GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: Troy Aikman attends the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game between the Green Bay Packers the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Troy Aikman is a busy guy these days, and he's only getting busier.
Aside from his gig as a commentator on Fox, Aikman is the vice-chairman of Super Bowl XLV, assisting chairman Roger Staubach in the preparations for the big game, which comes to Arlington on Feb. 6 of next year. According to reports, he may chair the effort to land what would be Cowboys Stadium's second Super Bowl in 2016.
A rule stipulates that a host city can't lobby for a future Super Bowl until the imminent one is played, but we get the feeling that on Feb. 7, a pointed and relentless effort on the part of the DFW committee will commence.
President of the host committee, Bill Lively, speaking to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, recently said that the game represents a great opportunity as 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. He also lauded the collective efforts of the DFW area in anticipation of the 2011 game.
"Our region has embraced this," Lively said, per the Star-Telegram. "We've had peaks and we've had plateaus, but mostly peaks."
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