Salty Instead of Eagles-Buccaneers, Troy Aikman wishes he was calling them 49ers-Cowboys.
They had some major names in football commentary in the booth for Sunday’s three NFL Playoff games. They were among them. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who were assigned to call the wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Philadelphia Eagles, were among them. When it came to the remainder of Sunday’s schedule, Aikman made little attempt to disguise his disappointment at not being in the booth for the Cowboys-49ers game on Sunday afternoon.
Aikman stated he felt the Cowboys’ game against the 49ers would be a terrific game before implying that he wished he could have been in the booth to see his old team. Buck broke out laughing at his statements, albeit Aikman’s comments were obviously not made in a joke, based on the look on his face.
“It’s gonna be a great game. I mean a really good game. There’s a lot of people that would like to be calling that game.”
It’s difficult to blame Aikman for wishing he was at AT&T Stadium to see the Cowboys game, particularly given the extent of the Bucs’ demolition of the Eagles. When Aikman played for the Cowboys, he won three Super Bowls, made six Pro Bowls, and was eventually inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s only logical that the former Cowboy would want to watch his team as they prepare for what could be a long playoff run.