June 16, 2009

Favre on Buck

Brett Favre may have given a nationally televised interview tonight, but all we learned from the show is that Joe Buck is probably the worst American talk show host since Magic Johnson. Oh my goodness was that terrible, from the rambling interviews to the laugh-free monologue to the awkward pre-credit bit with Favre.

Buck makes Jimmy Fallon look like a seasoned master of the form. And why would they build such an elaborate, expensive studio set, for a show that's only going to air four times a year? I remember Costas' show being pretty much a bare stage with a couch and a couple of chairs.

As for Brett, I long ago made my peace with the fact that he'll be a Viking this year. Will it work out? Probably not, but it certainly beats another year of T-Jack. But damn, they're going to hate him in Green Bay, especially after he compared himself to Vince Lombardi.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 16, 2009 01:29 AM

Besides being a great self-promoter, what does Buck do well?

Posted by: Jeff S at June 16, 2009 01:48 PM

He is also skilled in the arts of benefiting from nepotism and showing faux-outrage.

Posted by: Jeremy at June 16, 2009 06:33 PM
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