NFL: No Foolishness Limbaugh!

19 Oct
Cartoonist Steve Benson, United Media

Cartoonist Steve Benson, United Media

So, we’ve all heard over the past two week that controversial Converva-jock Rush Limbaugh was apart of a group of investors (SPC Worldwide) interested in purchasing the St. Louis Rams. I was very interested to see how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would respond, seeing as how anytime there was an infraction involving an NFL player (whether it be on the field or off) that had the potential to sully the good name of the National Football League, the commissioner would swoop in with his swift, tough as nails brand of justice.  Over the years, there have been those who’ve argued that the Commish’s penalties weren’t necessarily “equitable” for all players across the league, and it is that argument that intrigued me most as to how Rog would respond to the intentions of such an…interesting character like Rush Limbaugh.

 

With Limbaugh’s seeming aversion to any type of inclusionary measures or efforts of equity outside the scope of his “background” (namely in areas like affirmative action, where he’s commented that folks like a quarterback in Philadelphia or 2001 Oscar recipients for Best Actor and Actress In a Leading Role don’t receive accolades because of merit or their own achievements, but because the color of their skin), was anyone as concerned as I was at how that potential union in St. Louis was gonna work out?

 

Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait long to hear Goodell’s take on the matter.  In comments during an NFL Fall League Meeting, he was quoted as saying, “I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position within the NFL.”  Okay, not necessarily the “rebuke” heard ‘round the world, but it is clear that Goodell isn’t looking for any more drama within the League this season.

And apparently for SPC Worldwide, drama and ownership don’t go hand-in-hand either, as chairman Dave Checketts expressed frankly that, “It has become clear that his (Limbaugh’s) involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions.  We have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion.”

 

So, is Rush really The Biggest Loser in an Ownership Dream Deferred?  I doubt it.  If nothing else, amidst the outlandish antics that occur during Fall Sweeps, this scenario has generated additional media buzz for him personally, which no doubt correlates to free publicity and ratings for his radio show.  That being said, I’m sure he’s not too broken up about not owning a team that isn’t particularly interested in all that he brings to the table (no, not food and prescription drugs silly, but his innate knowledge of the game we all love)!

 

But I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that one NFL team (The Miami Dolphins aka the Flagship of Diversity) has recently accepted a co-ownership bid.  Pop star, Fergie will be the newest limited partner of the Dolphins upon completion of her Australia Tour.  So, lemme see here, that makes Gloria Estefan, Venus and Serena, Jimmy Buffett, Marc Anthony (J. Lo/Lola’s hubby) and a Black Eyed Pea as co-owners of a franchise?  Wow Mr. Limbaugh, how is that for Affirmative Action?

 

I’m Packing Up,

~Tiff

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2 Responses to “NFL: No Foolishness Limbaugh!”

  1. Montana October 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    For so many years he has spent his time on the radio mis-labeling or mis-characterizing others. Finally he had his judgment day.

  2. Paul October 20, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    It seems to me that all the negative vibes this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has been spewing over these many years has come back to blow back on his face (A classic “Blow Back”). He always tries to give off the airs that he can have anything he wants but as we all witness those with more money and more influence tossed him aside like sack of potatoes and the ultimate insult was that it was done in public (money don’t buy you everything butterball).

    Now of course he blames everyone else (Michael J. Fox, Perez Hilton, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Olympia Snowe, ESPN, NFL, the media, basically people of color, the handicapped, women and gays) when of course all you have to do is listen to his show and plainly hear his daily prejudices filled sermons. So NFL, I salute you decision, job well done. And to the whaling cry baby perched on his self made pedestal, quit your whining it was your own fault. He is reaping what he has sowed, KARMA, “palin and simple” like his followers. Don’t we all feel better?

    http://www.chasingevil.org/2009/10/rush-limbaugh-in-his-own-words.html

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