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Rams finally catch a break

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Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:36 AM   7 comments
Betjamaica.com has St. Louis +9.5 this week at Jacksonville. The Rams will likely get significant points for the rest of the year, even when they play at Detroit. They are as drab as an overcast day in Akron.
 
But for a while over the last few days talk show mouth Rush Limbaugh put the Rams on the front pages nationwide with his bid to be part of a group attmepting to purchase the franchise.
 
(What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg? One a huge dirigible full of gas and hot air; the other is an airship). Rim shot.
 
That Limbaugh -- a druggie who has never been known to say one empathic word about African-Americans -- has been asked to leave the consortium is no doubt good news to Roger Goodell. The commish has spent the last week listening to Limbaugh get dissed by players and owners for the mouth's racially insensitive comments over the years.
 
Limbaugh, in one of the most predicatble comments from the most predictable windbag on talk radio, naturally blames the media for his ouster, at the same time exaggerating his own importance:
 
``This is not about the NFL, it's not about the St. Louis Rams, it's not about me,'' Limbaugh said. ``This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.

``Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we're going to have.''

What kind of country we will have over the next few years we don't know. We do know that Limbaugh will not be part of the NFL, and the league will be better for it.

 

 
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BOVIDOL says:
10/15/09 02:30PM
That's what's great about this country. People are always allowed to disagree with one another through free speech. I obviously disagree with you on every single point you've made. Last time I checked, free speech and capitalism are the main backbone of this country - what separates it from the rest of the so called pseudo capitalist/democratic countries in this planet where both subtle and overt means of "free speech" crackdowns are routinely done by ideologues using the old racism/religious fervor as a recurring tired theme du jour to smother their own citizens.
Diamondjake says:
10/15/09 06:18PM
Well said BOVIDOL. I think Rush could have had better judgement on a few of his comments. But I'll tell you what...listen to Jackson, Sharpton, Oberrman and Bill Mauer. Please these guys are brutal with Hate messages. Say what you want but no Liberal talk show can ever even pay the bills to stay on the Radio. Rush is the most listened to program in the nation and it is not even close. Libs just keep drinkin the kool aid but there is one big problem. Someone has to pay for all this shit.
colbuffs says:
10/15/09 10:10PM
I'm not a huge conservative, but you say, "The commish has spent the last week listening to Limbaugh get dissed by players and owners for the mouth's racially insensitive comments over the years." What are the specific statements to which you, and the players, refer? One statement about how players act like Bloods and Crips when they take personal foul taunting penalties just to show that they are hard does not make a record intolerance.
Murrays_Revenge says:
10/16/09 03:19PM
"(What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg? One a huge dirigible full of gas and hot air; the other is an airship). Rim shot.

That Limbaugh -- a druggie who has never been known to say one empathic word about African-Americans -- has been asked to leave the consortium is no doubt good news to Roger Goodell. The commish has spent the last week listening to Limbaugh get dissed by players and owners for the mouth's racially insensitive comments over the years."

Next thing you know there's going to be a symposium with Larry Ness, Marc Lawrence, and Brandon Lang discussing the Genocide in Rwanda. Real substantive stuff. This is the kind of post that keeps me coming to COVERS.COM everyday! You going to throw out a quick review of John and Kate plus 8? I think John bowls dude, it's sports related!

Classic ignorance. Keep up the good work! If your handicapping is anywhere near as good as your political commentary, I'll fade you all effing day pal.

I won't use profanity so the post can't be deleted, and hopefully at least one person will read this and realize how big of an Asshat you are.

ramscover says:
10/17/09 02:40AM
Really, speadsheet? show me an exact quote?!?

Just because someone has different political views then you, Al Sharpton, the NFL union, and some liberal playas, doesn't mean he can't own a team. The NFL is now the punchline of a few conservative jokes! Who cares who owns a team your not a fan of?

dabibs25 says:
10/17/09 05:36PM
Its about business people. If the group doesn't want all the negative attention that Rush brings upon himself then that's his own fault. You preach about our freedoms... how about the freedom to not want Rush as an owner of one of the teams in your league. The NFL is a private enterprise. Its not government run... Rush doesn't have a right to be part owner of the Rams.

And by the way, if you don't like the topic, why read the article. If you don't like the Covers site, then don't visit it. I think they, as a company, have the right to discuss anything they want and will survive without your insightful comments

BOVIDOL says:
10/18/09 11:27AM
See what I mean? I'm one of those who happen to love Spreadsheet's articles, I just don't agree with them all the time.

Now - we shouldn't even read Spreadsheet? What's up with that? Sure sounds unAmerican.

It's always a slippery slope - reminiscent of what a bunch of other countries routinely practiced out there - be it socialists, rightist/leftist dictatorships, communists - "America wannabes" ..... - whoever or whatever party happens to be in power gets to dictate and define the kind of distorted freedoms it's citizens are allowed have at any given time depending on what the prevalent PC (politically correct) climate happens to be in vogue.....you either shut up and follow what the state dictates or you get to have State run psychiatric counseling and treatment - against your will of course - and not infrequently on occasions, maybe a bullet in your head or a rope around your neck for good measure just to keep everybody on their toes.

Who appointed anybody the freedom or "thought" police here?

This is the USA, the Constitution has always been it, that's America's open secret for over 200 yrs, with the judiciary system (liberal/conservative - moderates/extremists) as mediators and the Supreme Court - as final arbiter. I don't agree with Limbaugh on everything he's espousing but I hope for America's and our sake, he pursues this through the court system where it ought to be in this country, and not necessarily through the public arena where hate groups and character assassins from both the right and the left acting as the main drivers of opinions.

It's certainly Limbaugh's right to put good hard earned treasure into one of the worst teams in the NFL. If he loses a bundle of his wealth doing this, then he can eat crow and if he gets a huge windfall for the investment, then that's capitalism in it's purest form - the American way.

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