'Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep': When the QB told Trump to focus on N Korea and not NFL
Not one to mince words, be it about the game he played with such precision and panache, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was even critical of some actions of former POTUS Donald Trump. He might have been a Republican party supporter, but that didn't mean that he agreed to everything that was said and written. Bradshaw is now the topic of discussion as his HBO documentary, 'Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep'is set to premiere on February 1.
Directed by Keith Cossrow of NFL Films, the 75-minute show features interviews along with rare archival footage that traces the life and times of one of the most decorated and skilled QB's to have played the sport. Per a Deadline report, the footage also includes a series of shows he did at the Clay Cooper Theater in Branson, Missouri last year. Coming back to Bradshaw on Trump, the NFL world will remember the dig he took at the former President during a 2017 episode of FOX NFL Sunday.
While Bradshaw didn't necessarily condone players kneeling during the national anthem, he stated that "if our country stands for anything, folks, it's freedom. People died for that freedom. I'm not sure if our President understands those rights. That every American has the right to speak out also to protest. Believe me, these athletes do love this great country of ours. Personally, I think our President should concentrate on North Korea and healthcare rather than ripping into athletes and the NFL."
There were more instances as well. Following the cancellation of Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles' White House visit after Trump's anti-anthem protest, the QB sided with the Eagles saying, "Trump just needs to go somewhere and enjoy the money he's got." While it is unclear if his political views will be covered in the docu, it's safe to say that Bradshaw's game and analysis — on and off the field is worth the watch.
“There is no one in sports quite like Terry Bradshaw,” said Cossrow. “He’s been in our lives for more than 50 years. We’ve seen him struggle, we’ve seen him on top of the world, he’s made us laugh, and he hasn’t been afraid to cry. And there is no one better to tell his extraordinary story than Terry himself. We are thrilled to have made this special with him.”
'Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep' premieres Feb 1 at 9 pm ET on HBO.