True Grit
October 19, 2020

Joe Buck’s upcoming broadcast schedule is the stuff legends are made of

BREAKING NEWS: Some people don’t like Joe Buck. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. They think he’s smug. They think he’s boring. They think he’s the picture of nepotism. They think he likes the Dodgers, loves the Royals, and hates the Packers. They hate that stupid coiffe and still can’t forgive him for one of the most pointlessly sanctimonious sports calls of all time. All fair game. All partly true. But one thing you can’t call Joe Buck is lazy. Don’t believe us? Just check out his potential schedule for the next 10 days.

It’s tempting to look at this and feel jealousy. After all, who among us would turn down the opportunity to call the World Series and primetime NFL games for seven figures a year? But look again. That’s nine days of work in 10 days. That’s AM turn-ins, cross-country flights, hotel eggs, COVID tests, and cramming prep at every available second in between. Who among us would turn down the opportunity to live like that for nine of the next ten days? We’re guessing that’s a very different show of hands.

So say want you want about Joe Blow. Lord knows we just did. But this is the stuff of legends. This is grit. This is grind. This is determination. This is blue collar work in a $3,000 suit. This is a sports icon doing sports icon things. And if you don’t like it—if you don’t like him—then just circle Monday the 26th. That’s his one day off.