Apparently former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and Louisiana native Terry Bradshaw was none too pleased with the way Drew Brees handled breaking Johnny Unitas' record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
Bradshaw appeared on NY's WFAN radio station yesterday and shared his stupid opinion:
"(The record) didn't blow me away," the four-time Super Bowl champion told WFAN co-hosts Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno in his weekly spot on Tuesday. "I'm not much on that stuff ... I'm not into records, fellas. I'm just into winning football games. (The Saints) hadn't won a game ... I'm not into records, I'm into winning Super Bowls ... These things aren't important. We lose sight of why we play. We play to win and to win championships, not to break records."
Like MJD from Yahoo! said, "Spoken like a guy who won a lot of championships but never had tremendous individual statistics." This whole think reeks of jealousy or misplaced anger. How much do you want to bet if Bradshaw had broken lots of individual records but never won a Super Bowl in his career, he'd be singing a different tune? It must have been nice to play for a team that actually had a decent defense to help him out, instead of having to do damn near everything all by himself.
Bradshaw continues his lunacy:
"I was a little upset that he went to the NFL to get Payton and everybody back to watch him break a record," Bradshaw said. "I'm like, ‘Are you kidding me?' I never would have gone and asked for them back ... I thought it was disrespectful to the San Diego Chargers ... So break it, go ahead. Hell, you're throwing it 50 times a game ... I'm just against stuff like that. I just don't believe in doing stuff like that."
Stuff like what? Having your friends, mentors and personal inspirations there in person to see you accomplish something nobody else has ever done? What a crime. The audacity of Brees, to want the people who helped him achieve this impressive record there to watch it happen. He probably invited his parents to his college graduation, too.
And excuse me, but I fail to see how the presence of Payton, Loomis, and/or Vitt in the Superdome was disrespectful to the Chargers? I'm sorry, I don't get what this has to do with the Chargers at all and I certainly don't remember hearing anyone from their team complain. The game was in New Orleans, not San Diego. The game wasn't stopped or delayed. I'd say the pomp and circumstance was kept at an absolute minimum considering Brees had just broken a 52-year-old NFL record. So what the hell is your problem, Bradshaw?
What's funny is that if Bradshaw knew anything about Brees, he would understand that Drew would probably trade in all of his awards and records for a fistful of championship jewelry like Bradshaw.
To be honest, I'm a little disappointed because I've always liked the Shreveport native. He's always seemed to have a soft spot for the Saints. But this was just stupid.