Rush Limbaugh will probably never stop getting involved in various NFL conversations. So, take his interest in the Minnesota Vikings with a grain of salt.
Actually, a better reason to take his interest in the Vikes with a block of sodium is exactly what Mike Freeman said this morning: the NFL won't ever let Limbaugh own a team.
But that won't stop him from not saying he's not interested when former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty comes on his show and just happens to flip the interview script to ask Rush about owning a football team.
Limbaugh: I know you're not in the statehouse any longer, but there's an issue roiling the state right now and that's the Vikings and their new stadium and how much of it should be publicly financed. The usual threats are being made: If the public doesn't chip in and build a new stadium the Vikings are gone. They'll move to L.A. or someplace.HA. HA. HA. Sigh.
Pawlenty: The rumor is you're gonna buy 'em and move 'em. Is that true?
Limbaugh: (laughing) Well, uh, this interview is about you. (laughing)
You may recall that Rush has made a run at minority ownership in a football team before -- he was shut down by plenty of people in a 2009 attempt to buy the St. Louis Rams.
And he's made some, um, charged comments about Donovan McNabb that don't exactly endear him to, well, anyone.
And he hosts a radio show where he would absolutely use his ownership to talk about football situations and draw attention to himself.
And ... Well, you get it. There's a pile of reasons why the very tight-knit group of current NFL owners wouldn't let Limbaugh into their inner circle.
That doesn't mean they can't stop him from not denying rumors about his interest in trying to get there.
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