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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 01:47 PM
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Limbaugh could be a partial owner of the Rams
Edited on Sun Oct-04-09 01:59 PM by IDemo
Source: msnbc.com

Posted by Mike Florio on October 4, 2009 1:38 PM ET

In 2003, Rush Limbaugh had a brief dalliance with the sport he loves, spending a month as the "voice of the fan" on ESPN's pregame show before resigning after a delayed reaction to comments made regarding Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb triggered a firestorm.

Since then, the mega-rich Rush's name has bubbled up from time to time as a potential owner of all or part of an NFL team.

And it could be coming to fruition.

Charley Casserly of CBS reports that, of the three groups that submitted bids to buy the St. Louis Rams, one group includes Dave Checketts and Limbaugh.

The team I idolized as a child in Southern Cal. The idea of Lush Rimbaugh getting his sticky hands on them is revolting.

Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/04/limbaug... /
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hileeopnyn8d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 01:54 PM
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1. Nooooooooo! Please NO!
I don't even watch football, but I live in St. Louis so that's too close for comfort for me.
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 01:54 PM
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2. Oh joy!! Rush could be the NFL's version of Marge Schott!
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Snarkoleptic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 01:55 PM
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3. Irony abounds as his Viagra consumption indicates he pushes rope.
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 01:56 PM
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4. Should be ample supply of painkillers & racism
1. Rush was fired as NFL commentator when he said Donovan McNabb didn't have the mental ability to be a QB (a few years ago).

2. There should be no players on any Rush team complaining of "pain."

3. The Rams would be perfect for him- they suck.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:07 PM
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8. Not exactly on #1...
I saw his commentary when it was made. He just questioned why Donovan was so over-hyped. And he is! He sucks, but every commentator loves him. Kind of like Tony Romo for whatever reason. The amount of accolades those two receive is a mystery.
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:12 PM
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9. Actually, it was a different racist comment from Rush
He said that the media had "social concern" and wanted McNabb to do well just because he's black:

"Sorry to say this, I don't think he's been that good from the get-go," Limbaugh said. "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well."
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:18 PM
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10. I have never understood why Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick
were given so much hype. The motives to me remain unclear. Not saying he was correct, but it sure is strange.
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:23 PM
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11. Notwithstanding "hype"
There are a lot of black QBs in the NFL, and his comment showed how out of touch and old-school bigoted he was. I guess he forgot that Doug Williams won the Super Bowl, too.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:28 PM
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12. Still doesn't answer the question...
Edited on Sun Oct-04-09 02:28 PM by WriteDown
On why McNabb and Vick got the praise they did. Especially considering McNabb is made of glass. He's like a precious moments figurine out on the field.

Vick was amazing in college, but was an incredible disappointment in the pros.
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:18 PM
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22. You can say the same for a lot of white QBs
Eli Manning is overhyped. Ryan Leaf was arguably the most overhyped QB ever. Matt Leinart... What Rush did, as is his M.O., is to say McNabb was overhyped BECAUSE he is BLACK, which is bullshit. Rush is just a racist.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:35 PM
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25. Eli Manning?
Edited on Sun Oct-04-09 04:43 PM by WriteDown
The young QB who recently won a superbowl and is incredibly efficient every time he comes out? :shrug:

When's the last time you heard anything about Leaf or Leinhart?

Romo is overhyped.


Edited for grammar
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:46 PM
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30. I love the Giants
But Eli is overrated, in my opinion. He ain't no Peyton... Agree with you on Romo.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 03:24 AM
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43. That's because we made Romo throw stupid throws.
Dallas' #1 ranked rushing offense? Stopped 'em - didn't matter if Jones was out. They had Barber and Choice. 74 friggin' yards.

Denver is for real. We'll prove it by putting the Tootsies to sleep - I'll even wager someone who's willing. :)

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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:43 PM
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27. I couldn't stand ryan leaf EVER
but i'm from uw and knew he sucked all along.
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:47 PM
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32. Yup and...
Is that a pic of Sherman Alexie? Great writer.
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:54 AM
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40. yes, it is
one of my favorites
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:47 PM
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16. As an Eagles fan who has bitched about Donovan McNabb for 10 years
McNabb is a good quarterback, he is not a great quarterback. That being said, Donovan majored in communications in college and from all reports he went to class and actually studied. McNabb is over hyped because he is a good spokesperson and the team has been relatively successful though they have not won a superbowl over the past 10 years.

McNabb's over hype has more to do with the fact McNabb spent his time the four years he was in college learning how to present himself and sell himself.
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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:19 PM
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23. AGREED
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:40 PM
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26. Communications?
Dr. Hibbert: Your playing days are over my friend. But you can always fall back on your degree in communications????? Oh dear lord!

Lubchenko (Springfield U's star kicker): I know. Is phony major. Luchenko learn nothing. Nothing! (In vaguely eastern european accent)
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 05:57 PM
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36. McNabb has quite a lucrative career
ahead of him as a Sunday analyst
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 09:24 PM
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37. Perhaps...
I like Tiki better.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:45 PM
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29. Because McNabb is a very, very good QB. Duh.
Edited on Sun Oct-04-09 04:46 PM by BlooInBloo
Too bad he gets hurt a lot.
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DatManFromNawlins Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:59 PM
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17. It isn't racist if it's true
McNabb had ONE very good season and other than that has been pretty average as quarterbacks go. He doesn't even have a 60% career passing percentage, which should be the baseline for any decent quarterback in the league today.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:47 PM
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31. (facepalm)
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:03 PM
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5. As if I needed another reason to dis the Lambs......
My 49ers love to beat the crap out of them anyway.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:05 PM
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6. As long as he's not a micro-manager like Jerry Jones then...
He should have very little effect on the organization. I am surprised he has this kind of cash.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:07 PM
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7. How fitting
Both are losers.

(no offense to any Rams fans out there, but by golly - they suck!)
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:37 PM
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13. What a great day to be a Lions fan nt
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:39 PM
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14. Eh, just to be a jerk
And because I found it funny (and I don't follow sports at all).



TlalocW
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 02:46 PM
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15. I hope we beat them this weekend!!
Edited on Sun Oct-04-09 02:49 PM by AsahinaKimi

Too bad Gore is out..but it should still be entertaining! GO NINERS!!!
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 03:03 PM
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18. Rush is a coward, drug addicted piece of crap
Why the NFL owners would want that shit stain in their exclusive club is beyond me. I predict nothing but pain and misery for the league if Limbaugh is allowed to be an owner of an NFL franchise.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 03:05 PM
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19. So what will he be ramming down his throat? Or up his nose?
:evilgrin:
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 03:08 PM
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20. A useless team for a useless man
Whatever.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 03:09 PM
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21. The national media sometimes try to play up some sort of "rivalry" between the Bears and Rams
But fans in Chicago know that they are just another shitty expansion team.

Give me another reason to dislike a St Louis sports team.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:19 PM
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24. There is no NFL team that I totally despise .... YET!



Of course, anything is possible.



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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:44 PM
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28. (shrug) We'll see what effect that has on so-called "true progressives'" view of labor vs management
in pro sports. I predict it will have no effect.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:48 PM
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33. Just call 'em "The Biggest Losers"
one more reason to hate 'em. :P
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:51 PM
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34. Doesn't the NFL have a substance abuse policy?
:shrug:
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 04:57 PM
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35. All those poor teabaggers who made this man's fortune for him so he could by the Rams
I wonder if they are happy.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-04-09 09:26 PM
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38. Not just no but fuck no!!!!!
Hopefully Roger Goddell doesn't let this happen!
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:06 AM
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39. yet another reason not to watch football.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:57 AM
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41. I will NEVER watch a Ram's game
if they are owned by Limbaugh. Are you with me?
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 03:19 AM
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42. how sweet was that??

San Francisco 35~~ St.Louis 0


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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:19 AM
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44. HA Now I have another reason to hate the Rams!
Not that I needed it! Seriously though, it would be bad for football. Hope it doesn't happen.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:36 AM
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45. I Could Just See The Players Meeting Now...
Imagine being black and your boss is Rushbo. Rushbo comes down at half time to address the team and tells them they need to get rid of that "plantation mentality". Instead of the Hometown discount, players will want combat pay to have to put up with his abuse and the embarassment of having to work for the slum lord.

On a sidenote...when I found out about this, I contacted a friend in St. Louis who is a mediatype. He said there's already a buzz to protest any possible sale or if its approved to lead a boycott against the team. Rushbo may find St. Louis isn't as happy to have him as he thinks they do.
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