Super Bowl wasn’t Troy Aikman’s first rodeo. Super Bowl trips have happened often for him both during his playing career and his career as a broadcaster. Aikman quarterbacked the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories. While he was when of the best signal-callers of his generation, his reputation in the broadcast booth has been just as successful. Him and play-by-play extraordinaire, Joe Buck have teamed up to become one of the NFL’s best broadcast team’s, working for Fox Sports. Theresa Villano had a chance to sit down with Aikmen to talk about his Super Bowl week.
PPI: Former NFL players are kind of like a fraternity. What guys do you hang out with?
Aikman: I have guys that I see from time-to-time that I played against. I see John Elway because of his involvement with the Broncos. I see [Dan]Marino, him being in broadcasting we cross paths and we will. I saw Chris Carter earlier. In Dallas, Daryl Johnson’s daughter goes to school with my daughter so I see him a lot.
PPI: Do you guys pack lunches together?
Aikman: No, no we don’t do that. I probably do a better pancake I know, I have a lot of experience at that.
PPI: Chocolate ? Banana?
Aikman: No, just Buttermilk. We just keep it simple. I can do eggs over easy too. Daryl probably can’t. He was a fullback, he wasn’t real graceful.
PPI: You family is a huge part of your life. Are they here this weekend and celebrating?
Aikman: My daughter is coming in on Saturday. She’s been to the Super Bowl before when it was in Dallas three years ago. My other daughter, she’s in 6th grade, she’s going on a field trip on Sunday to Washington D.C. She won’t be here, She’ll be off to the nation’s capital looking at monuments. But, they’ll be here and they’re excited about it.