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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs04/n...tory?id=1965529

 

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs asked Fox Sports to remove play-by-play announcer Joe Buck from Sunday's divisional playoff game at Philadelphia because of his sharp criticism of wide receiver Randy Moss.

 

 

 

After catching a touchdown pass in last weekend's win at Green Bay, Moss celebrated in the end zone by pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Packers fans before briefly wiggling his back side against the goalpost. Buck immediately called it a "disgusting act."

 

 

 

That statement, in McCombs' view, was out of line. A two-sentence news release issued by the team said McCombs felt Buck's comments "suggested a prejudice that surpassed objective reporting."

 

 

 

Dan Bell, a Fox spokesman, said the network has "no intention whatsoever" of removing Buck.

 

 

 

"We hope Mr. McCombs enjoys Joe's play-by-play call Sunday, because he'll be in the booth," Bell said.

 

 

 

McCombs, whose office is in San Antonio, was not immediately available for further comment.

 

 

 

Buck, during an interview on Sporting News Radio earlier this week, stood by his criticism.

 

 

 

"I have nothing against Randy Moss," Buck said. "I don't even know the guy. I just know that with the history that he's had, and coming off that game at Washington, it was just stunning to see that."

 

 

 

Moss drew plenty of negative scrutiny the week before for walking off the field in frustration while his teammates lined up for an onside kick with 2 seconds left in a 21-18 loss to the Redskins.

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Good for McCombs. I hate that little weenie Buck. I was more mad at him than Moss when I was watching that game live.

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Saw that earlier and had one thought - awesome. Buck is a narcissistic jackace - I almost punched my in-laws' tv when he started spouting about how "disgusting" Moss' acts were. I hate me that Buck.

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Good for McCombs. I hate that little weenie Buck. I was more mad at him than Moss when I was watching that game live.

 

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IMHO, Buck certainly did overreact quite a bit with his little tirade.

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Buck sucks

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Saw that earlier and had one thought - awesome.  Buck is a narcissistic jackace - I almost punched my in-laws' tv when he started spouting about how "disgusting" Moss' acts were.  I hate me that Buck.

 

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Even worse that they replaced the Budweiser 'Leon' commercials with the stupid ones featuring him.

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The hilarious thing about it was that Buck was so transparently covering his, & Fox's, collective asses. You KNOW he doesn't really think it's all that disgusting, he just thought quickly that if he saves Fox a fine it makes him look good. He's a PlayMaka! Company Man Style!

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Buck is one of the wittiest, sharpest play-by-play guys around. McCombs should go wrap himself back up in his fur coat & continue his backdoor dealings to move his franchise instead of worrying about who is announcing the games.

 

I agree that Buck dod overreact a bit but at least he expressed some genuine, spontaneous emotion. Of course, I guess Pat Summeral is still on stand-by if needed.

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Buck is one of the wittiest, sharpest play-by-play guys around. McCombs should go wrap himself back up in his fur coat & continue his backdoor dealings to move his franchise instead of worrying about who is announcing the games.

 

I agree that Buck dod overreact a bit but at least he expressed some genuine, spontaneous emotion. Of course, I guess Pat Summeral is still on stand-by if needed.

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Agreed. McCombs is a worthless junker salesman and a scheming insincere ratbag. Buck did overreact but he does have a sense of humor and a scintilla of intelligence, which is more than most announcers.

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Why does Red care anyway? Isn't he hot to sell the Vikes anyway?

 

Buck did spaz out.

 

The whole situation is funny/sad.

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Buck is one of the wittiest, sharpest play-by-play guys around. McCombs should go wrap himself back up in his fur coat & continue his backdoor dealings to move his franchise instead of worrying about who is announcing the games.

 

I agree that Buck dod overreact a bit but at least he expressed some genuine, spontaneous emotion. Of course, I guess Pat Summeral is still on stand-by if needed.

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Bingo!

 

What?! RMoss has "freedom of speech" with his mooning, but JBuck doesn't? Hmmm.

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Why does Red care anyway? Isn't he hot to sell the Vikes anyway?

 

Buck did spaz out.

 

The whole situation is funny/sad.

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After defending Moss all week here..... now I gotta listen to McCombs as he opens his big fat piehole & spews out this Athena. :D God I wish he just sell the team to the group in St. Paul that want to buy the vikes.

 

the guy's an idiot. :D

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Being a Cards fan, I kind of like Buck, but his grandstanding was ridiculous.

 

Did you see Aikman on PTI pointing out the hypocricy of Fox and the rest of the networks? I wonder if Troy will still have a job tomorrow. :D

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No worse than TO whipping out the Sharpie... I thought it was funny and people overreacted in both instances. IMHO

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If Buck gets fired, perhaps he can replace CBS's Randy Cross. That guy is a total idiot.

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I like Red speaking out about this. I haven't seen any support from him for his team for years.

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I like Red speaking out about this.  I haven't seen any support from him for his team for years.

 

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yeah but why now ? :D For this to be the first support he publically gives his own team in years.... is silly. He's treated the Viking faithful like red-headed, left-handed fat step children for the duration of his ownership.... and now this is what he comes out with ?

 

you go red. :D

 

Bucks' an idiot too for that matter.....maybe he should call his baseball butt-buddy Tim McCarver & get his .02. B) I do however give props to Aikman for saying what he said. Daryl Johnston was quoted as saying that he thought moss should get suspended for a game... lmfao.

 

the whole thing is ridiculous

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Even worse that they replaced the Budweiser 'Leon' commercials with the stupid ones featuring him.

 

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Yeah LEON. Man that was a good comercial though.

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If Buck gets fired, perhaps he can replace CBS's Randy Cross.  That guy is a total idiot.

 

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I couldn't agree more on the Randy Cross assessment.

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Buck + FOX = hypocricy

 

Political correctness BS is taking its toll....

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I like Red speaking out about this.  I haven't seen any support from him for his team for years.

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I couldn't agree more. Red stepping up to the plate to back his team. I think it is wonderful and hopefully gives them some confindence for Sunday. BTW nice AV.

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IMHO, Buck certainly did overreact quite a bit with his little tirade.

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I was cheering that Moss got a TD and then Buck says something about how it was digusting, etc. Aren't the commentators supposed to keep personal opinion to themselves?

 

Keep spewing your stats and just call me sily call me rude, but call me please, Buck. If I wanted to hear personal opinions, I'd ask someone.

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McCombs should go wrap himself back up in his fur coat & continue his backdoor dealings to move his franchise instead of worrying about who is announcing the games.

 

Did anyone else notice that fur coat McCombs was wearing? Looked like it was made from a Wolverine pelt. :D

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