Limbaugh: ‘I’d Like To Have A Beer With McNabb’

Roger Goodell probably didn’t expect The Spanish Inquisition when he went to The Hill on Wednesday for a hearing entitled “Legal Issues Relating to Football Head Injuries.” But that’s what he got, courtesy of Steve King of Iowa (R-Nuts), who used it as an opportunity to grill Goodell on his opposition to Rush Limbaugh as a part-owner of the Rams.

Rush Limbaugh, Donovan McNabb

But when the dust had settled from King’s attack, it was time for Rush himself to comment on the proceedings via his radio show. And that’s when the conservative talk host did a most remarkable thing: He took a page from the Barack Obama playbook. What? Has Rush Limbaugh become a liberal softy? See the quote and judge for yourself. Read more…

Limbaugh, Soros Strange Bedfellows In Rams Bid

So it turns out that one of the other investors in Dave Checketts‘ potential St. Louis Rams ownership group is George Soros, the left-leaning billionaire who once vowed to use all his wealth to help defeat George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidental election. Soros and Rush Limbaugh, on the same team? What extraordinary bedfellows NFL capitalism begets. Montagues and Capulets, living together … utter chaos!

George Soros, Rush Limbaugh

If nothing else, it just goes to show what formidable financial interests are at stake here, and why it’s no surprise that Limbaugh was left behind at the nearest bus stop once the heat was on. Whether the criticism of Limbaugh was fair or not, billionaires tend not to want a spare albatross as a necklace when trying to buy big, expensive things. Kind of ironic that the unchecked capitalism that Rush so openly worships is what ultimately did him in.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh took to the airwaves today to say that, when Checketts first approached him about being an investor, Checketts assured him that he (Limbaugh) had been “cleared by the highest levels of the NFL.” Wow, somebody’s lying. Read more…

ESPN: Rush Dumped By Own Group In Rams’ Bid

Only hours after defiantly refusing to back off on his controversial bid to seek co-ownership of the St. Louis Rams, conservative talk host Rush Limbaugh has reportedly been dumped by his own ownership group.

Rush Limbaugh

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Dave Checketts, chairman of the St. Louis Blues and head of one of the groups attempting to buy the Rams, will drop Limbaugh from the ticket, so to speak, and it will be soon. The talk host has been under fire from players, owners, pundits such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and even NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, for past comments that many view as racially insensitive. Checketts obviously feels that he is holding a losing hand, and must dump Rush if he is to save the bid. Read more…

Stephen A. Smith Rushes To Limbaugh’s Defense?

Whether he gets the team or not, Rush Limbaugh’s bid to become part-owner of the St. Louis Rams is already the gift that keeps on giving. Several NFL players, the NFL Players Association, and even MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann have had their say on the potential buy-in by the taciturn-challenged talk radio blabber guy, but now at this hour other voices are elbowing each other to be heard.

Stephen A. Smith, Rush Limbaugh

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on Monday not surprisingly came out against the notion of Rush owning an NFL team. But Limbaugh also got a surprising ally in Stephen A. Smith. Key quote from the cheesy-doodled one: Black players who say they wouldn’t play for a Limbaugh-owned team “are lying through their stinking teeth.”

Meanwhile, even Rush himself chimed in on the controversy. Read more…

Players Speaking Out Against Limbaugh Rams Bid

Concerning Rush Limbaugh’s potential co-ownership of the Rams; I’m reminded of the scene in “The Longest Yard” (the good one, not the Adam Sandler version), in which Paul Crew approaches a group of black inmates in the prison yard. He wants to know if they’ll join his team, and one of them responds, “We no longer perform for the honkies’ amusement.”

Rush Limbaugh, Bart Scott

Count Giants’ defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and Jets’ linebacker Bart Scott among those with similar sentiments, at least when it comes to Limbaugh. Key NEW YORK DAILY NEWS quote from Scott on Friday:

“I know I wouldn’t want to play for (Limbaugh). He’s a jerk. He’s an —. What he said (about Donovan 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.” Read more…