Here is what Aikman had to say:
“It’s pretty bizarre, huh? Someone compared the Redskins to the Kardashians, saying they’re the Kardashians of the NFL.“I don’t think that’s fair — I don’t think the Kardashians are nearly as dysfunctional.”
That “someone” to whom Aikman was referring, by the way, was probably ESPN and CSN Mid-Atlantic analyst Trevor Matich, who had said (per Adam Schefter) that the Redskins were “the Kardashians of the NFL” and the team was “an endless dirge of misery.” Matich also stated, “If you dropped in from Mars, you’d think Colt McCoy was the backup, Kirk Cousins was the starter, and RG3 was the third-stringer.”
As it happened, Aikman’s comments came while a graphic of Washington’s three quarterbacks was shown, a graphic that proclaimed: “Cousins named starter.” That displayed an eye-raising degree of certainty, considering Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said Sunday that he will make a decision on his team’s starter after having “a long discussion” with General Manager Scot McCloughan.
Sure enough, later in the telecast, Fox tweaked that graphic’s headline:
One thing is more certain: Aikman is correct in his assessment. Of course the Redskins are more dysfunctional than the Kardashians, who are fantastically successful at what they do.
If the world of reality TV was a football league, the Kardashians would be the Patriots, complete with a Tom-Gisele pairing in Kim and Kanye. On the other hand, the RGIII-era Redskins would be, what, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”?