Maybe Terry Bradshaw Wasn’t Being Indefensibly Racist After All

  • Dylan Murphy

“Guys, Jimmy Johnson loves fried chicken, so Terry Bradshaw totally isn’t a racist.” That’s the narrative being spun right now on Twitter by members of the FOX Sports team.

If you haven’t yet heard, Bradshaw was calling a Reggie Bush touchdown run when he remarked, “Look at this Jimmy, like he was chasing that bucket of chicken…”

Although the FOX Sports broadcast team erupted in laughter (well, everyone except Curt Menefee, who seemed to realize ol’ Terry Bradshaw had just Terry Bradshaw’d himself into some trouble), the internet went predictably bonkers.

The backlash was swift and unforgiving, as everyone jumped on the “Terry Bradshaw is a guffawing racist” bandwagon. Bradshaw’s studio colleagues, however, would soon come to their besieged pal’s aid.

According to host Curt Menafee, Bradshaw said “like you [Jimmy]” and not “like he.” Jimmy Johnson explained it was a dig at him because he eats fried chicken every Sunday on the set of FOX Sports’ studio broadcast.

Confused yet? Allow the noted Extenze pitchman to elaborate.

See! Even Jimmy Johnson is throwing his marriage under the bus for ol’ Terry!

More defenders, ahoy.

Erin Andrews has spoken. Case closed.