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Rohirrim
10-06-2009, 11:39 AM
Rush is part of an ownership group making a bid for the Rams.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/06/rush-limbaugh-in-bid-for_n_310850.html

TailgateNut
10-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Just goes to show how smart he is.

Dukes
10-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Damn, every black player on that team will be cut for sure.

Man-Goblin
10-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Damn. I didn't know he had that kind of jack.

TonyR
10-06-2009, 11:41 AM
Dear god, isn't this one of the signs of the apocalypse?

Garcia Bronco
10-06-2009, 11:41 AM
Damn. I didn't know he had that kind of jack.

It's an investment group. The de-facto owner is the guy that runs the Blues.

Dagmar
10-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Yikes, this wont end well.

bombay
10-06-2009, 11:45 AM
Doesn't Stan Kroenke already own about 40% of the lambs? The nfl will make an exception for him to become the majority owner before they'd let blimphog join their ranks.

TheDave
10-06-2009, 11:45 AM
Soon to be trumped by next weeks news that the Rams will complete a trade for McNabb...

Man-Goblin
10-06-2009, 11:46 AM
He was a Broncos fan, right? or was that his wife? I remember Shanny having him at practice a couple of times...

Rohirrim
10-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Maybe he could trade for Jamarcus Russell and change the team name to "The Fat Slobs?"

TailgateNut
10-06-2009, 11:49 AM
maybe he could trade for jamarcus russell and change the team name to "the fat slobs?"

lol

bronco militia
10-06-2009, 11:51 AM
He was a Broncos fan, right? or was that his wife? I remember Shanny having him at practice a couple of times...

his ex-wife

SoDak Bronco
10-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Easy to get a game plan for his team, they will always goto the right.

SoDak Bronco
10-06-2009, 12:17 PM
He was a Broncos fan, right? or was that his wife? I remember Shanny having him at practice a couple of times...

He's a huge Steelers fan.

cabronco
10-06-2009, 12:21 PM
What do you mean you're hurt ! Here take these Oxy's and get back in there !

TonyR
10-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Easy to get a game plan for his team, they will always goto the right.

Good one. They'll also play it very conservative...

BroncoBuff
10-06-2009, 12:31 PM
I remember Shanny having him at practice a couple of times...

WHAT?!

Now I'm glad we fired that douchebag Ha!

HEAV
10-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Damn, every black player on that team will be cut for sure.

:spit:

If the NFL and Goodell are smart they would keep the nut job away from the league. ESPN learned the hard way that Rush's mouth will only hurt,not help, your company.

ColoradoDarin
10-06-2009, 12:55 PM
:spit:

If the NFL and Goodell are smart they would keep the nut job away from the league. ESPN learned the hard way that Rush's mouth will only hurt,not help, your company.

It'll at least be repeated wrong to everyone else, especially when Steve Young and Michael Irvin agreed with him.

Dr. Broncenstein
10-06-2009, 01:56 PM
This just in:

Professional team owners tend to be wealthy business people. Wealthy business people tend to be on the right hand of the political spectrum. Film at 11.

Dr. Broncenstein
10-06-2009, 01:57 PM
:spit:

If the NFL and Goodell are smart they would keep the nut job away from the league. ESPN learned the hard way that Rush's mouth will only hurt,not help, your company.

Yeah.. how could you have a guy like Rush owning the team when you have a ****ing drunk driving murderer named Leonard Little starting at defensive end.

Dukes
10-06-2009, 01:59 PM
Yeah.. how could you have a guy like Rush owning the team when you have a ****ing drunk driving murderer named Leonard Little starting at defensive end.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet both voted for Obama. So much for that theory.

GoBroncos DownUnder
10-10-2009, 01:10 PM
(I know this thread is 3 days old but I'd like to kick it over and see what you peeps think...)

Mathias Kiwanuka loves his former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, but the Giants' defensive end says he will never play for Spagnuolo's Rams if Rush Limbaugh purchases the team. Kiwanuka and the Jets' Bart Scott made it clear Thursday that they would never play for the Rams or any team owned by the controversial conservative radio host.
Story link (http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/122350-black-players-wont-play-for-rushs-rams?cnn=yes)

I admit that Limbaugh is a bit "out there" some times, or a LOT of the times, ... depending on your political preference. I'm a legal alien resident, and a fence sitter in the left-wing/right-wing political battle, so personally - I DON'T care either way!


But is it just me or is it hypocritical for players to say "we won't play for that owner based on his politics" when they spend a LOT of time (during contract disputes) saying "we are professional players" ...
IMO: a PROFESSIONAL wouldn't say such things.
(Feel free to bash me, but don't expect me to get angry over politics.)

TonyR
10-10-2009, 01:28 PM
McNabb and Bart Scott had similar feelings.

Kiwanuka says he wouldn't play for Limbaugh-owned team
Posted by Mike Florio on October 9, 2009 1:30 PM ET

The opinions continue to roll in regarding the possibility that radio host Rush Limbaugh will soon own the St. Louis Rams.

Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka says that he'd never play for a Limbaugh-owned team.

"All I know is from the last comment I heard, he said in [President] Obama's America, white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting 'right on,'" Kiwanuka said, per the New York Daily News. "I mean, I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play.

"I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there's a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can't respect him as a man," Kiwanuka added.

Earlier this week, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb -- the player at the center of the controversy that ended Limbaugh's on-air role at ESPN after roughly a month -- made his own views known.

"If he's rewarded to buy them, congratulations to him," McNabb said, per the Daily News. "But I won't be in St. Louis anytime soon."

Jets linebacker Bart Scott echoed the sentiment. "I know I wouldn't want to play for him. He's a jerk. . . . 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."

In our view, Limbaugh is smart enough to know that his interest in buying the Rams would create this kind of reaction. The only remaining questions, in our view, are whether he'll paint himself as a victim of bias and intolerance if his bid is withdrawn or rejected -- and whether he'll become a modern-day version of George Preston Marshall in reverse if Limbaugh lands the team.

The late Redskins owner had no black players because he resisted employing them; Limbaugh would potentially have no black players because they would refuse to work for him.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/09/kiwanuka-says-he-wouldnt-play-for-limbaugh-owned-team/

DarkHorse30
10-10-2009, 01:39 PM
:spit:

If the NFL and Goodell are smart they would keep the nut job away from the league. ESPN learned the hard way that Rush's mouth will only hurt,not help, your company.

Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing. Move to France with Baldwin if you're tired of it......please.

broncocalijohn
10-10-2009, 02:23 PM
Maybe he could trade for Jamarcus Russell and change the team name to "The Fat Slobs?"

I guess you havent seen him lately. Probably skinnier than most here.

Bronco X
10-10-2009, 02:29 PM
Limbaugh would not be able to make his ownership turn into a vehicle to push his political dogma any more than he was able to avoid it during his ESPN gig. Being a political demagogue is in his veins. It's what he is, all he is, and all he'll ever be. It would be a bad thing for the league. And before the right wing partisans get all uppity it'd be the same thing if Michael Moore or Sean Penn were an owner. Most owners regardless of their political views are smart enough to keep politics away from their business practice, and to the core partisan shills don't know how to do that.

broncocalijohn
10-10-2009, 02:39 PM
:spit:

If the NFL and Goodell are smart they would keep the nut job away from the league. ESPN learned the hard way that Rush's mouth will only hurt,not help, your company.

You guys think he is going to be a Jerry Jones type of owner. He is part of an investment group headed by the owner of the Blues. Having him as a part owner of a team shouldnt make the NFL worry. Hell, I bet most NFL owners have the same politics as Rush. If he is looked at as a serious contender, they will interview all major players and ask the important questions. But, I would love to hear outtakes of any Rush tapes ripping on the Rams during his show.

broncocalijohn
10-10-2009, 02:44 PM
Limbaugh would not be able to make his ownership turn into a vehicle to push his political dogma any more than he was able to avoid it during his ESPN gig. Being a political demagogue is in his veins. It's what he is, all he is, and all he'll ever be. It would be a bad thing for the league. And before the right wing partisans get all uppity it'd be the same thing if Michael Moore or Sean Penn were an owner. Most owners regardless of their political views are smart enough to keep politics away from their business practice, and to the core partisan shills don't know how to do that.

The difference is that Rush would want his best players on the field regardless of economic status and make sure the best is out on the field. Michael Moore would want everyone to make the same amount of money regardless of ability and that everyone would need to play an equal amount of time. He wouldnt use the NFL to push his political agenda. He is trying to buy the Rams because he loves sports (which is a great thing for ownership) and he wants to make money/invest for the future. If his group gets the team, somehow it would be interesting if management wanted McNabb to come in during his free agency period. Better than anything else they have in their stables.

RhymesayersDU
10-10-2009, 02:50 PM
McNabb and Bart Scott had similar feelings.

Kiwanuka says he wouldn't play for Limbaugh-owned team
Posted by Mike Florio on October 9, 2009 1:30 PM ET

The opinions continue to roll in regarding the possibility that radio host Rush Limbaugh will soon own the St. Louis Rams.

Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka says that he'd never play for a Limbaugh-owned team.

"All I know is from the last comment I heard, he said in [President] Obama's America, white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting 'right on,'" Kiwanuka said, per the New York Daily News. "I mean, I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play.

"I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there's a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can't respect him as a man," Kiwanuka added.

Earlier this week, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb -- the player at the center of the controversy that ended Limbaugh's on-air role at ESPN after roughly a month -- made his own views known.

"If he's rewarded to buy them, congratulations to him," McNabb said, per the Daily News. "But I won't be in St. Louis anytime soon."

Jets linebacker Bart Scott echoed the sentiment. "I know I wouldn't want to play for him. He's a jerk. . . . 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."

In our view, Limbaugh is smart enough to know that his interest in buying the Rams would create this kind of reaction. The only remaining questions, in our view, are whether he'll paint himself as a victim of bias and intolerance if his bid is withdrawn or rejected -- and whether he'll become a modern-day version of George Preston Marshall in reverse if Limbaugh lands the team.

The late Redskins owner had no black players because he resisted employing them; Limbaugh would potentially have no black players because they would refuse to work for him.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/09/kiwanuka-says-he-wouldnt-play-for-limbaugh-owned-team/

Meh. I'll be honest, I take those comments with a HUGE grain of salt. Reason being is that the two main people (McNabb and Scott) are both stars with huge contracts that are set for life. Although, to be fair, I can't speak for Kiwanuka.

I'm just of the opinion that when those dollars start flowing, people will conveniently forget. Take a guy like Adrian Peterson, a superstar already who (I think) is still on his rookie contract, and is set to make 10,20,30 million dollars in guaranteed money, plus whatever in incentives in his next contract. One of those young stars about to hit his pay day is going to go where the money is greatest, no matter who signs the checks.

Just a thought.

Gort
10-10-2009, 03:25 PM
This just in:

Professional team owners tend to be wealthy business people. Wealthy business people tend to be on the right hand of the political spectrum. Film at 11.

depends on the business. hollywood. wall street. madison avenue. lawyers. all lean heavily to the left. inherited money also leans heavily left. the richest people in congress are democrats (e.g. 3 of the top 4 wealthiest). silicon valley leans to the left. it's a myth to say that the republican party is the party of the rich. it's not. the democrat party is the party of the rich. the republican party is supported by donations from the middle class.

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed110607a.cfm

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NmE4NWY3Yjc4YmJmMDJmOGU0ZmQwNGE0MjNlMDJiZTY

Dukes
10-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Considering Rush is a huge Steeler fan, I doubt he would have much involvement in day to day operations. He would just a rich silent partner. Big deal.

DenverBrit
10-10-2009, 03:44 PM
A Steeler's fan buying the Rams??

Do the Rams have their own pharmacy??

Spider
10-10-2009, 03:53 PM
Rush needs this more then the NFL needs Rush ............. On the + side , Next time Rush gets nailed at an Airport for viagra coming from some country that is famous for Child Prostitution , Rush can whip out his NFL owners club card and say he is a talent scout checking out cheerleaders

SouthStndJunkie
10-10-2009, 04:02 PM
McNabb and Bart Scott had similar feelings.

Kiwanuka says he wouldn't play for Limbaugh-owned team
Posted by Mike Florio on October 9, 2009 1:30 PM ET

The opinions continue to roll in regarding the possibility that radio host Rush Limbaugh will soon own the St. Louis Rams.

Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka says that he'd never play for a Limbaugh-owned team.

"All I know is from the last comment I heard, he said in [President] Obama's America, white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting 'right on,'" Kiwanuka said, per the New York Daily News. "I mean, I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play.

"I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there's a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can't respect him as a man," Kiwanuka added.

Earlier this week, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb -- the player at the center of the controversy that ended Limbaugh's on-air role at ESPN after roughly a month -- made his own views known.

"If he's rewarded to buy them, congratulations to him," McNabb said, per the Daily News. "But I won't be in St. Louis anytime soon."

Jets linebacker Bart Scott echoed the sentiment. "I know I wouldn't want to play for him. He's a jerk. . . . 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."

In our view, Limbaugh is smart enough to know that his interest in buying the Rams would create this kind of reaction. The only remaining questions, in our view, are whether he'll paint himself as a victim of bias and intolerance if his bid is withdrawn or rejected -- and whether he'll become a modern-day version of George Preston Marshall in reverse if Limbaugh lands the team.

The late Redskins owner had no black players because he resisted employing them; Limbaugh would potentially have no black players because they would refuse to work for him.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/09/kiwanuka-says-he-wouldnt-play-for-limbaugh-owned-team/

If only the players knew how many of these 70 year old white billionaire owners were racist.

Premier-Ace55
10-10-2009, 04:20 PM
There is a lot of racist people in this world this is just one with a huge mouth that doesnt have to $%%^ to run for public office himself. I'm not going to worry too much about it.

Rock Chalk
10-10-2009, 05:03 PM
What's funny is Rush never said anything bad about McNabb.

Rush's words were a slam on the media, not McNabb, but people forget that because the media made it sound like Rush was bashing McNabb because he is a black QB.

RUsh said that maybe McNabb was getting all the hype because he was a black QB. McNabb had never won anything and was, at the time receiving a great deal of hype around him and Rush's comment was merely stating that MAYBE the media was overstating his abilities because THEY wanted a black QB to succeed.

McNabb is a helluva QB and oen of my favorite players in the NFL, but for a guy that's never won anything, he does get a lot of publicity. Is it because he is a black QB? I dont personally think so but you could make that argument unless of course you are Rush.

I think Rush was wrong in his opinion, but I dont think he said anything that was out of line at all. I think he is wrong because you can switch McNabb with Cutler and you get the same hype, but he is white, for a guy that actually has a losing NFL record.

Carson Palmer, same thing. Mark Sanchez got a crap ton of hype in the first 3 games despite not having really anything spectacular happen. In fact, Sanchez' numbers are worse than Orton's but he was getting a ton of hype early on for his "wins" when everyone knows that it was the defense.

Anyway, I dont know if Rush is racist or not. I dont listen to Rush. I dont listen to political opinionists, left or right. What I do know is that most of these athletes dont listen to his ass either and are probably making their assumptions based on his media comments that included McNabb.

Can he be an owner (or part owner) of an NFL franchise? Yes. Will black people play for him? Yes. You bet your ass they will. Do they have to like it? No. Hell most people i know don't like their boss so they are exactly no different than anyone else.

Kaylore
10-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Rush has just as much right to buy a team as Al Franken has to run for the Senate. It's a free country and if he wants to buy it he can. Most of the owners in the league are just as conservative as he is. The difference is they don't have a talk radio show.

I'll say this too: My poop would be better management than the team has been under these past few years.

Dr. Broncenstein
10-10-2009, 05:40 PM
khan called the shiat poop

UberBroncoMan
10-10-2009, 05:42 PM
Um...

Rush Limbaugh was BORN in Missouri...

Kind of makes sense he'd want to own this team and he'd like to prevent it from being moved?

If you're from St. Louis you're happy to see Rush trying to buy the team because it means you'll still have one.

Paladin
10-10-2009, 07:04 PM
QUOTE=SoDak Bronco;2586285]Easy to get a game plan for his team, they will always goto the right.[/QUOTE]

Hilarious![

gunns
10-10-2009, 07:57 PM
The difference is that Rush would want his best players on the field regardless of economic status and make sure the best is out on the field. Michael Moore would want everyone to make the same amount of money regardless of ability and that everyone would need to play an equal amount of time. He wouldnt use the NFL to push his political agenda. He is trying to buy the Rams because he loves sports (which is a great thing for ownership) and he wants to make money/invest for the future. If his group gets the team, somehow it would be interesting if management wanted McNabb to come in during his free agency period. Better than anything else they have in their stables.

OMG! :spit:

The sheep do still exist. Maybe that's why he's going after the Rams. Ha!

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
10-10-2009, 08:00 PM
hmmm tin foil hat man time rushes into phone booth puts tin foil on jumps out and says : THE REASON RUSH IS WANTING TO BUY THE RAMS SO HE CAN HELP HIS STEELERS TO GET TO THE SUPERBOWL HE WILL EITHER LOSE THE GAME ON PURPOSE OR GET IN THE SUPERBOWL IF THE STEELERS ARE IN IT AND GIVE THE GAME TO THE STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
my job is done good citizens im off to reveal the truth about obama and the space aliens

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
10-10-2009, 08:03 PM
"If he's rewarded to buy them, congratulations to him," McNabb said, per the Daily News. "But I won't be in St. Louis anytime soon."
gee does that mean that mcnabb will sit out if the eagles are playin the rams well all the more reason to get rush to buy it if ya a rams fan

gyldenlove
10-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Rush has just as much right to buy a team as Al Franken has to run for the Senate. It's a free country and if he wants to buy it he can. Most of the owners in the league are just as conservative as he is. The difference is they don't have a talk radio show.

I'll say this too: My poop would be better management than the team has been under these past few years.

Nobody ever said he couldn't buy a team or a share of a team.

I don't think it is a good idea for the NFL to be associated with a political pundit or in deed a politician, politics and sports never mixed well. Most of the owners I think are well aware that it could create potential ill will towards the league as a whole to be too directly associated with Limbaugh or in deed any political figure, although I suspect that if an agreement can be made to keep the association to the NFL to a minimum they will allow Limbaugh to buy a share.

errand
10-10-2009, 08:14 PM
He is trying to buy the Rams because he loves sports (which is a great thing for ownership) and he wants to make money/invest for the future.

Rush was born and raised in Cape Giradeau (sp?), MO, which is near St. Louis.

errand
10-10-2009, 08:24 PM
What's funny is Rush never said anything bad about McNabb.

Rush's words were a slam on the media, not McNabb, but people forget that because the media made it sound like Rush was bashing McNabb because he is a black QB.

What is never told by the media was that immediately after Rush made his comments on ESPN, Michael Irvin said "Rush has a point..."

Also keep in mind that none of those on the crew, not Berman, Jackson, Young, or Irvin said a damn thing about his comments the day he made them. They didn't say anything about it during the post game shows either...nor did they say anything about his comments on Sunday Night Football game or halftime-postgame shows...nor did they say anything on ABC MNF game or shows either.

It was not until after two Philadelphia sports reporters made a fuss about his comments on the following Tuesday after did all this crap start...and then all of a sudden Tommy, Michael, Chris, and Steve and the other clowns were all on Sunday's ESPN show saying they were flabbergasted and shocked by his comments.......and not that it matters and it is a technicality, Rush was not fired by ESPN...he resigned.

Anyway, I dont know if Rush is racist or not. I dont listen to Rush. I dont listen to political opinionists, left or right. What I do know is that most of these athletes dont listen to his ass either and are probably making their assumptions based on his media comments that included McNabb.

And here it is in a nutshell....I'm willing to bet that 90% of his critics have never actually listened to his show either....if they did, they would know he's not a racist.

.

in bold.....

errand
10-10-2009, 08:29 PM
Nobody ever said he couldn't buy a team or a share of a team.

I don't think it is a good idea for the NFL to be associated with a political pundit or in deed a politician, politics and sports never mixed well. Most of the owners I think are well aware that it could create potential ill will towards the league as a whole to be too directly associated with Limbaugh or in deed any political figure, although I suspect that if an agreement can be made to keep the association to the NFL to a minimum they will allow Limbaugh to buy a share.

The NFL isn't going to approve or deny him and his group because of political affiliation....they will look at the financial strength of their proposal, and make their decision based on that, and that alone.

broncocalijohn
10-10-2009, 08:36 PM
OMG! :spit:

The sheep do still exist. Maybe that's why he's going after the Rams. Ha!

So please explain what angle Rush is going for by buying the Rams that I just dont see? I have no idea what your beef is with him buying a team or me believing it isnt a big deal and actually having a sports minded guy (instead of a corporate no nothing) be involved with a franchise. Oh please explain.

Spider
10-10-2009, 11:42 PM
What's funny is Rush never said anything bad about McNabb.

Rush's words were a slam on the media, not McNabb, but people forget that because the media made it sound like Rush was bashing McNabb because he is a black QB.

RUsh said that maybe McNabb was getting all the hype because he was a black QB. McNabb had never won anything and was, at the time receiving a great deal of hype around him and Rush's comment was merely stating that MAYBE the media was overstating his abilities because THEY wanted a black QB to succeed.

McNabb is a helluva QB and oen of my favorite players in the NFL, but for a guy that's never won anything, he does get a lot of publicity. Is it because he is a black QB? I dont personally think so but you could make that argument unless of course you are Rush.

I think Rush was wrong in his opinion, but I dont think he said anything that was out of line at all. I think he is wrong because you can switch McNabb with Cutler and you get the same hype, but he is white, for a guy that actually has a losing NFL record.

Carson Palmer, same thing. Mark Sanchez got a crap ton of hype in the first 3 games despite not having really anything spectacular happen. In fact, Sanchez' numbers are worse than Orton's but he was getting a ton of hype early on for his "wins" when everyone knows that it was the defense.

Anyway, I dont know if Rush is racist or not. I dont listen to Rush. I dont listen to political opinionists, left or right. What I do know is that most of these athletes dont listen to his ass either and are probably making their assumptions based on his media comments that included McNabb.

Can he be an owner (or part owner) of an NFL franchise? Yes. Will black people play for him? Yes. You bet your ass they will. Do they have to like it? No. Hell most people i know don't like their boss so they are exactly no different than anyone else.
It was the way Rush framed his argument ........ I watched it on ESPN ,when it happened , and it came across as McNabb was Media made uncle Tom .....

baja
10-11-2009, 12:14 AM
Good one. They'll also play it very conservative...there will be plenty screens and reverses too.

gunns
10-11-2009, 12:27 AM
So please explain what angle Rush is going for by buying the Rams that I just dont see? I have no idea what your beef is with him buying a team or me believing it isnt a big deal and actually having a sports minded guy (instead of a corporate no nothing) be involved with a franchise. Oh please explain.

I have no problem with him going for the Rams, never said that. He's a joke and so are they. There are already jokes for owners in the NFL so he'd fit right in. I just found your post to be hysterical, that anyone would state something like that. Like Rush, thanks for the laugh.

ZONA
10-11-2009, 01:09 AM
Rush has every right to own a team as anybody else. Yes he is extremely right wing wacko but so are many of the owners today. I don't think he is a racist but he is soooooooo far right that it could be a problem eventually, especially if he continued his show. The man has no desire for bipartisanship at all. He doesn't care for the left and the right to meet and agree on things, he just prefers that everybody see things his way and then and only then will things in American seem right.

Archer81
10-11-2009, 01:57 AM
So? How or why is this news?


:Broncos:

errand
10-11-2009, 04:54 AM
Rush has every right to own a team as anybody else. Yes he is extremely right wing wacko but so are many of the owners today. I don't think he is a racist but he is soooooooo far right that it could be a problem eventually, especially if he continued his show. The man has no desire for bipartisanship at all. He doesn't care for the left and the right to meet and agree on things, he just prefers that everybody see things his way and then and only then will things in American seem right.

there's an old joke...

"My wife wanted a cat...I didn't want a cat. So we compromised...we got a cat"

bipartisanship in a liberal's mind is that their opponents cave....

errand
10-11-2009, 04:56 AM
So? How or why is this news?


:Broncos:

It's news to these clowns becasue they hang on Rush's every word...or at least what the media tells them he said.

fdf
10-11-2009, 08:09 AM
This just in:

Professional team owners tend to be wealthy business people. Wealthy business people tend to be on the right hand of the political spectrum. Film at 11.

Actually, that's only partly true. Small business owners are overwhelmingly conservative. But once you're an exec or owner of a big business, you are probably left-wing.

In fact, if your income is over about $80,000 a year, you are more likely to vote Democrat than Republican. The higher your income above $80,000, the more likely you are to vote Democrat. The only demographic for which that last sentence is untrue is small business owners.

I know this goes against the conventional wisdom. But the conventional wisdom on this issue was set in the Great Depression 80 years ago and hasn't changed since. It is also wrong.

RhymesayersDU
10-11-2009, 08:46 AM
So? How or why is this news?


:Broncos:

Because this is an NFL board and this involves the potential change in ownership of an NFL team?


I love the people on this board who claim to hate certain threads or think certain topics are dumb. So what do these really smart people do? Reply to the thread, thus taking it to the top of the board and helping to continue the discussion.


You're not the brightest crayon in the box, are you?

SouthCarolinaBronco
10-11-2009, 09:26 AM
If the NFL refuses to allow Rush to purchase a team because of his politics, they are going to offend the heck out of a lot of us on the right side of the political spectrum. It's also true that if Rush is allowed to purchase a team, some left-wing types will be offended. So I think you have to think about it in these terms: either we won't hold people's politics against them or we will. I think what's best is for the league to declare that people's politics aren't going to influence team purchase or other managerial decisions and, as Rush's purchase is approved, that Michael Moore has just as much right to buy a team as Rush Limbaugh.

I am as right wing as you can be without being a nut, and I would not object to Michael Moore buying a team.

You know, I bet there are a lot of folks on this message board that I agree with 100% on politics and a lot that agree with me 0% on politics and everything in between. The great thing about America, and something that is largely unique in world history, is that those things don't keep us from being friends in other spheres of our lives. I'm here because I'm a Bronco fan and I don't give one damn whether anybody agrees with me on politics or not.

In a lot of societies, whether or not you toe the popular political line has EVERYTHING to do with what you're able to do in society, and that is especially true in more repressive countries. I LOVE living in a country where I don't have to prove I'm a member of the ruling party to buy groceries or get elected to city council, etc. That kind of freedom is exactly what we should cherish, not crack down on.

I bet in each of our lives we have encountered people who were everything from anarchists to communists to liberals to moderates to conservatives to neonazis. But no matter how wacky your views are (and Rush's are not wacky, they are right in line with somewhere close to half the country) you can still buy groceries, you can still get a hotel room, you can still start a business, etc. That is a good thing, it's not a bad thing. Nobody should have to pass an ideology test to engage in a business transaction. There are rare exceptions to this (a church shouldn't have to hire an athiest, etc.), but this isn't one of them.

If you start imposing your ideological views as a precondition to doing business with someone, people who disagree with you will do the same to you. That's bad for everybody. I'm not going to refuse to eat in some restaurant that's really good because the owner votes for Democrats. I hope that he won't refuse to hire me as his lawyer because I vote for Republicans. But if he does, and I find out about it, I'm not going to his damn restaurant anymore. That's what the NFL risks here, and why I think they just need to declare that politics aren't a factor in ownership decisions.

UberBroncoMan
10-11-2009, 09:40 AM
If the NFL refuses to allow Rush to purchase a team because of his politics, they are going to offend the heck out of a lot of us on the right side of the political spectrum. It's also true that if Rush is allowed to purchase a team, some left-wing types will be offended. So I think you have to think about it in these terms: either we won't hold people's politics against them or we will. I think what's best is for the league to declare that people's politics aren't going to influence team purchase or other managerial decisions and, as Rush's purchase is approved, that Michael Moore has just as much right to buy a team as Rush Limbaugh.

I am as right wing as you can be without being a nut, and I would not object to Michael Moore buying a team.

You know, I bet there are a lot of folks on this message board that I agree with 100% on politics and a lot that agree with me 0% on politics and everything in between. The great thing about America, and something that is largely unique in world history, is that those things don't keep us from being friends in other spheres of our lives. I'm here because I'm a Bronco fan and I don't give one damn whether anybody agrees with me on politics or not.

In a lot of societies, whether or not you toe the popular political line has EVERYTHING to do with what you're able to do in society, and that is especially true in more repressive countries. I LOVE living in a country where I don't have to prove I'm a member of the ruling party to buy groceries or get elected to city council, etc. That kind of freedom is exactly what we should cherish, not crack down on.

I bet in each of our lives we have encountered people who were everything from anarchists to communists to liberals to moderates to conservatives to neonazis. But no matter how wacky your views are (and Rush's are not wacky, they are right in line with somewhere close to half the country) you can still buy groceries, you can still get a hotel room, you can still start a business, etc. That is a good thing, it's not a bad thing. Nobody should have to pass an ideology test to engage in a business transaction. There are rare exceptions to this (a church shouldn't have to hire an athiest, etc.), but this isn't one of them.

If you start imposing your ideological views as a precondition to doing business with someone, people who disagree with you will do the same to you. That's bad for everybody. I'm not going to refuse to eat in some restaurant that's really good because the owner votes for Democrats. I hope that he won't refuse to hire me as his lawyer because I vote for Republicans. But if he does, and I find out about it, I'm not going to his damn restaurant anymore. That's what the NFL risks here, and why I think they just need to declare that politics aren't a factor in ownership decisions.

If someone with no serious issues (ie he's not a drug lord, genocidal dictator etc) can't spend the money they worked for freely due to political beliefs then what the **** kind of country are we living in now.

Archer81
10-11-2009, 09:41 AM
Because this is an NFL board and this involves the potential change in ownership of an NFL team?


I love the people on this board who claim to hate certain threads or think certain topics are dumb. So what do these really smart people do? Reply to the thread, thus taking it to the top of the board and helping to continue the discussion.


You're not the brightest crayon in the box, are you?


I was commenting on his politics being discussed more so than he being a minority shareholder in a group exploring to buy the rights to the Rams. What difference does it make that he is a rightwing radio host? The dude likes football.

And I like color pencils more than crayons, FYI. Better color saturation and vibrancy.

:Broncos:

SJ Bronco
10-11-2009, 10:17 AM
If someone with no serious issues (ie he's not a drug lord, genocidal dictator etc) can't spend the money they worked for freely due to political beliefs then what the **** kind of country are we living in now.

If they deny the man ownership, it won't be because of politics (at least not American politics), I think it will be just because he's a loose cannon and a bit of a polarizing figure. The NFL doesn't have a history of appreciating colorful people in it's organization. They don't like unpredictable. I don't like Flush Limbaugh. I'll make that clear. HOWEVER, if the NFL is ok with it, then I won't make any noise. (I'll root against the Rams though.;D) but that's a personal thing to me. As a black man, i was watching the thing with him on ESPN live that day, and I was immediately offended. I personally believe he buys into black stereotypes. I'm not sure if he's a racist. I don't know him. I just think he's ignorant and talks out of his ass about things he has no clue about. Let him own the Rams. who cares? If the NFL turns him down though, I can understand that too. I mean, it fits the precedent the NFL has set for decades. The No Fun League....remember? :thumbs:

frerottenextelway
10-11-2009, 12:09 PM
He's a huge Steelers fan.

Yeah, which is pretty ironic given that the Steeler's owner is one of the rare team owners that's a Democrat.