Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Final Note on Limbaugh & The NFL

I touched briefly on this last week but I could let the Limbaugh/NFL debacle conclude without mentioning an article written by sportswriter Mike Lupica.

With all the sports wingnuts (who just so happen to agree with Rush) calling in to the local NY sports radio station last week in support of Rush being allowed to own a team, I couldn't stand the idiocy of these people not understanding the difference between free speech and private enterprise.

Rush has said some pretty vile shit over the years and he's completely free to say whatever he wants thanks to our 1st Amendment rights. But that doesn't mean that he can't be held accountable for what he says. And so his racist rants came back to bite him in his ample ass, as the ownership group he was a part of found him too toxic to their cause. And the free market being what it is, they decided his services and his money would no longer be required, so they bid farewell to Mr. Oxycontin. It's as simple as that.

But Limbaugh, not knowing why in the world anyone would reject him, immediately blamed his woes on a conspiracy, vast left wing conspiracy, when he should have just been looking in the mirror.

Well, Mike Lupica's column hit the nail on the head so well, I had to include it here in it's entirety.

Mike Lupica: Rush Limbaugh learns there is no room for him as a team owner in the NFL

Rush Limbaugh is always an advocate of a robust free-enterprise system, as it relates from health care to everything else. Only now he squeals because the same free-enterprise system rejects him as a possible owner of the St. Louis Rams football team.
You may have heard, Rush isn't taking this well at all, being told an exclusive private club of National Football League owners, along with Commissioner Roger Goodell, only want him as close to their sport as he is watching games with his NFL Sunday Ticket package.
So this must be a conspiracy. And an attack on conservatism, too, even though no one knew until now that comparing the behavior of the Chargers and Patriots one time to the Bloods and Crips was just another example of Rush being the acknowledged leader of the conservative movement in America.
President Obama is part of the conspiracy, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the head of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, a hateful media, and whomever stole the strawberries on Capt. Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny."
Why? Because the league couldn't possibly be telling him they don't want him, that's why.
Except that is exactly what is happening. It's not conservatism they're rejecting.
It's him.
Rush gets banged out of Dave Checketts' ownership group-and what did Checketts suppose was going to happen when he asked Limbaugh to get on board with him?-and immediately started screaming about the "race hustlers" like Sharpton and Jackson doing him in. No. He did himself in, with his own body of work. And, let's face it, Limbaugh calling anybody else a race hustler is pretty wonderful. You'd say this was an example of the pot calling the kettle black but, well, you know.
Sharpton in particular is a champion race hustler. So is Limbaugh. What he said about Donovan McNabb one time was just one small lyric in a song he's been singing for years, all the way to song parodies about "Barack the Magic Negro." But that was all right, that's what he told us, he was just looking for some laughs and, besides, it was just something he read in a Los Angeles Times headline.
Limbaugh says that the media has only gone after him this way because it hates him. But he's not important enough to hate.
There Limbaugh was on the "The Today Show" earlier this week talking about how his critics are just shooting "BB's at a battleship." Then he starts taking fire from all directions at even the notion that he could be a part-owner of the Rams, and gets hysterical. You dish the way Limbaugh does, you have to be able to take it better than this.
This is what they're doing to the country, folks! This is what is happening on Wall Street! Now it's happened to me! Limbaugh is never funny when he tries to be. But this week he was as funny as he's ever been.
The best idea of all here was that this is America, he's got the money, why shouldn't he be able to buy a seat at the table? Right. Rush should try that with Augusta National, where he likes to remind us he's played golf plenty of times. He's got the money. He likes golf. He should just show up at the front gate with a check and tell them he's ready to join, and where's the first tee. See how that works out for him.
Back when Martha Burk tried to force Augusta National's hand and get the club to admit a woman member, Limbaugh praised Hootie Johnson, then the chairman of the club, for not "caving" in. Right. A private club deciding who-and what-it wanted. The NFL basically did the same thing to him. Only now, because it's him, it's a vast left-wing conspiracy and a secret plot from the NFLPA because of an upcoming collective bargaining agreement.
The race hustlers, the lefties, they're behind this. Sportswriters, too. Yeah, owners in sports always do exactly what we tell them in the sports section.
Rush Limbaugh thinks he can say anything he wants to about anybody, black or white, and never have to face any consequences. Only this week there were consequences. Imagine something like that happening to a big powerful guy like him.
The NFL treated him like he was Rodney Dangerfield trying to join the club in "Caddyshack."


Paul said...

The NFL decides who becomes an owner not the other way around.

All this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has to offer is his money and his opinions, (which in my opinion are on the fringes of racism, one mans opinion). There are many more groups biding for the Rams, not just his group. Lets face it there are more men with money (Marshall Faulk) that will gladly fill the slot and the Rams will win or lose depending on how well they work as a team and not on whether or not Rush is an owner.

As for Vick, well he is a player (he has talent not like you, Rush or I, unless you are a NFL player?) and he served his time and the NFL decided we live in the land of second chances, so why not (I personally don’t like it but, oh well). Life has never been fair (NEWS FLASH!)

Now as to the “Free Speech” argument, I guess many of you like myself heard Rush on Thursday “Almost in tears”, priceless. But the last couple of days he now is in his normal ranting and will continue until someone surpasses him, “Free Speech” continues, so what is being stifled, it simply is not true, of course, you may not have a radio, so you might want to get one.

PS – I am sure someone is working to but the tapes together maybe all you subscribers can help, since you are all about getting to the truth?

PPS- Beauty Pageant Judge - Now I understand why he lost the weight, to find a new wife, creepy.

NowhereMan said...

Make no mistake,as one who has listened to his show throughout the years,this NFL rejection of him was devastating to him.AWESOME!
Remember when ABC was holding auditions for a third man in the booth and settled for Dennis Miller?Limpole urged his mind numbed robots to all call ABC to give him an audition!They flooded the phone lines enough so that ABC capitulated and gave him an audition.He was acting like the kid in"A Christmas Story"who wanted the bb rifle for xmas.Everyday he would keep his listeners up to date after the audition saying he hadn't herd anything from ABC...yet!He actually assumed he'd get the gig!When Miller got the gig which as it turned out saved them from the embarrassing ESPN Ncnabb comment you could tell he was so dissappointed.
As for him being a judge on the Miss America pageant,all you black contestants can stay home.With Rush as a judge,you have no chance of winning

Montana said...

Rush will not sue, because if he does, he will be deposed and like Nixon he knows that the tapes will sink him. Poor little Rush, no out except creating the myth that everyone is out to get him. Sorry sucka you can only yourself to blame for your idiot comments. NFL wins you lose. Tee, hee....