Terry Bradshaw talks Super Bowl commercial nerves and reveals his pick for Super Bowl LII

Terry Bradshaw has seemingly conquered it all.

During his 13-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the former quarterback competed in and won four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII and XIV). He quickly became a top-rated football analyst after his retirement and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame during his first year of eligibility.

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Away from the gridiron, Bradshaw has recorded six albums, all either country/western or gospel, and has co-written five books. The broadcaster continued his takeover of America's living rooms when he began acting, appearing in multiple commercials and popular shows including "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Modern Family" and "The League." 

However, the 69-year-old added one more bullet to his resume last year in an experience he called "a bucket list thing" -- starring in his very own Super Bowl ad. 

See Bradshaw through the years: 

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: FOX Sports commentator Terry Bradshaw looks on prior to the start of the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 21, 2018 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 38-7. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
UNDATED: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw #12 passes the ball. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Washington: President Nixon compares hands with All-American quarterback Terry Brads haw, of Louisiana Tech, when the latter called at the White House with a group from the school. Bradshaw was the number one draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
1975: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw #12 pauses for the camera during a game during his first year in Professional Football. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 18, 1976: Quarterback Terry Bradshaw #12 of the Pittsburgh Steelers hands the ball to running back Rocky Bleier #20 during Super Bowl X on January 18, 1976 against the Dallas Cowboys at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The Steelers beat the Cowboys, 21-17 to win the professional football World Championship.19760118-JS-1976 Kidwiler Collection/Diamond Images
(Original Caption) Denver: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw grins as he watches the action from Pittsburgh bench during the 12/15 Denver-Pittsburgh game. Bradshaw led his team to a 21-17 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Terry Bradshaw in the Superbowl (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 20: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw #12 looks on from the sideline during a 31-19 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV on January 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Fred Roe/Getty Images)
Portrait of American sports commentator and former professional football player Terry Bradshaw as he stands with a microphone on duty for CBS Sports, 1982. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Terry Bradshaw (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
13 Jan 1991: Sportscaster and former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw looks on during a game between the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 28-10. Mandato
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Former football player Terry Bradshaw, host Jay Leno on June 21, 1995 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
395640 03: Sportscaster and Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw poses at event honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame October 11, 2001 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
American sports commentator Terry Bradshaw and British musician Paul McCartney on the Fox Broadcasting Halftime Show on Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana., February 3, 2002. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Terry Bradshaw conducts an interview at the Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, LA., on Sunday February 3, 2002. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)
Terry Bradshaw interviews Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady on Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA., 2/3/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
PITTSBURGH,PA - OCTOBER 21, 2002: Former Pittsburgh Steelers' Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw with his daughters adresses the crowd as he is honored prior to a game on October 21, 2002 against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Bill Amatucci Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 23: Owner Jeffrey Lurie of the Philadelphia Eagles is interviewed by Terry Bradshaw of FOX Sports after the victory against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 23, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 27-10. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) FOX Sportscaster Terry Bradshaw speaks with musician Paul McCartney in the FOX Broadcast booth during the XXXIX Superbowl pregame show at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
BEVERY HILLS - MAY 13: Terry Bradshaw, NFL Hall of Famer/Television Host speaks the Erasing The Stigma Leadership Awards 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 13, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. Bradshaw was honored at the event. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Terry Bradshaw during 'Failure to Launch' New York City Premiere at Clearview Chelsea West Theatre in New York CIty, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
FOX commentator Terry Bradshaw interviews Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith at the NFC Championship game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on January 21, 2007. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3327 -- Pictured: Former football player and co-host of FOX NFL Sunday Terry Bradshaw during an interview on March 16, 2007 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 18: Fox Sports NFL announcers Terry Bradshaw (R) and Curt Menefee talk on the sideline during halftime of a preseason game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on August 18, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Eagles 24-14. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
EDISON, NJ - JUNE 11: American football player, Terry Bradshaw attends the Collectors Showcase of America at Raritan Center on June 11, 2011 in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 28: Television personality and former National Football League player Terry Bradshaw performs during the 'Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters,' show premiere at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on June 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Sports Legend and former NFL player Terry Bradshaw speaks onstage at the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw warms up before the 2015 NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 29: Former NFL player Joe Namath (L) and honoree Terry Bradshaw attend the Friars Club Roast of Terry Bradshaw during the ESPN Super Bowl Roast at the Arizona Biltmore on January 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Friars Club)
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER -- 'Hong Kong' Episode 104 -- Pictured: Terry Bradshaw -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts as he is interviewed by Terry Bradshaw after defeating the Arizona Cardinals with a score of 49 to 15 in the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 02: TV host and former NFL player Terry Bradshaw speaks at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Press Conference on February 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Terry Bradshaw attends the premiere of NBC's 'Better Late Than Never' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 29, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Terry Bradshaw attends the premiere of 'Father Figures' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - Jimmy Kimmel Live!' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Wednesday, December 13 included Terry Bradshaw ('FOX NFL Sunday'), Yvette Nicole Brown ('The Mayor'), musical guest John Legend, and Sheila E. sitting in with Cleto and the Cletones. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) TERRY BRADSHAW, JIMMY KIMMEL
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) celebrates by wearing a dog mask with Fox Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw after the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 21, 2018 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 38-7. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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In 2017, Bradshaw partnered with Tide to create a "live-ad" for Super Bowl LI. Audiences who tuned in to watch the Patriots and Falcons were taken aback when a jarring stain appeared on the Fox analyst's crisp, white shirt during what appeared to be a live broadcast -- but it was all a clever trick. 

"People actually thought that was live!" Bradshaw told AOL.com of the #BradshawStain. "It just was done so brilliantly, which only made me even more proud when the commercial was rated so high."

Tide brought their star back for another ad this year, but with a major twist -- he's been replaced by "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour. 

"I'm a little bit shocked that I'm not the focal point again, but being a team guy, I'm here to encourage David," Bradshaw, whose mother has used Tide since its inception in 1948, said.

"The stain is not the star. You are the star and Tide, America's No. 1 detergent, is the star."

The former quarterback chuckled at the notion that this scenario makes him the "Drew Bledsoe of Super Bowl commercials." Bledsoe lost his starting role with the New England Patriots in 2001 after suffering an injury, which allowed Tom Brady to take over under center and never look back. 

"We know Tom is the best," Bradshaw said of the Super Bowl-bound Brady. "He's a legend now. He's just amazing, and that coach of his is amazing."

Brady's legendary status and experience in prior Super Bowls doesn't guarantee him a win on February 4th, however. Bradshaw solemnly recalled having a "hard time" with Super Bowls due to the overwhelming pressure on players, especially quarterbacks, ahead of the big game. Brady is likely used to that feeling now, but recently revealed in his documentary series "Tom vs. Time" that his Super Bowl XLII loss to the New York Giants still haunts him

Bradshaw, who never lost a Super Bowl he appeared in, said he isn't sure he would have been able to handle making it to the big game and leaving without a trophy. 

"I knew that my life, my whole image is going to be circled right here," he said of his mental state prior to his championships. "You lose a Super Bowl -- what if you lose two, or three, or four, somehow? What if you win this one? The pressure is just so heavy."

Unfortunately, losing is part of the game, and while Bradshaw could endlessly sing Tom Brady's praises, he's not picking the Patriots to emerge victorious at Super Bowl LII. 

"I'm picking and I'm pulling for the Eagles," he revealed. "I feel confident in [Nick] Foles. I am not doubting Foles because he's never played in this. You have to play in the first one to win the first one."

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 on the field before the start of Superbowl XXXIX between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots delivers a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Linebacker Willie McGinest #55 of the New England Patriots chases quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 06: Linebacker Tedy Bruschi #54 of the New England Patriots sacks quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Wide receiver L.J. Smith #82 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after scoring on a 7-yard touchdown catch against Roman Phifer #95 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Defensive back Eugene Wilson #26 of the New England Patriots is tripped up after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Wide receiver Todd Pinkston #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks for an opening around Rodney Harrison #37 and Tedy Bruschi #54 of the New England Patriots after catching a 17-yard pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Wide receiver David Givens #87 of the New England Patriots catches a 4-yard touchdown pass against cornerback Lito Sheppard #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Runningback Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots runs for 25 yards in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots scrambles after his own fumble that was eventually recovered by defensive tackle Darwin Walker #97 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Linebacker Mike Vrabel #50 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammate Stephen Neal #61 after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Fullback Patrick Pass #35 of the New England Patriots looks for room to run in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Running back Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots reaches across the goal line to score on a 2-yard touchdown run against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Running back Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots looks for room to run in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, UNITED STATES: Philadelphia Eagles J.R. Reed is upended in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. The Patriots lead 24-21 in the fourth quarter. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a 36-yard pass against safety Dexter Reid #42 of the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Rodney Harrison #37, Asante Samuel #22 and Mike Vrabel #50 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating tight end L.J. Smith #82 and the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Rodney Harrison #37, Asante Samuel #22 and Mike Vrabel #50 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, UNITED STATES: New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) is hoisted in the air after his team's 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. This is the Patriots third Super Bowl title in four years. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with team owner Robert Kraft after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Rodney Harrison #37 and Christian Fauria #88 of the New England Patriots celebrate with the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lombardi trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Bradshaw, who said he still feels much more prepared for the gridiron than the acting studio, had similar things to say about Harbour, his replacement in this year's Tide commercial. 

"David's won quite a bit of awards, he's a really great dramatic actor," Bradshaw said. "He's a class act, he's fun. You can really see what it's like when a real actor takes a page of a script and goes to work on it. It's like, woah, this boy's good."

As for the advice he gave, Bradshaw, a lifelong Tide user, told his fellow actor to "relax and let that talent come through."

"I was always part of the Tide family, I just never got to do commercials with them," he continued. "When you're the No. 1 detergent selling in America, it'd only be fitting that they're the No. 1 commercial for the Super Bowl, they'll have the No. 1 actor and I'll be the No. 1 support guy."

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