On today's Pardon My Take... BILL BURR! The comedian and longtime recurring guest of the show joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter today to discuss his upcoming tour, current events in the sports world, and much more. There was also a discussion of how Burr randomly texts Mr. Cat with his thoughts on certain sports takes, which then snowballed into a lesson of what the definition of "chickenshit football" means. You may have heard this term on the show before, but here is the context of what it is.
Mr. Cat: If we want to do the "random text I get from Bill Burr," last time we brought you cornerback celebrating. This time, I got a random text from Bill, I think it was like two or three weeks ago, and he just said, "Am I to believe Kentucky has a solid football team?" It was completely out of the blue, there was no conversation going on, just one Saturday afternoon, Bill just texted me that. I was like, "Yeah, they actually are very, very solid."
Mr. Commenter: I think solid is the perfect word to use for them. They're not great.
Bill Burr: You're my go-to guy with a few obscure things. Because, you know, each sports fan, I'm like, "Who do I think is going to give me the right answer?" Or who do I think, you know, if I just want somebody to agree with me, I have like different people that I text, and you moved up on the draft day, you moved up when you stormed out of Michigan, The Big House.
Mr. Cat: Yeah, Chickenshit Football.
Bill Burr: Chickenshit Football, repeating that over and over again when Wisconsin was losing to them. I just, the image of that was so funny to me, and then just the passion that you left The Big House, having a good time, having drinks, could not sit there and stomach watching your own team lose, despite the money that you spent there. You know what I mean?
Mr. Cat: It was punting from Michigan's 40 yard line. That's Chickenshit Football, I'm not going to invest any more time in it.
"Chickenshit Football." You'll know it when you see it. Punting from the opponent's side of the field, kicking meaningless field goals, etc. Bill Burr now knows what it means, and so do you.