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Bradshaw thinks NFL doesn’t truly care about former players

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The ongoing debate regarding whether current or former NFL players would let their sons play football continues.

This time, the comments come from a high-profile Hall of Famer with one small caveat:  He doesn’t have a son.

“If I had a son today . . . I would not let him play football,” Terry Bradshaw told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show (via SportsBusiness Daily).

Bradshaw, who said he suffered six serious concussions in which he was “knocked out,” added something less inherently hypothetical:  “There will be a time in the next decade where we will not see football as it is.”  He explained that the contact sports will “slowly phase away,” while soccer (which involve plenty of contact between ball and head — causing plenty of concussions, especially for girls), baseball, and basketball will grow.

That said, Bradshaw said he knew what he signed up for, and that he’d “absolutely” do it again.

Bradshaw also suggested that any effort by the league to suddenly express concern for former players is fueled not by compassion but by litigation.

“I have to be careful here because I work for Fox and NFL Network,” Bradshaw said, “but I don’t think they care.  They’re forced to care now because it’s politically correct to care.  Lawsuits make you care.  I think the P.R. makes you care.  But personally, when I got out in 1983, do I think they cared about me?  No.  And you know what?  I don’t expect them to.  I don’t need them to worry about me.  I take care of myself.  But, do they care?  They’re forced to care right now because, P.R.-wise, it’s not very favorable to them.”

The comments about the future of the game from Bradshaw, one of the top analysts on FOX, bookend words uttered earlier this year by FOX’s Troy Aikman, whose dire prediction about the future of the game seemed unduly pessimistic and flat-out confusing, given that he still makes millions per year via the popularity of the NFL.

Last year, Bradshaw revealed that he suffers from the consequences of concussions, explaining that he routinely re-entered games after having his “bell rung.”

“I’d take smelling salts and go right back out there,” Bradshaw wrote for FOXSports.com.  “All of us did that.  We didn’t know any better.  You don’t know how many times I was in the huddle, asking my teammates to help me call a play.”

To date, neither Bradshaw nor Aikman (who suffered multiple concussions during his NFL career) have joined in the concussion lawsuits against the league.  It’s hard not to wonder whether either or both of them eventually will; if their relationships with one of the league’s broadcast partners won’t stop them from saying things that could be problematic from a P.R. standpoint, why not pursue whatever legal rights they may believe they have?

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66 Responses to “Bradshaw thinks NFL doesn’t truly care about former players”
  1. cereal blogger says: Jun 14, 2012 9:54 AM

    Another crybaby Steeler…boo hoo

  2. truthfactory says: Jun 14, 2012 10:06 AM

    Guess what, the construction company doesnt “care” about the contractor after he’s done… The restaurant doesnt “care” for the waiter after he’s gone. Fill in any physically demanding job you want, and chances are their employers do not “care” for them when they leave either.

    Insurance is difficult to get for anyone who isnt working and pensions are a thing of the past. It is our own responsibility to “care” for ourselves. I have no sympathy for these guys. The only difference between them and an average Joe is that while they might “work” for 5-10 years and earn $40 Million, the average person will work 40+ years and would have only earned $1.5 million over their lifetime.

    These players need to play the game for 6 months out of the year, accept the millions of dollars they get paid to take on the physical demands and health risks and then shut their mouths and quit complaining. No one wants to hear it.

  3. notmanning says: Jun 14, 2012 10:07 AM

    No reason for these guys to join. They are making more bank than they did as players, so financially, they are set.

  4. steviekthr3e says: Jun 14, 2012 10:07 AM

    I’m sure a lot of retired workers look at old employers don’t care about their old workers.

    When you explicitly say “I know what I was getting into”, what more do these guys want from the NFL?

  5. pape27 says: Jun 14, 2012 10:08 AM

    he’s right.

    The NFL doesnt care. Except for its bottom line.

    Its the NFLPA that should of been at the forefront of player health and safety and after playing career development. They have had how many opportunities to do something meaningful for formers player for decades but have really dont nothing.

    The NFLPA and the NFL today has the opportunity to do somehting meaningful. Each side should take a one half percent of its due and bank it into a trust for player health and well being. Right now it will hurt a bit financially, but after a while, managed correctly, a fund like this should be able to help. Its short sighted that somehting like this isnt already in place.

  6. simonizer85 says: Jun 14, 2012 10:09 AM

    Weird… another loud mouthed ex-NFLer wants to talk about himself again… too dumb to realize getting knocked out can’t be a good thing on their own?

  7. djstat says: Jun 14, 2012 10:13 AM

    Most compnaies do not care about former employees. GET OVER IT. You bastard players always talk about it being a busienss in contract negotiations, well in a business…when you an employee can no longer contribute you replace that employee….THATS BUSINESS TOO

  8. dkms2k says: Jun 14, 2012 10:16 AM

    I keep hearing all these players and former players saying that the league needs to provide health care and provide transition assistance to help players adjust to life after the game and I keep coming back to the same question – what the heck does the players union do for the players? Membership compulsory to play in the NFL and I’m sure they’re required to pay dues. WTF does the union do with that money other than oppose practically every attempt at punishing bad behavior/enforcing codes of conduct, and negotiating labor agreements that they generally have no intention of abiding by? Shouldn’t the NFLPA be doing some of this for the players? Why does it always have to be the league?

  9. kwgator says: Jun 14, 2012 10:17 AM

    Then quit accepting your paycheck on FOX & profiting from the NFL

  10. 49erstim says: Jun 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    Getting a little sick of this. Do they cut pension checks for former players? Yes. Should they care? No. This is the REAL WORLD. You get paid to be employed and you get retirement benefits. Companies build themselves off the blood, sweat and tears of their employees all the time. When did we become the nation of entitlement? Listen up REAL close. This world owes you NOTHING! End of lesson. You strike while the iron is hot. The REAL reason these old timers are mad is because of the overwhelming popularity of the game they helped build and the astronomical salaries of todays athletes. They want some of the pie. Why? Because they DESERVE it that’s why! They’re ENTITLED to it afterall!

  11. njsteelersfan says: Jun 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    To date, neither Bradshaw nor Aikman (who suffered multiple concussions during his NFL career) have joined in the concussion lawsuits against the league Thats because they know its going to get them far , When a judge asks the players if they knew how violent the game was before playing in the NFL and did they play pop warner , high school and college football before joing the NFL but yet they still played and spent all their money and now their looking for the gray train CASE DISMISED

  12. EJ says: Jun 14, 2012 10:20 AM

    The NFL cared about you enough to give you a job after playing right? As for the concussions, by not joining the lawsuit, you are not helping your fellow players succeed.

  13. qdog112 says: Jun 14, 2012 10:24 AM

    Bradshaw is right and apparently the fans don’t care either – judging by all the asinine comments. Thia job is different from any other on the planet, so it’s pretty dumb to compare it to construction or anything else. By the way, have you noticed all the golden parachutes that white collar employees get after getting “fired”? It seems some industries do care and football should be one of them. It’s like you’re OK until you’re used up. Then it’s get outta here old man. The reason management always wins, is because of people who think this way.

  14. worldwargbp says: Jun 14, 2012 10:26 AM

    How are these ex-NFL players such babies? They sign up to play one of the most physical sports there is with some of the best athletes there is. They know what they are signing up for, make millions, and years later when their health fades because of all the blows they endured they think they were mislead.. Common sense would tell you repeated blows to the head can’t be a good thing..

  15. r0b1b0y says: Jun 14, 2012 10:26 AM

    The NFL as well as its former players are setting the stage for a viable rival league to emerge. A league with pre-1980′s NFL rules that requires waivers as well as teams being structured with ESOP’s employee stock ownership plans. Also while not all graduating high school blue chippers are not pro-ready, some are and this competing league could also capitalize on these athletes.

    This my friends will be Roger Goodell’s legacy. “The man who killed the NFL”

  16. thingamajig says: Jun 14, 2012 10:29 AM

    Hey Terry, when you retire from Fox and NFL Network they’re going to stop caring about you too. Stop whining and view the real world of employer employee relationships.

  17. moelester says: Jun 14, 2012 10:31 AM

    how about soldiers/veterans?
    consider the sacrifices they make compared to the lack of compensation they receive afterwards. And they aint paid millions for there job in the first place….Consider that Mr. Bradshaw and all you other NFL morons that complain about this, and then cry me a river.

  18. voxnovo says: Jun 14, 2012 10:34 AM

    Only a fool would be left dewey-eyed by contemplation of the depth of the NFL’s concern for retired players.

    No more admirable, though, is Bradshaw’s way of repaying the sport but for which he might have enjoyed a long career as a gas station attendant.

    Sorry, but yesteryear’s players well knew the risk/reward proposition they were getting into. Having raked in every available droplet of reward, they should accept their risk outcomes with no less grace.

    Then we’ll be able to remember them as men rather than as overaged crybabies.

  19. tigerphins says: Jun 14, 2012 10:39 AM

    I’m not rationalizing it but how many companies or industries truly cares about its former employees health? Heck, our own government is even guilty of it.

  20. LoCoSu@%s says: Jun 14, 2012 10:44 AM

    The sad part is that so many people are ok with the callous attitude of employers.

    Not to say the US should turn into a welfare state, but football by its nature is different than any other job in the corporate world.
    The physical damage and long term health effects are significant and different measures need to be put in place to ensure players dont suffer after their playing days.

  21. jameslongstaffe says: Jun 14, 2012 10:47 AM

    What a bunch of garbage from a terrible analyst.

  22. ravenator says: Jun 14, 2012 10:50 AM

    Does this guy ever shut up? He reminds me of Champ from Anchorman

  23. erikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the C and the T”, he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    BTW, Turkey Jones says, “Hi”.

  24. njsteelersfan says: Jun 14, 2012 10:59 AM

    erikinhell says:Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the C and the T”, he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    BTW, Turkey Jones says, “Hi”.
    —————————————–
    Terry waves his hand to say “Hi ” back with the four rings on it then asks Turkey so how many do you have

  25. erikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 11:04 AM

    If he can’t spell cat, do you really think Terry could count his rings?

    Geez.

  26. psgrlinco says: Jun 14, 2012 11:05 AM

    I love how many people on here read the headlines and then, based on that, start typing their comment. If any of these people who are saying that he’s crying about the NFL not caring actually read the article, they wouldn’t be making such asinine comments. He clearly states that while he doesn’t feel that the NFL cares about former players, he also DOESN’T EXPECT THEM TO. Good lord, people!

  27. brewcrewfan54 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:11 AM

    I don’t get why so many of you are attacking Bradshaw. Nothing he said is really wrong or blaming anyone for any issues he has. He seems to be accepting of the risks he took to play football.

  28. brady100 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:14 AM

    “If I had a son today . . . I would not let him play football,” Terry Bradshaw told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show (via SportsBusiness Daily).

    That said, Bradshaw said he knew what he signed up for, and that he’d “absolutely” do it again.

    WTF? This doesn’t make a bit of sense…

  29. 69allday says: Jun 14, 2012 11:14 AM

    Dude looks like the great former Minnesota governor Jesse “the body” Ventura in that picture.

  30. yevrag3535 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:19 AM

    Hey Bradshaw, shut your mouth, the NFL did OK by you. If you are not going to really be a main player in the whole story one way or the other – shut your hollywood pregame fame!

  31. eaglesw00t says: Jun 14, 2012 11:22 AM

    Ok, and? Why would the NFL care about retired players? Are they generating income for the NFL?

    If they arent generating income, all they are is sucking money, benefits, etc from an active business.

    The NFL has no reason whatsoever to care, except to provide what the CBA has secured for them. Its just like any other job that you retire from. Except most football players retire at 30-35 with a college degree and should be able to start working a normal job. Why are former players completely incapable of working for a living like the rest of the world?

  32. eightysixisback says: Jun 14, 2012 11:23 AM

    erikinhell says:
    Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM
    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the C and the T”, he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    Before you start the Bradshaw is dumb arguement you might want to keep in mind that he called his own plays. He was the offensive coordinator as well as the QB. No one does that today not even peyton manning. He could not have done that and been successful enough to win for superbowls if he was too dumb to spell cat.

  33. PriorKnowledge says: Jun 14, 2012 11:37 AM

    >50 years ago, I was watching a Western on TV and two guys were fighting when one knocked the other guy out. My mother was passing by and told me how ridiculous that was. She told me that if you get knocked unconscious it is very serious and you can die from that. Even when you wake up, she said, you may never fully recover. She ridiculed TV and movies that seemed to show that it was no big deal.

    Even then many knew how serious being knocked unconscious was. But Hollywood has been conveying the no big deal of unconsciousness for years, so who can blame the NFL for treating it the same way, esp when it is to their financial benefit.

  34. amanitoomerisgod says: Jun 14, 2012 11:48 AM

    As a high school soccer player who headed nearly frozen balls falling from 40 feet in the air during northeast state tourney runs (anyone who’s ever played knows that you have to win every header, no matter how unappealing, or else your coach is gonna bench you), I had to question your assertion about heading the soccer leading to concussions. This just isn’t the case.

    I looked into your comments about girls getting them more often and it appears that the girls who suffer concussions from soccer receive them from collisions with other players or with the ground.

    Just had to clarify that. Soccer simply couldn’t be played if heading the ball led to concussions.

    Terry Bradshaw is an idiot, bt-dubs.

  35. jwh8541 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:50 AM

    Gosh, the current players don’t care about former players why should the nfl care?

  36. sudz28 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:58 AM

    Talk to a soldier who comes home from the front missing a limb or having his head scrambled by an IED about the kind of post-employment care they’re getting. I’ll worry about the football players when we as a society are already taking proper care of the folks who truly matter to this country.

    I love me some football and NFL, but this the-world-owes-us attitude is really starting to irritate me. Even Bradshaw himself says that if he had it to do all over again he would, so what’s the complaint here? Show me a draft pick who turns down his offer because he’s concerned about his health.

  37. 2ruefan says: Jun 14, 2012 11:59 AM

    rikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “rikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the C and the T”, he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    BTW, Turkey Jones says, “Hi”., he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    **********************************************
    What are you like 12? Don’t know your history? That was not a reference to him “before he was drafted”. It was Hollywood Henderson of the Cowboys saying it before the Superbowl.

    To which, BTW, Bradshaw responded after WINNING the SB, by saying “Hey someone go ask Hollywood how smart I am now..”

  38. xxwhodatxx says: Jun 14, 2012 12:38 PM

    “while soccer (which involve plenty of contact between ball and head — causing plenty of concussions, especially for girls), baseball, and basketball will grow.”

    —–

    If football goes I won’t be switching to any other sport. Basketball is garbage, baseball is boring as hell and soccer…well it’s soccer.

  39. Deb says: Jun 14, 2012 12:41 PM

    Bradshaw also suggested that any effort by the league to suddenly express concern for former players is fueled not by compassion but by litigation.

    Ah, Terry, for one split second we are on the same page again like the good old days. But you’re wrong about contact sports–specifically, football as we know it–phasing out in the next decade. Too much money on the table for that.

  40. randomguy9999 says: Jun 14, 2012 12:47 PM

    players need to take responsibility for their own lives….

    I wish I could whine that an employer that gave me a lotto payout 20 years ago isn’t taking care of me now that I screwed up and blew it…..

  41. armoderate says: Jun 14, 2012 12:48 PM

    Mr. Bradshaw, glad to see you made it. Welcome to corporate America where the vast majority us our thrown on the scrap heap. Pretty naive thinking a billion dollar operation is going take care of their “assets” when they have fully depreciated.

  42. paul82461 says: Jun 14, 2012 12:51 PM

    Join the club former NFL players, almost all other employees dont care once you leave either. Welcome to reality, at least you had a chance to save money, you just chose not to. The NFL owes you nothing.

  43. m2karateman says: Jun 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    I find it rather ironic that Bradshaw says he has to be careful about his statements because of who he works for, then slams the NFL because they care about money and are not increasing safety out of compassion. Isn’t he being careful about what he says because he doesn’t want to lose his job (money) rather than saying what’s on his mind for the benefit of the players (compassion)?

    Former players for the NFL deserve no more than what former employees for any business deserve. A companythat continues to provide too much for its retired employees soon finds itself struggling financially because of the burden. See GM, Ford and Chrysler and the financial woes they had. It sent two of them through bankruptcy.

  44. Punk says: Jun 14, 2012 12:58 PM

    I can’t believe I am about to say this … Terry Bradshaw makes a lot of sense on this issue.

    By the way… to answer the final question… why not wait as long as possible for Aikman and Bradshaw. There isn’t a downside to delaying adding your name to the last possible moment. No reason to cause issue at work until you have to.

    By the other way… I played Football, Soccer, Wrestled and Swam in HS. I played Soccer in college. The only concussion I ever received playing sports was from Soccer (2x) … (I received another 2 while in the Army)

    I played Cornerback (starter) and Runningback (backup) in HS.

  45. djstat says: Jun 14, 2012 1:06 PM

    All you losers making excuses for crybaby players listen here: football is violent and physical and not like most jobs…we know this…that’s why it pays much better then most jobs. Most players are offered te chance to earn a college degree and prepare for life when football is done, yet some think the nfl should do this for them. Go earn your degree and make something of yourself after football.

    Most of the private sector does not have pensions, we have 401ks. Which of we don’t fund we are screwed.

    Sure football is different but these players CHOOSE to play and this accept the risks

  46. steelers1981 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:13 PM

    erikinhell says:
    Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM
    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the C and the T”, he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    BTW, Turkey Jones says, “Hi”.
    ___________________________________

    This is the height of Browns glory for the past 40 years. One of the players performed a pile driver on Terry Bradshaw in the 70′s

  47. erikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 1:15 PM

    Are you 12? It’s rather obvious you looked that up on Wikipedia seeing as you almost quoted it directly. I’ve actually heard that story as being “before he was drafted” on several sports shows.

    Even though I’m a Browns fan, I like Bradshaw. He’s a character and hilarious most of the time. It’s a damn shame that pittsburg fans booed him out of that city. I’ll just never get tired of seeing him get dropped on his head by Jones. That was a hell of a game.

  48. steelers1981 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:16 PM

    djstat says:
    Jun 14, 2012 1:06 PM
    All you losers making excuses for crybaby players listen here: football is violent and physical and not like most jobs…we know this…that’s why it pays much better then most jobs. Most players are offered te chance to earn a college degree and prepare for life when football is done, yet some think the nfl should do this for them. Go earn your degree and make something of yourself after football.

    Most of the private sector does not have pensions, we have 401ks. Which of we don’t fund we are screwed.

    Sure football is different but these players CHOOSE to play and this accept the risks

    ___________________________________

    Listen up! Since when has pay in professional sports had anything to do with the level of violence? If that’s the case, why do players in MLB and NBA make more?

  49. matthewcarlson1 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:17 PM

    I just dont get why the NFL is responsible for former players. They didnt get as much money back then but they didnt bring in as much either.. they dont deserve any more money than they already got.

  50. steelers1981 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:20 PM

    erikinhell says:
    Jun 14, 2012 1:15 PM
    Are you 12? It’s rather obvious you looked that up on Wikipedia seeing as you almost quoted it directly. I’ve actually heard that story as being “before he was drafted” on several sports shows.

    Even though I’m a Browns fan, I like Bradshaw. He’s a character and hilarious most of the time. It’s a damn shame that pittsburg fans booed him out of that city. I’ll just never get tired of seeing him get dropped on his head by Jones. That was a hell of a game.

    ___________________________________

    That story is part of Steeler lore and is part of NFL Films. You know, where they show highlights of your favorite team winning the SB? OH, wait. That’s right, your a Browns fan. Keep reveling in that play. That’s the most you will have to cheer about for another 40 years

  51. badintent says: Jun 14, 2012 1:29 PM

    terry is the man , the rest of you can’t carry his jock.wanna see a loser, hater, look in the mirror

  52. nebster21 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:32 PM

    Plain and simple. You guys play a game where collisons happen all the time. If you did not think your body was going to be harmed, it is your own fault.

  53. nategearhart says: Jun 14, 2012 1:33 PM

    As long as the NFL continues to profit off players after they retire (and it does), the players should be cared about and compensated.

  54. buckeyematt says: Jun 14, 2012 1:36 PM

    Go back and check out the interview. He did say that he doesn’t believe the NFL cares about former players, but then he went on to justify the NFL’s position. Comments like “I didn’t expect them to (care)” and “I knew what I was getting into” could have been scripted by the NFL’s defense attorneys.

    As for not letting a son play but willing to do it again himself, any father can tell you he’ll take all kinds of risks himself that he wants to protect his children from.

  55. 2ruefan says: Jun 14, 2012 1:42 PM

    erikinhell says:
    Jun 14, 2012 1:15 PM
    Are you 12? It’s rather obvious you looked that up on Wikipedia seeing as you almost quoted it directly.

    Wrong AGAIN.. “erik”

    I didn’t look it up on “Wikipedia” (like you did) because:
    1) I hate the putrid puke who runs it who helped Bradley harm our country

    2) I didn’t HAVE to. You missed the point. I don’t care how many “shows” you THINK you heard it on about “being before the draft”. You’re wrong. It was something Henderson said, and it was before the game, and it’s well documented.

    I’m not a Steeler Fan at all, BTW. So I was not defending Bradshaw. Just tired of uninformed people quoting ridiculous things on this board without any regard for the history of the game.

    Just think about how ridiculous your claim is anyway. WHO “said” that “before he was drafted?” A commentator? Agent? Who? Who would do that to someone before they even came into the draft?

  56. greekgodfather says: Jun 14, 2012 1:44 PM

    Is that Terry Bradshaw in the picture or Ernest T. Bass from Mayberry?

  57. erikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 1:48 PM

    steelers1981,

    Oh please. The only reason the steelers have ever had any success is because of the Browns.

    Chuck Noll, former Brown born in Cleveland.
    Bill Cowher, former Brown and Shottenheimer assistant.
    Even the hypocloids on the steeler helmet was provided to them by Republic of Cleveland Steel.
    The only reason the steelers were able to complete was their move to the AFC, which was prompted by Cleveland.

  58. erikinhell says: Jun 14, 2012 1:57 PM

    2ruefan says:
    Jun 14, 2012 1:42 PM
    Who? Who would do that to someone before they even came into the draft?
    =================================
    Someone who didn’t like Bradshaw or wanted to see his stock drop in the draft. Not that hard to figure out.

    Yes, I didn’t look up the quote before I originally posted. I hope you’ll be able to sleep better at night now.

    Also, Wikipedia and Wikileaks are not the same company. I think the name you want is Julian Assange that runs Wikileaks, and Bradley Manning was the leaker. Jimmy Wales was the founder of Wikipedia.

  59. stull60060 says: Jun 14, 2012 2:30 PM

    Mark this down. I’m 57 years old and have been watching football since I was 14. Everything great about this country will be destroyed in my life time including football. Like the rest of our freedoms under the Constitution it will be litigated and regulated out of existence.

  60. njsteelersfan says: Jun 14, 2012 2:35 PM

    erikinhell says:Jun 14, 2012 1:48 PM

    steelers1981,

    Oh please. The only reason the steelers have ever had any success is because of the Browns.

    Chuck Noll, former Brown born in Cleveland.
    Bill Cowher, former Brown and Shottenheimer assistant.
    Even the hypocloids on the steeler helmet was provided to them by Republic of Cleveland Steel.
    The only reason the steelers were able to complete was their move to the AFC, which was prompted by Cleveland.
    —————————————————–
    Step away from the pipe we have help on the way !!!!!!!!! Kid there is more to life then drugs your starting to hallucinate

  61. tk1966 says: Jun 14, 2012 2:47 PM

    erikinhell says:
    Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM
    Considering that Bradshaw was referenced before he was drafted as, “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the C and the T”, he might have actually been helped by the concussions.

    ____________________________

    Wow, you are so wrong on so many counts.
    First, the quote was not made before the draft, but before his 3rd Super Bowl Start.
    Second, the quote was made by Hollywood Henderson.
    Third, you are using a quote by a convoked coke-head as the basis for your argument.
    By my count, that three strikes, son. Your out.

  62. Deb says: Jun 14, 2012 3:23 PM

    @erikinhell …

    Not to pile on, but you’re also wrong about Steelers fans booing Terry out of Pittsburgh. Yes, he had it rough in his early days with the team. Steelers fans are notoriously hard to please–especially on the offensive side of the ball. But he was an iconic figure by the time he left, despite the fact that he did his own little Favre act of retiring for movie stardom, then unretiring, then minimizing the extent of his injury thus causing the team to pass on Dan Marino. Terry has admitted he short-changed the fans and was overwhelmed by the love they poured on him when he finally returned to Pittsburgh to be honored with other favorite players.

    Do you do any fact-checking or just spew whatever nonsense comes to mind?

  63. philrat says: Jun 14, 2012 6:49 PM

    Bradshaw and Aikman don’t sue for the same reason current players don’t sue. They are still getting money from the nfl even if indirectly from a broadcaster and don’t want to take a chance on messing that up to join litigation with no guarantee of paying off but will cost him money in legal fees.

  64. blacknyellablacknyella says: Jun 14, 2012 8:14 PM

    There are some serious MO-rons posting on here. Attacking Bradshaw for comments THEY misconstrued. Some courses on reading comprehension need to be taught in some schools.

  65. mancave001 says: Jun 18, 2012 2:56 PM

    No, Terry. The NFL doesn’t care…about YOU.

  66. istateyourname says: Jun 18, 2012 10:26 PM

    The Joe Turkey Jones play…greatest play ever..add it to the list:

    The Twitch

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