I’ve never seen an episode of “Ducky Dynasty”. I’d never even heard of “Duck Dynasty” until two weeks ago when the mainstream news reported that somebody who looks like a member of ZZ Top made some politically-incorrect comments about gays and/or other classes of people entitled to gov-co’s special protections. Based on his political incorrectness, some TV network prevented some bearded guy from doing his show (“Duck Dynasty”) for several weeks or months.
“Duck Dynasty“?! How goofy is that? I dismissed the whole affair as just another example of TV silliness.
But, today, I stumbled onto a YouTube video of former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw talking to Jay Leno about this bearded “Duck Dynasty” guy (Phil Robertson). An’ guess what? In college, Bradshaw sat on the bench as second-string quarterback for two years behind Phil Robertson. And Bradshaw didn’t mind because it was clear that Robertson was a better quarterback.
Here’s the Bradshaw video. It’s just a little over 2-minutes long:
I was amused and slightly impressed. If this Duck Dynasty guy was ever a better quarterback than Terry Bradshaw, then he’s got to have some substance that’s worth considering. More, despite having more talent than Bradshaw and playing first string, one day this Duck Dynasty guy just up and quit. He got tired of playing football and preferred to hunt ducks–so he turned the quarterback job over to Bradshaw. I read that anecdote as evidence of a man who has some integrity and honesty. The bearded “Duck Dynasty” guy no longer sounded like a clown to me.
So, I’d seen a video about the Duck Dynasty guy and I was intrigued. But when another video of the Duck Dynasty guy speaking popped up I decided to take a look. It was almost a half-hour long and I didn’t expect to watch more than five minutes.
(It’s like watching Miley Cyrus videos. I don’t even know who she is, but everyone’s talking about her, so I feel obligated to take a look just to stay “current”. I mean, what if somebody called in my radio show to ask a question about the economic consequences of Miley Cyrus and I didn’t even know who she was–it’d be embarrassing. We big-time radio talk show hosts gotta stay current–y’ unnerstan?)
So I started to watch the Duck Dynasty guy (Phil Robertson) and I was instantly hooked. The man doesn’t smile much. He tells the truth. He’s logical and passionate. He’s impressive, but he’s not trying to impress. He claims he’s not a preacher because he’s never attended seminary school, but if this video is any indication, he’s the best preacher I’ve ever seen.
I watched the whole video. I plan to find more.
Now, I understand why there’s such a fuss about the bearded guy on Duck Dynasty. This man’s for real. He loves the Lord and he has more than enough courage to say so without apology. He doesn’t need telephones. He doesn’t need Duck Dynasty or TV networks. He doesn’t need your good opinion or mine. All he needs is the Good Lord. I am absolutely impressed. He’s the kind of minister a lot of us have been waiting for.
Here’s his video: