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Robert Littal

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Rush Limbaugh doesn't fool me. He is nothing but a "glorified shock jock" and a political version of Howard Stern (at least Stern is honest). When he says things like buses should be segregated, he doesn't actually believe it, but he needed to say something to get himself in the news. It is his shtick and it has made him millions (which says something about how gullible our society is). It has made him so much money that he is being considered as a potential buyer of the Saint Louis Rams.

The city of Saint Louis desperately wants to keep the Rams (I know, I know I don't know why either) and Limbaugh may be their best bet to make that happen.
Unfortunately the quality that has afforded Limbaugh the financial assets to be an NFL owner is the same quality that should make it a no brainer why he shouldn't be allowed in the league.

Rush Limbaugh is an egomaniac who can't help himself when it comes to making conversational statements. There is no way that he would be a "silent" owner.

Limbaugh couldn't last on ESPN for three weeks before offending his co-workers and the league with his comments about the media wanting Donovan McNabb to succeed because he is black.

Is this the person you want to be a face of the franchise?

Even if you believe, like I do, that Limbaugh is just a "blowhard" it doesn't change the fact his comments can be very insensitive to the public as a whole.

Roger Goodell claims that one of his major concerns with the NFL is its image. If that is the case there is no way Rush Limbaugh should be allowed in league.

You have to understand that once you become a NFL Owner everything you do is under a greater microscope. What is going to happen the next time Limbaugh makes an asinine comment about race, gender or the president?

Right now, Limbaugh is an independent contractor. He can say and do what he wants because he is the boss. He gets away with a lot of his comments because that is what he is paid to do. He gets paid to create drama. I wouldn't be shocked if that wasn't written in his contract:

Line 7: Say at least four things a month that Fox News will do an hour special on proclaiming you as the savior to the Republican Party.

It would be a circus and, for an attention hog like Limbaugh, the NFL is just the type of platform he would use to push his propaganda of ignorance.

He will play nice and say all the right things to get in the door, but I hope the NFL is smart enough not to fall for this play action fake.

By Robert Littal  |  October 7, 2009; 2:55 AM ET  | Category:  Philadelphia Eagles , St. Louis Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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the rams would be the only white team in the nfl thats for sure!and if not, one of his players would in jail for killing this goffey man.this man has no right to own a nfl team i know its his money and you can say he has a right but that man hates blacks deep down. the nfl cant make it without blacks they just cant!if you dont like blacks then dont like them but you dont have to keep putting them down. they are part of america ,i dont care how they got here, they are still here,deal with it. im a 60 year old from shelbyville indiana borned in kentucky and this is one old read neck that has nothing against blacks.they are just like whites, some good and some bad, so live with it or maybe instead of them leaving and going back to africa you should leave, there are planes leaving indianapolis airport everyday,get on one and GO!!!

Posted by: jamesprather | October 7, 2009 9:41 AM

"Limbaugh couldn't last on ESPN for three weeks before offending his co-workers and the league with his comments about the media wanting Donovan McNabb to succeed because he is black.

Is this the person you want to be a face of the franchise?"

No. But I didn't want Michael Vick to be the face of a team either.

Posted by: arancia12 | October 7, 2009 9:43 AM

oh, I see another racist columnist Littal. so much for a color blind society.

I am going to start a website called "White Sports Online." How do you think it would go over Littal?

It's people like you who want to keep kicking the racism can down the road.

Posted by: jim000122 | October 7, 2009 9:49 AM

Rush is used to tauting the Free Speech line, and he feeds his own free speech to his ditto-heads, and he is beloved. Good for him, espcially since it makes him much $$$. So, as a RAMs owner, if he decides to fiddle with player and coach selection, he will indeed fail, thus turning some ditto-heads RAMs fans into Rush-haters. This is a VERY GOOD thing! The more Rush-haters there are, the better. So...let him buy the RAMs and screw up and alienate people.

Posted by: schaeffz | October 7, 2009 9:58 AM

the other owners won't let him in...there's buying the team, then there's the "buy-in" fee/tribute that gets paid to the owners, too. that's a considerable amount of money. plus, the league doesn't like leveraged owners very much, so i'm assuming he has enough jack in the bank for the conversation to get this far.

the rams' problem is that they aren't winning. they had no trouble selling seats when kurt warner & marshall faulk were there. and with the frontiere heirs clearly disinterested in being nfl owners, the rams are ripe for big changes, one way or the other.

nfl ownership is an exclusive club. and other than the fiasco in miami where anyone with a gold record can join, the league will be hesistant to let someone who thrives in controversy be a part of their ranks.

that being said, it would be kinda interesting to have a 70's vintage george steinbrenner-type personality to give the nfl some fresh blood. personally, i'd lobby for mark "i didn't get the cubs" cuban to go for this rams gig.

Posted by: KenFromCalifornia | October 7, 2009 11:54 AM

They could rename themselves the team "St. Louis Lynchers". Has a ring to it huh Rush?

Posted by: madest | October 12, 2009 8:56 AM we go! Imagine if Serena Williams had been white and that line judge was black. Sharpton's legs would still be tired from picketing. This is classic case of the "double standard".
I hope Rush does get to be an owner and the players don't want to play for him then let them go, Ciao!

Posted by: blevins20061 | October 13, 2009 1:18 PM

I don't really give two hoots about Limbaugh, but personally, I think he'd be a very effective owner. Good or bad...the man has made himself into an industry all to (and of) himself. Limbaugh says some off the wall, downright tasteless comments to generate ratings. Don't for a moment think that the McNabb remark wasn't approved by some ESPN producer before it was aired. Would the league ban Jessie Jackson because he made derogatory remarks about Jews? I say let him have a shot at ownership and allow the market to dictate how they feel about him. If the feelings were really as strong as people let on then there would be no reporters covering the games. No advertising revenue. Very few corporate luxury boxes sold...He'd lose most of the money he's already made. Now THAT would be funny.

Posted by: jacob21703 | October 13, 2009 3:03 PM

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