Joe Buck will be behind the mic for this Sunday’s Super Bowl 51.
I had the recent pleasure of reading Buck’s book, “Lucky Bastard.” His Super Bowl assignment this weekend isn’t unusual, as Buck is FOX Sports’ top play-by-play announcer, having covered Super Bowls, World Series and other mega-sporting events for the network since 1994. As a former sportscaster, this read was right down my alley.
Buck shares a number of personal and some embarrassing stories about his career in broadcasting, provides a peak behind the curtain of live sports broadcasts and offers insight into the personal demands the TV business puts on those who work in it.
Buck describes it as: “My life, my dad, and the things I’m not allowed to say on TV.”
The book details all of that, with an emphasis on the relationship he had with his dad, multiple hall-of-fame broadcaster Jack Buck.
Here’s my list of top father-son broadcast legacies, with a lot of extra weight to those that have worked in the Phoenix market:
The Van Sants
Who else would you put on the list?