I thought Aikman's speech was representative to a "T" of how he played QB. It was planned in detail and methodically executed. It was predominantly about others. I actually thought the comment about playing in a system that didn't help his numbers was out of character for him. But he certainly didn't harp on it. I continue to be impressed by his continually standing by Michael and by his steadfast support of Jerry Jones in spite of all the frustrations that I know Jones in his ignorance caused him. Having Norv present him just speaks VOLUMES about his loyalty to Norv. They were only together 3 years!! I think Troy is probably on eof the few that saw both Jimmy & Jerry for who they really were. Embraced the good in each and rarely called them out on the bad. He is kind and supportive of Jimmy without worshipping him as so many do. I think he's right on. He always takes as high a road as his integrity will allow him with Barry Switzer, calling him one of colleges greatest coaches without disparaging him for the struggles in Dallas. I never though about his lack of mentioning Chan Gailey til someone posted here about it. But I honestly doubt he hated the guy. He probably just felt the guy didn't advance his career and stayed silent as a result. He also didn't mention Campo and I seriously doubt there are any hard feelings there. Class really is the right word for Aikman. Total, total, class. Even though Aikman got emotional a couple times I still found his speech, though genuine and highly supportive of others to be very, very unemotional. To the degree that he is emotional I think its a different manifestation of emotion than what I typically see. Can't really put my finger on it. Remember the Skins game late in the season when he gathered his personnel around him on the sidelines for kind of a pep talk late in the game, then they held hands, during a final FG attempt or something? The Dallas media made a big deal about it being so out of character for Troy. For some reason his HOF speech makes me think how right they were. I don't mean that at all as a criticism. He just has a certain emotional detachment about him that I find interesting in light of how gracious he is in giving credit to others.