October 14, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Kicked Out of NFL Ownership Bid

Professional sports has always served to unite Americans across class, creed and race. On the other hand, Rush Limbaugh has built his career by dividing Americans precisely along those lines. Frankly, Limbaugh is a racist and a chauvinist. Limbaugh's values are diametrically opposed to the traditions the NFL and he would poison professional football as he has poisoned the culture of American political discourse.

This blog stood with former and current NFL players who urged the league to reject Limbaugh's ownership bid.

It turns out that public pressure was enough to do the job ... Limbaugh has been dropped from the ownership group. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a group headed by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts. Checketts said that Limbaugh's participation had become a complication in the group's efforts and the bid will move forward without him.

Are you glad that Rush was banned from NFL ownership?


Malcolm said...

I just wrote about this over at Diversity Ink. As for Rush getting bounced from the Checketts group, it couldn't happen to a nastier guy. I am glad that the Checketts group dropped him instead of the NFL intervening because it will make it harder for Rush to spin it. Knowing Rush, he will still find a way to spin it and his Ditto heads will fall right in line.

Unknown said...

Malcolm - The other good thing about the Checketts group doing the deed is that it is over and done with within a few days instead of having to wait for formal meeting and vote of the oNFL owners. I like that Rush is being made to take responsibility for his divisive words and actions...