Thursday, February 5, 2009

Joe Buck to fill Bob Costas' shoes at HBO Sports?

With Bob Costas headed to MLB Network, HBO Sports is looking to fill the void he left. Bob Raissman, the mustachioed New York Daily News columnist, thinks HBO may turn to Joe Buck.
The history of HBO Sports provides evidence its boss, Ross Greenburg, likes to hire high profile network talent. Seven years ago he brought in Costas ("Costas Now") and before that Bryant Gumbel ("Real Sports").

Buck, Fox's marquee play-by-play man (MLB, NFL) looms large as the next guy Greenburg may try to snare to fill the void left by Costas. Also, it's no secret Buck shot a pilot for his own Fox variety show. That project was put on hold. That leaves Buck out there looking for something else to do.
Personally, Joe Buck gets on my nerves a little bit with his arrogance and attitude about the game and players. Those traits might make him just the man for a hard-hitting gig, similar to “Costas Now.”

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1 comment:

ethanator1088 said...

When will everyone realize that Joe Buck is the Carson Daily of sports casting?