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Terry Bradshaw to miss Super Bowl after the passing of his father

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Fox has announced that Terry Bradshaw will not take part in the network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII after the passing of his father, William “Bill” Marvin Bradshaw, on Thursday.

“On behalf of everyone at FOX Sports, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to Terry, his [wife] Novis, brothers Gary and Craig and the entire Bradshaw family,” the network said Sunday. “All are in our thoughts and prayers today, and we respect their wishes for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Michael Strahan will take over Bradshaw’s broadcast roles for Fox’s Sunday coverage of the game.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, William Bradshaw is survived by his wife, two siblings, three children and 12 grandchildren, according to an obituary in the Shreveport Times. He was 86 years old.

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28 Responses to “Terry Bradshaw to miss Super Bowl after the passing of his father”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 2, 2014 12:48 PM

    So sorry to hear, I love Bradshaw. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 2, 2014 12:53 PM

    RIP – thoughts and prayers.

  3. steelhammer92 says: Feb 2, 2014 12:59 PM

    RIP. Terry always talks about his mom and dad when he’s on Leno. At least he got to live a nice long life and watch his son become a success.

  4. blacknole08 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:03 PM

    RIP. Losing a parent is hard no matter what the age.

  5. jamesbarnes says: Feb 2, 2014 1:10 PM

    Glad he’s taking time for himself instead of trying to pretend he’s ok and ham it up just because it’s the Super Bowl.

  6. dkphilly1122 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:12 PM

    Sorry for your loss Mr Bradshaw!!!!

  7. southpaw0609 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:20 PM

    He raised you and saw you get 4 rings and become a network broadcaster.

    His work on earth is done. Godspeed.

  8. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 2, 2014 1:21 PM

    A true Steeler.

  9. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 2, 2014 1:25 PM

    Thoughts and prayers Terry!

  10. diagda65 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:36 PM

    A loss is a loss Mr.Bradshaw you will be missed ! Next year !! And of course the regular NFL season I’m a Niner fan but was and still was a Bradshaw fan first (Steelers) your father I’m sure was proud of your accomplishments his legacy is your success .

  11. wnstonchill says: Feb 2, 2014 1:54 PM

    Prayers to you and your family T.B.
    Your father’s legacy if reflected in the lifestyle you live today. Thanks for showing the world that there are some good men left out there! God bless!

  12. thegreatsantini56 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:02 PM

    Sorry for your loss Terry. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  13. jerrahsucks says: Feb 2, 2014 2:09 PM

    Even after what he did to my Cowboys, I love Terry Bradshaw. God bless you sir. And thanks to Phil Robertson for giving up football, and giving Mr. Bradshaw his chance.

  14. doubleogator says: Feb 2, 2014 2:14 PM


  15. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 2, 2014 2:18 PM

    Nice picture of Terry’s dad. Doesn’t look a day over 75.

  16. footballchic777 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:18 PM

    Prayers are with you and your family. Love watching TB on Leno talking about his family. You can tell they mean everything to him.

  17. raptorfa says: Feb 2, 2014 2:20 PM

    Most of us have lost a parent. It’s one of the hardest things we have to go through in life, no matter who you are.

    Condolences to the Bradshaw family.

  18. pfic15 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:24 PM

    Least he has his priorities in order.

  19. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:41 PM

    won’t be the same without him there.

  20. 12brichandfamous says: Feb 2, 2014 3:07 PM

    I wish Terry peace and warm memories of his father.

  21. craigkintexas says: Feb 2, 2014 3:12 PM

    So sad the stoners and drunks had to comment at a time of loss! Hope you and your family find peace with this loss of your dad. RIP Mr. Bradshaw.

  22. steelerdeathstar says: Feb 2, 2014 3:34 PM

    Terry Bradshaw is a class individual, and I’m sure his father was,too. Condolences on the passing of Terry’s dad; may he always have great memories of him.

  23. csilojohnson says: Feb 2, 2014 3:51 PM

    I think its safe to say Strahan wins this round with Sapp.

  24. skoobyfl says: Feb 2, 2014 4:52 PM

    So sorry Terry, JP from Naples

  25. honusdogus says: Feb 2, 2014 5:04 PM

    Loved your daddy. I met him at a horse show when I was with my grandpa Vaught, who knew your dad I guess from coaching football and following you. Your dad was the best, and my heart goes out to you.

  26. kegowhisky says: Feb 2, 2014 5:30 PM

    RIP Mr. Bradshaw, you’ve had a hell of a ride. Terry, hang in there and may you, family, and friends come through in this difficult time.

  27. debbiesmiley says: Feb 2, 2014 9:47 PM

    Terry so sorry to hear that your father passed. Stay strong… May God bless your family and you with strength and give you peace and surround you with love.Take care of yourself Terry. We love you.

  28. joetoronto says: Feb 3, 2014 5:19 AM

    All the best to you, Terry. Hang in there. 🙂

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