Friday, October 16, 2009

Is this guy serious?

So, the St. Louis Rams are a terrible franchise right now, possibly well on their way of having the NFL's worst record, almost a guarantee with Kyle Boller as your starting quaterback. In the last three seasons, including the five games this season, the Rams are 5-32, and their 0-5 start this year don't look too promising. So who wants to buy this pitiful franchise: none other than the controversy-stricken Rush Limbaugh. What a great improvement...

I don't understand why this man feels that he would be a good fit for the Rams, much less the NFL. This man is an ultra-conservative who lets his opinions be known, much of which are directed at minorities, mainly African-Americans. He wants to own a team in a league where 78% of the players are African-Americans. Let's take a look at some of his quotes, and let you decide if he should be making financial decisions on the future of these men.

When working for ESPN in 2003(yea, that was a mistake), Limbaugh said about Donovan McNabb, "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." Well, that was the end of his employment for ESPN.

Let's look a few years later, in 2007. On his website, he stated, "The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it." Wow. What else can you say after a statement like that? I am shocked that he is actually employed and allowed to broadcast. I mean, I guess it's freedom of speech and all, but really Rush? Come on man, if you a racist, keep these derogatory comments to yourself.

Oh, you thought I was done? Not yet, I'll give you a few more examples. After being pulled out of the bidding process by NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith, who is backed by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Limbaugh called these three men "Obama-ites" who were portraying "Obama's America on full display."

And because 24 of the NFL's 32 teams need to approve all franchise sales, Smith decided that the league shouldn't waste time on Limbaugh and his antics since he couldn't see any owner gambling on the financial history of their thriving NFL teams. I just do not see anything positive coming out of a partnership between the NFL and Rush Limbaugh.

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