Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 08:11: I suspect most of the Internet hate on Joe Buck is simply because he isn't Jack Buck -- his famous, well loved, father. Joe is better than most of the talking heads in my book. I hear so many commentators say things which make absolutely no sense or are completely wrong. Joe Buck seems to do less of that.
I agree that Jack Buck was awesome. I would also admit that when it comes to statistical facts and superficial analysis, Joe Buck is pretty much on point. Whether or not that is because of him or because of his production team I wouldn't know.
What irritates me about him is his voice and his mannerisms. It doesn't help that he is often teamed up with McCarver or Aikman. While both of those men most definitely know their respective sports, both are also "flavor-of-the-day" analysts. In other words they have no problem completely trashing someone on one day and then when that person does something extraordinary they are all of a sudden their biggest fan.
One week I listened to Aikman trash Alex Smith for about 15 minutes, the next week (at Buffalo) he was talking about how unfair it was that most of the media don't "give Alex Smith the credit he deserves"...and then this past weekend he was back on the Alex Smith hate train again, stating that Smith never should have been a starting quarterback in the NFL. I mean..what? In the pre-game Aikman was praising Smith for having stuck it out through so many offensive coaching changes. By half-time..somehow Smith wasn't even worthy of being in the NFL? Wow.