Rush Limbaugh Dropped From Ram's Bid List - Page 2




 
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October 28th, 2009  
John Lydon
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
Rush's comments have been far worse than off color and far too many than just a few.

A few listed here:
http://newsone.com/obama/top-10-racist-limbaugh-quotes/

Now when you figure that 67% of the NFL players are black, not to mention having both black AND liberal NFL fans (i.e customers) allowing a nasty individual like Rush into the NFL seems like a very unwise decision. The lesson of the day is that words can hurt, and as Rush found out his words had consequences.
My point was the NFL is OK with convicted felon's (Vick) accomplice's to murder (Ray Lewis) and a thousand and one drug addicts being part of their league, but A guy who makes racist comments is over the line? Sounds like society as a whole has their priorities screwed up. What are they teaching kids who idolize NFL players? "Ok little Jimmy, it's ok to murder, steal, do drugs, beat women, or start fights in clubs, but don't you dare use a racial slur!" Way to go NFL!
October 28th, 2009  
Chief Bones
 
 

JL ...
The point that has been made on several posts, is the fact that the NFL is NOT a government occupation where stringent requirements are in effect to force the owners to accept every potential investor/owner. The NFL is privately owned and the other owners do NOT have to accept someone who carries the baggage that Limbaugh carries.

While the NFL has a reputation of accepting players with questionable reputations, Rush Limbaugh has a reputation that no one wishes to have to deal with. The exception are "Ditto-heads" .. (Limbaugh fans who march in lock step with Rush's every word and whim).

As MMarsh said ... "The players, the fans, and the management were against him.

So the other NFL owners saw this pretty clearly. Rush Limbaugh brings NOTHING to the NFL but problems they didnt have and didn't need. One Marge Schott was enough.
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While drugs and petty criminals can find a niche with the NFL ... bigotry and racism won't be tolerated ... one Marge Schott was MORE than enough ... the NFL IS evolving even if somewhat slowly. As long as the fans venerate certain players, the owners and NFL teams will accept 'criminals' if it means the teams remain winners ... after all, winning is everything where the sport of football is concerned.
October 28th, 2009  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Lydon
My point was the NFL is OK with convicted felon's (Vick) accomplice's to murder (Ray Lewis) and a thousand and one drug addicts being part of their league, but A guy who makes racist comments is over the line? Sounds like society as a whole has their priorities screwed up. What are they teaching kids who idolize NFL players? "Ok little Jimmy, it's ok to murder, steal, do drugs, beat women, or start fights in clubs, but don't you dare use a racial slur!" Way to go NFL!
In all cases, the individual did nothing to put the NFL itself into disrepute, there crimes were not at all related to the NFL in any way. They served out their sentence (each did 1 year), and are therefore square with the house again. The other reason to allow them back is because both players contribute something to the Game -they are actually good players despite their deplorable personal behavior.

Limbaugh has repeatively put the NFL into disrepute with his racist comments, for example by comparing black football players to LA gang members and suggesting that the only reason McNabb was the Eagles QB was because the media wanted it. Furthermore Limbaugh has nothing to offer the game but big problems. He knows nothing about either the game or the business aspect of football, and the very last thing the Rams need is a new Marge Schott running their team. Very simply, The Owners didnt want him, the players didnt want him, and the fans didnt want him. As you can see, Rush didnt have very many friends in football.

Rush was cast aside because his past and present comments (which would have continued) would have had a very destructive effect on the NFL. The owners recognized that Limbaugh in the NFL was bad for business. Lewis and Vick were not. Its that simple.

Rush's comments have caused alot of pain to certain people and he made those comments without caring who he hurt. But his history of hate filled comments made a victim Rush most certainly did not expect: himself. Rush recieved collateral damage from his own mouth and he one to blame but himself. And true to form Rush blamed this on the players Union Rep, as well as certain activists. Ever so happy to play the victim (which he usually does whenever hes in trouble) Rush didnt once consider his own role in this situation.

Personally I am enjoying the Schadenfreude, What happened to Rush couldnt have happened to a nicer person!
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October 28th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Someone who's served their sentence should be allowed (in principle anyway) to gain employment. Or else, you might as well just keep 'em in jail!
October 28th, 2009  
Rob Henderson
 
 
EXACTLY, 13... Very good point.
October 28th, 2009  
John Lydon
 
 
I am in no way saying that Rush's comments are OK. I just think it's odd that the other, more serious offenders, do a little time (much less then you or I would do) and suddenly they're "square with the house." Yet Rush is forever banned for his comments. True the other players bring talent (not sure about Vick anymore) but Limbaugh brings money and his own following (Both of which the Rams need desperately). If Rush apologized for his comments do you think more people would be willing to give him a shot as owner?
October 28th, 2009  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Well, the day Rush does a year of prison time for his comments and comes out a changed man, I'll let him own an NFL team. Heh.


The problem being I don't think anyone would buy an apology for racist comments from Rush Limbaugh...
October 29th, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Okay so Larry Johnson (RB Chiefs) has been suspended for using a homophobic slur on his twiiter account. Does he have to go to prison for that and pay a debt to the PC police before he can play again.
October 29th, 2009  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Lydon
I am in no way saying that Rush's comments are OK. I just think it's odd that the other, more serious offenders, do a little time (much less then you or I would do) and suddenly they're "square with the house." Yet Rush is forever banned for his comments. True the other players bring talent (not sure about Vick anymore) but Limbaugh brings money and his own following (Both of which the Rams need desperately). If Rush apologized for his comments do you think more people would be willing to give him a shot as owner?
The Rams need money, but being an NFL owner requires that you be a multi-millionaire. So whoever buys the Rams is going to have very deep pockets. The Rams don't need the dittoheads, lots of football fans in Saint Louis, they dont need a bunch of mental munchkins following them around.

If Rush truly expressed regret over his comments and changed his tune thereafter (no more racist comments) then people would be willing to reconsider his application. But what are the chances of that actually happening? He likes being a mean-spirited bigot, and its made him very rich too. In other words, Hell (not the one in Michigan) would freeze over first.

USMC03

Your comparing one single slip of the tongue to a waste of human skin whose disdain for people of color has been ongoing for 20 years. Furthermore, gays dont make up 67% of the NFL. What makes Rush's comments worse is that he has repeatively insulted the overwhelming majority of the the NFL staff.
October 29th, 2009  
John Lydon
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
USMC03

Your comparing one single slip of the tongue to a waste of human skin whose disdain for people of color has been ongoing for 20 years. Furthermore, gays dont make up 67% of the NFL. What makes Rush's comments worse is that he has repeatively insulted the overwhelming majority of the the NFL staff.

Actually it was two slips of the tongue and I have no clue what the percentage of gays is in the NFL. USMC03 has a good point though. Why is one racist comment worse than the other? Is it because of who it's directed at?
 


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