Troy Aikman Not Happy With Fox Sports Signing of Skip Bayless
Troy has become one of the premiere commentators for Fox and he's kind of pissed off at the organization for their recent hire.
Most of us probably know Skip Bayless from his time at ESPN on 'First Take'. Skip and Stephen A. Smith arguing about sports in the morning is how I usually started my morning in college. Skip is no longer with ESPN, he has a new show on Fox Sports 1. Troy Aikman, who calls NFL games for Fox, is not happy about this.
In case you did not know, back in the 90's when Troy Aikman was the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Skip Bayless worked for the Dallas Morning News. He accused Troy of being gay, with no proof what so ever. It was in a book and people were questioning Troy's 'lifestyle'. It did start a gay rumor for Troy, which he was not too pleased with.
A few weeks ago, Skip made his debut on Fox Sports. Technically Troy and Skip are coworkers. The two will probably never see each other, but Troy doesn't care.
“To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement,” Aikman said. “Clearly, [Fox Sports president of national networks] Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to building a successful organization. I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless."
Shots fired is all I have to say on this one.