- Joe Buck made his ESPN on Thursday during coverage of the PGA Championship.
- He couldn’t resist making an Eli Manning joke.
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Joe Buck made his ESPN debut on Thursday during coverage of the PGA Championship and immediately made a joke about one of the most legendary moments in the network’s history.
Buck was a golf announcer for Fox Sports, so him doing a ‘Manningcast’ type broadcast for the network for his debut makes plenty of sense.
Scott Van Pelt checked in with Michael Collins and Buck during early coverage of the tournament, and Buck took it upon himself to make an Eli Manning double-bird joke.
Collins sarcastically said that golf fans used to love Buck’s golf broadcasting for Fox, which led Buck into making the joke. It looked like he wanted to give the double-bird to the camera himself, but that would’ve been a bold play during his first day on the job.
It’s day one of Joe Buck calling actual sports at ESPN and we came painfully close to getting double birds right out of gate pic.twitter.com/H4HE0BfDSO
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 19, 2022
For anyone that doesn’t remember the Manning double-bird incident, here ya go:
ESPN made Eli Manning apologize for giving double middle finger on Monday Night Football 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/crO5mYBELy
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 28, 2021
Buck is set to call Monday Night Football games for the worldwide leader alongside longtime broadcast partner Troy Aikman.