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Is this racism, or just a retaliation?

DamarLivesAgain

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Report this Oct. 12 2009, 5:27 pm

NEW YORK -- The Rev. Al Sharpton wants the National Football League to block conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh from bidding on the St. Louis Rams.

Sharpton sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. He said Limbaugh has been divisive and "anti-NFL" in some of his comments.


Limbaugh did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

Limbaugh said last week that he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues hockey team owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams. He has declined to discuss details of the offer, citing a confidentiality agreement.

In 2003, Limbaugh worked briefly on ESPN's NFL pregame show. He resigned after saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.




NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith on Saturday made a move to solidify the union against Limbaugh's bid in an e-mail to the union's executive committee.

"I've spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages," Smith wrote in the e-mail. "But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

At least seven NFL players have publicly opposed Limbaugh's interest in purchasing the Rams with Checketts. In Smith's communication Saturday with his executive committee, the union leader encouraged players to speak their mind on all matters, including Limbaugh's bid.


This blows my mind. Now Al Sharpton thinks he can dictate who and who is not allowed to own an NFL team. The stupisted part is when he calls Rush Limbaugh, "anti-NFL"

Yeah, he is anti-NFL, that's why he wants to buy a team.

He gave an opinion 6 years ago, that was politically incorrect, and was fired for it.

And no, I am not a Rush Limbaugh fan, but I believe we should be allowed to express our opinions, you know, that thing called free speech.

And can you honestly say, if he owned the Rams, and the winning Quarterback was black, he would be upset?

Hell no!! You Republican haters, because it means more money, and as Liberals state, that is all they care about.

Carry on!


:p

Alisium

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Report this Oct. 12 2009, 5:28 pm

Al is Rosie O'Donnell's dirty, hairy and slimy douche.

DamarLivesAgain

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Report this Oct. 12 2009, 5:34 pm

Quote (Alisium @ Oct. 12 2009, 5:28 pm)
Al is Rosie O'Donnell's dirty, hairy and slimy douche.

You're right.

I should have put that in my poll!

God_in_an_Alcove

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Report this Oct. 12 2009, 5:48 pm

Sharpton is a racist tool.

SLagonia

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 10:23 am

It's really unbelievable that someone's political opinions can bar them from doing any major buisness.

Cynic321

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 12:57 pm

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Yeah, he is anti-NFL, that's why he wants to buy a team.


That makes no sense (on Limbaugh's part).

Being a team owner is a small little club. If they don't want an owner or want an owner selling or moving a team-it ain't gonna happen.

Sounds like an ego/vanity project. I can't see it seriously happening.

IVHoltzman

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 9:28 pm

I'm with the players. I wouldn't want even the tiniest fraction of my efforts going to fund the American Nazi party.

Admiral_JTK

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 10:01 pm

Sharpton is the Racism Pimp Mack-Daddy.
Anything that he shoe-horns himself into becomes a racist issue, whether it is or it isnt.

In fact, why is he still even alive? 2 Kennedys, Lincoln, MalcomX, MLK Jr....We lose all these people, but they leave Sharpton alive? I cant believe that no one has thought to make an assassination attempt on him yet.....I mean come on, its not like he's difficult to get to, and also not like anyone is really gonna investigate the matter deep enough to catch who did it....not that anyone would care either.

God_in_an_Alcove

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 10:36 pm

Quote (Admiral_JTK @ Oct. 13 2009, 7:01 pm)
In fact, why is he still even alive? 2 Kennedys, Lincoln, MalcomX, MLK Jr....We lose all these people, but they leave Sharpton alive?

They leave him alone because his stupidity amuses millions.

Vice_Adm_Baxter

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 10:54 pm

Heck both sides sound silly, childish and are racist IMO.  

Yet as always this type of thread always brings out the racists here on ST.com

God_in_an_Alcove

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Report this Oct. 13 2009, 11:10 pm

Who, in this thread, has made a racist comment? :question:

trekhed68

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Report this Oct. 14 2009, 10:13 am

Al Sharpton is a race-baiting demagogue, but he's not the only one who wants to block Limbaugh's ownership bid. NFL commish Roger Goodell practically slammed the door in Rush's face the other day, labeling Rush's radio commentary "divisive," saying "I would not want to see those kinds of comments from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL." Apparently, a majority of NFL team owners feel the same way.

Rush's bid is dead in the water, which is exactly as it should be. It's a free country, and he's entitled to say whatever he wants to say. His words have made him a ton of money over the years, but now those words are denying him a lucrative business opportunity in an organization that prides itself on inclusivness.

What's ironic about all of this is that NFL owners are mostly wealthy, white men who probably share at least some or Rush's political views. Heck, some of them probably even listen to his show, but they are turning their backs on him as a group. Oh, well. As the old saying goes: live by the sword, die by the sword.

QdonQ

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Report this Oct. 14 2009, 1:13 pm

I was just listening to a radio talk show.  A caller brought up a good point.  He said that not even G W Bush would not bring about so much controversy if he wanted to buy a sports team (again).

The caller was right (correct).  Rush represents to the left all that is evil in the Republican party.

SLagonia

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Report this Oct. 15 2009, 12:43 pm

Looks like Rush is out.  It's really sad that someone can be blocked from doing buisness just because he has political opinions he voices.  It's a sad state of affairs in this country right now.

kludge77

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Report this Oct. 15 2009, 12:57 pm

I liked this take on it from USA Today
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Put yourself in Rush Limbaugh's shoes. Your schtick is starting to wear thin. Your boys have lost their pop in D.C. You're the only guy alive who has no shot at winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

So what do you do to amp up your act?

You tap into one of the nation's greatest economic engines. The one with the anabolic publicity department. The one that stomps all over Desperate Housewives in the weekly TV ratings.

You get to ride the NFL wave, for free.

Limbaugh's show today will pick up listeners who just want to hear his reaction to getting dropped from the group that wants to buy the St. Louis Rams. His name will echo on the sports pages and talk radio for weeks to come.

He never had a chance of penetrating the inner circle of an organization that's more image-conscious than the Junior League.

And best of all? He doesn't have to figure out how to fix an 0-5 team that's has as much chance of becoming a winner as Rush has of leading the Taliban.


I wouldn't put it past him... Though his love of football is no secret either.

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