Terry Bradshaw blasts Super Bowl that his own network will broadcast

Terry Bradshaw delivers the finest redneck rant possible in opposition to NY/NJ Super Bowl

12/11/13 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   447 respect

Blog Photo - Terry Bradshaw blasts Super Bowl that his own network will broadcast When it comes to hayseed antics that would make Snuffy Smith or Pappy Yokum proud, no one comes through quite like FOX analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Appearing today on WFAN radio, Bradshaw delivered a stemwinding redneck manifesto against holding the Super Bowl in the New York City area. He then threw in an additional insult by calling New Jersey's MetLife Stadium "that stupid stadium" and adding that it was "by the way, not a gorgeous stadium either."

This is the same Super Bowl for which Bradshaw will host the "NFL FOX Sunday" pre-game and post-game shows. Bradshaw complains about New York on a New York radio station. Let the light from the bridges you burn guide your path, Terry Bradshaw!

There is full audio of Terry Bradshaw's rant against the New York Super Bowl on the CBS WFAN web site. It all starts out innocently enough when Joe & Evan show co-host Evan Roberts brings up this weekend's delightfully blizzardy Eagles-Lions game and asks, "Don't you want to see the Super Bowl played in conditions like that?"

Blog Photo - Terry Bradshaw blasts Super Bowl that his own network will broadcast "We all know why we're in New York; it's because they were paid for that stupid stadium in New Jersey," Bradshaw responds. "By the way, not a gorgeous stadium either."

"It’s freakin’ outside in New York, are you kidding me? Not even New York — New Jersey," Bradshaw continues. "It’s not like Minnesota, it’s a dome. It’s not like it’s Detroit, it’s a dome. It’s not like it’s Indy, it’s a dome. I don’t want it to be bad, cause I’m there. I want it to be nice, but I don’t think you should be putting Super Bowls in northern cities in the winter time."

"You should be in Florida or California or Arizona, where there is no excuses,” he says. “What if the Saints make it there? What if Seattle … Teams that run the football will have a bigger advantage than teams that throw the football. What if we get two passing teams? What if they get Denver there? What if it’s pouring down snow? You get a bad game."

Evan Roberts was dumbfounded by Bradshaw's response. When Bradshaw asks rhetorically who would want to see a Super Bowl played in the snow, Roberts says, "I do! I'd love to see it!"

"Well then, get off the pipe. Because something's wrong with you," Bradshaw admonishes him.

Shine on, you crazy redneck retired quarterback.
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12/11/13   |   Debi_L   |   11283 respect

Jess wrote:
He's a nut. I love that about him.

I agree with the fact that this has the potential to be awful. It may be awesome, and it may actually have opened up the possibility for Seattle to win a bid for a SB at some point...but it could be really ugly. I realize Sandy was a relative anomaly but there are winter storms in northern cities that are much nastier than just snow. Also, it's not even just the weather...now tailgating has been banned, and did I read something about not being able to take a taxi there as well? What? (And apparently there are less than 20,000 parking spots?) I guess you can take public transportation. I don't even know. The whole ordeal just seems bizarre. Nothing against MetLife Stadium, of course.

you cannot walk or take a taxi.  You either drive and use one of the very limited parking spots, or pay $51 for a public transportation ticket, even if you only have to travel 3 blocks.  You cannot walk that 3 blocks, you must take a bus.  You may take food if you drive, but you may not eat it outside of your vehicle in a lawn chair.  Absolutely ridonkulous.

I'm not worried about Seattle if they make it to SB.  But I DO agree with Terry.  Bonehead move to have it in New York.

12/11/13   |   Jess   |   32866 respect

He's a nut. I love that about him.

I agree with the fact that this has the potential to be awful. It may be awesome, and it may actually have opened up the possibility for Seattle to win a bid for a SB at some point...but it could be really ugly. I realize Sandy was a relative anomaly but there are winter storms in northern cities that are much nastier than just snow. Also, it's not even just the weather...now tailgating has been banned, and did I read something about not being able to take a taxi there as well? What? (And apparently there are less than 20,000 parking spots?) I guess you can take public transportation. I don't even know. The whole ordeal just seems bizarre. Nothing against MetLife Stadium, of course.