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Faulk could replace Limbaugh

With Rush Limbaugh out of the group Dave Checketts has formed to try to buy the St. Louis Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Limbaugh’s role could be filled by former Rams running back Marshall Faulk.

The news makes us wonder why Faulk wasn’t part of the group in the first place.

It also makes us wonder whether he’d be permitted to have an on-air role at NFLN if he acquires an equity position in one of the league’s franchises.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh suggested during his Wednesday show that the primary owner in the Checketts group — that is, the person owning at least 30 percent of the franchise — would not be Checketts himself, and might be George Soros.

So stay tuned while all of this continued to get sorted out.

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  1. Opie says: Oct 15, 2009 4:38 PM

    Crap! That didn’t last long (we gotta get back to this topic?!?)……. so, Soros is in, Faulk maybe in, and Rush out? Is that what you’re reporting?

  2. yem123 says: Oct 15, 2009 4:39 PM

    Soros? Are you serious? The guy who is as far left as Limbaugh is far right? WOW… I’ll tell you what team I won’t be supporting.

  3. tian says: Oct 15, 2009 4:39 PM

    Marshall Faulk in a minority stake w/ the Rams would be a good thing. It will improve the look of ownership- having an ex-Ram player in the fold. Plus, the main issue is to keep the team in St. Louis.
    St. Louis is a great sports town. I hope that eventually St. Louis can get an NBA team.

  4. Vick's failed drug test says: Oct 15, 2009 4:40 PM

    Racist Rush will love being replaced by what he would call a darkey.

  5. forthnoggin says: Oct 15, 2009 4:41 PM

    Replacing Limbaugh with one of the most popular and valuable players in Rams History seems to be quite a good move.

  6. Seeryer says: Oct 15, 2009 4:47 PM

    In other words, Limbaugh has no clue who the primary owner of the group he was in is. Did he have his brain tied behind his back during the discussions or something?

  7. hemicharger says: Oct 15, 2009 4:47 PM

    So let me get this straight. Limbaugh can not be a partner to buy the Rams because of his “racist” views. Yet, George Soros can? Isn’t Soros the same guy who nearly collapsed the economy of England? Seems to me that Soros is the polar opposite of Limbaugh. The left views Limbaugh the same way the right, and most normal folks view Soros.
    What a double standard.

  8. this class sucks says: Oct 15, 2009 4:47 PM

    Didn’t Steve Young try to buy the Rams?

  9. Occam says: Oct 15, 2009 4:50 PM

    Faulk?? That guy is a bigmouth and a racist and a blowhard!!!! He should be banned. A very divisive figure.

  10. dcsween says: Oct 15, 2009 4:54 PM

    Read this headline and got all agitated … until I read the text. MARSHALL Faulk! I got worried that it might be Peter Faulk … “just one more thing ….”

  11. rolltide says: Oct 15, 2009 5:01 PM

    “The news makes us wonder why Faulk wasn’t part of the group in the first place.”
    Because Faulk doesn’t have anywhere near as much money as Rush Limbaugh?

  12. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 15, 2009 5:01 PM

    George Soros? Oh, there’s a guy who never said anything controversial.

  13. Smizzle says: Oct 15, 2009 5:03 PM

    I was listening to Rush today (as he of course was hoping for so many people to do in response to this idiotic episode).
    He is claiming this is an attack on conservatism. Very strange. So the NFL players who have already spoken out on this issue care about Rush because he supports “rugged individualism”?
    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!
    (catches breath)
    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

  14. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 15, 2009 5:06 PM

    Florio, what happened to Taco Bill’s little playground? Was it too empty for your liking?
    Oh well. At least these are still on the intergoogle.
    http://archive.profootballtalk.com/photo.htm

  15. Grasshopper says: Oct 15, 2009 5:07 PM

    We all eagerly await for you Mike, to tell us how Soros is also not fit to own a team………..

  16. Bob S. says: Oct 15, 2009 5:13 PM

    Soros got Checketts to invite Limbaugh to take focus OFF himself who had media attack him when it became known he was trying to buy Washington Nationals new baseball franchise that was in Montreal as the Expos.
    Checketts was fired by Dolan of MSG and is not a billionaire BUT Soros is.

  17. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 15, 2009 5:21 PM

    A black guy…go figure.
    It’s weird that the race pimps are now allof a sudden bleating about how great it is that 70% of the league is black.
    So, do they, and Florio, want the entire thing run by black people?
    It certainly appears to be that way. Interesting.

  18. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 15, 2009 5:35 PM

    Man, ole Rush got bounced by a flamin lib like Soros, and a black fella like Faulk? Wow, is that a bitch slap, or what?

  19. DoomsDayD75 says: Oct 15, 2009 5:50 PM

    Damn people, nobody gives a crap if an NFL owner is Republican or Democrat. What people do care about, is letting someone who makes racist comments own an NFL team. It’s not about right and left, as much as you would like it to be. It’s about Limbaugh being a racist, which he clearly is.

  20. Bob S. says: Oct 15, 2009 5:59 PM

    If Eli and Peyton Manning would put in a bid for the Rams is that OK?

  21. Bob S. says: Oct 15, 2009 6:15 PM

    having just watched segment on espn – this scam was purposely setup by soros and checketts to take focus off soros and to improve chances of bid by adding faulk and praised for dropping limbaugh WHO they went to his house to convince him to join their group. limbaugh said he told them right then “do you know the firestorm this would cause?”
    is checketts that dumb or was it a setup?
    AND its worked never once was soros name mentioned on ESPN nor his baggage!

  22. Occam says: Oct 15, 2009 6:30 PM

    “Man, ole Rush got bounced by a flamin lib like Soros, and a black fella like Faulk? Wow, is that a bitch slap, or what?”
    Poor guy’s gotta crawl back to his 40 million dollar a year job. Ouch. ;)

  23. Nick says: Oct 15, 2009 6:32 PM

    Some people just don’t get it. I suspect they are all the Limbaugh apologists who follow everything he says and are in denial as to whether or not he is actually racist. Limbaugh wasn’t complained about because he is a right wing fascist, it is because he is a racist. Which Soros is not. It has nothing to do with left and right, liberal and conservative. It has everything to do with the owner of a team not alienating a large proportion of the NFL players by his outwardly racist comments. The other syndicate members would have just decided it wasn’t worth it given the uproar already.
    Why is everyone so against Soros anyway? He hasn’t done anything that bad?

  24. Twiz says: Oct 15, 2009 6:37 PM

    @Bob S
    …..and of course because Rush said it, it must be true, right?

  25. MattMoore For 09 says: Oct 15, 2009 6:38 PM

    I know I am late but
    ————————————————–
    READY SET POST

  26. slipkid says: Oct 15, 2009 6:40 PM

    sure politics had nothing to so with it, florio…
    and soros always speaks glowingly of resident zero, or havent u heard…
    just a coincidence i am sure florio.
    demo-skank…
    and instead of letting al pindyck and jester jackson speak for them, why not poll the players!
    i bet none of them would have walked away from a paycheck. none. of. them.

  27. VoxVeritas says: Oct 15, 2009 7:00 PM

    “It’s not about right and left, as much as you would like it to be.”
    Oh yeah, it’s definitely about right and left. Particularly from the media’s standpoint, and this shit is purely media driven.

  28. Zaggs says: Oct 15, 2009 7:27 PM

    Doomsday75,
    Feel free to provide uncut audio of Rush saying the racist things that are attributed to him. Should be easy right? Also as Floorboy noted yesterday Soros has compared Bush to Nazi’s, is that the NFL mentality Roger Goodell was talking about? Not to mention Soros has funded quite a few of shadowy far left groups including ACORN.

  29. Zaggs says: Oct 15, 2009 7:41 PM

    trickbunny,
    Damn your dumb. Soros may not have a radio show, mainly because he doesn’t need one. He has his hands in groups such as Media Matters, Moveon.org, Air America, Americans coming together, etc, etc. He doesnt need a radio show. His influence is far greater to the left then Limbaugh is to the right.
    Also Limbaugh did not make a racist comment towards McNabb. He said McNabb was over rated. His comment about race was directed at the media for building McNabb up so high.
    Perhaps you should try researching things before opening your yap.

  30. antneejay2 says: Oct 15, 2009 7:55 PM

    I agree with vox. It’s all media driven. Damn that Fox News.

  31. rolltide says: Oct 15, 2009 8:19 PM

    I’m going to use this comment to call Rush a racist. Because if enough people say it often enough, it’s true, right? Also, in 2009, calling everybody under the sun a racist makes me feel better about myself. It’s the new fad.

  32. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 15, 2009 8:49 PM

    It also makes us wonder whether he’d be permitted to have an on-air role at NFLN if he acquires an equity position in one of the league’s franchises.
    —————-
    They don’t seem to mind having someone “mentor” future players and screwing up their eligibility. This clearly won’t be an issue.
    Faulk is a good guy, hate comparing him to Deion.

  33. VoxVeritas says: Oct 15, 2009 9:11 PM

    “WRONG. For one thing, Soros doesn’t have a soap box he stands on every day, preaching divising, ignorant, and racist things to the choir.”
    Right. He just stands in the background and throws billions into the real divisive, ignorant, and racist machine hoping to take down the last barrier in the way of one world order. The United States.

  34. msnyder275 says: Oct 15, 2009 9:42 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rINTuGofGT0
    Here you go. Rush at his best. Conspiracy theories and racism by the gallon.
    But noooo, say the dittoheads. Rush isn’t racist. The liberal media has brainwashed you and destroyed your morals. Otherwise, you would see that Rush speaks the moral, gospel truth.
    low whistle…
    I truly can’t believe the volume of idiots who blindly defended this crap as conservatism for the past two days.

  35. stanjam says: Oct 15, 2009 9:51 PM

    All you folks jumping to Rush’s defense need to do something Rush himself is very bad at: Get the story right.
    The NFL did not tell Rush he can not have ownership.
    The NFLPA did not tell Rush he can not have ownership, just that they thought it would be a bad idea.
    The players did not tell Rush he could not have ownership, but a few of them said they would not play for him.
    Liberals, by and large, who have commented on it, have not said he can not have ownership. In fact, they defended his right to it, though many have said it would be a bad idea for the NFL.
    The owners did not tell him he could not have ownership. However I don’t think they would have allowed the deal to go through, because it is a bad idea. They have not decided one way or the other on the current group. That is yet to be determined, so don’t get your panties in a bunch yet.
    The group that was considering the purchase were the ones who kicked Rush to the curb. The NFL had NOTHING to do with it. The NFL hasn’t approved or disapproved of the current bunch of people trying to buy into the team. So stop the hate train already. Stop emulating Rush and “rushing” to judgment before you have all the facts.
    And Wizard, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. If you can not tell Rush is a racist then you wouldn’t know one even if they were stringing you up from a tree. You are so quick to judge the NFL as being unfair to Rush, and favorable to Soros (and I have no idea who he is), even though the league has offered no statement on Soros, and had nothing to do with the group kicking Rush to the curb. You judge them quickly, and yet defend Rush, who has said racist thing after racist thing. A man who is chosen and known to choose his words very carefully, has chosen to make racist comments. Please.

  36. Zaggs says: Oct 15, 2009 9:58 PM

    Oh look, Huffington post and Rich Sanchez are already pulling qoutes saying they cant be verified. Imagine that!
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/10/huffpo_retracts_false_limbaugh.asp

  37. TRAMO says: Oct 15, 2009 10:25 PM

    I think they should invoke affirmative action and let Faulk and Vick buy in. speaking of Rick Sanchez,he’s the CNN reporter that got drunk at a dolphins game and ran over and killed a pedestrian and left the scene.

  38. TRAMO says: Oct 15, 2009 10:32 PM

    I wonder if trickbunny would score as high as vince young on the wonderlic test?

  39. dashoe says: Oct 15, 2009 10:37 PM

    @msnyder275
    Uh where is all the “racism” in that audio you linked? Please explain what you thought was so racist.

  40. Vikingsfaninpa says: Oct 15, 2009 10:49 PM

    NO having said all I have said. The NFL owners have a right to vote Rush in or out and may have felt the need to leave him out due to his celebrity status and some of the spotlight that would follow him. I have no issue with that.
    My only issue is with the race the players who jumped in the game and tried to ruin a guys chances at something successful based on what those 2 idiots said Rush was. Much of it is incorrect and taken out of context. And the real story is not being told. Only the story that sells is being told. The RACE story.
    I laughed when I heard the media report on the magic negro song and I knew as soon as it started they were not going to get it or if they did I knew they would tell it from the view that sells. The great race story.
    I have heard some many black folks make racist comments (truly the comments themselves I could care less, I am secure with who I am but what does bother me keep reading) and there is no outcry from these same people who claim equal rights is what they are after. It does not appear that way most times. To me it appears they are looking to put themselves above others. Look at some of the laws being passed. Extra protection for any one who is not a straight white guy. If things are going to be equal we can not give extra capabilities to some and not others. BET there would be out cry after out cry if there was a White TV statiion, or the united white kid college fund, these are the double standards that will divide and cause a power struggle. It is already happening. Read this forum. If equal is what we all after then equal it should be in all cases.

  41. TheLastAmerican says: Oct 16, 2009 12:55 AM

    If George Soros is allowed in then we will see how one sided and racist the NFL actually is.
    Soros is one of the most racist left wing radicals in the world.
    As Far as Rush L goes, Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, has called on CNN and MSNBC to prove Limbaugh actually made the slavery comment or immediately retract and apologize for their role in disseminating the message.
    The CNN and MSNBC ‘news’ networks are guilty of promoting outright falsehoods and purposely using fabricated disinformation created by left-wing radicals to destroy a conservative leader,” Bozell said in a statement released Wednesday. “There is no grey area here. CNN and MSNBC were given ample time opportunity to come clean, but both are continuing to masquerade malicious lies as credible.”
    It is typical of the left wing spin doctors to attack and fabricate statements of conservatives in order to destroy their lives. It is also typical of News Media outlets to publish the alleged quotes a fact with out checking to see if he actually made these comments.
    So I say to you CNN and NBC, do some reporting and show us the proof if there is any, and if not, then you need to retract your slander.

  42. msnyder275 says: Oct 16, 2009 1:34 AM

    @dashoe
    Mass campaigns to teach blacks hate? The welfare society taking over as the father figure in black families while moms got paid?
    Hmmm. How about the white families, the hispanic families or even the asian ones that have the same family problems and the same hatred?
    Hmmm…maybe the common denominator is being POOR rather than being BLACK.
    Nah, whites and hispanics and asians all live in suburban mcmansions. Rush MUST be right.
    The “impressive” thing is the focus of his message. He hides the racism in all the crackpot reasons why these racist stereotypes are “real” for the black community.
    And maybe that, with a nod to the concept of conservative morality, is enough polish to lure you in – along with 6% of the US population. But its still damn scary and far from healthy.
    And the fact that you and others on this site are aggressively defending this crap is even scarier.

  43. Detroiter says: Oct 16, 2009 7:17 AM

    msnyder275 says:
    October 16, 2009 1:34 AM
    @dashoe
    Mass campaigns to teach blacks hate? The welfare society taking over as the father figure in black families while moms got paid
    ——-
    Ummm…he’s primarily commenting on the impact of ACORN in the black community. It’s an opinion you obviously disagree with. But once again: criticism does *not* equal racism.
    So by your standard is Bill Cosby a racist? He’s been very vocal about accountability and very critical:
    In a 2008 interview, Cosby mentioned Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Oakland, Detroit and Springfield, Massachusetts as some of the cities where crime was high and young African-American men were being murdered and jailed in disproportionate numbers. Cosby stood his ground against criticism and affirmed that African-American parents were continuing to fail to inculcate proper standards of moral behavior.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cosby

  44. jerseypatriot says: Oct 16, 2009 7:23 AM

    I guess Jesse Jackson hates the Patriots because the team is owned by some “Hymie”

  45. jersey73 says: Oct 16, 2009 7:51 AM

    @ TheBigOldDog
    Apparently you didn’t pass the IQ test either since you think Soros doesn’t have as big a platform (if not larger) than Rush to push his views. Lest we forget moveon.org, Air America, and so on.
    Show some intelligence before you bash others on here as stupid because they don’t share your political leanings.

  46. slipkid says: Oct 16, 2009 9:10 AM

    well in normal life at the end of the day, one has to prove what one says.
    //////////////////
    to wit -
    Okay, Prove You Didn’t Say It! [Mark Steyn]
    For some reason, Rush Limbaugh’s mooted purchase of a sports franchise has prompted CNN and others to distribute far and wide what appear to be entirely fabricated racist quotes by Rush. As Tim Blair points out:
    Bizarrely, nobody running these career-killing “quotes” seems to question why they weren’t of previous interest.
    Just so. What’s the theory here? He said these things on the air in 2006 and nobody noticed? 2001? Maybe 1995, back when Clinton was blaming him for Oklahoma City? Hey, let’s not get hung up on details. Just because nobody can find any evidence anywhere of Rush saying these “quotes” doesn’t mean he didn’t say ‘em. As someone called Jason Whitlock says:
    Limbaugh doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt on racial matters.
    Why not? He does his show every day with an off-mike black sidekick yakking in his ear (Mr. Snerdley) and he has a black guest-host (the great Walter Williams). More to the point, when I began guest-hosting for Rush, I was amazed to discover that George Soros pays a team of stenographers, many of them called Zachary, to work their tippy-tappy fingers to the bone for three hours transcribing everything Rush or his fill-ins say in the hope that their efforts will one day be rewarded and he will deliver the big career-detonating soundbite. Among the afficionados of this service are, as I discovered recently, America’s “newspaper of record,” which faithfully follows the George Soros typing pool and dutifully plasters any potentially damaging bon mot on page one.
    And, aside from all that, 20 million people are out there listening.
    So where are these racist soundbites? Where’s the audio? Where’s the transcript? Name the year. Heigh-ho, say CNN’s Rick Sanchez and the rest of the basement-ratings crowd. Not our problem: It’s for Limbaugh to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he’s never said it. We’re too busy fact-checking anti-Obama jokes to fact-check our own reporting . . .
    10/13 11:00 PMShare
    ////
    and rick sanchez has his own issues now that it is back in the news that he ran over and killed a drunken pedestrian awhile back. and he didnt even get that nasty home imprisonment sentence that donte’ stallworth got.
    folks, if ya dont go along with the liberal dirtbags, they will try to do you in. this is how commies operate until they completely get the upper hand.
    and marcellus wiley is a twit.

  47. msnyder275 says: Oct 16, 2009 10:21 AM

    @ Detroiter
    His starting comments are referencing Roosevelt era new-deal legislation. Listen again.
    As for the Cosby Rush comparison. Yes, they both reference race. However, any comparison ends right there.
    To your point, Cosby was asking for families to be accountable for/to their children. Period.
    Rush doesn’t touch accountability. He just rolls out the stereotypes – and all the conspiracies that describe why they must be true.
    You just heard Rush discount generations of an entire race as haters and welfare junkies who drag down America.
    Do you really not understand the difference?
    And the fact that Cosby’s comments are used to excuse Rush’s socio-political platform…its beyond ignorant and past reprehensible.

  48. ObjectiveObserver says: Oct 16, 2009 11:54 AM

    Rush was thrown out of the syndicate because they thought it was bad business to ultimately include him.

  49. Detroiter says: Oct 16, 2009 12:45 PM

    msnyder275 says:
    October 16, 2009 10:21 AM
    @ Detroiter
    His starting comments are referencing Roosevelt era new-deal legislation. Listen again.

  50. Biff Henderson says: Oct 16, 2009 2:03 PM

    Are you trying to establish a precedent that every business owner pass an acid test reserved for those that run for political office? If that became the standard, the whole economy of this land would crumble in an instant.

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