With the latest NFL announcing schedule released, Buck and Aikman will call ANOTHER Cowboys game, this time Dallas @ Washington for the Redskins chance at the playoffs. You guys may or may not be surprised at the number of games this duo did involving the Cowboys, and the NFC East in general. A very organized stat line shows the Cowboys games on FOX, and the regional games called by the lead announce team for FOX (Buck was away to ruin the World Series).
Regional games involving Cowboys on FOX (9)
Dallas Cowboys @ Miami Dolphins - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Goose
That's right, Buck has called 7 of 9 Cowboys games, and Aikman has called 8 of 9. Besides, why the Rams? Anyway, that looks like a lot of nepotism towards Dallas. Most of these games merited a top team, but some are just head scratchers. Now let's expand that to the NFC East bias FOX has.
Games Buck (or Albert) and Aikman Announced:
Do the math folks, that would be 13 out of 17 games in which the lead announce team calls a game involving the NFC East (15 of 17 involving the East or North). For what reason? I don't know. The only thing I can think of is that some of these games had playoff implications...or it shows how bad the NFC South and the NFC West are. Interesting stats. My condolences go out to those who live in Philly, New York, Dallas, and Washington DC.