Joe Buck was trending on social media because everyone thought Buck sounded a bit tipsy before the game.
Before the Patriots-Cardinals Monday Night Football game, Buck appeared to slur his words during the pregame intro.
drunk Joe Buck is back pic.twitter.com/S6aU1plXIn
— sports announcers with no context (@nocontxtanncr) December 13, 2022
During a podcast appearance last year, Buck admitted to drinking tequila in the booth to get relaxed.
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) February 15, 2021
“We have had that glass of bourbon in the booth,” Buck told Cowherd during a conversation about building chemistry with Aikman. “Although it’s not bourbon, it’s tequila, splash of Grand Marnier and grapefruit juice.
“I went through a couple years where in the first inning of every postseason baseball game, I had the runner go get the biggest beer that the stadium sold. And I had it sitting there, and I would sip it from time to time to remind myself to relax and have fun. I’m just doing a game.”
Apparently, “drunk Joe Buck” is a fan favorite.
Drunk Joe Buck is the greatest commentator ever 🐐
— Tatumi 🇲🇦 (@az_adnane) December 13, 2022
Being drunk is the only way Joe Buck can sound even remotely excited during a broadcast lol https://t.co/xEP3lRBfka
— #HumboldtStrong (@PeskySens4life) December 13, 2022