Troy Aikman and Joe Buck have gotten their share of heat over the years as they are the top broadcast team for NFL games on Fox. However, the duo is now getting a lot of attention for what they said off-air. Before the Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Aikman and Buck were caught criticizing a military flyover. And while they were not on-air when the comments were made, they were picked up on a hot mic.
"That's a lot of jet fuel to do a little flyover," Aikman said. Buck agreed with Aikman by stating sarcastically, "That's your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work." Aikman then responded: "That stuff ain't happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket, I'll tell you that right now." Fox hasn't commented on the incident, and the two were on-air again Monday night to call the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills game.
This moment is not the first hot mic incident this year. During the MLB regular season in August, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught saying a homophobic slur during a Reds game. He was suspended and then resigned from his role. Here's a look at what fans think of Aikman and Buck's comments.
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck were caught on a hot mic mocking military jet flyovers during football games.
Aikman GLEEFULLY talked about how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will end them. This is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/sCChJAm1TN— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) October 20, 2020
Here are Aikman and Buck talking about the flyover. It's normal to have flyovers for a big game. However, the problem with Sunday's game was only a limited number of fans were allowed to watch the game at Raymond James Stadium.prevnext
Announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman we're caught on a hot mic mocking NFL military fly overs. Imagine how they REALLY feel about Black Lives Matter.— Larry Elder (@larryelder) October 20, 2020
Larry Elder is surprised to hear the comments from the duo. And while Aikman did mention Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, it's not known if the statements were politically-based. Aikman and Buck may have been surprised to see flyovers for a regular-season game.prevnext
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck get caught on a hot mic saying flyovers are a waste of taxpayers money...and MAGA idiots are outraged...the guys said nothing wrong and there’s no need for these things especially over a mostly empty stadium pic.twitter.com/rmconZWt5a— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) October 20, 2020
I listened to this, and was SHOCKED ... that I actually agree with Troy Aikman and Joe Buck about something
The points they are making here are exceedingly logical, so of course it's being scandalized by the right https://t.co/dBLQkDWkmZ— Lis Power (@LisPower1) October 20, 2020
There are quite a few Twitter users who believe Aikman and Buck didn't say anything wrong. One Twitter user was surprised that she was able to agree with them because she never does. She said their points are "logical."prevnext
Lost a ton of respect for Aikman here. https://t.co/QiHlJAtfNI— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) October 20, 2020
Hey, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, FU pic.twitter.com/hYSUJ0TEmH— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) October 20, 2020
There is a lot of hate for Aikman and Buck for their comments. Aikman, one of the most beloved players in Dallas Cowboys history, is not getting a lot of love from these two Twitter users. He will be back on the air this Thursday when he and Buck call the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles game.prevnext
Drew Brees the next time Joe Buck & Troy Aikman call a Saints game pic.twitter.com/N7xUSPxGss— Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) October 20, 2020
With the comments from Aikman and Buck, Twitter users are bringing up Drew Brees. This past summer Brees made comments about players should stand during the national anthem, which drew a ton of backlash. Brees apologized multiple times.prevnext
Maybe the only time in history a public figure gets "caught" on a hot mic saying something really good. Props to Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. https://t.co/JdBSJd1mka— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 19, 2020
Normally, hot mic incidents are never a good thing. And while the jury is still out on Aikman and Buck, there a few like this Twitter user who likes the comments. Charlotte Clymer gave "props" to Aikman and Buck for saying what they believed in.prevnext
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman should be suspended. You can tell they are not military fans. Shame on you boys. https://t.co/whl5OlMoXT— girly (@Mutual408Grace) October 20, 2020
Hey Troy, I think you and Joe Buck should resign your positions for the fly over hot mic, if that worried about money, why not take a pay cut off you announcing contract— Mike Sorensen (@Sorney98) October 20, 2020
And then there are those fans who just don't like Buck and Aikman. As mentioned earlier, the duo gets criticized for their calls on certain games. And now that the comments on the flyover have gotten viral, some fans are not holding back their hate for them.prev