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Garcia Bronco
10-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Take notes?

uh-oh....

lex
10-02-2009, 05:02 PM
Aikman is inane.

DeuceOfClub
10-02-2009, 05:04 PM
I "feel" like if Aikmen was a Bronco he would never make it to the top 20 one HOF ballot.

Punisher
10-02-2009, 05:05 PM
Will Aikmen call the game this sunday?

Lev Vyvanse
10-02-2009, 05:29 PM
If he gave tips to the Cowboys it would be common knowledge throughout the NFL. I doubt he would risk his job.

Hogan11
10-02-2009, 05:32 PM
Will Aikmen call the game this sunday?

I believe he is listed to

strafen
10-02-2009, 06:22 PM
Will Aikmen call the game this sunday?Most likely he will...
The game will be on Fox

jmz313
10-02-2009, 06:23 PM
he's calling the game, thats the reason he was at practice. happens all the time.

delany
10-02-2009, 07:37 PM
Gannon was there last week. Difference was the Raiders wanted him banned not the Broncos.

delany
10-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Love me some Raiders dysfunction.

Associated Press
Friday, Sep. 25, 2009 - 9:20 p.m. ET

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders backed off a demand made to CBS that quarterback-turned-announcer Rich Gannon be banned from the team's facility for production meetings before Sunday's broadcast.

The Raiders initially told the network that Gannon was not welcome at production meetings for Sunday's game against Denver because of constant criticism of the organization in recent years.

"He's repeatedly said that they should just blow up the building and start all over again," senior executive John Herrera said Friday. "He hasn't done that once or twice, but has done that repeatedly. He continually attacks the owner, he continually attacks the organization in every way that he can. After listening to all of that for the last several years why would you want him in your building when all he does is attack the organization that made his career."

Herrera said later Friday that he stands by his criticisms of Gannon but that "because of league rules, we have relented."

Gannon was the NFL's MVP in 2002 for the Raiders, leading them to the Super Bowl. He threw five interceptions in a 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay. This is Gannon's fifth season as an announcer with CBS.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported that the Raiders tried to ban Gannon from their facility.

This is Gannon's fifth season as an announcer with the network. CBS spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade said, "Rich Gannon is an objective and analytical broadcaster and he will be broadcasting the game as assigned by CBS."

Gannon was unavailable for comment.

Gannon has been critical of the Raiders in recent seasons, especially after they fired Lane Kiffin four games into the 2008 campaign. Just this week, Gannon criticized quarterback JaMarcus Russell's performance over the first two weeks, but had positive things to say about coach Tom Cable.

Gannon joined the Raiders in 1999 after spending his first 11 seasons in the NFL with Minnesota, Washington and Kansas City. He started sporadically before joining Oakland, where he became one of the league's top passers.

"Rich Gannon had been a journeyman quarterback in the NFL for years, and we gave him the opportunity of a lifetime to be our starting quarterback," Herrera said. "We're the only team that ever afforded him that opportunity. Since he retired he's done nothing but attack the organization that gave him his chance. It's kind of like the dog you have at home. You nurture him, feed him, take care of him and all he wants to do is bite you."

Gannon led the Raiders to three straight AFC West titles, leading the NFL in passing yards and winning the league MVP in 2002. He led Oakland to the Super Bowl that season, throwing five interceptions in a 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay.

"He was one of the least popular players with his teammates that we ever had here and he still can't seem to get over the fact that he played the worst game in Super Bowl history," Herrera said. "He threw five interceptionss and three of them were returned for touchdowns. He has blamed everyone else for that."

watermock
10-02-2009, 07:53 PM
Try changing your audibles!

Missouribronc
10-02-2009, 11:40 PM
lol...he's a homer, but give me a break...giving "insider info" to the Cowboys from a an open practice session.

I doubt that Dallas would learn much from a "spy" at Denver practice anyway...

There's a "G" on the ceiling and I'd like you to consider buying this elbow grease from me.

SouthStndJunkie
10-02-2009, 11:46 PM
Wade Phillips wants Aikman to find out what kind of donuts the Broncos have at Dove Valley these days.

ZONA
10-03-2009, 12:12 AM
why would we feel anything about him being there? Really, it's a dumb question. I know there are many players in the NFL with no class but Aikman always had class and he wouldn't even consider doing anything as lame corporate espionage, because essentially that's what it is. The NFL could not only fine him and remove his name from the record books and HOF status, that would only be the beginning. The Broncos could bring up criminal charges on him also.

So NO, he would not do anything so stupid.

uk bronco
10-03-2009, 05:07 AM
why would we feel anything about him being there? Really, it's a dumb question. I know there are many players in the NFL with no class but Aikman always had class and he wouldn't even consider doing anything as lame corporate espionage, because essentially that's what it is. The NFL could not only fine him and remove his name from the record books and HOF status, that would only be the beginning. The Broncos could bring up criminal charges on him also.

So NO, he would not do anything so stupid.
plus he'd never work again, not that he probably needs to but nobody would touch him after a scandal like that

Drek
10-03-2009, 05:16 AM
We aren't talking about Michael Irvin the super homer here. Aikman isn't some Jerry Jones lapdog. He's a respected member of the media.

How would we react if a team was unwilling to let Tom Jackson anywhere near their facilities on a week that they play us?

UberBroncoMan
10-03-2009, 05:22 AM
He's probably just trying to get our players out of shape with a Wingstop pitch.

Broncomutt
10-03-2009, 05:28 AM
ZOMG, Gannon sounds like Al Qaeda!!

Al Qaeda...Al Davis...Al Qaeda...Al Davis....hmmmmm........:slash: