Troy Aikman has been the butt of memes involving his blood shot eyes during games in recent seasons, leading some to believe he was calling games either high or intoxicated. Perhaps some of that is rooted in truth.
Colin Cowherd recently had Joe Buck on his new podcast ‘The Volume’ and joked about how he would drink on the job while calling postseason baseball and when he was around Troy Aikman on Sundays for football season.
“I’ll say this. We have had that glass of bourbon in the booth. Although it’s not bourbon, it’s tequila, splash of Grand Marnier and grapefruit juice. I went through a couple years where in the first inning of every postseason baseball game I had the runner go get the biggest beer the stadium sold. And I had it sitting there and I would sip it from time-to-time to remind myself to relax and have fun. I’m just doing a game.
And I brought that over to football, but because Troy is a man of finer tastes, beer somehow became tequila, Grand Marnier and grapefruit juice. We haven’t done it in a long time now, but it was good for a stretch and I feel like it’s a good mental trigger to just chill and remind yourself that you’re not refueling a F-16 in mid-flight. You’re doing a sporting event and if you treat it like anything other than that you’re doing yourself a disservice.”