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

Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy - U.S.…

By Curtis Skinner(Reuters) - Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way.Dogs are capable…

Local

G train riders brace for five-week shutdown

G train service will be suspended between Brooklyn and Queens between Friday, July 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 2.

International

Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

LONDON (Reuters) - The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday.The…

Local

Family, supporters gather in Brooklyn for Eric Garner…

Family members gathered on Wednesday for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after police put him in a banned chokehold as they arrested him.

Going Out

Where to go drinking on National Tequila Day…

Thursday is just close enough to the end of the week to make you envision yourself already sunning on a beach towel or lounging by…

Going Out

Things to do in NYC this week: July…

Performing arts A 70’s Summer Night Friday, 6:30 p.m. The Green Building 452 Union St., Gowanus $35, 347-529-6473 Party like it’s summer in the 1970s…

Going Out

5 must-try dishes at Edible Manhattan's Good Beer

Rooting out the exotic amid the New York City bar scene is noble quest. But if you’d like to have it all come to you,…

Books

Art imitates life (almost) in David Shapiro's new…

David Shapiro talks about his book, "You're Not Much Use To Anyone."

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

MLB

Brandon McCarthy finds his calling on Twitter

Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy joined Twitter three year ago for the same reason many people do: to get news quickly.

Sports

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running…

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running game a boost

Food

Recharge with a post-workout smoothie from Nicky Hilton

Some people can roll out of bed right as their alarm goes off. And that alarm isn’t set for 20 minutes before they have to…

Education

Colleges are increasingly embracing the concept of gender-neutral…

  Northwestern University recently made headlines after announcing that it would be installing two gender-neutral bathrooms in the university's student center. “These are two gender-open…

Career

How to prepare to interview for your dream…

    Congratulations! You landed a job interview at your dream company! A lot of hard work has gone into determining which companies to apply…

Style

The shirtdress is a summer must-have

  We love throwing on our boyfriend’s shirt and a pair of jeans (no matter how much he grumbles that it’s his turn to wear the…