a blog by La Kifo
If you asked me to tell you one thing about Joe, other than the obvious, before about two hours ago, I would probably never want to talk to you again. Now, with the release of his new book, Joe Buck is throwing out twisters bigger than his head.
Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal cord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the time, Buck told people that he had developed a virus in the laryngeal nerve of his left vocal cord.
But that was a lie.
This is the story of what really happened, revealed for the first time here and explored in more detail in his upcoming memoir, Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, And The Things I’m Not Allowed To Say On TV. The book will be released on Nov. 15 (you can pre-order using link above) and was written with Sports Illustrated senior writer Michael Rosenberg.
As a young man, one of Buck’s overwhelming fears was losing his hair, and the possibility soon consumed him. So at age 24, in Oct. 1993, he flew to New York City to get his first hair replacement treatment. He writes that, after the procedure, “I, Joseph Francis Buck, became a hair-plug addict.”
I have so many questions.
Number one, is that even possible?
I don't know whether I respect this or laugh.
For all intensive purposes, Joe Buck does seem like a dramatic guy. So is he just using the word addict as a metaphor to illustrate his desire to keep up his appearance? Or does this dude sit on a chaise longue, and pay an indifferent stranger to hear his thoughts and consider himself a recovering addict?
I guess to figure that out I should read more of that article. I can't though, the concept that Joe Buck is addicted to hair-plug surgery is so ridiculous it might as well be the plot to a science fiction novel. This is crazy people, I'm sure it sucks going bald in any circumstance but why does a person desire to keep themselves from going bald become an addiction?
Not only is this pretty much bullshit, but there is a high probability we are going to have to recognize groups of people and their struggle with addiction to hair loss and other cosmetic surgeries. I don't do want to that. I don't care that you think sticking plastic cement into your face will make you look younger/better. Go ahead, keep doing it. It doesn't make you look better, but who the fuck am I to tell you how you look, just someone who has an objective view. Set up awareness groups and do your protests, but I'm drawing a line and this just so happens to be on the wrong side of it.
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