Joe Buck tries to explain his comments but he still sucks

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Last week, Fox’s baseball analyst Joe Buck came out with some pretty surprising comments about how he covers baseball but he would rather be watching the Bachelorette. Just when we didn’t think we could find a sports analyst who sucks more than Stephan A. Smith, Joe Buck made a really good case for himself.

So he tried to explain his comments to the New York Times:

On Thursday, Buck said in an interview from his home in St. Louis that he was joking about his TV habits — even if neither the host nor the guest sounded amused. He was too flippant, he said. And so, a little verbal damage control.

“To me, baseball is, in some ways, other than my family and wife, my life, and it always will be,” he said.

“Let’s say I didn’t enjoy sports,” he said. “I’d have to do it for my own job’s sake. There’s only so much you can read, so watching is the best way to catch up. I watch ‘Extra Innings’ when my kids go to sleep. My viewing habits are sports first.”

Six years ago, as Joe Buck was about to become Fox’s lead football voice, he said: “I feel like a baseball guy doing football, but I’m enjoying the football more. The baseball ‘Game of the Week’ isn’t what it was. I put a lot of work into those games, but you don’t get the same payoff as you get from a great football game.”

On Thursday, he said: “I caught grief from guys at Fox because obviously, I didn’t express myself well. The challenge then was getting better at calling football.”

He said he still enjoyed baseball more for the time it gives him to express himself.

“I live for baseball,” he said. “That’s how I grew up.”

I guess it’s good that he realizes that he’s wrong but he still sucks. I would kill to have his job. It’s a good thing we have bloggers to bury “real” sports journalists when they fuck up like this. What would the world be without us?

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Author: Lenny

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