Aikman was lucky, and good

Skip Bayless is still having a hard time believing Troy Aikman made the Hall of Fame. It didn't seem possible back at the beginning.

Updated: August 11, 2006, 2:47 PM ET
By Skip Bayless | Page 2

There he was, at the podium on Saturday, talking about how he had lived a dream. In a way, I knew the feeling.

Watching Norv Turner present him, and Troy Aikman deliver his Pro Football Hall of Fame acceptance speech, was dream-like for a guy who wrote 8 billion words about No. 8's first eight years in Dallas. What a short, strange trip this was to Canton. From bad dreams to living one, just like that.

What hit me as I watched Saturday's ceremony was that Aikman is only 39. Fellow ...

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