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Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Terry Bradshaw may be in trouble after making a controversial joke during Fox's halftime show. Bradshaw described Reggie Bush's 18-yard touchdown run as the Dolphins' running back "chasing that bucket of chicken." The racially insensitive remark drew laughs from analysts Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Michael Strahan, while host Curt Menefee audibly groaned, immediately realizing the error of Bradshaw's ways. There will surely be a public apology coming soon from the Hall of Fame former-Steelers quarterback. Watch Bradshaw's gaffe in the video below.

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  • i think you need to stop acting like a 13 year old girl and start writing real articles
  • Leave Terry alone if know one working with him is complanning so let it be i understood what he was saying and i'm black
    thank you
    rock on Terry
  • Why does someone feel like they can nick pick every statement.
  • Terry Bradshaw is simply a good guy. To infer ANY comment made by him to be racist in nature is absurd.
  • A week or two ago he made the same comment about Jimmy Johnson, I guess he's racist against whites too...I agree get a life.
  • I think that if you think Bradshaw's comments were racist, you need to get a life!
  • Get over it people. Chasing a bucket of chicken. So what. That ain't racist. Everyone loves chicken don't they?
  • OMG everyone just needs to get over themselves.
  • why is everything a white person says made into a racist comment? Commentators and reporters, get real. keep your trash out of it. did bush say anything? you have no idea about sports and talk, that is why you are writers.
  • Bradshaw is really ="COOL" always has been - at least he didnt say chasin a pail of="CHITLINS"!!!!
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  • Terry Bradshaw is the best commentator on tv,and nothing racist was meant,get over it.And if it is considered racist,does that mean no sports commentator can say in a sentence watermelon,cotton,pimp,slave,ribs,obviously chicken,
  • LOL dillinger34 I think you knew everyone of them words. I really did laugh when you ended the sentence with "obviously chicken".
  • OMG, I am laughing my butt off, that is so funny but also sad cause its so true....
  • that's better.
  • The media trys to make a mountain out of a mole hill. You can't say jack anymore. Most coloreds I know would laugh at this comment and are laughing. How about some ribs and watermelon as well.
  • COLOREDS??????

    WHERE IS THIS GUY FROM? bradshaw was being funny wahts the big deal?
  • IGNORANCE, and Bradshaw, at their finest. Bradshaw may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but having been around as long as he has, you would think he possess more awareness of what he says before he says it.
  • YES I TOTALLY AGREE
  • YES I TOTALLY AGREE
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  • ALL I CAN DO IS AGREE 110% WITH THE FOUR PREVIOUS OPINIONS BEFORE MINE. THIS KIND OF IGNORANT & TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE REPORTING DOESN'T BELONG HERE......LET THE SHEEP WHO LET THE NEWS MEDIA DO THEIR THINKING FOR THEM - RE POLITICS, WORLD AFFAIRS, ENTERTAINMENT ETC - READ, BELIEVE AND WALLOW IN THIS GARBAGE. INTELLIGENT, KNOWLEDGABLE SPORTS FANS AREN'T BUYING IT, AND DON'T WANT TO HEAR OR READ SUCH CRAP.
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  • If anyone wants to kick up sand - - Terry Bradshaw wouldn't be the person you would try to harpoon. Bradshaw is a proven winner - - Reggie Bush ain't. All this crap over fried chicken?
  • Stop it already..it was funny...enough...get over it!
  • He never meant to be politically incorrect. He's a good old boy and didn't have malice intent in what he said. Seriously people it's just Terry being Terry!!!
  • OH PLEASE DUMMMY YOU SOUND SOOOO STUPID REDNECKS, CRACKERS, WHITEBREAD SMELLING DOGS LOVEEEEEE SOME FRIED CHICKEN WAY MORE THAN BLACK PEOPLE PLEASE BELIVE IT!!!
  • NO OFFENSE TO CAUCASIAN PEOPLE BECAUSE I AM HALF WHITE AND KOREAN BUT I FIND SPECIFIC SENSES OF NATIONALTITY STEROTYPES OFFENSIVE SO WITH MY LAST STATEMENT I WAS MAKING AN EXAMPLE TO SHOW HOW STEROTYPES ARE SO OFFENSIVE!!!
  • CRACKERS BE LOVING SOME FRIED CHICKEN TOOO!!!
  • i don't know maybe he is a big baby,gee terry said a bad thing about me,which is dumb,terry is first class all the way,
  • Terry Bradshaw is a class act and person. This was not racist and I did not think so when I heard it. Get the racist B.S. out of your sports writers brain.
  • Get a life, Gees can't Terry and the guys have a laugh? For real I thought that was so funny. "cant we all just get a "LAUGHT"?
  • Terry was just having fun, I think, but in today's 'everything sensitive' culture, one has to be careful what parts the lips.
  • OH PLEAZ....nothing at all racist in his remark, or in his person
  • Are you kidding me? This race card crap has to stop. Maybe Terry Bradshaw did not give enough passes to black people in his 4 superbowl wins and black people are upset. Terry is a gentleman 100%. Get over it guys. Maybe this race card crap will stop after tomorrow's election when a new president is elected.
  • By the way... have any of those guys who didn't like his comment ever chased chicken? Remember the Rocky movie? Try and tell me this player did not look like he was chasing one!! LOL. Way to go Terry, don't apologize for saying it, even if Jesse Jackson and company ask you to. You did not do anything wrong! You are a sports hero and a role model.
  • there is a very important question here regarding the phrase
    "chasing bucket of chicken" opinions have been expressed related to many groups ie white-black-sportswriters atheletes etc-etc-etc
    yet no one has asked the chicken about his/hers feelings
    or maybe the chicken doesn't give gluck
  • I asked the chicken and she said she didn't give a cluck.
  • to BSUR 1998 thanks for the humor these people are talking stuff and you come up with that,hats off.
  • Terry is has always been and always will be 100% good ole boy with alot of humor but a rasist or even make a rasist remark ever he would never do.
  • OMG...get over it...maybe we should just all have out lips sewed shut so we never say anything that some idiot could make into a major crisis. And Reggie Bush probably laughed his butt off at the comment. Let's move on.
  • This is so stupid!!! Wish that I could chase a bucket of chicken that fast!& We just finished a big ass box of PopEyes Chicken... So sick of this racial division BS!!!If Bradshaw is considered a Racist the whole country is in deep sh*t...
  • I agree, Popeyes is delicious...
  • I would run after a box of Popeye's in a heartbeat!!
  • Looks like the NFL is racist with 85% of the players being black!!! Think about that one dork-o!!! NFL should only be 12% black according to your logic meat-head...Write articles & stop being a shill for the DemocRATs!!!
  • It is ignorance to think that because the NFL is 85% black players means there is no racism in the NFL, YOU must be a Republican.
  • Why do these people try to make others look like racist? HE does seem like a very nice guy.I love chicken and will chase it anyday!!
  • Terry was my quarterback and I know him and respect him. Don't try to make him out to be a racist, that's not who he is. I listen to alot of stuff and I let it go but now you"re messing with someone who is STEELER FAMILY. Find something else or somebody else to screw with but don't try to make him out to be a negative narrow minded person.
  • I cant understand why some people make such a big deal over words! Terry didnt quote howard cossells (look at that monkey run) since when is a bucket of chicken a racist slur?Come on man!What happened to freedom of speech? If it was a non white sports announcer talking about a white player nothing would come of it. Oh yeah thats because the whites are the minority now in just about every sport with the exception of hockey or as people of color call it (HONKEY). couldnt we all just get along?
  • Hey people is it true president obama is stating that there will be riots in the streets if he is not re-elected?
  • I think it is racest to assume that only black people like fried chicken. I happen to be white and I love fried chicken. In fact, I think Popeyes has the best fried chicken around. I would run naked down main street for a bucket of Popeyes fried chicken. So, can't we all just get along and agree that fried chicken is delicious.
  • I love fried chicken and I agree Popeyes spicy is the best!! How about finding out why Popeyes stopped serving their dirty rice. At least in the Phoenix market.
  • This type of reporting shows the complete ignorance of the writer, how you are still employed is beyond me ... your what my 18 yr old son calls a drama-bitch. I call for your job!
  • yeah terry! now get back in that tree with your banjo
  • Whoa. I have no problem with Bradshaw because he is a flake, but let me remind you that Howard Cosell was fired for making reference to a spectacular run by a black player when he said, "look at that monkey run." They claimed it was racial. The runner was all of 5'8" and simply showed his running ability. Cosell was a big supporter of Ali, in fact he devoted his career to promoting Ali through thick and thin. This is all BS.
  • Im a Black American and when i heard it,being a racist never cross my mine concerning Terry Bradshaw.YOU writers need to get a second job to keep you busy.
  • Somethings can be said in fun and are harmless, but in the times we are in today with an election that has been exploited due to race, we need to be a little more careful of the words we choose. Terry needs to be fined or put off the air for a number of weeks to show this will not be tolerated. If it was one of the black commentators that made a remark against a gay, or a white or a woman he would be fired. Will the network just say it is different for a white guy. I would not be suprised. There is no justice. It is just us.
  • I think you are being a bit harsh here. Do you really belive his intent was racist? People give power to words. Judge a man by his heart.
  • Your an idiot, are you related to the publisher?
  • You got to be kidding, it was a joke and should be taken as a joke. The politically correct are destroying our nation. get a grip my friend.
  • COLOREDS? i trust his opinion.....bradshaw was joking obviously......hey heres a new concept lets outlaw joking its too offensive
  • Ummmmmm......why is it that only YOU, one writer, racist writer at that, put the connection together between Bush and fried chicken?! What i heard was Terry mention Jimmy, not Bush! Bush was used as a medifor toward Jimmy liking chicken. I haven't heard anyone else mention it. So doesn't that make YOU the only racist!? I will not read another article from here if I see another writer report his racist view again. You still should be **** canned.
  • HAhahahahahaha TOOOO funny. It was not said to hurt any particular color or race.. Lighten up YA ALL !!!!!
  • There in nothing wrong with that comment.
  • Mr. Bradshaw does not have a racist bone in his body YA ALL
  • I think the network ought to fire the writer that tried to make a story out of this.....what a loser.....dud
  • It's not like he said he was chasing a watermelon or something.
  • Its obvious the writer is the only racist! Bush running hard for a TD was used as a mediphore toward Jimmy liking chicked so much....for the writer to ''assume'' Terry meant Bush was running for fried chicken due to his race without saying it just shows the writers racist comment comes from the writer..not Terry! Therefore I call for his job who's with me?
  • Like everyone else is saying GET A LIFE!!! I’ve met Terry and he is the salt of the earth type. I’m so sick of this s***t, what happen to the America we all loved as kids.
  • coloreds? where is this guy from? bradshaw was joking let it go
  • Fired Him, anybody say chicken on TV should be taken off......
    And I through I had it bad, Take a look and get a life.
  • Terry Bradshaw has never been and is not now a racist, by anybodys definition. He was a great football player, the epitome of what it meant to be a "Steeler", both for the players and the fans.He is today, a gret commentator. Football then, or now, would not be the same without his talents.(The only "eyebrows raised" should be the editors of the creep that even bothered to write this article.)
  • Thank you!
  • Racist? PLEASE!!! All of you that believe that everything has to be politically correct, need to use some common sense,opps sorry most of you would or do not know what that is, anyway you need to get over yourselves. Nothing racist here, and since I'm white and happen to love chicken and would give anything if my town where I live would get a Popeyes oh what joy! Oh well until then I guess I'll deal with my 8 piece box from the local grocery store. So anyway once again, GET OVER YOURSELVES.....
  • This is ridiculous. you have Steven A. Smith make a racist remark and he does not even get fined. The media makes us live in fear when there is nothing. this was an innocent comment. We all have to have a little more tolerance.
  • I like chicken.
  • Where's PETA in all this? Those poor chickens........
  • If it is racist joke and I don't believe it is at all, and I don't believe Terry is at all a racist. Ever wonder how many black Americans thought that was dam funny. I was in the Army and let me tell you how many racist jokes I heard between black Americans to black Americans. The Black Americans who do complain are the one's searching for a reason to complain to yep you got it to just complain. I like fried chicken, watermelon, black eye peas and corn bread and I might be running for it as well but I don't fell racist because I said it. Lighten up a bit because there are more important issues in this mixed up world we live in.
  • Nothing to see here folks. Too bad we live in the United States of the offended. Move on.
  • It's Howard Cosell all over again. I've always thought Bradshaw isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he's not racist, just like Howard wasn't a racist. Unfortunately this country is full of people who think they have a right not to be offended.
  • BS and even so, we didn't know it was an inside joke so the perception is ..... ouchee. I don't think TB is a racist though .... not even close .... he's more of clown than anything ... a clown that can throw a football pretty damn far. No, he just spewed a bit. He could apologize in next weeks' show.
  • Common Sense In America is all but gone and it looks like Our sense of humor is going to be next.
  • Watched the show--I think the exact quote was "Reggie Bush looks like Jimmy Johnson chasing a bucket of chicken". How does that translate into Reggie Bush chasing a bucket of chicken?? If you're going to report it--get it right!!!!!!!!!!
  • That's part of what's wrong with this country. People always
    looking for someone to say something they can critisize.
    Get a life ACLU!!!!!!!!!!!! Terry is great and I never miss
    Sunday morning with he and the boys!!!
  • bradshaw is a jerk and always has been one and thinks he can do as he please, never could stand the man, period!!!!!
  • The politically correct cannot take any kind of joke no matter what, just calling a spade a spade, thats all (oops) maybe an age old idiom like that is racist too. ha ha get a life.
  • Watched the show--Terry compared Reggie Bush's run to Jimmy Johnson chasing a bucket of chicken. How does that translate to Reggie Bush chasing chicken. The writer needs to include all the facts.
  • U Amerikan people,U R extremly stupid people,U R always lookin' for lambs under a horse !!! U stupid people,get over it,and move on !!!TERRY IS THE MAN,AND HE ALWAYS WILL BE !!!
  • chicken pot, chicken pot,,,,,chicken pot pie, back off of brad he`s cool. did`nt he PLAY football you IDIOT..
  • yeah that`s why "they" used to tackle him when he played football he was a racist.."lol" lol again
  • Good gravy, people!!! I'm a white boy, raised in a black family... I can eat more fried chicken than either of my siblings!!! Terry is a stand up fella... stop trying to cause trouble for good folks!!! Man, I HATE this kind of reporting, and we see it ALL the time these days! Black and Whites are cool with each other, for the most part... STOP trying to stir crap up!
  • Terry Bradshaw is an IDIOT! He has no class. He is crass,condescending moron who suffers from constipation of the mind and diarrhea (x 12)of the mouth. His ludicrous remarks about Drew Brees inviting Sean Payton to watch him break a record just goes to show that Bradshaw is the leading a**hole of sports broadcasting.
  • Why is every comment by a white person is racist, but a black person can make comments about plyers that are white and nothing is said. Kind of seems like a double standard going on!

  • I'm a Black man and it was FUNNY! I loved Howard Cosell and I love Bradshaw (GO STEELERS!) I also loved Jimmy the Greek and I feel it was really wrong What they did to him!I feel like none of these men were or are racist.
  • Well perhaps the fact that Terry hails from Shreveport, graduated from Louisiana Tech, and ate, slept and roomed with half of the black nation south of the Mason Dixon line.

    You KNOW it was an inside joke .... it would never enter Bradshaws mind to say something like that with a mean intention.

    Got any other news ?
  • IM A BLACK GUY AND I SAW THAT GAME HEARD IT AND NEVER THOUGHT 2WICE ABOUT A RACIST COMMENT....IF HE IS RACIST WHICH I DONT THINK HE IS...HE IS SMART ENUF NOT TO AIR IT ON TV.....AND IT MAY HAVE SOME TRUTH...NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE LIKE CHICKEN BUT I KNOW PLENTY THAT DO!!!!IM ONE OF THEM.....LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
  • Man Terry is cool in my book. If no one else on his staff cares then why should you. You news people are always trying to start this racist sheep let it go and grow up
  • Is it racist to think that because he made a coment about chiken that it was a racist comment?
  • LEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYY

    JEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNS

    "At least I have chicken"
  • For me Terry Bradshaw's blacks chasing chicken mentality started between him and James Brown the sports commentator. That's why they had to separate. He need to stop or get off national TV.
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