Football, President Trump, NFL discussed on Morning Show with Sean and Frank


Three lowest scoring Super Bowl in history history. Also being made Tom Brady the only individual to win six Super Bowls in NFL history. Charles Haley has five or bunch of other guys that have four. Brady, stands alone. And the this is certainly a dynasty knowing Lynn patriots winning six Super Bowls more than any other team. And the fact of the matter is they do it with a different personnel almost have to over a course of an eighteen year run. So I don't know if we'll ever see anything like it again. The president gave an interview yesterday to CBS. We'll get into some of what he had to say political from a political standpoint a second. But he was asked the question whether or not he would never want to see his son, Barron, play professional football, very tough question. That's a very good question. If he wanted to. Yes. Would I steer him that way? No. I wouldn't. I just don't like the reports that I shake coming out having to do with football minister dangerous sport. And I think it's it's really tough. I thought the equipment would get better. And it has the helmets have gotten far better. But it hasn't solved the problem. So, you know, I I hate to say it because I love to watch football. I think the NFL is a great product. But I really think that as far as well. I've heard NFL players saying they would let their sons play football. So it's not totally unique. But I have a hard time with it. And yet knowing everything that we know about the. Cautions. And the brain damage that can come with, you know, consecutive or concurrent or perhaps even multiple concussions. Frank. Little boys to continue to strap on helmets and and played little league football high school college. And if they're lucky enough to make it to professional football knowing full, well, what the risks are is dangerous. Yeah. When you play a game involved with players of this is that they can run faster than ever before then are stronger than number four the physical violence of the contact. And there was a call the game last night where one of the defensive backs made a tackle on a wide receiver and got flagged fifteen yards because there's some new rule that that once they once they catch the ball. You have to give them a space to run before they become a running back before you can actually tackle them with a helmet to helmet hit. I mean, this is where the game is going. And it's difficult now because of the rules. I understand that protecting the quarterback. They're trying to protect the players, and there are people like Shawn springs defensive back for the Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks have companies that are developing newer, safer helmets. But I don't know if it's ever going to be one hundred percent safe. You're always gonna have injuries. And it's it's a violent sport. I've been watching football and then going back to the days in the late forties of the Baltimore Colts. When they were wearing green and silver uniforms and the all America conference with why tittle at quarterback. And, you know, then the course of progressed into the modern day Baltimore Colts. And now, you know years later we're talking about twenty five or so years later over that period of time over the past. I'd say sixty years or so it seems like you said, you know, like the players are stronger than ever before. And they're taking advantage of that strength because I have never seen so many injuries in a given season as we now see and it, and I think it has to do with the strength to the ball players. How they're being you know, they they don't just they're not just there. Tried to tackle any more narrow literally trying to put you out of the game. Any other son? But there were always been people like that. The, you know, again member Jack Tatum the guy that called the hammer. There were guys it, you know, you didn't Chuck Bednarik would would as we used to say knock the mucus out of you on a regular. So there were guys it would you know, it's a violent game. There's no question about it. Just as violent. There are other sports have more injuries than than football soccer is one of them because more people play it and very little padding. And the you get injured any sport. But, but I think you look at this and you want to but, but here's the thing. Nobody's forcing someone to do this. They don't wanna do you voluntarily sign up to play the game you accept the risks. And again, I think the rest of us, can, you know, lose sight of it because you know, we we enjoy it. I I enjoy watching the game. I played through college until I got hurt a career ending injury and back in the late seventies. So things have changed. You know, see these guys now are basically conditioning them. So. Selves, you know, twelve months a year. It's no longer like it used to be where many of the ball players, including the great, Johnny United's and others. It was almost like a part time job for them because they had other jobs in the off season other than just playing football. And so they weren't conditioning themselves. The way the ball players are today. I'm not saying they were soft or anything like that. But they they the they just weren't as strong. I think my own personal opinion as the players are the day because these guys I mean, you look at you look at a guy that does one hundred and eighty pounds, and that would be an average weight of a person, and these guys are just solid muscle. Yeah. Well, I mean, you might be right about that. I think strength training has changed conditioning has changed. But you still can't convince me that a guy like Jim Brown running over people. I mean, you know, you don't really see that as much anymore. I mean, they're incredible individual. Achievements. And sometimes they were they they did it with guile, and you know. Athletic skill and wasn't such brute force in brute strength, but I still the game is always going to be evolving. I understand the president's concern for his son, Barron. Neither my boys played football. They played ice hockey and lacrosse, which can be those are violent games as well with checking an ice hockey, and you're doing it. On fin blades of steel. And that's another thing. You're you. I've seen some graphic or horrific injuries with people have been cut by skates. So in any sport, you can have this. But the president again, he loves the game. And by the way, he's a big supporter of the pats. I don't know if you know that or not but the president Bob Kraft and did you hear the game? I tried to pull the sound up having some issues with some of our PC's this morning. But there was at a point in the game where the quarterback Brady called out. Reagan. Reagan audible that the line and sure enough it was a run to the right and even and even Romo and Nance pointed that out during the game. Speaking of Romo, this guy is really refreshing as a color analyst is unbelievable now, you got the I think he started off kind of weak, but he's coming to his own. Is he is the best? And now they're putting him at all the best games to five forty four times. WCBS traffic and weather first and in for Chuck Whitaker. This morning is Mark Williams. Looking good on the west side. Outer loop of the beltway down through woodland Caitlyn's Ville and the inner loop through Pike's fill in good shape from seventy five to the J affects overall the northeast interloop. We've got the ramp to Harford road down with an accident right now not causing any delay. If you want to get off at preparing Parkway, putty hill and take that over to Harford road is an alternate seven ninety five and the Harrisburg expressway look good coming down to the beltway. 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