Should Rush Limbaugh Be Allowed To Buy The Rams?
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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.