Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CBS MORNING RADIO SHOW (IN THE LOOP) MAKES FUN OF CTE BY LM



CBS MORNING RADIO SHOW (IN THE LOOP) MAKES FUN OF CTE
Written By: LM

Wednesday, Ted Johnson Former New England Patriot and current CBS employee addressed In The Loop because they were cracking jokes about him.  The initial jokes were harmless but the one that caught my attention were the one about Ted Johnson having CTE.

"Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a form of encephalopathy that is a progressive degenerative disease, which can currently only be definitively diagnosed postmortem, in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury." - Wikipedia

As Ted recapped, I tried to figure out if he was really mad as he shot a flew slugs directly at In The Loop's ratings and Nick Wright's nose.

I am not a fan of Ted Johnson or Nick Wright but I found it interesting Nick and the rest of In The Loop made fun of Ted Johnson having CTE.

The one show in Houston that's guaranteed to blast a celebrity for insensitive comments is In The Loop.  I thought Nick and Ted were boys therefore it was very odd to hear the Morning Show joke about a head trauma one of their co-workers is affected by.

I guarantee if a Pro Athlete or sports celebrity made the same comments, Nick Wright and crew would be crucifying them.  In the end, they are just hypocrites and will do and/or say anything for ratings.

Instead of making fun of people with CTE, try saving your ratings because they do not look good for Houston Texans Flagship Station.

LM


1 comment:

Jon Weathers said...

Great observation. The NFL has dealt with race issues in terms of hiring coaches, gay players in the locker room, and steroids in the past 25 years. None of these issues has damaged the Shield as much as the topic of CTE. There is now a generation of parents choosing not to let their kids play football just because of the developing awareness of CTE. The fact that sports media personalities think it's ok to make fun of this issue is ridiculous. The thought of watching a loved one, much less living with any type of long-term brain injury issue is scary stuff. Anyone that thinks otherwise need only look at those returning from combat to see how the emergence of brain injuries and their overall effects on life is becoming a health crisis. In The Loop & Nick Wright are consistently crap, and have no place on the radio. The fact they think that a co-worker's just makes that point that much clearer.