M called a bit ago to tell me he had a little celebrity sighting/chat at work. He now works for a city government that has lots of influential and well-to-do St. Louisans living in or near there. It’s a financial center in St. Louis County and is not short on money at all. It’s like a little mini-downtown, luxury condo high rises and office towers in the middle of nothing else higher than a 2-story houses for miles. But celebrities? I didn’t much think about the possibility.
He was at a place doing whatever computer guys do and was approached by a guy and his family who needed assistance. Unfortunately, all M could do was send them off to someone who worked there (this is one of many city buildings he services), but he was pretty bummed he couldn’t have helped him. Because it was Joe Buck!
(If you need me to tell you which one is Joe, I sure hope you don’t fool yourself into believing you’re a football fan! That’s Troy Aikman, SuperBowl Champ Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, on the left, and Joe on the right. The announcing team that I PRAY is doing the game I’m watching every Sunday during football season.)
St. Louis born and bred, now the face of Fox football—including the SuperBowl, Cardinals baseball, and commercials and such galore. The Buck family is kind of like St. Louis royalty, and Joe’s been the first to “go national,” which is fun to see. Jack, Joe’s dad, was the voice of baseball Cardinals forEVER, and he’s one of the most beloved St. Louis sports figures.
Pretty cool, I think. How weird to just look up and be face to face (well, face to chest or neck, maybe… :o) tee hee) with someone you see on national TV so much.