Joe Buck to tryout for Jeopardy!, too

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That could soon be a fitting correct question for a category dubbed something like Celebrate Good Times with an answer along the lines of, “I called Randy Moss pretending to drop his pants and then rubbing his butt on a Lambeau goalpost this.”

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Joe Buck will serve as a guest host on Jeopardy!, a stint that will put him in the mix for the full-time job. Marchand explains that the tryout will not impact Buck’s schedule as the primary play-by-play announcer for FOX’s NFL and MLB games.

The news comes one day after the conclusion of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ two-week stint as the guest host. Rodgers has made clear his desire to secure the job. He’s now in competition with Buck for the position.

The show has had a broad collection of guest hosts in 2021, following the passing of long-time host Alex Trebek. Other guest hosts include Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards, Katie Couric, Dr. Oz, Ken Jennings, Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, Mayin Bialik, Savannah Guthrie, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

47 responses to “Joe Buck to tryout for Jeopardy!, too

  1. The only way I’d be happy if Joe Buck got the Jeopardy host job is if he’d get off all sports commentary jobs.
    Buck is the most arrogant announcer in sports.

  2. the tryout will impact Buck’s schedule as the primary play-by-play announcer for FOX’s NFL and MLB games.
    I guess every dark cloud does have a silver lining!

  3. That 18 mill a year Jeopardy! host salary is enticing to some I see. Joe Buck is not making that at FOX, trust me on this.

    Aaron did it to honor Alex and because he is a huge fan of the show. Some of the others are seeing dollar signs.

  4. Dr Oz has probably been the most disappointing guest host so far…

    “Hold my beer,” – Joe Buck

  5. PLEASE!!!

    Joe Buck is nothing but for his father. He’s the worst announcer in all of sports.

  6. I wonder during the show if he will treat it like a football game and bring up Rogers name even though he isn’t playing in the game?

  7. Make it stop. When is this madness going to end? We’ve seen more than enough former athletes and sports announcers working for game shows. It’s like the over-saturation of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson all over again.

  8. Alex Trebek was perfect for the gig-droll, dry, & a great sense of humor. Joe Buck is dry with no sense of humor & is the polar opposite of droll.

  9. Joe Buck is a buffoon. I hope Artie Lange shows up and makes fun of Buck for the whole show. Like he did on Bucks awful talk show.

  10. This would be a horrible move by Jeopardy. At least Troy Aikman can give a unique perspective to the viewing audience because he actually played the game of football and won 3 Super Bowls….on the other hand Joe Buck contributes absolutely nothing.

  11. I used the mute button constantly when he announces sports…the network actually thinks I would watch Jeopardy nightly if he’s the host???

  12. Not to be contrarian but I enjoy Buck’s calls. If more people who don’t outweighed those who do then he’d be gone. We all are allowed opinions but that doesn’t make them fact.

  13. i might be the only person who does not watch jeopardy but even i know this is an awful idea…say no to jo!

  14. Folks, there’s a reason Ken Jennings got 6 weeks and everybody else is getting 2 (and exec producer Mike Richards only hosted for 2 weeks because Ken was busy). Like his company “brother and sister” Pat and Vanna over at Wheel, Alex Trebek was just a game show host when he started on Jeopardy – he became a celebrity because of it, not before it. That is also Ken Jennings’ claim to fame.

  15. no No NO NOO NOOOOO!

    Buck is the worst play by play guy, and only made worse with zombie Aikman by his side.

    Let’s just get him off TV all together.

  16. none of the comment here are true but they are hilarious. Unfortunately, you have to have a good amount of intelligence to understand how good and funny Joe Buck is. Which is why PFT posters don’t appreciate him or get it

  17. All the people hate watching Joe Buck would skyrocket Jeopardy ratings. Genius move on their part!

  18. my main issue with Joe is that he never shuts up. it’s like every minute of the broadcast has to be filled with someone talking. that is what drives me nuts. intermittent silence is not a bad thing….just keep the camera scenes moving.

    as for Troy, most of the time he is just stating the obvious, not really much for insight

  19. Dear Jeopardy, please hire someone intelligent with a personality and some humor. So far, I haven’t seen it.

  20. I’ve never understood the criticism of Joe Buck. he’s actually very good. His dad, Jack Buck, was one of the great all time baseball announcers. I think Joe does both sports well, but I think he’s better doing football. But if Aaron Rodgers wants the job, it’s his. There is a pretty solid list of guest hosts, but Aaron Rodgers would be considered must see.

  21. Once you see the video of joe buck with lips for eyes you can’t unsee the true joe buck…

  22. “Hold my beer,” – Joe Buck


    More like “hold my White Claw”

  23. freefromwhatyouare says:
    April 17, 2021 at 11:19 am

    That 18 mill a year Jeopardy! host salary is enticing to some I see. Joe Buck is not making that at FOX, trust me on this.

    Aaron did it to honor Alex and because he is a huge fan of the show. Some of the others are seeing dollar signs.


    I’m with you. If they really loved Jeopardy, they’d do it for free. It’s nothing but a blatant money grab.
    You don’t see anybody else on TV trying to get money for it. Money is so evil.

  24. So, I’ll place the over under at 32 combined fanbases from the NFL and the MLB that are screaming yes I don’t want that man calling my games anymore, he hates my team!
    Secondly so will he give the first part of an answer and then wait for Aikman to finish it?

  25. Ugh, Rodgers on TV more often is sickening enough… now it could he his little fan boy Joe Buck??? Tuning out now…

  26. Not that I like JB all that much, mainly because he always has his nose too close to Aikman’s rear end, but (pun intended), I think he will do great as a game show host. The reason he is a lackluster color announcer is because he treats the NFL games like a TV game show host ( think price right/hollyweird squares)anyway.

    Don’t know much about his intellect, but I don’t think he is stupid and certainly not the stuffed shirt that AR is. Instead of trying to be another Alex Trebek, which I think no one can do… maybe the producers want to liven the show up a bit with a guy that is fashionable and has that game show host quality/exuberance about him. In which case, I think JB would be fine, maybe the overtly “serious” demeanor of Jeopardy takes a turn.

    The bonus, hopefully, would be getting him out of the NFL broadcast booth. (yay)

  27. I wish they would make Jim Brockmire the host. That would be incredible.

  28. I’m guessing the extent of Joe Buck’s sporting career was 2nd string JV wrestler or HS team baseball scorekeeper in his formative years.

  29. I can’t imagine watching Buck if he was the regular host, but I’m curious to see how he’ll do and would like to know how much he will (or won’t) have to prepare. Sounds like Rodgers put a ton of preparation in. I’d also love to see Terry Bradshaw for a week… that’s pure train wreck TV right there.

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