Despite being heavily involved in NFL broadcasting, Joe Buck has expressed his lack of interest in attending Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, foreseeing it as potentially chaotic.
“I do not have any desire to be there,” Buck revealed during an interview on The Opening Drive on 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He cited logistical challenges and congested conditions as factors contributing to his decision to skip the event.
While Buck did attend the Super Bowl in Los Angeles in 2022, he clarified that he’s not drawn to the extravagant parties and nightlife associated with such occasions. Moreover, the allure of Las Vegas combined with the Super Bowl’s magnitude led him to anticipate potential issues.
“There’s gonna be something that happens because it’s Vegas and it won’t stay in Vegas. It’s gonna be a big something that happens. I don’t know what it is. I have no idea. I just think… that is going to be a mess, in my mind.”
Buck, who last covered a Super Bowl in 2020 with Fox Sports, won’t be compelled to attend another until 2027 when ESPN broadcasts the game in Los Angeles.
Addressing the presence of Taylor Swift, Buck acknowledged that her attendance has generated buzz for the NFL, dismissing any negative sentiments. He shared positive experiences of interacting with Swift, noting her kindness and gracious demeanor toward everyone she encounters.
“I think we’re all smart enough to know that this is a business. I mean, I know that some people get bent out of shape for whatever reason when they see her cheering in the luxury suite. I don’t know why. I don’t know why that’s so off-putting to people, but it is to some.
“I think most people don’t really care. And I think it’s cool that she’s there and cheering on her boyfriend.”
In conclusion, Buck emphasized that Swift’s presence at the Super Bowl is a positive addition and praised her for supporting her boyfriend, Travis Kelce.