Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dave Checketts Kicks Out Rush Limbaugh

Well as you may have heard, lots of people are talking about the St. Louis Rams lately. They are not talking about our 0-5 record or even our 15 straight losses, they are talking about the possibility of Rush Limbaugh being part owner of the team. At first this appeared to be great news, the Rams are for sale and Dave Checketts is putting together a group of investors to buy the team and hopefully keep them in St. Louis for a long time. That news was quickly replaced by the lightning rod news that Rush Limbaugh was going to be a member of that group. So our team sale discussion has been replaced by political and racial discussions.

It now appears that Dave Checketts has been forced to rethink his hand and who he may want to partner with after many members of the media, NFL players, NFL Owners, and even the Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell has spoken out against Rush Limbaugh as a part owner. NFL sources are saying that Checketts will replace Limbaugh in hopes of making his bid more viable. Since 24 of the 32 NFL owners would have to approve the sale and with Colts owner Jim Irsay already speaking out and the commissioner not on board it makes good sense for Checketts to start looking for other investment partners.

Everyone by now has seen or heard the comments made back in 2003 by Rush Limbaugh on NFL Countdown speaking of Donovan McNabb "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well." Many people consider this a racial statement made by Rush and it did not go over well then and it still does not today. This week Rush's problems were compounded when the following quote "Let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark." which is apparently from a 2006 book by Jack Huberman titled "101 People Who Are Really Screwing America." came to light. Rush Limbaugh has stated that he never said this but in 2009 that is like Paris Hilton saying she is a virgin. It is too late, nobody cares about the facts in this day and age of TMZ and paparazzi Rush has already been burnt.

I think Dave Checketts would be an amazing owner of the St. Louis Rams and hope he can still get a group together to make the purchase. I have heard from many of you that would not have supported the Rams anymore if Rush Limbaugh was involved as a owner. I would like to hear your thoughts on ownership of the St. Louis Rams now.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy in this country is DISGUSTING! Checketts caved in under "political correctness!" It is a sad day in the NFL. I wonder what the reaction would be if the "racist" statements by other NFL "big names" were revealed! Our country is in BIG trouble!!!

10/15/2009 09:33:00 AM  
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