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Why Buck, Aikman so often? Because Packers are good

Sep. 20, 2013
 
Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, left, and analyst Troy Aikman. File/Getty Images
Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, left, and analyst Troy Aikman. File/Getty Images

For the third Sunday in a row, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are calling Sunday's Green Bay Packers game on Fox.

There always are lots of complaints about them. So we checked with a couple of experts. There is no conspiracy, people.

Sports Illustrated media writer Richard Deitsch: "(The Packers are a) great team, and Fox wants its top dogs calling it."

Fox Sports vice president of communications Dan Bell: "(Buck and Aikman) call our top matchup of the weekend featuring the best teams."

There you go. Buck and Aikman Fox's No. 1 announcers so often call the Packers because they're one of the NFL best teams and their games draw big ratings for Fox.

You wouldn't want it any other way, would you?

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