Joe Buck Says He and Troy Aikman Used to Drink Tequila During Broadcasts

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IFebruary 16, 2021

Joe Buck, left, talks to Troy Aikman before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The World Series comes in the midst of the busiest month of Buck’s 25-year career at Fox. He normally does only baseball once the League Championship Series begin, but he has added Thursday Night Football to his schedule. If the World Series does go the distance, Buck will be doing 18 games over a 22-day stretch. Buck said that it is grind he is used to from his years doing St. Louis Cardinals baseball games on radio and television. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Joe Buck revealed a secret to the camaraderie between himself and Troy Aikman on the pair's NFL broadcasts.

Appearing on Colin Cowherd's podcast, Buck said he and Aikman would drink tequila in the booth.

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"We haven't done it in a long time now, but it was good for a stretch, and I feel like it's a good mental trigger to just chill and remind yourself that you're not refueling a F-16 in midflight," he said. "You're doing a sporting event, and if you treat it like anything other than that, you're doing yourself a disservice." 

It's a habit that dates back a bit, born in Buck's postseason baseball appearances. The 51-year-old said he would have someone "go get the biggest beer that the stadium sold" so he would be able to sip it throughout the broadcast in an effort "to relax and have fun." 

Buck and Aikman have spent plenty of time in the booth together, as they were named to the lead Fox broadcast crew in May 2002.