Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Joe Buck's idiocy, or is it blind manlove?
On top of being the most smug, arrogant sports broadcaster in today's business, Fox's Joe Buck may also be the world's biggest Tony Romo fan. We figure Buck has a fixation for Dallas Cowboys QBs given that his broadcast partner is Troy Aikman.
Comments Buck made about Romo in Sunday's Dallas-Detroit game were quite fanboyish.
After Romo led the Cowboys to a game-winning touchdown with :18 seconds left in the game, Buck made comments like, "And the legend of Tony Romo continues to grow!" and "Tony Romo is the next (Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Joe Montana)." It was a lovefest for the Cowboys QB spearheaded by Buck.
Let's get this straight: Romo is no Brady, Favre or Montana. Play about 2-3 more seasons and get back to me.
On top of his seemingly Romo-Dallas love, Buck neglected to mention how Detroit gave the game to Dallas. Instead of the "Detroit continues to find new ways to lose" or "A losing franchise can never figure out how to win," it was "National Tony Romo Day" from not only Buck but Aikman.
Remember, Romo fumbled on what turned out to be Dallas' game-winning drive and would have cost his team the game had Detroit linebacker Paris Lenon actually fallen on the ball instead of trying to scoop it and score. Dallas was out of timeouts and there was minimal time left in the game. But no blame on Romo from the Fox broadcasters.
Also, Buck neglected to mention normally-clutch kicker Jason Hanson's missed 35-yard field goal that would have given Detroit a 30-21 lead before Romo's game-winning drive.
Lastly, Buck chastised Detroit by saying (verbatim), "Detroit couldn't stop (tight end) Jason Witten and he made them pay for it today." Anyone in their right mind new Detroit's defense was keying in on Terrell Owens, who caught 21 passes for 394 yards and six touchdowns in his previous three games. Owens, who was double-teamed the entire game, finished with three receptions for 21 yards. So don't tell us, Buck, that Detroit let Witten beat them. It had to choose between a redhot receiver or the tight end.