BROOKFIELD -- It's no secret that many Packers fans believe Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are biased.
In fact on Sunday, one Packers fan from Brookfield created an online petition asking the NFL to keep the duo away from the microphone this Sunday. As of Thursday morning, more than 23,000 people have signed the online petition.
Troy Aikman responded to the petition against him and Fox broadcast partner Joe Buck in an interview Thursday morning on local radio station 96.7 FM/1030 AM.
"There's a long line they've got to get in to try to keep us from calling games," Aikman said during the interview.
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AJ Dorff the creater of the petition told TODAY'S TMJ4 that Aikman and Buck "definitely pick their favorites" which makes the games less enjoyable.
Aikman siad he's a bit confused by these claims.
"It is pretty remarkable, though, especially for Packers fans," Aikman told 96.7 FM/1030 AM. "We've had their games in recent weeks and they've played great, we've talked about how great they've been playing and how great Aaron Rodgers has been. So it's a little bit confusing, but it is what it is.I could not care less about that. I know Joe, he does get a little bit bothered by it. He's a little sensitive when he hears that people don't want us to broadcast their games."
Packers fans and Seahawk fans have tried to do this a few years ago, Aikman said.
He apparently catches the same grief from Cowboys fans.
"I don't know if there's Cowboys fan petitions, but I get it from Cowboys fans too, saying that I'm against their team," Aikman said.
Despite the petition, Aikman and Buck both plan to be at the game Sunday.
"Last I've heard, we will be there on Sunday, and we'll be calling the game and we'll try to do the best job we can," Aikman said.
The Packers play the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.
Personally, I don't have a problem with Aikman and Buck. Not a fan, but whatever, they are OK I guess. We've had some stinkers on Prime Time so it could be we are getting criticized a bunch when we are looking like garbage in a primetime setting. But I'm not gonna blame Aikman for that.
Or maybe it's when there's a nocall on PI that shoulda been PI but Aikman takes the side of the refs? Maybe that's the bias people complain about?
I dunno. I don't mind Aikman/Buck, but I hated Gus in the WI/Penn game. That was driving me nuts. So I get it.