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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.
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