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Duck Punt: How Phil Robertson found stardom after giving up football
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Posted on 12/02/2012 10:13:18 AM PST by Kimmers

In the late 1960s in Ruston, Louisiana, two Bulldog quarterbacks’ life paths diverged sharply. You might have heard of Terry Bradshaw, who went on to attain the top pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, a lengthy career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, four Super Bowl victories, a spot in the Hall of Fame and a second career in front of the camera. You might not have heard of Phil Robertson, who was ahead of Bradshaw on Louisiana Tech’s depth chart but gave up football with one year of eligibility remaining because the game and any future in it interfered with his heart’s dearest passion: duck-hunting season.

“At the time, no one quite understood what exactly was my problem because I didn’t put football as the ultimate goal, being this stud hoss football player, but what they didn’t see then, they get it now,” Robertson said. “Because as it turns out, what am I talking about now?”

Robertson was referring to the duck call business he started out of his home, which became the Duck Commander regime and led some 40 years later to the creation of Duck Dynasty, which premiered Wednesday on A&E. This is one of those times where a one-sentence pitch will tell you immediately whether a show is for you: “Duck Dynasty follows a backwoods millionaire family running a duck call empire on the Louisiana bayou.” (Being inveterate hilljacks, we are immediately drawn to this premise, even though it’s not a shot-by-shot remake of Dynasty cast with waterfowl. We checked.)

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KEYWORDS: duckdynasty

1 posted on 12/02/2012 10:13:23 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Happy Happy Happy!

Love this family!


2 posted on 12/02/2012 10:19:48 AM PST by bonfire
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To: Kimmers

I love this program. The whole family is,,,uh,,,unique in today’s world.
Phil and Kay are well grounded, obviously loving, and it looks like they raised some pretty decent kids (and grandkids). The family works together, plays together, grows together, and it all works out in an environment that has God and Family at the top of the agenda.
Uncle Sy (Psy, maybe?) is an absolute hoot, along with Jace and Willy. The assorted characters around their local area provide comedic fodder week after week.
Really, now! Who could resist a redneck waterpark? Or, dropping everything at work to take off on a honey hunt? Or, doing battle with cagey beavers? Or, hauling Miss Kay’s new goats in the back of a new Escalade?

Heck, it’s worth the watch just to see the opening segment...ZZTop? Perfect!


3 posted on 12/02/2012 10:36:47 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: bonfire

I sometimes try to figure out who is my favorite but I like them all......they are good people....


4 posted on 12/02/2012 10:46:04 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

I am becoming hooked on Duck Dynasty, really good show.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: PubliusMM

If we compare this family to another TV family, Kartrashians....

Duck Dynasty has more class and family respect than any of the Trashians.....


6 posted on 12/02/2012 10:51:20 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
“Premiered” ? May be this season's first show, but it's been on a while. The favorite show of my oldest grandson (~25), my youngest grandson (12), and their Mamaw (Uhhhh). That's a broad audience appeal. Try it out, you may like it too!
7 posted on 12/02/2012 11:04:19 AM PST by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: PubliusMM

I’ve only seen a couple of episodes and I think some of the stuff is pretty contrived, but they did end both of the episodes I saw with everyone saying a heartfelt prayer before dinner.

Contrast that with “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.”


8 posted on 12/02/2012 11:29:24 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Kimmers

In the Louisiana Tech alumni newsletter from ~ 10 years ago there was an article about Phil. He said he has always been able to use duck hunting as a way to talk to people about Jesus. He called it ducks and Jesus. The tidbits you see on the show related to religious beliefs is not just an adder. Phil has had this balanced love for ducks and Jesus over a long time.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 11:33:03 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Kimmers

We all have (or wish we did have) an Uncle Si in our family.
The dynasty crew is refreshingly frank and totally relaxed in themselves. I would like to see the real duck call manufacturing facility!


10 posted on 12/02/2012 12:27:19 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: Kimmers

We all have (or wish we did have) an Uncle Si in our family.
The dynasty crew is refreshingly frank and totally relaxed in themselves. I would like to see the real duck call manufacturing facility!


11 posted on 12/02/2012 12:48:20 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: Kimmers

I also call that other family the Kar-trash-ians. I don’t even see why they have a show.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 12:53:31 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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Love the show! Here’s another article; more about their faith. http://www.christianchronicle.org/article2159776~Faith,_family_and_ducks:_Behind_the_scenes_of_


13 posted on 12/02/2012 1:10:09 PM PST by Lacey
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To: Kimmers

There was a good article about them in Christian Chronicle. The family was frustrated with the producers of the show because they added bleeps to make it appear that they had cussed. They told them to stop or they would not do the show. A sweet lady I attend church with had Phil for a teacher and said he was one of her favorites. Very down to earth, good role model.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 1:13:09 PM PST by EmilyGeiger (s)
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I noticed in the last couple of episodes that the “censors” are letting “in Jesus name” slip through in their prayer.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 1:16:04 PM PST by Lacey
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To: 2010Freeper

Agreed, I love Uncle Si....he is so funny and so sweet with the children....


16 posted on 12/02/2012 1:24:19 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Lacey

I have noticed that and am glad to see it.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 1:57:38 PM PST by EmilyGeiger (s)
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To: Kimmers

There is something dang sexy about Miss Kay (IMHO).

Maybe it’s her bisquits and honey?


18 posted on 12/02/2012 3:08:25 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Kimmers

HEY! If it don’t use gas or gun powder. I ain’t interested Jack!

Uncle Silas. Like a BOSS!!


19 posted on 12/02/2012 5:39:55 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: Kimmers

Mark


20 posted on 12/02/2012 7:12:17 PM PST by sport
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To: Kimmers

BTTT....had to look this up cause I LOVE this show and wanted to see if it was ever on here. The more repeats I watch, the better it gets. Never knew the Bradshaw connection before


21 posted on 01/09/2013 9:42:46 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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