I think Joe Buck is doing it to piss Troy off. Joe used to do it to give props, now it’s schtick.
Q: would Joe Buck be employed anywhere if it weren’t for his last name?
C'mon! That's like asking if Kyle Shanahan would still have a HC job if he weren't Mike's son.
Nepotism is a huge problem, mostly because it gives certain people opportunities that aren't available to others. Buck Josephs probably never gets the job on Fox in the first place, nor does he get to grow up soaking up lessons (and contacts) from his dad. But Joe Buck has been the lead announcer for multiple sports, across multiple networks, for three decades. You can't get that far coasting on your dad's name.
Frank Sinatra Jr. got a lot of bookings when he first started out. He didn't get a lot of repeats
I don’t think that’s a great analogy. Kyle Shanahan is an absolute student of the game, and has become something of a master strategist.
By comparison, Joe Buck is not on my top five list of broadcasters. He has done plenty to sully his name, including saying he didn’t care for the game of baseball, while being paid by baseball to announce baseball games.
I feel like being an offensive coordinator in the NFL or a head coach in the NFL is an order of magnitude more difficult than being a broadcaster talking about what’s going on during the game.
If we are grading nepotism on a scale of 1 to 10, I would put Joe Buck closer to a nine and Shanahan closer to a 2.