Here’s a nice throwback picture of one Terry Bradshaw. He appears to be interviewing a puppy in this photo. Probably his finest piece of journalism to date. For those of you not in the know, Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. He is currently a TV analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. Mr. Bradshaw recently caused a bit of a stir during the Fox halftime show a few weeks ago. Here is a brief snippet of the story:
While describing Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush’s remarkable 18-yard touchdown run against the Indianapolis Colts, a play where Bush made half the Colts defense look completely silly, Bradshaw took a shot at his colleague, former NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson.
“Look at this, Jimmy,” said Bradshaw, “like he was chasing that bucket of chicken that the wind was blowing the other day.”
Because Bush is African-American, many have jumped to the conclusion that the mention of a bucket of chicken means there was a racial element to Bradshaw’s comment. In the video, Fox studio host Curt Menefee, who is African-American, audibly groans and asks, “What are we going to do with him?”
On Monday morning, Menefee took to Twitter to say that Bradshaw’s comment was actually an inside joke at Fox, where Johnson’s love of fried chicken has apparently reached a mythical status, and that this whole affair is much ado about nothing.
Clearly, Bradshaw should just stick to interviewing puppies.