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    Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    [ame="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4559454"]Sources: Rush Limbaugh to be out of bid for St Louis Rams - ESPN[/ame]



    Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources.

    Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said.

    Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay predicted that Limbaugh's potential bid would be met by significant opposition. Several players have also voiced their displeasure with Limbaugh's potential ownership position, and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, who is black, urged players to speak out against Limbaugh's bid.

    Ultimately, the sources said, Checketts must reconfigure his group and find another investor to make his bid more viable.

    Exactly when Limbaugh will be dropped is uncertain, though some familiar with the situation said it could be within the next week. It is unclear if the two sides even have spoken.

    A Limbaugh spokesman told ESPN that Limbaugh would have no comment on Wedneday. Earlier, on his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh was defiant, holding on to hope that he still could be part of the ownership group that buys the Rams.

    "I'm not even thinking of exiting," Limbaugh said on his program, according to a transcript provided to ESPN. "I'm not even thinking of caving. I am not a caver. None of us are. We have been betrayed by too many who have caved. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It's a sad thing but our country over 200 years old now needs pioneers all over again, but we do."

    Without Limbaugh, Checketts and his group would have to find a financial substitute to replace the investment that Limbaugh intended to make. At the NFL owners meetings this week in Boston, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Limbaugh's potential involvement in the league and said "divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about."
    Couldn't have happened to a bigger racist asshole.

    He's one of those people, like Paris Hilton, who has fallen ass-backwards into financial success--both in their own way, capitalizing on the dumbing-down of this country.

    And, like Beck and Hilton, I don't understand how do his so-called 'fans' show their faces??

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    I saw this earlier. Wonder how this will get spun into being all the liberals fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I saw this earlier. Wonder how this will get spun into being all the liberals fault.
    Because people were bitching so much that the NFL didn't want to get involved. It's all the same crap. He's a racist, he's this he's that. But that's all the people that don't like him. They misconstrued what he had said, misrepresented his character, to have a real business and financial result against the man. Last I checked, that was illegal. But I guess it's ok if people merely of the opinion of Rush as something, but no proof there of, run their mouths.

    I find it a sad state when based on political disposition, a large number of people would smear someone so much as to prevent their ability to engage in business.
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    What was said about Rush were not smears. It was the truth.

    That said...I don't see why he shouldn't have the same right as anyone else to be an owner.

    As I've said in another post....he couldn't be any worse than Georgia Frontiere or Al Davis.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What was said about Rush were not smears. It was the truth.
    No it wasn't. People were trying to make serious racism claims out of comments which weren't rooted in racism. Or at least, not the magnitude that people were trying to make it seem like.

    I think people should be allowed to express their political beliefs, but because of where Rush comes from he has garnered enough people of blind hatred enough to espouse things which are legitimately true and which damage reputation and business. The last one being the serious one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Because people were bitching so much that the NFL didn't want to get involved. It's all the same crap. He's a racist, he's this he's that. But that's all the people that don't like him. They misconstrued what he had said, misrepresented his character, to have a real business and financial result against the man. Last I checked, that was illegal. But I guess it's ok if people merely of the opinion of Rush as something, but no proof there of, run their mouths.

    I find it a sad state when based on political disposition, a large number of people would smear someone so much as to prevent their ability to engage in business.
    Well, at least you are consistent and predictable. When in doubt, blame the liberals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What was said about Rush were not smears. It was the truth.
    This wasn't.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Sources: Rush Limbaugh to be out of bid for St Louis Rams - ESPN





    Couldn't have happened to a bigger racist asshole.

    He's one of those people, like Paris Hilton, who has fallen ass-backwards into financial success--both in their own way, capitalizing on the dumbing-down of this country.

    And, like Beck and Hilton, I don't understand how do his so-called 'fans' show their faces??
    So much for tolerance.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, at least you are consistent and predictable. When in doubt, blame the liberals.
    wah wah wah, play the victim card some more. Never mind the fact that you've endorsed ruining business plans and financial choices of an individual who has done nothing wrong. You're the victim. Yes yes, let's all play the violin for you.

    I didn't single out the liberals, it's all the haters. Blinded by their hatred of Limbaugh, they levied charges I bet dollar to doughnut can't be proven in a court of law to mean everything they've claimed it to mean. They launched a campaign against an individual with a business plan. That's it. Rush said blah about McNabb...well it's true. McNabbs numbers were terrible back then, they're decent enough now; but he's still not a premier QB.

    All this was based on ONE thing, Rush's political ideology. That's it. Because of that, people levied charges of racism which were trumped up and caused enough of a hoopla that the group seeking the bid decided that they didn't want to deal with the mess. You think your ilk isn't at fault, ask yourself "if it wasn't for your [aggregated] whining and crying, would he have been dropped from the group?".

    So many people who claim "tollerance" and "understanding" are the very same being incredibly intolerant and not understanding at all. It's sad that we're always pandering to the lowest common denominator. It's time to quit rewarding stupidity.
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    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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