VIDEO: Joe Buck crashes Blues broadcast, fails at play-by-play

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You know Joe Buck from such major sporting events as the Super Bowl and the World Series. Monday night, the longtime national play-by-play man and St. Louis Blues season ticketholder tried his hand at calling hockey.

With all due respect to Buck, it did not go well.

Buck took over for a few minutes for Fox Sports Midwest play-by-play man John Kelly -- who, like Buck, is the son of a legendary St. Louis-based broadcaster (the late Dan Kelly).

The often deliberate and measured Buck showed that preparation really is everything in broadcasting. Unfortunately for Buck, the Kings ended up scoring a goal as he was trying to collect his thoughts. Here’s how the goal call went:

“All right, so, uh here’s Carter bringing it out with Kopitar in the middle over to the left wing and … uh … here is a … GOAL scored by 44 ... Drewwwwiske.”

Kelly and color analyst Darren Pang sounded like they were having quite a time with Buck, despite the Blues going down 3-0.

“Here’s the deal, you are really good at what you do,” Buck told the Blues broadcasters. “I would be broke and walking the streets if I had to do this for a living.”

Buck was very complimentary to his temporary booth mates and was a really good sport about the whole thing, but let’s just say it’s a good thing he chose baseball and football.

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Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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