Two Sportscasters Predict Trouble in Vegas Ahead of Super Bowl
According to two Super Bowl sportscasters, the upcoming game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers may be overshadowed by off-field issues in Las Vegas. ESPN’s Joe Buck and CBS Sports’ Boomer Esiason have both expressed concerns that something big and bad is bound to happen in Vegas during the week leading up to the Super Bowl.
During a Monday appearance on “The Opening Drive on 101 ESPN” in St. Louis, Joe Buck stated that “something” will occur in Vegas that will distract from the big game. Buck predicted that the incident will be “a mess” and emphasized that whatever happens in Vegas, will not stay in Vegas.
While Buck did not elaborate on the specifics of what could occur, he expressed relief that he won’t be in Vegas to witness it personally. On the other hand, Boomer Esiason shared a similar sentiment, citing trouble as what Las Vegas brings to the Super Bowl. Esiason, a former NFL quarterback, described the situation as “playing with fire,” emphasizing the potential distractions posed by holding the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
These concerns come following the recent arrest of Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Janarius Robinson on suspicion of DUI on the Strip. The previous Super Bowl also had its share of off-field controversies, such as lewd comments allegedly made by former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin toward a hotel employee.
In light of these events, both sportscasters believe that Las Vegas poses a significant distraction to the Super Bowl and the players involved. Their comments add to the ongoing debate about whether hosting the Super Bowl in a city known for its entertainment and nightlife is a risk worth taking for the NFL.