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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Terry Bradshaw describes himself as a long-term planner and an eternal goal-setter. He told SI.com this week that he has set an ambitious objective: to work as an NFL studio analyst for Fox into his 80s. "It's only football, only ...

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Old 06-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
 
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Terry Bradshaw in Vegas

Terry Bradshaw describes himself as a long-term planner and an eternal goal-setter. He told SI.com this week that he has set an ambitious objective: to work as an NFL studio analyst for Fox into his 80s.
"It's only football, only five months out of the year -- 21 days on television," said Bradshaw, who turns 65 on Sept. 2. "I can handle that. It is a young man-driven business but I look at myself as being totally different. I don't see myself as someone who has to be relevant merely with X's and Os. I've always understood the entertainment side to it, and at 64, I see many years of still doing this."
Of course, Bradshaw is realistic. He is signed for four more years with Fox but how long he lasts on television won't be up to him. "Now it doesn't mean that Fox is going to want me," Bradshaw said, laughing. "I'm sure when Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or Drew Brees come out, they are going to say, we gotta replace the old guys. I'm aware of that. And if that happens, I'm fine with that.
"But I don't want to work anywhere else. If I was ever not re-signed by Fox, I would never go to another network. This is the perfect place for me. I was at CBS and that would not work for me now. Never been with NBC but they only have one game and nor are they interested in me. This is where I need to be. I like where I am. When this plays out, I play out."
This weekend, Bradshaw will be playing himself in Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blond -- A Life in Four Quarters. The show debuts Friday and Saturday at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and is a 70-minute ride through Bradshaw's life told in comedic tones and song. Three years ago, Bradshaw connected with a handful of theater producers and writers to put his life to music. The culmination of that work drops this weekend. (Here's some behind the scenes footage of Bradshaw practicing.)
"Whether it works or not, the fact that we got it to Vegas is a success," Bradshaw said. "The most flattering thing is someone did not look at me and go, "But he's old to do this."
The show navigates through Bradshaw's early life, his influences, his love of football and success and failures in Pittsburgh, his marriage failures, his early post-NFL career choices, his forays into entertainment, and his Fox career. (Bradshaw said there will be a large Fox Sports contingent watching him this weekend, including Fox NFL Sunday buddies Jimmy Johnson and Howie Long.) Among the singers performing is Bradshaw's daughter, Rachel, a singer-songwriter in Nashville. Bradshaw said performing in front of a live crowd (the theater seats 1200) won't bother him but he does work daily on keeping his anxiety levels down. (Bradshaw has been one of the most open people in sports about his bouts with depression and anxiety attacks, and his honesty has no doubt helped save some lives.)
Bradshaw said he owns the show and if it's received well, he plans to take it on the road to small towns around America (and of course back to Vegas) during the NFL's offseason. Performing has always been one of his side interests; Bradshaw also raises cattle, breeds horses, and does a lot of corporate speaking.
"The fact that you put your balls up on the table and say shoot at me, I think it's an appealing thing," Bradshaw said. "When I had burglars in my home, I was a guy who went to them. It's a natural thing for me to attack this."


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I hate the iron curtain; yet, I love Bradshaw.

My favorite Bradshaw moment is when Sir Paul McCartney sat down with the guys and hit it off with Terry.

I recall Paul and Terry clicking and the other dudes seemed annoyed.

Terry hold no agenda and no regard for what is "right" - he is a straight shooter.
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Terry is great !
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Originally Posted by MaggieMayTB View Post
I hate the iron curtain; yet, I love Bradshaw.

My favorite Bradshaw moment is when Sir Paul McCartney sat down with the guys and hit it off with Terry.

I recall Paul and Terry clicking and the other dudes seemed annoyed.

Terry hold no agenda and no regard for what is "right" - he is a straight shooter.
Yep. Paul and Terry share the fact that they're both very good at what they do and neither of them takes anything too seriously.
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