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This is going to sound incredibly political and I'm not trying to make it that way. But deciding whether Rush Limbaugh should own an NFL team is a lot like answering the question of pro-choice or pro-life.

There are two fundamental differences for most people when it comes to pro-choice. I am pro-choice, but if I were asked to make that choice, I would choose life. To me, as a person, I know I would choose life, but that doesn't make it right for me, as a person, to decide what's right for other people. Hence, pro-choice.

Wow, I totally did make this political.

Nevertheless, the analogy is still apt. I would never choose to root for a team that is owned by someone like Rush Limbaugh. That's my personal choice. Yet if the people in St. Louis wouldn't have a problem lining the pockets of a fear monger who hides his own prejudices behind a veiled sheath of "patriotism," good on them. That's their choice. After all, they did boo the President at the All-Star Game. So most likely, they won't have a problem with Rush owning the Rams.

However, with revenue sharing, it should be noted that every dollar I give to my favorite team in part goes to the team that would be owned by Limbaugh. So I might have a problem with that.

But let's be honest here, do we know anything about most of the owners in the NFL? They are probably all worse human beings than Limbaugh and we choose to hand over our money to them every week. So what are we really talking about here? None of us have a choice.

By Dan Levy  |  October 7, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  | Category:  St. Louis Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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