Troy Kenneth Aikman has made a name for himself at the highest level. The former quarterback played in the NFL for more than a decade and right from his first season to the very last, he featured only for the Dallas Cowboys.
When Troy burst onto the scene early on, he was regarded as a future superstar. He had won the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year at UCLA and soon the Dallas-based franchise roped him in as the first overall in the 1989 NFL Draft. To add to this, Aikman received six Pro Bowl selections and played a major role in guiding his side to three Super Bowl titles.
“The toughest phone call I had to make was to Erin Andrews”: Troy Aikman
Moreover, after retiring from the sport, Aikman went on to become one of the most celebrated figures in the history of sports broadcasting. However, lately, his long association with FOX came to an end as the network went on to sign a massive deal with Tom Brady.
In fact, listing the possible reasons behind FOX going after Brady and overlooking Troy Aikman, John Ourand claimed on the “Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast that Troy ended up irritating FOX by being way too vocal. “When Troy Aikman wanted to get out of his contract, and started talking with Amazon, and started talking with ESPN, and made it public — he would answer any question that was sent his way — it irritated the folks at Fox,” he had stated.
Most recently, Troy also opened up about the end of his stint with FOX. As reported by The SPUN, the toughest phone call Aikman had to make after leaving FOX to join ESPN was to Erin Andrews. “The toughest call that I had to make was to Erin Andrews and tell her that I was leaving.”
He went on to claim that Erin is like a sister to him. Erin also reacted to Troy’s departure. During her podcast, Erin stated that although she is a pretty tough cookie, it proved impossible for her to stop herself from crying. “I am known for being one tough cookie. I can deal with a lot of things, I have dealt with a lot of things, but when I had to speak to both of those guys (Troy and Joe Buck) separately when they both had officially left, Oh God, I cried,” she stated.