CNN’s Chris Wallace held nothing back in his interview with NFL legend and Fox Sports broadcaster Terry Bradshaw by asking the Hall of Famer if it got “under (his) skin”People see him as “dumb.”
The interview with Bradshaw is part of HBO MAX’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace series. Bradshaw, a Louisiana native, has always been seen as a dimwit since his 1970 debut in the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 1st overall pick.
Mediaite published the transcript.
WALLACE Hollywood Henderson once famously stated, “You know.” ‘he couldn’t spell cat if he was spotted a C and an A’. That talk got to you? Did it get under your skin?
BRADSHAW: Yes. Oh, absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. That dumb image is something I still have to work out. There were a lot more interceptions in my rookie year, but the rookie interception record was set by Peyton Manning who is considered to be one of America’s smartest quarterbacks. He threw 28, while I threw 25. So I am upset. It is a dumb image that makes me upset. 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. Chuck Knoll might have been able to step in. ‘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, Pittsburgh’s head coach. 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 enjoy entertaining 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 That’s enough of that.
Bradshaw openly discussed past critics of him intelligence. For what it’s worth, the kid from Louisiana who apparently doesn’t know too much has remained employed for quite some time and amassed a fortune reported to be in the neighborhood of $45 million.
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