Thursday, February 5, 2009

One Arrogant Sportcaster Takes Over For Another

You may have heard this earlier this week: Bob Costas has signed a deal to join the new MLB Network this upcoming season. Costas will "host original programming and serve as play-by-play commentator" for some of the live games broadcast by the network this season. He actually had some airtime today, as an interview Costas did with Joe Torre aired.

Costas will keep his job at NBC, but will give up his show on HBO called "Costas Now."

I suppose this is a good move for the MLB Network, as the move brings a big-name announcer to its lineup. The down side is that along with the knowledge and love of the game that Costas will bring, the MLB Network will also have to make room for his tremendous ego and arrogance, which has the potential to overshadow some of the other things on the network.

Of course, my cable provider is yet to add MLB Network. Fucktards.

Anyway, since HBO had an opening for a small, nerdy announcer, it decided to fill it with the only announcer more arrogant than Costas: Joe Buck. According to the announcement, HBO is still deciding on the content and format of Buck's show, and when it will begin. Buck will keep his job at FOX doing NFL and MLB games.

Buck is knowledgeable, and he's certainly a good play-by-play announcer. However, he's easily the most arrogant one out there. I'm sure that will be more than apparent on his new HBO show.

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Blogger Zinglebert Bembledack said...

Say it ain't so, Joe!

I don't have HBO, but I am pretty sure I would have a hard time watching Joe Buck being an ass on cable TV. I am also not too thrilled with having to see Costas on the MLB Network, either.

All of this really makes me miss Jack Buck! And we all know the Joe is no where near as good as his father.

February 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

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