In this time of no live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, everyone has to get creative. Athletes are doing workouts at home, and announcer Joe Buck has also found a way to keep himself in shape — his vocal cords, at least.
In response to a fan who told him that they can’t wait to hear his voice again, Buck tweeted on Monday that he would be accepting video submissions from fans so he can keep his pipes as velvety smooth as they should be.
I have good news for you -— Joe Buck (@Buck) March 22, 2020
While we’re all quarantined right now without any sports, I’d love to get some practice reps in. Send me videos of what you’re doing at home and I’ll work on my play-by-play. Seriously! https://t.co/txAGBLPBGz
He promised to post these “play-by-play” videos, and then added a lovely charity twist to the endeavor.
If your video gets posted you have to pledge to donate to a cause during this quarantine. Even if it’s a dollar. Send something! I’m pledging to the St. Louis Community Fund. I’ll do some this week! And supply me with some details please. Here’s my house.— Joe Buck (@Buck) March 22, 2020
He even posted an example featuring his wife and young son.
Buck posted the first crop of videos on Tuesday, and even though they’re not strictly sports, hearing Buck call anything will make your heart leap with joy. The first one he posted came from ESPN’s Mina Kimes and featured her truly adorable dog.
He did the play-by-play of two kids playing football in their yard.
This one might make @patriots fans a bit sad…although Brady wishes he had these moves. @Brogan1197 tag your charity and take care of those boys, I might be seeing them on a Sunday one day! pic.twitter.com/bROi7PPwDE— Joe Buck (@Buck) March 24, 2020
He added his golden-throated commentary to a video of a dad and his toddler son playing living room basketball, which ended up taking a wrong turn.
Watch out Breen...if @foxsports ever gets @NBA, I'm getting ready. @AdamHoge, tag a charity and then maybe order your kid a present to make him feel better after this one 🏀. pic.twitter.com/WJMGnrmBsa— Joe Buck (@Buck) March 24, 2020
This video of a man loading many, many chicken wings onto his grill got the Buck treatment.
Buck even called a marble race, which is literally a bunch of marbles rolling down a twisty route. Buck managed to make that interesting, which is a masterful accomplishment.
This an an ancient one from like last week. @jellesmarbles blew up the internet with this gem and informs us the blue marble is named Comet and the yellow one is Pollo Loco. That said - I did my best. My smallish brain went from “marbles” to “balls” midway thru - old habits. pic.twitter.com/DsaGuHhli6— Joe Buck (@Buck) March 24, 2020
The best part of every single one of these videos is that Buck is taking this silliness very seriously. The guy’s a pro and it shows — who else could provide compelling commentary of a guy loading a very large amount of chicken wings on his grill?
Buck seems game to do this for a while, and considering how well known he is in the sports sphere, he’ll have a lot of videos to choose from. But maybe soon he’ll do a live reading of the greatest Joe Buck joke tweet in the history of Twitter.
JOE BUCK: Welcome to the top of the 47th— Gritty is just a fully evolved Phanatic (@justin_klugh) October 28, 2015
[Sun keeps getting bigger]
[World engulfed by flames]
BUCK: oh god yes
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