The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions, and head coach Andy Reid has added another Lombardi Trophy to his already impressive resume. Apparently, however, that doesn’t exempt him from fat jokes, otherwise known as “fat-shaming” by some fans.
Football Hall of Fame Terry Bradshaw is being dragged through the coals following a post-game interview where he began by asking Reid to “waddle over here.” Here is a video of the interaction:
Terry Bradshaw to Andy Reid:
"Big guy… let me get the big guy in here. Come on, waddle over here."
"Have a cheeseburger on us." #SuperBowl #Fox pic.twitter.com/loFDtKgEH0
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 13, 2023
It’s never good when you are the only one laughing at your joke like Bradshaw was here, but to do it on a stage following the biggest sporting event of the year is tough. But on the other hand, it’s not a great idea to start an interview off by saying, “Big guy… let me get the big guy in here. Come on, waddle over here.”
Even worse, he decided to continue piling on, congratulating Reid and saying “have a cheeseburger on us.” Again, if everyone were laughing, maybe this joke lands and everyone laughs harder. But, Terry, nobody laughed the first time, read the room. Many fans on Twitter shared their thoughts on the matter, ranging from calling for the immediate termination of Bradshaw to this being a hilarious joke.
One user said, “I like Bradshaw ; but what he said to Reid was very rude and disrespectful. This man just won the SB and he gets made fun of? Some things you just don’t say and are not funny”
Another said, “Why does @NFLonFOX continue to allow Terry Bradshaw to interview owners, coaches, and players after games? He has NO clue on how to conduct an interview and acts like an idiot on the stage. Telling Andy Reid to waddle on up here and that he’s old. It’s honestly embarrassing!”
And another, “While everyone seems to have an opinion on Rihanna’s halftime show, how about Terry Bradshaw doing the interviews at the podium? Putting someone up there who knows how to conduct an interview might be a good idea next time.”
Andy Reid’s Super Bowl victory did lead to a ton of praise however, as many outlets are now calling him the best coach in the NFL, with some even discussing his place among the greatest coaches of all time. He also, despite rumors of his retirement, will continue to coach in the NFL next season. when asked by Pro Football Talk if he would return next year, Reid said the following:
“That’s what I plan on doing. Yeah, God help me.”
ESPN even spent air time yesterday asking the question, “Where does Andy Reid rank among all-time great coaches?” So, aside from some snide remarks from Terry Bradshaw, this week has been a massive win for Reid as he continues to cement his legacy for years to come. CBS Sports quoted Reid saying this line, which seems to be the best way the Reid could explain himself in this moment in time:
“I look in the mirror and I’m old. My heart, though, is young. I still enjoy doing what I’m doing. I got asked that 50 times here. Finally I just go, ‘Whatever, man. Whatever.’ … I’m good with what I’m doing right now. … Listen, if they’ll have me, I’ll stick around.”
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