As noted back in February former Bruin/Dallas Cowboys great Aikman is headed to the Hall of Fame. Aikman (I don't like addressing him by his gross first name) is truly one of the best QBs UCLA has ever had.
Aikman will be officially inducted into the HOF next month during the weekend of August 5-6. And since I have posted two Niner YouTube videos on the home page, I thought I post this for all the Dallas Cowboys fans in the Bruins Nation:
Man that quick fire strike to Alvin Harper at the 'stick still makes me want to throw up. I sure wish we could find some Aikman highlights from his UCLA days (particularly that Nebraska game from 1988 - which had something to do with your truly becoming a blue and gold bleeding Bruin) on YouTube. If someone has a copy of that Nebraska game please get it on YouTube.
One note about Aikman thought. I think he ranks below Beban and McNown in terms of his place in the Bruin lore. I think in order to be considered as the greatest UCLA quarterback of all time, a qb must have victories (or victory) over SC and/or appearances in the Rose Bowl. Aikman himself alluded to that gap in his career in this interview with NFL.com when he was asked if he had any regret regarding his NFL Career (emphasis mine):
It's all good now. I won't hold that against him too much at this point. He was 20-4 during his two remarkable years in Westwood including some huge wins against marquee programs (I mentioned the Nebraska win above; he also led the Bruins to a huge win over Ken Hatfield's (I beleive top-10) Razorbacks in the Cotton Bowl in his last game as a Bruin). Not to mention Aikman redeemed himself in the NFL. I'd say winning 3 Super Bowls is more than a big deal and he should be considered as one of the best ever to play in this game. We are all proud of him. It will be great to see him put on the Hall of Fame jacket next month in Canton, OH.