Troy Aikman (left) and Joe Buck (center) speak with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch talks with Fox Sports NFL analyst Troy Aikman ahead of the NFC Championship Game.

By Richard Deitsch
January 21, 2016

Welcome to episode No. 38 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which is published weekly, Deitsch interviews members of the sports media about their work and interesting people about the sports media. This week’s podcast guest is Troy Aikman, the top NFL analyst for Fox Sports.

In this episode, Aikman details in-depth how he prepares for a broadcast, how he’s evaluated by his bosses (and how he evaluates himself), how he’s evolved and developed over the years as a broadcaster, how he views the concussion issue and what role he should take as a broadcaster, how much longer he wants to work in broadcasting, balancing work and family life, how he approaches talking about the Cowboys on-air, his respect for partner Joe Buck, where he would rank Tom Brady among NFL quarterbacks all-time, why he wishes he could work in a booth with Don Meredith and much more.

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