Joe Buck has done play-by-play for 19 World Series, several Super Bowls, and NFL games every Sunday, winning multiple Sports Emmy awards along the way. Now he's written about his life in "Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, And The Things I'm Not Allowed To Say On TV."
Among the things he discussed on my show:
- Why his Twitter page says “I love all teams EXCEPT yours.”
- Having grown up in Busch Stadium, how hard was it to say "The Cubs Win The World Series"?
- What’s different technically for him when calling a game compared to 10-20 years ago.
- What he learned about the job of play-by-play man from watching his father, Jack Buck, in the booth.
- Did he ever have an Albert Brooks sweating-so-much-it’s-noticeable moment on the air?
- How many beers did Mike Shannon consume during games they broadcast together?
- He's done some play-by-play for the Fox series “Pitch” — does he think a woman will make it to the majors soon?