He really loves telling this story
Anyone still watching the final minutes of the Patriots-Falcons dud on Thursday Night Football might have been scratching their head at a cryptic conversation between Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
“This has been the longest two minutes that we’ve been a part of,” Aikman said.
“Been part of a longer one that happened in Milwaukee, but I’m not gonna talk about that,” Buck replied after a long silence.
“Well, you’ve got plenty of time to, if you wanna get into it,” Aikman said.
“No. No. We’re good. No, I’m fine,” Buck responded, not taking the bait.
To the uninitiated viewer, it must have seemed awfully mysterious. What the hell happened in Milwaukee, and why is Buck so sheepish about it?
But plenty of people watching probably knew exactly what he was talking about, because Buck usually doesn’t shy away from discussing that fateful day in Milwaukee.
Back in 1994, when Buck was a rookie NFL announcer for Fox, he was calling a Packers-Falcons game at the old Milwaukee County Stadium and praying for the first half to end as quickly as possible. He really needed to pee, and there was no way he was getting to the bathroom with only 30-second commercial breaks remaining. During one of those breaks, he decided he was going to have to pee right there in the booth, into a trash can. But he wasn’t done when the game came back from commercial and he ended up having to call a Brett Favre 15-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Morgan while still actively urinating.
Buck normally isn’t shy about recounting the story. He’s told it in numerous media appearances over the years: on NFL Network in 2016, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in '17, on The Howard Stern Show in '20 and on the SmartLess podcast just last month.
But for some reason, he didn’t want to rehash it for the Fox audience Thursday night. That’s a shame. It would have been much more entertaining for the sickos still watching that blowout than seeing Feleipe Franks throw a pick and Mac Jones kneel twice.
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