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Rush Limbaugh Wants a Football Team. Black Players Less Than Thrilled

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Rush Limbaugh, who only needed a few hours to call the president’s Nobel Peace Prize win a “greater embarrassment” than losing the Olympics, is looking to secure a new title of his own: Owner of the St. Louis Rams. Only problem? The league’s black players want nothing to do with the guy. We don’t blame ‘em.

The radio host, who earns many millions every year by trafficking in racism, homophobia, and sexism, is scoping out a possible purchase of the Rams, teaming up with former Knicks president and Madison Square Garden CEO Dave Checketts and a few others. And if he succeeds? He can kiss his expect plenty of backlash from players of color (and, we expect, their white teammates).

That’s courtesy Limbaugh’s many anti-black comments, including the one that got him axed from ESPN in 2003, when he said the media were “very desirous that a black quarterback do well,” indirectly namechecking Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb.

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[Black Jets player Bart] Scott [pictured] says players remember what Limbaugh said, and adds that the NFL would be wise not to allow the nationally syndicated host into the league. “It’s an oxymoron that he criticized Donovan McNabb,” Scott said. “A lot of us took it as more of a racial-type thing. I can only imagine how his players would feel. I know I wouldn’t want to play for him. He’s a jerk. He’s an —. What he said (about McNabb) was inappropriate and insensitive, totally off-base. He could offer me whatever he wanted, I wouldn’t play for him. … I wouldn’t play for Rush Limbaugh. My principles are greater and I can’t be bought.”

But if the NFL doesn’t want him, we know one sports outlet that would love to have him on board.

By:           editor editor
On:           Oct 9, 2009
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  • 9 Comments
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      They’re actually giving this right-wing nut job the time of day?

      Oct 9, 2009 at 11:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ
      BJ

      Maybe this lunatic, bigot thinks he’ll get free Viagra if Pfizer becomes a sponsor.

      Oct 9, 2009 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kris
      Kris

      Yeah right!! If this asshole buys a team with whomever, there will not be any players out there that would want to play for such a racist, homophobic bigot.

      Oct 10, 2009 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sally
      Sally

      Rush I spit on you you are the new devil how can anyone be so hateful even if you don’t agee with our President you could at least have a little respect.

      Oct 10, 2009 at 1:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blackjack44
      blackjack44

      im not an advocate for loss of life in any negative way, or wishing death on anyone but this world would be soooooo much better if Rush limbaugh glenn beck shawn hannity and bill oreily didnt exist. period.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 4:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Talk about karma. Rush “Oxyaddict” Windbag has spewed so much poo out of his orafice for the last twenty years slamming Gays, blacks, and anyone else who is not a rightwing-nutbag. Now this asshat wants to purchase an NFL team in a leauge where the majority of players are black. Every day he use code words to urge some lunatic to assisinate Obama (you know the first black President we had) using code phrases like “someone has to stop this guy” Its bout time some group has stood up and given this blowhart a huge FUCK YOU.

      And lets take a fun trip down memory lane kids! All buckled up in the station wagon??? Remember a long time ago Rush “Oxyaddict” WindbagRush “Oxyaddict” Windbag used to be a huge advocate of imprisoning not only the sellers of drugs but the USERS! That would be “the only message to say enough is enough that society will not tolerate drug use”……..funny while he was spewing that poo he was running to various Doctors to get as many prescriptions for Oxycotin as his fat legs could muster. Yet it was strange the DAs he urged to jail users could not find the time to (or big enough jail cell) to prosecute his fat ass. Instead he got a sweetheart deal despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt…………..

      Oct 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2sayf
      2sayf

      Rush’s real desire to buy an NFL team stems from his need to fulfill his dream of ‘owning a bunch of black guys’ – as evidenced by his plan to rename team St. Louis Monkeys.
      http://wp.me/pBfFK-fv

      Oct 13, 2009 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob
      Bob

      boys, girls, and inbetween.. you’re out there shouting for equal rights, and the way you go about getting them is to demand the Rush Limbaugh doesn’t get equal rights. If the man wants to buy a football team, has the money to buy a football team, and the Nfl wants to sell him a football team, what busines is it of anyones? Answer: None. All I’m reading from you guys is a bunch of hate filled, racist ranting.. Being discriminated against either hasn’t taught you a thing, or you’ve never really experienced it. Suck it up people.

      Oct 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Virg
      Virg

      I agree with Bob. If he has made enough money making people angry to buy the team, then go for it. If the players don’t like it then let them do without those millions they are making. I am going to wait and see who gives up that check, that will be interesting. They are just running their heads.

      Oct 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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