Troy Aikman and Joe Buck sparked controversy this week after a hot mic caught them getting brutally honest about their views on military flyovers.
Prior to Sunday’s big showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Aikman and Buck were overheard discussing how they felt about the multiple aircrafts soaring over their heads.
“That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” Aikman observed.
“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Buck responded.
“That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll tell you that right now, partner,” Aikman replied.
Ok, stop me if you’ve heard this one
So, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck walk into a broadcasting booth with a hot mic …
— T̷R̷O̷Y̷ ̷H̷U̷G̷H̷E̷S̷ (@TommySledge) October 19, 2020
Naturally, people had some reactions to this exchange on Twitter.
— Tom Borelli, Ph.D. (@tomborelli) October 19, 2020
Hey @TroyAikman You didn’t have a problem with military flyovers over your 27th Superbowl game! You had a big smile on your face! So now you think it is a waste and a joke? You are a weak spineless sell out to the nation! What a disgrace! https://t.co/5Jmy5SFbEm
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) October 19, 2020
— 3 Paw Pundit (@3pawpundit) October 19, 2020
Joe Buck, doesn’t surprise me. Troy Aikman on the other hand, really disappointed..thought he had more class.
— Shawn Fluharty (@ShawnAFluharty) October 19, 2020
— Jim Scott (@JimScott627) October 19, 2020
Already couldn’t stand the arrogance of Joe Buck, but this turns the knob to 11 on the hate amplifier. Troy Aikman overrated QB and horseshit commentator. I care as much about their opinion as I’m sure they care about mine.
— K. Kamish (@Cheesehead72) October 19, 2020
And Troy lost a ton of fans today.
— JM (@JMTexasPR) October 19, 2020
What are Biden/Kamala using to get to each destination? They riding their bikes
— Celeste (@sassycoog) October 19, 2020
@TroyAikman that hot mic is gonna cost you lots of fans “partner”..
— Chadi Abou Haydar (@BG10452) October 19, 2020
— Steve Mitchell (@SteveMi25951960) October 19, 2020
@TroyAikman you do realize the military pilots need so many hours to stay certified Right?These Flyover are part of that.
how much did they pay for that plug for Biden Harris ?
Keep showing who you guys really are!
— A-Meritrocity of United States (@sandra28530038) October 19, 2020
— Tiger King 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@TheTigerKingMan) October 19, 2020
It remains to be seen if anything will ultimately come of this conversation, but as is usually the case when something goes viral for unintended reasons, apologies are probably inevitable.
The NBA lost a lot of money this year. https://t.co/K3k0q6IP28
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 19, 2020