Tag:Rush Limbaugh
Posted on: May 25, 2011 9:26 am
Edited on: May 25, 2011 10:26 am

Limbaugh interested in owning Vikings?

Posted by Will Brinson

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.
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)
HA. HA. HA. Sigh.

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.
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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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Posted on: May 16, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 2:54 pm

Limbaugh weighs in on McNabb-Hopkins issue

Posted by Andy Benoit

Last week, boxer Bernard Hopkins criticized Donovan McNabb for the quarterback’s level of blackness. It was a befuddling rant that prompted a firm response from McNabb’s agent and drew heavy bR. Limbaugh (US Presswire)acklash from others outside the discussion.

Contributing to that backlash is someone who knows all about drawing heat for bringing the topic of race into a criticism of McNabb: Rush Limbaugh.

The talk radio host and short-lived ESPN personality recently discussed the issue on air and explained how the comments he made back in 2003 (“The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve.”) were different from what Hopkins said.

Limbaugh said (via the Washington Post):

“I said nothing close to what Bernard Hopkins was saying. I never said a word about McNabb and blackness. I was talking about the media from start to finish....This poor guy cannot, he cannot catch a break. And it’s disgruntled African Americans that are jumping down his case, about the way he was raised? It is horrible, it is distasteful. His parents are out there having to defend the way they raised him, and all they tried to do was give him opportunity after opportunity, expose he and his brother to various things. It’s just amazing to watch this.”

Meanwhile, McNabb must be thrilled to find the topic of his race inexplicably back in the news.

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