I’ve suffered as a Vikings fan since I was a child. The first Super Bowl I ever watched was the fiasco against the Kansas City Chiefs. It only went downhill from there. I can close my eyes and see Darren Nelson dropping that pass. Or Denny Green taking a knee before halftime. 12 men on the field. The Drew Pearson push-off. And on and on and on. This was a karmic payback for that. Not to mention karmic payback for that filthy cheater Sean Peyton who should have been banned for life from the game.
I’ve never been a fan of Joe Buck. I liked his dad, Jack, much better even though he tended to be biased towards the National League in baseball. Jack did have one of my fave calls of all time with this one, which is legendary for Twins fans.
With the Diggs TD Joe keeps it simple. He says three words in the whole play and for once, for once he lets the emotion of the moment take hold.
So Joe Buck is off my list and there’s hope in the world. At least in the world of sports.