Troy Aikman finds ESPN 'refreshing,' details biggest disappointment with FOX
Troy Aikman was hired by ESPN to host Monday Night Football just over six months ago. Since then, he’s labeled his new gig as ‘refreshing’
The three-time Super Bowl champ was not always happy during his time at FOX. He detailed why on The Marchand and Ourand Podcast.
“I never had a conversation with (FOX Sports CEO) Eric Shanks until he called to congratulate me on the ESPN contract,” Aikman said. “I asked him specifically for some comments that I had heard that had circulated and gotten back to me and he refused to answer those questions … I was an employee of theirs for 21 years. I feel like I did everything that was asked of me … I don’t feel like I ever gave them anything to complain about or be upset about … it’s not hard just to have a conversation.”
Aikman will join Joe Buck in the booth on Monday Night Football in just a few weeks.