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Limbaugh’s Politics May Mean Trouble for NFL Bid

Posted on Oct 13, 2009
Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh may be the grand poobah of conservative radio, but that doesn’t mean his influence in one arena carries over to another without a hitch, at least not when it comes to his bid to become part-owner of the St. Louis Rams. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Tuesday that Limbaugh’s politics might just get in the way of that grand plan.  —KA

“The League” in The Washington Post:

“I’ve said many times before we’re all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about,” Goodell said at an NFL owners’ meeting. “I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not.”

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By MarthaA, October 16, 2009 at 12:59 am Link to this comment

It happens all the time——that’s politics.

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By voice of truth, October 15, 2009 at 9:59 am Link to this comment

It scares the hell out of me that a person can be stopped from making a private purchase because of how other people view his beliefs.

Even worse is the outright lies reported by so-called journalists without any fact checking whatsoever, again, because they don’t agree with his thoughts.

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By MarthaA, October 14, 2009 at 12:15 am Link to this comment

Good.  Limbaugh doesn’t deserve anything——what he has should be taken away from him, because he is a despicable human being.

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By CaptRon, October 13, 2009 at 11:50 pm Link to this comment

I don’t believe Limbaugh/Checketts REALLY want the Rams. If they do, then they must get that team based on the Constitution. It is their right to own. I also believe it to be a terrible thing to have happen to the NFL. They really can’t prevent it and they really don’t dare have it happen. I also believe both Limbaugh/Checketts to be disruptively racist. I think everyone is racist, but they are both disruptively racist, without concern of their end result of their actions other than to enhance their personal reputations within their own minds. So, since they want it, let them have it. 1) They deserve to lose their money like all owners of bad teams. Yes, I think most players would play for them, but certainly not give 100%. There are players doing that very thing for good teams now. If that would happen, a lot of money would be continually lost, sabotage so to speak. 2) I believe all Limbaugh wants from this is to enhance his public personna. He wants everyone to deny him his rights, especially the Democrats or liberal minded, in order to have public material to establish a higher creditability, again in his own mind. To me, this is just using something (NFL) innocent of his plight. A destruction of whatever is meaningless to him, without regard to that of the people it hurts. This may be just me coming down on Limbaugh to some, but to me it is the examples I see every day from many members in Congress and those who report it. The NFL has enough of its own problems without adding this. I also want to say that I don’t know much about Checketts. I only know what I know. He is an owner of a NHL team that is predominantly,if not totally, caucasian players and he has chosen to side with a man who makes his stance on race verbally open. This is not just innocent slips of the tongue. Like the drugs Limbaugh abused, he now substitutes people to abuse for his personal high. I feel, for me, Checketts is guilty by association, if nothing else. So fellas, spend your money. You deserve to feel the wrath of the PAYING customers, because you certainly won’t put a money making product on the field, simply because you will reap what you sow.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, October 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm Link to this comment
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MSNBC did an interview with Limbaugh a couple days ago
and they said his new five year contract for the radio
program was $400 million. Only in America.

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