Thursday, January 31, 2008
The one knockthat I've always had on Jim Nantz was that everyone of his Championship calls seemed to be decided by an Internet poll ("Florida takes it's place in history. Back to back and...dramatic pause....UNfogettable"). Well according to Neil Best of Newsday, Joe Buck doesn't plan ahead the way others do....
"Any time you try to script out these spontaneous moments you miss something that's right now that you can't predict,'' he said. "It's just another example of how you have to live in the moment. I just will not do that for Sunday. Whatever happens, happens.That's the one thing...the only thing...I've ever liked about Buck. Whenever there's a dramatic play he let's the crowd tell you what happened. Occasionally he let's it go on for too long, but it's much better than saying something Nantz-like if you ask me.
"If the confetti comes down and this team is 19-0 or if the Giants pull off this upset, what more am I going to say that's better than what we're witnessing? I don't want to ruin that.''
If you decide to change your mind Joe, I do have a few suggestions....
"And New York is the GIANT killer of the NFL this Super Bowl"
"David slays Goliath only this time David is a Giant"
"Patriots, Perfection, Personified!"
"One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Get Your Lamps Out New England The Pats Are Coming Home Champs!"
Joe Buck won't pre-plan for possible historic call (Newsday)