motherfarker shooting off his mouth in any baseball game, and he completely ruins the broadcast of every game he announces.


I can't figure out who McCarver appeals to, but they keep putting him behind a mic so there has to be a rationale for it. He calls everything wrong, and when he gets in to some weird anecdote about a play that occurred 40 years ago he occasionally just trails off and never finishes the story or tie it in to what's happening on the field. Enduring McCarver is one of the few things I can appreciate Buck for.
 
2012-10-15 01:42:24 PM  
I want Monday Night Football to go back to a three announcer format.

I want Joe Buck.

I want Jon Gruden.

I want Chris Berman.

No one has died just from watching a football game. Not yet.
 
2012-10-15 01:43:37 PM  
At least with Buck, he's so nasally-monotone throughout the game he can be tuned out...in fact, you almost can't help but tune him out, as after about the third inning/first quarter of a game he's calling, you literally can't tell his voice apart from your A/C unit running in the background.

McCarver is liable to saying something so asinine at any given point however, there's just no escaping.
 
2012-10-15 01:44:43 PM  

born_yesterday: I want Monday Night Football to go back to a three announcer format.

I want Joe Buck.

I want Jon Gruden.

I want Chris Berman.

No one has died just from watching a football game. Not yet.


"And for once, I want someone to not call in the bomb threat. Just detonate it under them and don't waste the opportunity by announcing the damn threat."
 
2012-10-15 01:45:16 PM  
Here's Joe Buck's call of Joe Buck's Sunday: "I had to work late today."

Thank you, thank you.
 
2012-10-15 01:47:24 PM  

born_yesterday: I want Monday Night Football to go back to a three announcer format.

I want Joe Buck.

I want Jon Gruden.

I want Chris Berman.

No one has died just from watching a football game. Not yet.


Add Dennis Miller in there with Rush Limbaugh on pregame commentary, and you'll wipe out a few states' worth of people.
 
2012-10-15 01:47:42 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.

Jon Gruden, on the other hand, makes me want to down a fifth of whiskey so I'll be drunk enough to smash my television.

Yes, I know Joe Buck is play-by-play and Gruden is color commentary.


Joe Buck - Jon Gruden for a cowboys - jets superbowl starring Tebow (Jets) and BRETT FAVRE (Cowboys)

imagine the possibilities
 
2012-10-15 01:48:55 PM  
I think what I most miss is the John Smoltz, Cal Ripken pairing in the NY-Bal. series. That was awesome, two smart, personable players informing the audience and each other. Great stuff.
 
2012-10-15 01:50:31 PM  
Joe Buck in Dallas '63: "I'm noticing that the president is shaking his head back and to the left. He appears tired, doesn't he Tim?"

Tim McCarver: "This one time I took a Bob Gibson fastball off the mask, and I've been shakin' my head like that ever since."

Joe: "I'm sure it's not significant enough for me to emote."
 
2012-10-15 01:50:45 PM  
So he peed in both shoes?
 
2012-10-15 01:51:02 PM  
Phil Collins playing both Live Aid concerts on seperate continents in one day is far more impressive.

/McCarver sucks
//slamalamadingdong
 
2012-10-15 01:52:07 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: born_yesterday: I want Monday Night Football to go back to a three announcer format.

I want Joe Buck.

I want Jon Gruden.

I want Chris Berman.

No one has died just from watching a football game. Not yet.

Add Dennis Miller in there with Rush Limbaugh on pregame commentary, and you'll wipe out a few states' worth of people.


Please add Michael Kay. My mute button would end up in China because of how hard I slammed it down.
 
2012-10-15 01:52:50 PM  

bglove25: I think what I most miss is the John Smoltz, Cal Ripken pairing in the NY-Bal. series. That was awesome, two smart, personable players informing the audience and each other. Great stuff.


A part of me wonders how Mike Mussina would be calling games. He has the intelligence (both with baseball and just in general), but he also always came off like a smarmy, aloof twat during his playing days, that I think he might be a dick in the booth.

I can see him saying something like "Verlander, you dumbass, that was NOT the count and position to throw a 2-seamer. I can't believe this sh*t" on air without any care in the world about how it comes off.
 
2012-10-15 01:55:14 PM  

bglove25: I think what I most miss is the John Smoltz, Cal Ripken pairing in the NY-Bal. series. That was awesome, two smart, personable players informing the audience and each other. Great stuff.


Yeah, nothing like a Yankee-hater and a former Oriole calling Yanks-Os.
 
2012-10-15 01:56:26 PM  
Watching the 49ers/Giants game was painful. if he verbally fellated Alex Smith any more, it would have been indecent. He's one of the worst announcers in sports history.
 
2012-10-15 01:58:54 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: bglove25: I think what I most miss is the John Smoltz, Cal Ripken pairing in the NY-Bal. series. That was awesome, two smart, personable players informing the audience and each other. Great stuff.

Yeah, nothing like a Yankee-hater and a former Oriole calling Yanks-Os.


Hey, if Boomer Wells and Chuck Knoblach were as good in the booth as those two, I would be cool with it. In fact, the only notice I had of any relationship with the Yankees were all the references to 1996, when both guys lost to the Yankees. So, what was there to complain about? I was more into the speculation about pitches and locations, how game events effect player thinking, you know, color analyst stuff.
 
2012-10-15 02:00:38 PM  

ManateeGag: Watching the 49ers/Giants game was painful. if he verbally fellated Alex Smith any more, it would have been indecent. He's one of the worst announcers in sports history.


Which made the Giants stompin' a mudhole on the 49ers so much sweeter.
 
2012-10-15 02:01:30 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: And I love the fact that Fox pretended we were all waiting breathlessly as Joe Buck's police-escorted trolley made its way through the streets of San Francisco. Seriously, nobody gives a shiat.


He should have dumped a glass of water on McCarver's head when he got to the booth.
 
2012-10-15 02:05:30 PM  

bglove25: So, what was there to complain about? I was more into the speculation about pitches and locations, how game events effect player thinking, you know, color analyst stuff.


All told from the "what the Orioles need to do here" perspective. And I could have done with less Smoltz explaining every little thing that popped into his head. Let the game breathe, jesus.
 
2012-10-15 02:06:48 PM  
Could someone just go ahead and photoshop Buck, Aikman, and McCarver into Lemon Party and be done with it?
 
2012-10-15 02:09:55 PM  

hp6sa: I cannot watch a baseball game with Tim McCarver. If the Twins ever stop sucking and make it to a playoff game called by McCarver, I would listen to a radio broadcast before suffering through him.


Believe me, I've tried--especially back in 2010, when the Giants were in the World Series and I had to endure listening to Buck and McCarver. Unfortunately, all broadcasts (not just sports) on my local cable TV provider (farking Comcast/Xfiniti/whatever in the fark they call it now) is at least about 5 seconds behind live action, and even several seconds behind other cable TV feeds. So, for instance, when I've been talking on the phone to my mom (who lives in another town, with another cable provider) when we're both watching the game, she knows what's just happened several seconds before I do. And of course, if I try to listen to the radio broadcast while watching the game on TV, what the radio announcers are describing is several seconds ahead of what's being shown on my TV.

If it was the other way around and the radio broadcast was delayed behind the TV image, it would be easy--I could just use my DVR to pause the TV feed for a couple of seconds until it synched up perfectly with the radio, but I have no way to pause the radio feed to synch up with the TV, dammit.  Someone posted a link here in 2010 to a website that described how to synch it up--it might've been this--but it seemed like too much of a pain in the ass to accomplish.
 
2012-10-15 02:12:03 PM  
Has anyone else notice that Ron Darling sounds exactly like James Woods?
 
2012-10-15 02:17:16 PM  
Well, at least is not the Redskins' radio play team.

AHAHAHAHAH! Remember, Sonny, when you got hit like that? AHAHAHAHAHAHA! YEAH, BUDDY! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Griffin scores. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME YOU SCRAMBLED SONNY? Yes, I tell you what, AHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2012-10-15 02:21:30 PM  
Us Cards fans were really spoiled having the NLCS on TBS last year and only having to deal with Fox during the World Series.

TBS seems to do somewhat of a better job (I can tolerate them, unlike Fox which has to put a damn commercial break anytime one of the players scratches his ass)...when they're not making typos on the graphics of course:

www.gannett-cdn.com
 
2012-10-15 02:21:57 PM  

ukexpat: Has anyone else notice that Ron Darling sounds exactly like James Woods?


yes. It would make me laugh if he didn't say stupid things.
 
2012-10-15 02:23:22 PM  
McCarver is worse than Buck.
 
2012-10-15 02:25:02 PM  
I hate to say it, but Dick Stockton is worse than Joe Buck
 
2012-10-15 02:26:21 PM  

Mrtraveler01: when they're not making typos on the graphics of course:


I'm pretty sure the graphics folks at TBS are always drunk.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-15 02:27:45 PM  

KingKauff: I hate to say it, but Dick Stockton is worse than Joe Buck


He's just as emotionless it seems.

Just look at how "excited" he got when the Cardinals tied up the game and then took the lead against Washington.

I guess being neutral and monotone sounding is part of the TV contract now. 

And since when did Ernie Johnson Jr. do baseball?
 
2012-10-15 02:28:35 PM  

Killer Cars: Mrtraveler01: when they're not making typos on the graphics of course:

I'm pretty sure the graphics folks at TBS are always drunk.

[i.imgur.com image 500x350]


They have too much fun over at TBS it seems.

Makes me feel jealous.
 
2012-10-15 02:29:46 PM  

Mrtraveler01: KingKauff: I hate to say it, but Dick Stockton is worse than Joe Buck

He's just as emotionless it seems.

Just look at how "excited" he got when the Cardinals tied up the game and then took the lead against Washington.

I guess being neutral and monotone sounding is part of the TV contract now. 

And since when did Ernie Johnson Jr. do baseball?


I hear too much of Stockton to be able to rebuff your statement as it seems that Fox likes to have him do the Falcons games.
 
2012-10-15 02:32:39 PM  
"Candlestick Park, where the 49ers play, is in the southeastern corner of the city and AT&T Park, where the Giants play, is in the northeastern part of the city.
Buck plans to arrive by cable car at AT&T Park after calling the football Giants' game."

Sorry but wrong. Candlestick is in the extreme Southeast part of the city but AT&T would still be considered the Southwest part of the city.

Someone get a map to these people.
 
2012-10-15 02:34:45 PM  
Joe Buck is worse than Hitler, root canals, and Applebee's combined.
 
2012-10-15 02:38:25 PM  

AdamK: Lando Lincoln: I know most of you guys are going to completely disagree with me, but I really don't mind Joe Buck as an announcer. He's just there.

Jon Gruden, on the other hand, makes me want to down a fifth of whiskey so I'll be drunk enough to smash my television.

Yes, I know Joe Buck is play-by-play and Gruden is color commentary.

Joe Buck - Jon Gruden for a cowboys - jets superbowl starring Tebow (Jets) and BRETT FAVRE (Cowboys)

imagine the possibilities


Ron Jaworski breaks into the booth swinging a crowbar around like Connor MacLeod's broadsword?

// CSB: I have a roommate named Connor MacLeod
 
2012-10-15 02:41:24 PM  

gmacbeth: Sorry but wrong. Candlestick is in the extreme Southeast part of the city but AT&T would still be considered the Southwest part of the city.


Uhhh...
 
2012-10-15 02:42:05 PM  
Too bad his cable car's wire didn't snap and sending it careening down the hill towards the harbor, slamming into a class of 4th graders on a field trip before breaking through the guardrails and into the water.
 
2012-10-15 02:45:09 PM  

LemSkroob: Too bad his cable car's wire didn't snap and sending it careening down the hill towards the harbor, slamming into a class of 4th graders on a field trip before breaking through the guardrails and into the water.


...with McCarver doing the play-by-play.
 
2012-10-15 02:46:33 PM  

LemSkroob: Too bad his cable car's wire didn't snap and sending it careening down the hill towards the harbor, slamming into a class of 4th graders on a field trip before breaking through the guardrails and into the water.


But not before crashing through a giant piece of glass being carried across the road and getting caught in one of those giant dragon floats.
 
2012-10-15 02:47:12 PM  

gmacbeth: "Candlestick Park, where the 49ers play, is in the southeastern corner of the city and AT&T Park, where the Giants play, is in the northeastern part of the city.
Buck plans to arrive by cable car at AT&T Park after calling the football Giants' game."

Sorry but wrong. Candlestick is in the extreme Southeast part of the city but AT&T would still be considered the Southwest part of the city.

Someone get a map to these people.


Dude, AT&T Park (like Candlestick), is on the San Francisco Bay. I mean, right on the Bay, so close that deep homers to right can end up in the Bay. The San Francisco Bay borders the east side of the peninsula, the Pacific Ocean borders the west side. AT&T Park is most definitely on the east edge of San Francisco. You're right that it's not really the northeast part of the city--that would be the North Beach area, Fisherman's Wharf, etc., but it's most definitely not on the west side.
 
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