NFL Announcers Carp About Military Flyovers on Hot MicNewser — Newser Editors
Nothing like a hot mic to reveal what public figures really think. Veteran NFL announcers Troy Aikman and Joe Buck were chatting before the start of a game in Tampa Sunday, thinking their conversation was private, reports Yahoo.
As a military flyover took place—a tradition before NFL games—Aikman weighed in. "That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover," he said, prompting Buck to sarcastically reply, "That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work." The last line captured got political, as Aikman said, "That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket, I’ll tell you that right now partner." Listen for yourself here via Defector Media.
Yahoo's Ryan Young thinks the pair have a point, at least in the age of COVID. A flyover above a packed stadium might be a crowd-pleaser, but stadiums these days are largely empty.
9News reports that the conversation is apparently from a raw feed and took place during a commercial break; it didn't air on the Fox Sports broadcast.
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