Joe Buck calls Super Bowl in Las Vegas ‘a mess’, makes ominous prediction

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Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs is drawing near, and Las Vegas is already becoming the place to be. Unless you’re Joe Buck, of course.

The ESPN broadcaster won’t be working during Super Bowl LVIII; that task will be up to Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, with CBS getting the call on Sunday instead. Yet, based on Buck’s comments, he’d prefer to have nothing to do with the Super Bowl in Vegas.

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NFL broadcaster Joe Buck has ‘no desire’ to be in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII

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Earlier this week, Joe Buck sat down for an interview on The Opening Drive on ESPN, where he was asked about his potential plans to attend the Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, even though he’s not working the game. Buck noted that he had done that before when Los Angeles hosted the event, but that was because his daughters wanted to go, too.

Now that it’s in Vegas? Buck doesn’t want anything to do with the Super Bowl.

“I do not have any desire to be there,” Buck said of Super Bowl LVIII. “It’s a lot of logistics. It’s a lot of congestion. I’m just not that way, I’m not looking for the Maxim party and going out all night. It’s just not my thing and you combine that with Vegas…there’s going to be some story, there’s gonna be something that happens because it’s Vegas and it won’t stay in Vegas. There’s gonna be a big something that happens. I don’t know what it is. I have no idea. That is going to be a mess, in my mind.”

Joe Buck on why he’s avoiding Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas

The comments are a bit odd, and you can imagine the NFL isn’t thrilled with one of their top broadcasters suggesting a trip to Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII could be anything but fun.

Yet, like Al Michaels did when he was criticized for ‘lacking excitement‘, it appears Buck isn’t worried about any potential blowback, unlike his controversial comments when Randy Moss mooned the Green Bay Packers, calling it a “disgusting act” back in 2005. Either way, it all sounds like a mess, in my mind.

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