It was a unique “date” night Monday for ESPN’s Joe Buck and his wife, Michelle Beisner-Buck.
Filling in for a voiceless Scott Van Pelt on the “Monday Night Football” pregame before the Raiders-Packers tilt in Las Vegas, Beisner-Buck joked about the recent time spent with Buck, who is currently in his second season in the “Monday Night Football” booth with Troy Aikman.
“That’s probably the most time we’ve spent together in a long time,” said Beisner-Buck, who serves as a features reporter for “Monday Night Football.”
Earlier in the broadcast, Buck delivered some sweet on-air praise for his biggest supporter.
“Good job, babe,” the 54-year-old Buck said at the end of a segment, to which Beisner-Buck replied, “Thanks, babe.”
Buck has been married to Beisner-Buck, a former Denver Broncos cheerleader, since April 2014.
They are parents to twin boys, Blake and Wyatt.
Beisner-Buck, 46, previously worked at NFL Network before joining ESPN in 2014.
Buck and Aikman both arrived at ESPN in 2022 after 20 seasons at Fox.
Prior to Monday’s broadcast, Van Pelt confirmed on X (formerly Twitter) that the Bucks would be tag-teaming as his “voice quit” before showtime.
“So, we played another fun edition of will Scott’s voice quit before the show ends last night. Unfortunately, I woke up to zero voice at all. Just gone. As a result, no trip to Vegas for Monday Night Countdown or @SportsCenter,” the 57-year-old Van Pelt wrote.
“@Buck and @MichelleBeisner will be fantastic handling MNC.”
Beisner-Buck then sent well-wishes Van Pelt’s way.
“Football IS family!!! We got you @notthefakeSVP – Rest that voice so you can jump back in the driver’s seat next week,” she wrote on X.
The “Monday Night Football” crew will travel to Los Angeles for Week 6, when the Chargers host the Dallas Cowboys.