Joe Buck


Joe Buck Trivia


  • Trivia

    • On August 14, 2006, Joe was named the host of Fox's pregame NFL show FOX NFL Sunday and postgame doubleheader show.

    • Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Ann Archambault, since January 23, 1993 and they have two daughters together.

    • Also in 1996, Joe became the youngest man to do a national broadcast for a World Series at the age of 27.

    • In 1996, he was named Fox's lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball, teaming with Tim McCarver for Fox Saturday baseball and the playoffs.

    • Joe was first hired by Fox in 1994 at the age of 25 and became the youngest man ever to announce a regular schedule of National Football League games on network television.

    • He contributes opinion pieces frequently to "The Sporting News."

    • In the summer of 2006, Joe has appeared in several humorous television commercials for Holiday Inn.

    • Beginning in the fall of 2004, Joe began to appear in a series of television commercials for Budweiser beer; one of them featured the catch phrase "Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong!"

    • Joe began announcing baseball games, doing play-by-play for the then-Louisville Redbirds, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and was the reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game.

    • He became Fox Sports' lead NFL play-by-play announcer in 2002, taking over after Pat Summerall, teaming with former QB Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth.

    • On February 6, 2005, Joe called his first Super Bowl, Super Bowl 39, with the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    • On September 8, 1998, Joe called the nationally televised primetime St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs game on Fox. It was the game when Mark McGwire hit his 62nd home run that broke Roger Maris' single-season record.

    • He began his broadcasting career in 1989 while still in college.

    • Joe graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in English and a minor in telecommunications.

  • Quotes

    • Joe: The Angels are killing Mussina softly.

    • Joe: It was a really enjoyable season because of the youth we had. It was enjoyable to watch them progress the way they did and surpass most people's expectations. It was a group that worked extremely hard in practice, had a great work ethic and great senior leadership.

    • Joe: In sports, there's really nothing like postseason baseball in terms of drawing story lines, coming to conclusions, watching stories develop. In the Yankees-Red Sox series, Games 4 and 5 were two of the most thrilling games you'd want to see, and when you have a buildup like that, people are going to be excited to see Games 6 and 7. In football, the games can be just as thrilling, but they stand on their own. A regular-season game in the NFL has almost a playoff feel some weeks.

    • Joe: That's $25 million on the mound for the New York Yankees.

    • Joe: Ah, the only stat football fans really care about... is the point spread.

    • Joe: You throw out that Donovan McNabb is starting the game with a 95.2 quarterback rating and expect people to understand it, there's not a human being alive who could really explain to you what quarterback ratings mean. Pythagoras couldn't either. I shouldn't need a compass and protractor to rate these guys.

    • Joe: Houston and Chicago are pitching heavy. They're two teams that can run the base paths. We saw it in the ALCS and the NLCS. These teams will squeeze to get runs in. The White Sox have a little more pop, but I don't see the offenses going nuts on either side. I think it's going to be a long series, an even series.

    • Joe: I saw a couple of players down below (in the stadium) who were talking about Oswalt during the game, and they said, 'My god, he is throwing a ball that looks like it's coming at 110 mph and rising when it gets to the plate.'

    • Joe: I think this is a throwback World Series to the pitching-heavy days. Honestly, I think the two best teams are playing, and you can't always say that. I think this looks like a long World Series.

    • Joe: I think the two best teams are meeting. I don't know that every year you can say that.

    • Joe: We tried to sell the heck out of the Red Sox not winning in 86 years. Here's a team that hasn't won in 88 years.