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Should Rush Limbaugh Be Allowed To Buy The Rams?

Submitted by on October 20, 2009 – 5:35 pm7 Comments


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If you’ve been hiding under a rock or just really not into sports and politics, there has a been a lot of talk about this certain topic. Clearly we already know the outcome to this story, but I wanted to know how our readers feel.

Rush Limbaugh is a conservative political radio host. Has his own show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, and is very popular. But he’s said a lot of provoking statements that led us all to wonder why he would want to engage in bidding for a NFL team that’s majority African American.

Limbaugh says what he wants, when he wants, and doesn’t think nothing of it. He has attacked people like Michael J. Fox, Donovan McNabb, and of course President Barack Obama. But the most recent bid to buy the St. Louis Rams was baffling to everyone. And here’s the reason why. On his own show, he had this to say about the NFL:

“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

Yikes. So he compares the NFL athletes, which is made of about 65-70 percent of Blacks, to such gangs that we can agree on that is made up of of majority Blacks. I’m not really into politics but this doesn’t sound like a man we should be letting buy a NFL team.

Are there other owners who may share the same sentiment? Maybe. But if we’re trying to move forward in a “post-racial” society then I think it was a great decision to not have him buy the team.

I leave you with two video that I think you should watch. The first one is a conversation of Bill O’Reilly, Juan Williams, and Warren Ballentine discussing Rush’s bid:

And the second video is Geraldo Rivera discussing why Rush Limbaugh is a racial provocateur which features Trent Lott:

What do you think after hearing some of the dialogues above? Was the NFL right? Talk to me.

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  • Technically, he can own whatever he wants. But in the interest of the public and not being associated with such a hateful bigot, the smart move would be for the Rams and the NFL to block that move by any means. The Rams have enough problems on the field without having to lose support because Rush Limbaugh is associated with them.

  • Him being racist is his own business. It’d be foolish and naive to think that there aren’t other racist owners, coaches, or other people of power in the NFL or any other sport. The difference is that he wasn’t thinking too clearly and he made his disgust with blacks so public and obvious. You can’t be racist towards black people and then try to own them because it brings up obvious sentiments of slavery.

  • Manny says:

    Rush Limbaugh likes to make everything an attack on white people and conservatives. He’s an embarassment and that is why he was rejected. Who would want to be represented by someone so ridiculous?

  • Kwaping says:

    I don’t have time to watch the videos but here’s my take:

    1. Other team owners have to work with this guy, if he’s allowed into their organization. I hear that they didn’t want that, understandably.

    2. Image matters very, very much in professional sports. Rush has some pretty big image problems, especially with the demographics that watch a lot of football.

    Think about it – would you want Rush as a co-worker, or representing your company?

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  • Paul Rocks...Duh says:

    All I know that is I were on the Rams I would not play if he bought the team

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