Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Troy Aikman almost came out of retirement to QB the Eagles

"It was [2002]. We were in San Diego doing the game. We did a game break and said that Donovan McNabb had been injured. He had broken his leg. Then we got to halftime and my producer got into my ear and said, 'Hey, I need you to call this number.' He's never done that. He's never done it before and he's never done it since. I said, 'Well who is it?' He said, 'Well, it's Andy Reid.' I said, 'Oh man.' He said, 'He says he wants you to call him at halftime.' I said, 'Well, we're doing a game.' He said, 'No, he wants you to call him.'

"So I went outside. I had no cell service. I had to get out on the concourse there at Jack Murphy Stadium and I got him on the phone. He said, 'Hey, did you hear what happened.' I said, 'Yeah, we did a game break.' He said, 'Well, I want to talk to you about coming to Philadelphia.' I said, 'Andy, we're in the middle of a broadcast. It's halftime right now.' He said, 'I know, I'm watching the game.' So I said, 'OK, [I'll] call you after the game.'"

Submitted April 05, 2017 at 08:56AM by chbailey442013
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