Friday, August 04, 2006

Hall of Fame Class of 2006

This Saturday in the US my favorite football player of all time, Troy Aikman, will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Canton, Ohio. I actually won 2 great seats to this event on eBay for super cheap ($5.00!) but alas, all the flights to the US for this week were all full. =( Even though it's in Ohio of all places, I totally wanted to be there at this "once-in-a-life-time" event.

Aikman was a key draft pick in 1989 for the rebuilding of the Cowboys to become the team of the 90's, leading them to Super Bowl victories in 1992, 1993 and 1995. I still believe that if the owner (Jerry Jones) didn't get rid of their coach (Jimmy Johnson), they would have won a lot more championships in that decade. Jimmy Johnson was a great coach who knew how to get his team ready for a game. What was cool was that if they lost one game, I KNEW that they would win the next week, because Johnson couldn't handle sloppy play 2 weeks in a row.

But Troy was my man. He was a humble team-player who never sought his own glory. For someone that talented and that popular, he always gave the credit to others ... never wanting to be in the spotlight. You can watch a highlight video on Aikman here. What a decade the 90's was for the Cowboys ... Aikman, Smith and Irvin, possibly the greatest triple-threat ever in NFL history =)

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