The Starting Five scored an interesting interview today with First Take’s Skip Bayless, and among the many in depth topics, Bayless relives his time in Dallas. When writing a book on the team, Skip came out (no pun intended) and challenged Troy Aikman’s sexuality, and to this day….he’s standing by the allegation. Not only that, but he’s now even saying that the ex-Cowboys QB was possibly racist.
I also knew I had to go back and live with them because I had no plans on leaving Dallas. I wish I could have written it even harder than I did because I felt like I tip toed through some of it.
I wish I had sledgehammered it because it was the truth and everyone who knew what was going on inside the locker room told me the book was a terrific job and that I nailed it.
Because I did. It’s exactly what happened. All I heard from people around the country who didn’t read the book was, “You outed Troy Aikman?”
I didn’t. The coach definitely thought he was gay and a lot of his teammates thought he was gay. More than that, they thought he was racist and they thought he was trying to get Barry Switzer.
Love him, or hate him, the guy sure knows what he’s doing. I personally think that he’s one of the many things wrong with Sports Media these days, but you can’t argue his intelligence. Whether or not the claims are true or not, it helped him sell books, and eventually land at ESPN. Be sure to check out the rest of the interview that TSF put together, it’s definitely worth a read.
The Skip Bayless Interview (The Starting Five)