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(Deadspin)   Dear Terry Bradshaw: When describing a speedy NFL running back, you might find a better phrase than "chasing a bucket of chicken". Just sayin'   (deadspin.com) divider line 67
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2012-11-05 08:23:55 AM  
I'm pretty certain that headline should read "Terry Bradshaw compares Reggie Bush running to Jimmy Johnson chasing a bucket of chicken" which is, you know, accurate, and wouldn't get as many clicks, but doesn't make you look like you are making stuff up. Which you are.
 
2012-11-05 08:26:06 AM  
Ah, he attended the howard cosell school of broadcasting
 
2012-11-05 08:31:39 AM  
From SB*Nation: Link

"... We know you were referring to Jimmy Johnson, but you can't have the words "chasing a bucket of chicken" play over any clip of any African-Amercian football player. It's the most vile and prevalent stereotype around, and even if it sounds super funny in your head, please think of something else...."
 
2012-11-05 08:34:37 AM  
PEOPLE RUN FASTER WHEN THEY HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM THE COPS, WHICH EVERY RACE DOES.
 
2012-11-05 08:39:54 AM  
I like buckets of fried chicken, but I'm not black. Should I seek help?
 
2012-11-05 08:40:43 AM  
It pisses me off that people have managed to racialize fried chicken. Both white and black people agree that it's farking delicious. Why do we force black people to feel awkward about being associated with it? I don't get it. Harping on the association does nothing to advance race relations and, if anything, is insulting and inconvenient to black people.
 
2012-11-05 08:44:33 AM  

You Are All Sheep: I like buckets of fried chicken, but I'm not black. Should I seek help?


Whatever it is you have, I seem to be afflicted, too. Fried chicken is delicious, and I'm relieved that KFC doesn't have a loyalty card because it would make me want to go there more often than is healthy.
 
2012-11-05 08:48:38 AM  
Love of fried food is more indicative of being a fat southerner than anything else. Or Scottish
 
2012-11-05 08:50:17 AM  

SmackLT: You Are All Sheep: I like buckets of fried chicken, but I'm not black. Should I seek help?

Whatever it is you have, I seem to be afflicted, too. Fried chicken is delicious, and I'm relieved that KFC doesn't have a loyalty card because it would make me want to go there more often than is healthy.


Live in Canada, KFC here is awful stuff. On those rare occasions when I do have, it involves wrapping the chicken in a napkin and squeezing it to the point where you complete drench the napkin. Considering the size of the pieces you get, it's quite an accomplishment. The fries are abysmal too. Crispy fries. Fries should not contain a list of ingredients beyond "potatoes". Their crinkle cut fries were good, most times soggy, but good.

Anyway, enough babbling...

Fortunately, we have alternative places. But I, too, does like me some fried chicken.
 
2012-11-05 08:53:46 AM  

Mark Ratner: I'm pretty certain that headline should read "Terry Bradshaw compares Reggie Bush running to Jimmy Johnson chasing a bucket of chicken" which is, you know, accurate, and wouldn't get as many clicks, but doesn't make you look like you are making stuff up. Which you are.


over in one. christ people, stop looking for reasons to crucify people. not everyone is a red-neck racist.
 
2012-11-05 08:54:33 AM  
Isnt Terry a card carrying member of the Charles Barkley Say Anything You Want Without Consequence Club? I could have sworn he was.
 
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2012-11-05 08:57:13 AM  

Principal Clarinet: From SB*Nation: Link

"... We know you were referring to Jimmy Johnson, but you can't have the words "chasing a bucket of chicken" play over any clip of any African-Amercian football player. It's the most vile and prevalent stereotype around, and even if it sounds super funny in your head, please think of something else...."


i wouldn't say the most vile. i mean chasing watermelons or chasing white women are somewhat more vile.
 
2012-11-05 08:59:22 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: SmackLT: You Are All Sheep: I like buckets of fried chicken, but I'm not black. Should I seek help?

Whatever it is you have, I seem to be afflicted, too. Fried chicken is delicious, and I'm relieved that KFC doesn't have a loyalty card because it would make me want to go there more often than is healthy.

Live in Canada, KFC here is awful stuff. On those rare occasions when I do have, it involves wrapping the chicken in a napkin and squeezing it to the point where you complete drench the napkin. Considering the size of the pieces you get, it's quite an accomplishment. The fries are abysmal too. Crispy fries. Fries should not contain a list of ingredients beyond "potatoes". Their crinkle cut fries were good, most times soggy, but good.

Anyway, enough babbling...

Fortunately, we have alternative places. But I, too, does like me some fried chicken.


Actually, I absolutely love Popeyes chicken, which has nothing to do with the cartoon character, I'm sure. I had one within a half mile of my house a few years ago but it closed for some really dumb reason. And I live near an 'urban' area of town. So they REALLY must have mismanaged it.
 
2012-11-05 09:00:14 AM  
I used to love Browns Chicken as a kid. Great memories of that place. For now, the chains must suffice.

Popeyes > Bojangles > KFC
 
2012-11-05 09:00:21 AM  
Guess what color my skin is:

I love fried chicked AND watermelon, had some of both this weekend!
 
2012-11-05 09:04:38 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-05 09:04:39 AM  
Except that's NOT what he said, Deadspin.
 
2012-11-05 09:06:51 AM  

badscooter: [i.imgur.com image 160x120]


LMFAO o I needed that this morning thank you
 
2012-11-05 09:07:45 AM  

Mark Ratner: I'm pretty certain that headline should read "Terry Bradshaw compares Reggie Bush running to Jimmy Johnson chasing a bucket of chicken" which is, you know, accurate, and wouldn't get as many clicks, but doesn't make you look like you are making stuff up. Which you are.


This was not Bradshaw's Howard Cosell moment.

badscooter: [i.imgur.com image 160x120]


I love the internet.
 
2012-11-05 09:08:14 AM  
I was half-listening when he said it; it made me sit up and pay attention, but judging from the reaction, it seemed like a non-issue.
 
2012-11-05 09:10:40 AM  
i753.photobucket.com 
 
2012-11-05 09:11:00 AM  

FLMountainMan: It pisses me off that people have managed to racialize fried chicken. Both white and black people agree that it's farking delicious. Why do we force black people to feel awkward about being associated with it? I don't get it. Harping on the association does nothing to advance race relations and, if anything, is insulting and inconvenient to black people.


You can't blame anyone but the racists.

I'm a history major; I know the difference between the Confederate Naval Ensign/Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia and the flag of the Confederate Government, the "Stars and Bars". Which one should carry the greater stigma of being the emblem of an institution that defied the federal government in order to maintain an economic engine based on human slavery? But the ignorant rednecks decided to fly the former, and that became the symbol of racism.
 
2012-11-05 09:11:19 AM  

ChrisDe: Except that's NOT what he said, Deadspin.


Deadspin is that asshole that calls out other assholes, only to emerge as the biggest asshole.
 
2012-11-05 09:13:36 AM  
I'm relieved that KFC doesn't have a loyalty card because it would make me want to go there more often than is healthy

Fortnightly
 
2012-11-05 09:13:52 AM  

Gunny Highway: ChrisDe: Except that's NOT what he said, Deadspin.

Deadspin is that asshole that calls out other assholes, only to emerge as the biggest asshole.


Except Deadspin's shiat don't stink according to them, and all the other Gawker sites (although io9 seems to avoid the calling out, but I only check out Morning Spoilers)
 
2012-11-05 09:24:07 AM  
m0.mattters.com



If you don't like fried chicken and watermelon, there is something wrong with YOU motherfarker.
 
2012-11-05 09:25:56 AM  

Orgasmatron138: I was half-listening when he said it; it made me sit up and pay attention, but judging from the reaction, it seemed like a non-issue.


That was pretty much my reaction, a sudden "wait- what did he say?!" followed by a quick rewind and "oh that was an unfortunate sounding phrase, particularly if someone was only half paying attention."
 
2012-11-05 09:28:30 AM  
If Terry didn't want to unleash a shiatstorm of controversy about his snide comment, he should have amended it to "Hitler chasing a bucket of chicken"
 
2012-11-05 09:33:02 AM  

Principal Clarinet: From SB*Nation: Link

"... We know you were referring to Jimmy Johnson, but you can't have the words "chasing a bucket of chicken" play over any clip of any African-Amercian football player. It's the most vile and prevalent stereotype around, and even if it sounds super funny in your head, please think of something else...."


Most vile stereotypes? Worse than, say, the idea that the Jews are drinking the blood of Christian babies? Worse than, say, the idea that people with dark skin were touched by the devil as punishment for past wickedness? Worse than, say, the idea that individuals of certain races are genetically predisposed to greater intelligence and that -- not socio-economic issues and lingering institutional racism -- is why we have disparities in crime rates and wealth?
 
2012-11-05 09:33:49 AM  

Slow To Return: Guess what color my skin is:

I love fried chicked AND watermelon, had some of both this weekend!


Asian?
 
2012-11-05 09:43:48 AM  
As a cracker-ass cracker, fried-chicken eatin' mother farker, I take offense to the word "bucket."

Popeye's comes in a god-damned box.
 
2012-11-05 09:49:46 AM  

maxx2112: As a cracker-ass cracker, fried-chicken eatin' mother farker, I take offense to the word "bucket."

Popeye's comes in a god-damned box.


Am I supposed to be ashamed of the bucket? Popcorn comes in the same kind of bucket, and I'm supposed to finish all of that. It doesn't taste as good when it's reheated.
 
2012-11-05 09:59:05 AM  

born_yesterday: maxx2112: As a cracker-ass cracker, fried-chicken eatin' mother farker, I take offense to the word "bucket."

Popeye's comes in a god-damned box.

Am I supposed to be ashamed of the bucket? Popcorn comes in the same kind of bucket, and I'm supposed to finish all of that. It doesn't taste as good when it's reheated.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-05 10:20:39 AM  

badscooter:


Now that's funny, thanks for morning laugh.
 
2012-11-05 10:44:03 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I'm a history major; I know the difference between the Confederate Naval Ensign/Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia and the flag of the Confederate Government, the "Stars and Bars". Which one should carry the greater stigma of being the emblem of an institution that defied the federal government in order to maintain an economic engine based on human slavery? But the ignorant rednecks decided to fly the former, and that became the symbol of racism.


Holy frijoles, I learned something today. I never understood why rednecks flew that flag with pride in an effort to call themselves real Americans. You tried to SECEDE, idiots!

Anyway. I'm the whitest thing ever and I love fried chicken. If any of you ever make it to DFW, I've got a place for you that makes some amazing fried chicken. I haven't been to a chain chicken place in YEARS. There is no need for it with Babe's right down the road. Mmmmm..... Baaaaaaaabes......
 
2012-11-05 10:59:32 AM  
FTC: I bet it was funny, but refuse to watch anything shot in vertical mode.... fark you iPhone.

What he said.
 
2012-11-05 11:10:19 AM  
I'd say Deadspin has gone downhill, but it was not very up high the hill in the first place.
 
2012-11-05 11:16:12 AM  

Di Atribe: UNC_Samurai: I'm a history major; I know the difference between the Confederate Naval Ensign/Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia and the flag of the Confederate Government, the "Stars and Bars". Which one should carry the greater stigma of being the emblem of an institution that defied the federal government in order to maintain an economic engine based on human slavery? But the ignorant rednecks decided to fly the former, and that became the symbol of racism.

Holy frijoles, I learned something today. I never understood why rednecks flew that flag with pride in an effort to call themselves real Americans. You tried to SECEDE, idiots!

Anyway. I'm the whitest thing ever and I love fried chicken. If any of you ever make it to DFW, I've got a place for you that makes some amazing fried chicken. I haven't been to a chain chicken place in YEARS. There is no need for it with Babe's right down the road. Mmmmm..... Baaaaaaaabes......


heh. sounds like Doublefront Chicken in Missoula, Montana. awesome!!!

/was pulling for your team last night, Di.
 
2012-11-05 11:18:40 AM  
snltranscripts.jt.org 

/sort of relevant
//hot like a fresh bucket of chicken
 
2012-11-05 11:29:24 AM  

Gunderson: If Terry didn't want to unleash a shiatstorm of controversy about his snide comment, he should have amended it to "Hitler chasing a bucket of chicken"


If he had said "Obama" instead, this thread would be full of people defending Terry and saying the fried chicken thing isn't racist, and besides you people compared Bush to a chimp lots of times so you're the real racists.
 
2012-11-05 11:34:14 AM  

badscooter: [i.imgur.com image 160x120]


WIN! (rtclk-save)
 
2012-11-05 11:44:55 AM  
Also,
1) I doubt Terry is a bigot or prejudiced,
2) Terry is at least as likely to poke fun at himself or set himself up to be the butt of a joke.

c.cslacker.com
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i921.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-05 12:20:40 PM  
i.imgur.com

/spicy
 
2012-11-05 12:34:12 PM  

hackhix: [i.imgur.com image 640x427]

/spicy


That's awful and reminds my of a photshop contest pic of Air Force One at Popeyes that some brilliant farker made. Thought for sure I had saved that one.
 
2012-11-05 01:06:07 PM  

stir22: heh. sounds like Doublefront Chicken in Missoula, Montana. awesome!!!

/was pulling for your team last night, Di.


Yeah, me too. We were close.... AGAIN. Hopefully, the second half of our schedule is kinder.
 
2012-11-05 01:08:17 PM  
He should have gone with "He's got 'gettin away from the Cops' speed" instead
 
2012-11-05 01:09:37 PM  

Di Atribe: Yeah, me too. We were close.... AGAIN.


THANKS A LOT, DI, THAT WAS TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS I ROOTED FOR YOUR TEAM. That makes me at least 1/8 Cowboys fan this year. And they repay me with two "get my hopes up and lose" losses.
 
2012-11-05 01:14:22 PM  
What chasing a bucket of chicken refers to. Once you catch it, you get to eat it:


images.mentalfloss.com
 
2012-11-05 01:17:23 PM  

Di Atribe: stir22: heh. sounds like Doublefront Chicken in Missoula, Montana. awesome!!!

/was pulling for your team last night, Di.

Yeah, me too. We were close.... AGAIN. Hopefully, the second half of our schedule is kinder.


It is.
 
2012-11-05 01:17:47 PM  
So Terry Bradshaw, in reference to Jimmy Johnson, mentions "bucket of chicken" and people are butthurt? Seriously? I guess it's come to the point where no one can say "fried chicken" near a black person, or in any way a black person might hear. Jeez, if I were black, I think I would be more insulted by that fact than anything TB said.
 
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