CNN anchor Chris Wallace recently had NFL analyst and football great Terry Bradshaw on his show to ask him an assortment of questions.
One of those questions stood out when he asked if it “gets under (his) skin” that people view him as “dumb.”
WALLACE: You had to deal, Terry, with another issue when you were applying and this was the rap that you were, forgive me, dumb. And Hollywood Henderson famously said, you know, ‘he couldn’t spell cat if he was spotted a C and an A’. Did that talk get to you? Did it get under your skin?
BRADSHAW: Yes. Oh, absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. The dumb image, I have yet to figure out. Um, a lot of interceptions my rookie year but my rookie interception record initially was broken by Peyton Manning considered one of the smartest quarterbacks. I threw 25, he threw 28. So I am upset. I do get upset by the dumb image. I don’t like it being brought up. And I think probably some of my anger and frustration with it is, is I didn’t get enough support. I didn’t feel like personally, I didn’t get enough support from Pittsburgh. I thought Chuck Knoll could have stepped in and said ‘that’s the most ridiculous thing I have heard of’ after all, I called in my open plays. You can’t be too stupid and call in your own plays.
WALLACE: Yeah, Chuck Knoll, we should tell people who aren’t as old as you and me, that he was your coach at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BRADSHAW: Right, head coach of Pittsburgh. But I have taken…I’ve taken that image and had some fun with it. Yeah, I’m kind of as you know, Chris, I like to have fun in interviews. I like to entertain people. If it’s at my expense, I’m fine with it. But there are times, there are times, even at Fox, when it’s Terry’s always, you know the goofball and, and there are times where I’m I don’t say anything, but I do say to myself, enough, you know, enough.
WALLACE: All right. That’s enough of that.
There was really no reason to call out Bradshaw’s intelligence, and the question certainly caught him off guard.
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Over the past few years, especially during this last season, Bradshaw had tons of people worried about him over the state of his health when he would speak about the game. Just recently, he had social media upset after he was blamed for ruining the Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship celebration.
Despite how anybody feels about him, no one should have to deal with the type of things Bradshaw has had to. He deserves his respect.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.