July 7, 2008
Dan Patrick is joining NBC’s Football Night in America crew, and he’ll be doing highlights with Keith Olbermann.
Some of my earliest sports fan memories are of watching Dan and Keith on SportsCenter, and it’s going to be great to see them back together.
I’d rather have Dan and Keith back on the radio together (that hour they were on together at ESPN Radio was legendary and must-listen radio), but this announcement is better than nothing.
July 2, 2008
Joe Buck went on the Colin Cowherd show today and said some things you wouldn’t expect baseball’s most prominent and baseball announcer to say.
Buck said he barely watches any sports during the week and baseball is not as special or unique as it used to be. During the whole interview he sounded very down and unenthusiastic about baseball, also complaining about the amount of games and the length of games.
After this, how does FOX continue to let Buck call baseball games for them, let alone be the voice of the World Series? He just openly admitted he doesn’t really watch the sport much and said it’s not a good product — not exactly selling the product FOX will promote heavily in October.
Is it too much to ask to have a fan of the sport be your lead announcer? There’s millions of people out there that would love to have Joe Buck’s job if he doesn’t want it. There’s millions of people out there who would love to watch baseball during the week to prepare for their one broadcast a week.
A lot of baseball fans were disillusioned with Buck and Tim McCarver before this, and will only dislike the announcing team more after this.