September 05, 2010

Terry Bradshaw Rips Into Today's NFL Stars: Terry Bradshaw took shots at NFL players Ben Roethlisberger ("I pray they don't cut [his suspension] to four games"), Kendell Langford ("Here is a guy wearing a $50,000 earring to practice") and Brett Favre ("You kiss his ass long enough, that's what happens") along with coach Rex Ryan ("He doesn't play; easy for him to shoot his mouth") during a feisty luncheon speech in Shreveport, La., Wednesday.

posted by rcade to football at 09:54 AM - 11 comments

You know the old neighborhood cuss who sits on the porch and irritates everyone with "Back in my day" stories? Bradshaw has become that man. His shtick is getting really boring.

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:54 AM on September 05, 2010

I think he's upset because today's players don't know who he is!!! He isn't completely wrong, but he comes across as being whiny and "back in my day" when he had to walk to the stadium in the deep snow up a big hill.

posted by skippy at 11:06 AM on September 05, 2010

When will someone let Terry know that he isn't that interesting anymore?

posted by brainofdtrain at 11:34 AM on September 05, 2010

Get off my lawn!! Damn kids!!

posted by BornIcon at 12:13 PM on September 05, 2010

HE and Ben have a history back to when Ben wrecked his bike. I personally think it is amusing. As for the other players, I have to agree with BI.

posted by Debo270 at 01:31 PM on September 05, 2010

"Who is Terry Bradshaw, and why should I care."

Good question(s).

posted by roberts at 01:42 PM on September 05, 2010

Couple of thoughts: One, he was speaking at a country club in Louisianna, and was just catering to his audience. Loving the Saints, and picking on prima donna types from northern teams (Favre, Manning, Ben).

Some of the other crap about $50,000 earrings and players not talking to network types, does come across as a bit whiny, and I don't see what he has to gain by calling them out...he's sure as hell not going to get more face time with the players now.

posted by dviking at 05:19 PM on September 05, 2010

About someone in the media said something rather than just blow smoke up their prima donna asses.

posted by scully at 05:59 PM on September 05, 2010

Who is Terry Bradshaw
Just some Hall of Famer and a generally pleasant, knowledgeable man. Despite what Hollywood Henderson said.

Bradshaw regarding Langford's earring:
"I hope they stomped on it and I hope he never found it."

Me too. Why the hell are you wearing it to football practice?

Bradshaw called Adam "Pacman" Jones and his "making it rain" stunt with $100 bills "stupid"

I concur.

On Roethlisberger:

"Going to bars treating women like that; oh my God," Bradshaw said. "I pray they don't cut (his NFL suspension) to four games. I hope they leave it at six. There is no excuse for that."

I wish they had left it at six too, and no, there isn't any excuse for his actions...He's lucky he isn't looking at prison time.

Bradshaw is appalled at the drama Favre has caused with retirement threats over the past two or three years.

So are most of the contributors to this site, I believe.

While he had plenty to say about some of the NFL's bad eggs, Bradshaw did point out "they're not all like that -- it's not even close to a majority of them."

Of course they aren't.

"In a perfect world, how about being able to stay in my home state and do all that for my home state?" Bradshaw said. "That would have been the greatest gift ever."

While that may not endear him to Pittsburgh fans, I surely can understand those sentiments. Especially coming from Louisiana folk. But crap, the Saints were terrible in Terry's day, he was very lucky to be surrounded by that great team of his. I liked the article, and would have been disappointed if Terry had not spoken his mind.

posted by mjkredliner at 06:24 PM on September 05, 2010

What he said

posted by Debo270 at 09:57 PM on September 05, 2010

Good for Bradshaw, he spoke his mind ... when most thought he never had one.

I'm more impressed by his opinions than I ever was by his game.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:23 PM on September 06, 2010

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