Playing the Field: Troy Aikman hates the Cowboys

Yo Troy: Thumbs up to New York, Philly ... thumbs down to Dallas, right?

It may surprise no one or it may surprise everyone, but one of the greatest Cowboys to ever play the game just took a huge dump on his former team. Yes, by dump, I mean poop.

Troy Aikman, a guy I hated growing up in Philadelphia, is actually one of the best, most articulate and most insightful analysts in the NFL. Recently, he took to the airwaves to voice his displeasure with the fans that used to cheer him so loudly in Dallas.

“I’ve always said Dallas isn’t so much a sports town as it is a winner’s town,” Aikman told SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket.

Oh really, Troy. Tell us more (via Deadspin).

“When we would play in Philadelphia, New York and walk out of the tunnel, I would have to be yelling at the top of my lungs for guys to hear me. And you get on the plane for the flight home and your head would be pounding, you wouldn’t have a voice, and that’s just the way that it was,” Aikman said.

We can’t wait for when Aikman jumps into the broadcast booth at the next Cowboys game. Unfortunately, it won’t be this week, as he slated for the Giants-49ers game. Then again, maybe the San Francisco fans will leave his “head pounding on the flight home.” Or, more likely, leave his stomach pounding for munchies.

In cheerier news involving retired players talking about their former teams, Ricky Watters is sorry for saying, “For who? For what?”

Big Baby on the track

We’re not going to lie, we had to Google Glen Davis’ name to make sure he was still playing basketball. He is indeed still playing — for the Orlando Magic, according to Google.

Apparently, he has decided to embark on a side career as a … wait for it … rapper. No lie, Drake, no lie.

The song is called “Big Baby Gon’ Turn It Up.” Our early reviews are in … think Nicki Minaj (the new version, not the mixtape one) with lots of auto-tune, snappy beats and a repetitive hook — so naturally it’ll be on Billboard’s Top 100 in no time.

Best line:
“You know just what my name is, Big Baby, and I’m kind of famous.”

Which got us thinking about NBA players we really, really want to make a rap song. Obviously, the first name to come to mind was Denver’s JaVale McGee. Based on what he can (can’t?) do on the court, the track is bound for platinum status.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was…

By Alex DobuzinskisLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson who in 1975 tried to assassinate then-President Gerald Ford told a…

Local

Mayor Marty Walsh's Reddit AMA: 5 things to…

Mayor Marty Walsh participated in a Reddit AMA - or "ask me anything" - session on Thursday and shared some of his insight and stories.

National

Electric Zoo tickets on sale Tuesday as festival…

Electric Zoo tickets go on sale Tuesday. The festival announced plans to amp up security after two attendees died last year from apparent drug overdoses.

Local

Future Boston Alliance invites you to #RidetheLine, support…

#RidetheLine aims to show the city, the nation, and the globe our creative impact as Boston citizens.

Arts

'Becoming Cuba' at Huntington is a bit short…

Playwright Melinda Lopez freely lampoons the English language for its lack of passion in her latest work, “Becoming Cuba.” Ironically, the Huntington Theatre Company’s playwright-in-residence…

Movies

Interview: 'The Quiet Ones' star Sam Claflin on…

"Hunger Games" co-star Sam Claflin talks about his new horror film "The Quiet Ones," plus how technology connects him with fans.

Television

TV watch list, Thursday, April 24: 'Parks and…

'Parks and Recreation' Leslie makes a big decision about her future in the hourlong season finale. Also, fans will finally get to see the big…

Going Out

A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus named to 'Time…

A.R.T.'s very own Diane Paulus has been named to the annual "Time 100," the mag's take on the 100 most influential people in the world,…

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

MLB

5 infamous pitcher ejections for cheating

Never fear Yankees fans, Michael Pineda is far from the first MLB pitcher to be thrown out of a game for cheating.

NFL

Patriot’s schedule comes up fair

Those looking for built-in excuses for the Patriots 2014-2015 season will have to look elsewhere, because their schedule came up fair. For the fourth straight…

MLB

Nava demoted, Victorino return imminent

  Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, who was batting a team-low .149/.240/.269, was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. "His struggles at the plate, I…

Parenting

New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.

Tech

From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.

Style

Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.

Style

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.