John Madden is convinced that the busts “talk at night.” What will this trio talk about? This fan can imagine plenty of teasing and ribbing going on. Will Irvin and Aikman forever tease Smith for not knowing what the 1-15 season felt like? Maybe, Smith and Irvin will forever tease Aikman for his singing abilities? What about that fur coat Irvin?
I can also imagine the great stories of superstardom. Emmitt’s separated shoulder against the Giants. Aikman winning; however, not even remembering the NFC Championship game. The rubber-man catch and touchdown by Irvin in Pasadena. The list could go on and on.
Then there are the “what if” questions that will be ever present; however, seldom a word spoken. What if the ’94 Championship game had been at Texas Stadium? What if Jimmy had never left? What if Irvin had just landed a bit differently that day? What if? What if? What if? These too can go on and on.
No matter the conversation when the lights go down in the corridors of Canton, this trio will now forever add the “Hall of Famer” tag to their “Triplets” moniker.