Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will not be in the broadcast booth to call a Thanksgiving game for the first time in almost 20 years.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted the surprising data with the phrase, “Enjoy, men.”
Over the last two decades, Buck and Aikman have called innumerable NFL games on Thanksgiving for FOX. That will no longer be the case now that they are both members of ESPN.
Buck and Aikman signed big deals with ESPN during the 2022 off-season. They now serve as the network’s “Monday Night Football” team captains.
Predictably Some fans will miss hearing Buck and Aikman on Thanksgiving
“They are missed in the booth,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
“I’m still trying to get used to them on ESPN,” remarked another fan.
“Yeah, but who the f*ck is calling the Cowboys game?” questioned a third fan.
This season, Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen lead FOX’s top cast. They’ll be in Dallas for the Cowboys-Giants game on Thursday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Buck and Aikman can spend time with their families.
What is going on with Troy Aikman?
Icon of the Cowboys Troy Aikman Shares His Dream NFL Hires Troy Aikman: “I’ve been a big fan of the 49ers all season, and I’ve been for numerous years… Kyle Shanahan is a major factor for this.’
Troy Aikman has expressed interest in becoming the general manager of an NFL team. Still, for the time being, the legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback is content to play one on TV. And this week, in doing so, he “hired” the man he believes is the best coach in the NFL.
“Kyle Shanahan would be my first choice for the head coach if I were in a position to appoint one.” The Hall of Fame quarterback made the remarks following the Monday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City.”
The ESPN broadcaster was on hand to witness Shanahan and his Niners team, who once again used not only talent and strategy but also physicality – similar to how they defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL playoffs last year – to upset the Cardinals with a resounding 38-10 final score.
In general, Aikman complimented the Niners’ play and their stature as a contender. San Francisco is now 6-4, tied for first place in the NFC West with the Seattle Seahawks but trailing the Eagles, Vikings, Cowboys, and Giants in the conference.
On the other hand, the Niners are on a roll, having won their past three games.