PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – It’s no secret that the relationship between former Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw and recently deceased head coach Chuck Noll was strained, but Bradshaw not showing up to his former coach’s viewing or funeral has rubbed many the wrong way.
Bradshaw was recently in the area performing his one man show, “America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde” on Saturday, June 14, at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino, just one day after word came out about the passing of his former coach.
While reports have surfaced that Bradshaw spoke about his former coach during the show, we’ve found out that Bradshaw in no way showed up to the viewing or the funeral to pay his respects, and that has led to some fans and former team employees expressing their outrage with him.
On the Starkey and Mueller show, Joe Starkey read a quote he received from former Steelers public relations guru Joe Gordon on Terry Bradshaw.
“He’s the most insincere person I’ve ever known,” Gordon said.
Meanwhile, another famous former Steeler made sure to pay his respects, but wanted to do so outside of the public light. Starkey talked about how intensely private Jack Lambert is and how he has kept to himself for the playing days, but made sure to sit down with Noll’s wife to express his condolences.
“He [Lambert] called Joe Gordon over the weekend and said he wanted to sit down and talk with Marianne Noll, Chuck’s wife. So Sunday, it was arranged that Jack Lambert would talk with Marianne Noll at 1:30, and sure enough, Joe Gordon showed up at the funeral home, and at 1 o’clock, Jack Lambert was sitting outside in his truck, presumably having driven in from Kittanning, which I think is where he lives up there, sitting in his truck waiting. And he had a chance to have an audience, have a nice talk with Marianne Noll for about 15 to 20 minutes and then left and drove back home before anybody else came.”
You can hear more about the two drastically different approaches the two former Steelers took to respect their former coach in the audio link below as Starkey and Mueller went on to discuss why Bradshaw didn’t show to honor his former coach and what they think about him.
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