This actually explains a lot.
Joe Buck recently appeared on Colin Cowherd’s new podcast and openly shared details about how he would drink on the job while calling postseason baseball and when he was around Troy Aikman on Sundays for football season.
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“I’ll say this. We have had that glass of bourbon in the booth. Although it’s not bourbon, it’s tequila, a splash of Grand Marnier, and grapefruit juice. I went through a couple of years where in the first inning of every postseason baseball game I had the runner go get the biggest beer the stadium sold. And I had it sitting there and I would sip it from time-to-time to remind myself to relax and have fun. I’m just doing a game.
And I brought that over to football, but because Troy is a man of finer tastes, beer somehow became tequila, Grand Marnier, and grapefruit juice. We haven’t done it in a long time now, but it was good for a stretch and I feel like it’s a good mental trigger to just chill and remind yourself that you’re not refueling an F-16 in mid-flight. You’re doing a sporting event and if you treat it like anything other than that you’re doing yourself a disservice.”
I’m not even mad, because that is actually amazing.
It also makes you wonder if there is any footage out there of Buck possibly slurring his words during a broadcast. A supercut of videos would surely go viral on social media.
Make it happen, internet detectives.