Joe Buck, one of the most iconic sports broadcasters of his generation, stopped by CBS Sports Radio on Tuesday to discuss his new show, “Undeniable With Joe Buck,” which debuts Wednesday on Audience Network, which can be seen on DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse.
The first show will feature, among other segments, a recorded interview with Yankees legend Derek Jeter.
“I sat with him for two-and-a-half hours,” Buck said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “All of these guests we have on this show sat there for two-and-a-half, three hours. I think by the time we got finished with Derek, he was semi-pissed that we did spend that long with him. But he was great. And I was worried about that. He comes to the Yankees basically in ’96. That’s when he was Rookie of the Year. That’s when Fox gets baseball, so I’ve been there front and center for a lot of those big moments. You would think I would know him well, but I really don’t. I went into that interview really trying to get to know him. I’m really proud if it. We covered a lot of ground.”
Buck, who has called everything from the World Series, to NFL on Fox, to everything in between, has been a bit of a punching bag for many fan bases over the years. Perhaps this show will change the false perception that Buck plays favorites on the air.
“Fans are, to me, at an all-time high with the intensity with which they watch these games and with the hopes and dreams they pin on these weekends,” Buck said. “When you’re the guy and you’re delivering the news that their team just lost and you’re getting exited when the other team just made a big play – that’s my job – they equate that with you not liking your team. It doesn’t work that way. I don’t think that way. It’s insane, but that’s how it is.”