New Yorkers really, really do not like Joe Buck.
In a spoof Super Bowl commercial released Thursday, Buck gets abuse (and a pizza!) hurled at him from New Yorkers who make it clear they hate his guts.
Buck is in New York getting ready for Super Bowl XLVIII, where he and Troy Aikman will commentate to more than 100 million television viewers from MetLife Stadium.
For St. Louisans, there's a pot of gold at the end of this video rainbow: A St. Louis native pops in to say he's a big fan...of Jack Buck, Joe's father.
"No, you're a piece of shit," the St. Louisan tells Buck just as the sportscaster thinks he's found a fan.
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Something about watching a self-aware Buck take the insults is hilarious, even for Yankees fans and other career Buck-haters. The video went viral within hours, earning more than 63,000 hits in less than a day.
Buck partnered with Funny or Die, the video site run by Will Ferrell's company, to post the "failed" commercial.
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