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Terry Bradshaw

Bush "Chasing Chicken"

Adlib Was Bad Inside Joke

11/5/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Terry Bradshaw made the biggest fumble in the NFL on Sunday when he compared Reggie Bush TD run to "chasing a bucket of chicken" -- but the jaw-dropping comment was intended to be an inside joke ... TMZ has learned.

Hall of Famer Bradshaw was describing Reggie's play during yesterday's halftime highlights show on FOX NFL Sunday -- when he spewed, "Look at this Jimmy, like he was chasing that bucket of chicken that the wind was blowing the other day."

Sources who were inside the FOX studio yesterday ... tell TMZ Terry was not trying to insult African-American Reggie -- but instead was taking a shot at fellow FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson.

We're told the entire cast and crew has always busted on JJ -- on and off air -- for his love of fried chicken ... and that's why TB called out Jimmy during his comment.

So, we gotta ask ...

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633 days ago
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wendy    

Terry's been in the public eye for a very long time, why would be become racist now? stupid question tmz

633 days ago
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karenjj    

Oh, heaven forbid Terry utter a single word which may or may not be just kind of, sort of, halfway racist in an innocent way. So sick of those people looking for any chance to pull the race card. He didn't say, wow, look at him chasing that watermelon. GOOD GRIEF!!!!

633 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

HWGWTH! Here we go with the haters. If anyone thinks TB is a racist is a moron and should be heavily medicated. I can see how a racist can think this is racist.
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633 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I can see how a racist person can misunderstand this as being a racist comment.
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633 days ago
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Kelly    

Innocent? Are you crazy? It is on the face of it IGNORANT! And racist! He shouldn't have said it because he should have known better NOT to! Yes, it was RACIST of TB to say a black athlete looked like he was chasing a bucket of chicken! TOTALLY racist!

633 days ago
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D. Potter    

If TMZ's sources say that it wasn't a racist comment, why post it? Why not just move on? Is TMZ trying to fan the flames or start a controversy?

633 days ago
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cass    

Terry Bradshaw is NOT a racist.


He's a zany, over-the-top, creative analyst.


If anybody complains, then:


a. They don't know football/Terry Bradshaw
b. THEY are the racists.

633 days ago
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hotbitch    

"African-American Reggie" Really, TMZ?!?!?! A) STOP using the term African-American. He's from California and is thus, American and B) we all know Reggie Bush is black; it did not need to be stated. Also, if there was really a bucket of chicken on the field the other day then it's not racist.

633 days ago
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CLINT    

If the joke was against JJ, then there is no racism there, other than mentioning a bucket of chicken and a black guy. Terry has been hanging around black guys all his life and I'm sure the jokes fly in the locker room as well as well as on the NFL Sunday set. Until he outright say he hates black people, everyone needs to relax.

633 days ago
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kb    

We're so friggin politically correct in this society...let's not worry about stupid jokes. There are plenty of real examples of prejudice that should concern us more.

633 days ago
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Kelly    

TMZ says the comment is "jaw-dropping" so obviously the staff agrees with me.

633 days ago
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LISA    

I saw the clip before I read the article, and I still didn't get 'racist' from that comment. I just figured Reggie liked fried chicken (still not sure how that would be considered racist).

633 days ago
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633 days ago
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Vote2012    

Ae they going to turn on Bradshaw like they did with Rush Limbaugh.? That seems to be the way the sports world now works.

633 days ago
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