After the Niners regular season win against the Giants last year I thought I was just hyper-interpreting Joe Buck's relative lack of interest as bias against my team. It was reasonable to conclude that Buck like most other sports media people hadn't paid much attention to any west coast teams let alone the Niners, thus he's going to concentrate his commentary on the team he's familiar with (Giants).
The NFC championship was way more annoying than anything with Joe Buck's outright man-love fest with Eli. And I expect Troy Aikman to have a subconscious bias against the team that he battled for the better part of decade. But the game against the Packers makes this a pattern with Joe Buck. You could hear the excitement in his voice return when the Packers were gifted that punt return TD. I get that the Niners don't fit the mold for today's NFL but Buck called this game like the defense was just an obstacle preventing him from enjoying the Aaron Rodgers Air Show.
And for being the "Game of the Week," I don't think I've ever seen or heard such a quick toss back to another game. If the Giants, Eagles, Bears or basically any other team went into Lambeau and won the way the Niners did is there any doubt Buck and Aikman come back from the commercial break with an interview from one of the stars of the winning team? Instead we get Buck limply declaring, "Big win for the 49ers and now we'll send you to the last 30 seconds of game between two mediocre teams."
So what the hell gives with Joe Buck? Did Harbaugh stiff him for an interview? Did Jed York not comp his hotel? Is he just showing solidarity for his ex-Cowboy broadcasting partner? I thought I was being an overly sensitive homer but there's clearly something going on between Joe Buck and the Niner organization. Not overly concerned since the Niners will just continue to prove the experts wrong, but since Buck and Aikman are probably going to be calling a lot of the games this season I want to see what everyone else thought.