Joe Buck Differs From Jim Nantz, Won't Plan Championship Call

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The one knockthat I've always had on Jim Nantz was that everyone of his Championship calls seemed to be decided by an Internet poll ("Florida takes it's place in history. Back to back and...dramatic pause....UNfogettable"). Well according to Neil Best of Newsday, Joe Buck doesn't plan ahead the way others do....

"Any time you try to script out these spontaneous moments you miss something that's right now that you can't predict,'' he said. "It's just another example of how you have to live in the moment. I just will not do that for Sunday. Whatever happens, happens.

"If the confetti comes down and this team is 19-0 or if the Giants pull off this upset, what more am I going to say that's better than what we're witnessing? I don't want to ruin that.''
That's the one thing...the only thing...I've ever liked about Buck. Whenever there's a dramatic play he let's the crowd tell you what happened. Occasionally he let's it go on for too long, but it's much better than saying something Nantz-like if you ask me.

If you decide to change your mind Joe, I do have a few suggestions....

"And New York is the GIANT killer of the NFL this Super Bowl"
"David slays Goliath only this time David is a Giant"
"Patriots, Perfection, Personified!"
"One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Get Your Lamps Out New England The Pats Are Coming Home Champs!"

Joe Buck won't pre-plan for possible historic call (Newsday)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:14 PM

14 Comments:

Tom Brady is the greatest Patriot since Paul Revere. I'm sure somebody has come up with that one and I'm just forgetting it.

Actually, I'm hoping that there aren't a bunch of Three Dog Night references if Eli Manning does well.

J.J. said...
Jan 31, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

"Dude! This championship call brought to you by Bud Light."

Doug said...
Jan 31, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

I didn't know who or where to post this nugget I heard on ESPN Radio this morning on the way to work. During the update, there was the following story: "ESPN's (didn't catch the name) reports that the Giants will try to put pressure on Tom Brady." Sure, there was a package that followed, but it sounded more like a lead than a toss.

Seriously, you consider that a scoop? That the Giants will blitz?

J.J. said...
Jan 31, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

More suggestions:

'Move over Giselle, Tom Terrific's got his arms around another beautiful trophy."

Congratulations Boston, FINALLY something to be happy about.

'The Giants spoil perfection. That's a DISGUSTING act.'

Back to Back for the Manning brothers - Cookies for everyone!

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 31, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

I'm calling bullshit on this one. Buck definitely planned his call of the 2006 WS win for the Cardinals. He quoted his dad's "St. Louis has a World Series winner!". You could tell it was planned because he took too much time after the final out to say it. Like he wasn't expecting the game to end on a K and was expecting time to wind up with a flyout or groundout.

Karim Garcia said...
Jan 31, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

So we're expected to believe that Buck doesn't sit in front of a mirror perfecting his smarminess every day?

Negro, please...

hollywood wags said...
Jan 31, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

"I don't want to ruin that."

Then you should stay in St. Louis, ass.

GMoney said...
Jan 31, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

The words you've been longing to hear ... the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions.

lets hope we dont hear that

GO GIANTS

Jan 31, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

My money is on a '72 Dolphins reference somewhere.

Willmott said...
Jan 31, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

As good as it gets!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 31, 2008, 6:27:00 PM  

Anon... that Nantz comment was the worst of them all. Especially since i went to UCLA.

SportsFanatic said...
Jan 31, 2008, 6:31:00 PM  

I call bullshit, too. Back in '98, he admitted, along with his father, Mike Shannon, and every other Cardinals broadcaster, that when McGwire was about to break Maris' record, he had two or three different calls he had at the ready. I like Joe(I'm a Cards fan, sue me), but he's fibbing here.
And Jim Nantz is a smarmy, narcissistic tool, who wouldn't know honesty if it smacked him in the face.

Bruce said...
Jan 31, 2008, 7:27:00 PM  

The call could be,

"Ladies and Gentlemen, cheaters do prosper!"

JC said...
Jan 31, 2008, 7:45:00 PM  

Avoiding the TV audio this year. Instead going to watch the game while listening to Ron and Fez on XM 202. They did the same thing during the NFC Championship game...and it was HILARIOUS!!!

Fez Watley Posse cardholder #666...FRRRRRRRRUNKIS!!!

Sam Walker said...
Feb 1, 2008, 9:31:00 AM  

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