Listen: UNC coach under fire over his views on football's link to brain illness
"They measure television ratings and a lot of different ways today versus you. Know twenty years ago now you have DVR, and you have digital and, things that They can go into the ultimate rating but, the initial rating for. Tuesday's major league baseball all-star game at least by some metrics had, a rerun of, America's got talent. On NBC beating the all star game you hear about this And. Again that's Joe buck Well me we're talking yesterday but all the little gimmicks that they added into the game and whether you like. Those are don't like those but just the idea of the fact that the game itself struggled again by certain metrics to beat out a rerun, of the reality reality show, which is a a summertime fill in primetime reality show. Matt kids like, that show but I mean it's there's a reason why some things run in. July and, some things run May, put something up yeah so test pattern but let's. Talk football for a second here because yesterday was media day for the ACC coaches in Charlotte. And Larry fedora who of course is the head coach of the North. Carolina tar heels and we are of course the Charlotte flagship of the North, Carolina tar, heels basketball and football so you can hear those games including Larry fedora and his coaches, show in the fall here on, WBZ Larry fedora yesterday several comments Jim that have gotten a lot of attention. Comments he made a or some of. Them, he made in his, mainly main press conference to everybody and then he did some follow up interviews that have gotten some attention but. The first one here I want to talk about is in this one this one the audio is better because he's speaking to everybody as opposed, to kind of aside Mike, but this one here you've heard maybe you've heard about. The Larry fedora, talking about the game being under attack it will be decline of our country I there's no doubt amongst Because of the lessons that you. Learn, the game of football Relate to everything that's going to happen We stop learning those lessons I think in some ways struggling more. Now than we ever have Are we ever going to be sofa country Not by any means But I do think, the game of football This, is a major impact on who you are So the Sports Illustrated headline generated from those statements is Larry fedora says, football is under attack and could bring down America and that was kind of a secondary point to him saying that the link between. CTE's which of course chronic dramatic concussion type syndrome some? Joan, valor Ed versus. Said, that coming from football yeah doubted. That link he he tried to put it to it, comes from. Head, on collisions which come from football everybody else he he was. Kind of try to make some points in, there there's there's little kernels of truth in there but he was so overreached, in the commentary was trying. To make that I it came up very odd, it's hard to lose a press conference kickoff luncheon but he did The way. Overreach there there are links and there's been studies, in, Chapel Hill and other places. Between obviously c. t. CTE and employers having suicides and all kinds of things happening college pro whatever the case may be, so there are studies that verified that and there is a lot more work and study to be done so we don't know everything. At this point and then the the military aspect is? What, you're talking about. Is, being the only football playing nation. Leads to us having a strong military that this all, goes down. So, will the military so will the US so he he really. Overreached in a lot of ways so again, the audio it's a little hard to hear but I think you can make, it out this is referring. To the CT comments that says okay you're just, talking about clarifications When I said I'm not sure that anything Football Now Lows to. Post Salaam assuming every sport As long as Got any kind of contact you can have that that does not diminish the fact We still safer And he went on to talk about how safe and all the things they've instituted at Carolina to. Protect the, player so he he started itemizing those things would as you, point out here you have a media day yesterday where the main point is all the coaches go in and do a, regular press conference and then they go kind of a round radio row and talk to various stations that are there.."