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Limbaugh rips “attacks on Donovan McNabb from black individuals”

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What would controversial comments about race and Donovan McNabb be without Rush Limbaugh weighing in?

In 2003 Limbaugh resigned from ESPN after angering many viewers by saying McNabb was overrated because “the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.” And now Limbaugh has waded into the controversy started by boxer Bernard Hopkins, who questioned McNabb’s upbringing and said McNabb is not really black.

“This is just the latest in what has been a long line of attacks on Donovan McNabb from black individuals and organizations,” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “They have accused — and I can’t use the term. It’s a purely totally unacceptable term, but they refer to McNabb by using the N-word, and they say he’s a sellout; that McNabb befriends the white power brokers of the Eagles.”

Limbaugh also says that unlike Hopkins, who criticized McNabb personally, his own criticism was not about McNabb, it was about the media’s portrayal of McNabb.

“I said nothing close to what Bernard Hopkins was saying,” Limbaugh said. “I never said a word about McNabb and blackness. I was talking about the media from start to finish.”

So McNabb has a defender in Limbaugh. I’m sure he’s thrilled.

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  1. meso0rnery says: May 16, 2011 2:20 PM

    Way to go Rush!

  2. ducksmith says: May 16, 2011 2:21 PM

    You (PFT) guys are a pack of nitwits. You media types allowed your “knowledge” of Limbaugh and his opinions about the MEDIA and turned into an attack on a black QB.

  3. clayjayhawk says: May 16, 2011 2:21 PM

    Limbaugh is in the klan and he’s a moron.

  4. rc33 says: May 16, 2011 2:21 PM

    If Donovan really isn’t black, Limbaugh got in a whole lotta trouble for nothing.

  5. grudenthediva says: May 16, 2011 2:22 PM

    “They have accused — and I can’t use the term. It’s a purely totally unacceptable term”

    Can’t use it on air. Once that mic goes off, however…

  6. chapnastier says: May 16, 2011 2:23 PM

    Once again it is proven that Rush never said anything about McNabb’s race and he is even sticking up for him, yet MDS can’t resist throwing that last line in there. Media envy?

  7. blackqbwhiterb says: May 16, 2011 2:23 PM

    He really never criticized McNabb in that ESPN bit, his criticism was of the media’s treatment of McNabb. He was right then, the media’s still doing it, and he’ll be right when the media puts that guy in the Hall of Fame who doesn’t belong, just because he’s BLACK………….Watch and see…..Think about it, in his era, he’s about the 5th best QB, and watch him get in…

  8. jskill3 says: May 16, 2011 2:24 PM

    This is more useless than lockout stories. RL thinks he is defending McNabb from black individuals? Delusions of somebody bothering to read this. I didn’t.

  9. olskool711 says: May 16, 2011 2:27 PM

    Limbaugh thinks he lives in a country with free speech.

    Free speech isn’t a right. Its a privilege!

    Wait a minute. My marxist education is confusing me.

  10. kellyb9 says: May 16, 2011 2:28 PM

    Limbaugh… Hopkins… Can’t they both just be wrong and move on?

  11. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: May 16, 2011 2:29 PM

    McNabb is not black, is is tanned.

  12. brownsfn says: May 16, 2011 2:30 PM

    I have to agree with Rush here…

  13. trigdaddy says: May 16, 2011 2:30 PM

    I’m more of a McNabb fan than a Hopkins fan.

  14. trbowman says: May 16, 2011 2:31 PM

    At this point, I think McNabb will take any defender he can get

  15. p4ever says: May 16, 2011 2:33 PM

    Doesn’t RL have some venom to spew somewhere else? McNabb doesn’t need his rethoric (pro or con).

  16. duanethomas says: May 16, 2011 2:33 PM

    Please post a link where anybody referred to Donovan as the “N” word? People have said a lot of things about him, but never that. Once again Rush distorts the truth and the uninformed and uneducated take it as fact.

  17. holdthemayo123 says: May 16, 2011 2:34 PM

    Sorry, Rush, you won’t get a mob out to condemn Hopkins, as that won’t do much to assuage the white guilt.

  18. benh999 says: May 16, 2011 2:35 PM

    Why isn’t Hopkins facing the backlash Limbaugh faced? Double standard for racial comments? Nah, never…

  19. snowpea84 says: May 16, 2011 2:35 PM

    I agree with him. He was right then, and he’s right now.

  20. mac3333 says: May 16, 2011 2:36 PM

    Why give this waste of Oxygen anymore press?

  21. paulitik74 says: May 16, 2011 2:38 PM

    Will Rush just do us all a favor and overdose already?

  22. rockstart42 says: May 16, 2011 2:38 PM

    If someone calls McNabb a sellout – then they are a racist.

  23. terminalsd says: May 16, 2011 2:39 PM

    I’m an African American guy who grew up on the Eastside of Pittsburgh, as rough as it gets. Ask Curtis Martin and Lavar Arrington!

    It’s sad that Bernard would make an Ignorant statement like that towards McNabb. That’s what’s wrong with our race now. We don’t stick together. Just because his family raised him properly and tried to provide him a descent upbringing for him he a sell out?? UNREAL!

    We as Black people need to quit being jealous of each other and embrace a Brother trying to better himself. Hey Kids? Being a Loser and a Scum Bag is not Cool and will get you nowhere in life.

    Mind Elevation is Key!
    Bernard Hopkins is a clown! A ugly one at that!

  24. citizenstrange says: May 16, 2011 2:39 PM

    “I said nothing close to what Bernard Hopkins was saying,” Limbaugh said. “I never said a word about McNabb and blackness. I was talking about the media from start to finish.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Limbaugh said that McNabb was overrated by the media because he was black.

    How can that not be saying a word about McNabb or his blackness? Seriously?

    How can saying somebody is overrated NOT be derogatory or an attack against them? Seriously?

  25. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: May 16, 2011 2:41 PM

    I said before that Hopkins and any other hoodlum that criticizes McNabb because he grew up in the suburds are A-holes.
    McNabb’s parents worked hard to live in a better home in a better neighborhood to give McNabb better opportunities. That is what any good parent would do.

    These hoodlums like Hopkins think thats a sell out because they think all blacks should live in the ghetto, make excuses for being poor, and blame the white man for imprisoning more blacks than whites.

    People like Hopkins are jealous of blacks that become successful, think for themselves, and dont buy into the “us against the white society” campaign. people like Hopkins get mad when blacks dont wear their pants on the ground, get gold teeth, play rap, get dreadlocks, hold their crotch 24/7, cause problems at work, cause problems in public, blame racial profiling if a police officer asks them a simple question, or demand reparations.

    People like Hopkins are the reason many whites still sterotype all black people for the words and actions of those like him.
    Sorry Bernard Hopkins that Donovan’s mother raised him right, and you had a mother like Aquib Talib’s.

  26. moochzilla says: May 16, 2011 2:41 PM

    Rush’s ratings are down 25% and he barely cracks the top 10 in key advertising demos. Seriously, who cares what he thinks?

    What, are we gonna quote Dick Cavet or Max Headroom or Spuds Mckenzie while we’re at it.

    Has been. Time to amble into the tar pit.

  27. dynasty233118488 says: May 16, 2011 2:46 PM

    A racially driven article? You already know this will go straight to the top of the most commented list…

  28. hedleykow says: May 16, 2011 2:46 PM

    Onward Religous Right Christian Soldiers!

    LMAO

    Obama by a landslide 2012.

    That’s a lock.

  29. grandpoopah says: May 16, 2011 2:47 PM

    Please for the love of god get rid of the autoplay video ads (or at least set the default audio setting to mute). I’ll tolerate plenty of crap on this site in order to get my NFL fix, but autoplay crosses the line.

  30. holdthemayo123 says: May 16, 2011 2:48 PM

    duanethomas says: May 16, 2011 2:33 PM

    Please post a link where anybody referred to Donovan as the “N” word? People have said a lot of things about him, but never that. Once again Rush distorts the truth and the uninformed and uneducated take it as fact.

    ——————————-

    Hopkins called McNabb a house nig*** when he was with the Eagles.

  31. descendency says: May 16, 2011 2:48 PM

    I love how the comments here are basically calling him a racist, yet without any reason to do so Limbaugh is defending Donovan McNabb – a black QB.

    Either Donovan McNabb isn’t black or the comments above are wrong.

  32. buckybadger says: May 16, 2011 2:48 PM

    I can’t stand Limbaugh but what he said in 2003 wasn’t a fire-able offense especially since FOX hired him to be his controversial self. I didn’t agree with him back than but I never thought it was a racist statement. I just thought it was funny that people where shocked that Limbaugh said something controversial. Are you shocked when it snows in Wisconsin in the winter time as well?

  33. gdeli says: May 16, 2011 2:48 PM

    I know I speak for black and white guys when I say rush should shut his fat trap, quit his radio show and concentrate on getting his fat ass golf game better. What a tool! yes, donovan throws dirtballs when he runs but he can throw an awesome bomb too. I wish I had a powerful arm like his.

  34. killxswitch says: May 16, 2011 2:50 PM

    The sad thing is this would be news even if there wasn’t a lockout.

  35. buckybadger says: May 16, 2011 2:50 PM

    benh999 says:
    May 16, 2011 2:35 PM
    Why isn’t Hopkins facing the backlash Limbaugh faced? Double standard for racial comments? Nah, never…

    ——————

    He is in a way but what people don’t understand is that Hopkins has a fight this week and wants the attention. He wants his name in the press good or bad. He always does this and usually it involves race. Just like before he fought Calzaghe he went off saying he would never lose to a white boy. He says inflammatory things to get noticed. You can’t fire Hopkins like Limbaugh was.

  36. buckybadger says: May 16, 2011 2:52 PM

    olskool711 says:
    May 16, 2011 2:27 PM
    Limbaugh thinks he lives in a country with free speech.

    Free speech isn’t a right. Its a privilege!

    Wait a minute. My marxist education is confusing me.

    ———————
    No its a right. You can’t lose your right to say what you want. You can suffer consequences like losing your job or platform because of what you said but you can’t be incarcerated for it.

  37. tom35mt says: May 16, 2011 2:53 PM

    This headline makes me regret the days when Brett Favre retirements where the biggest story of the off season

  38. fritzerland says: May 16, 2011 2:54 PM

    “In 2003 Limbaugh resigned from ESPN after angering many viewers…”

    Angered many viewers? Euphemism for “igniting racial flames?”

    I think the topic is worth discussing–but there’s no doubt the argument is racially charged. Even though its more about the media than McNabb per se, the argument intentionally raises questions about black success.

  39. wawa33 says: May 16, 2011 2:54 PM

    Rush was correct in 2003- Low Throw McBlow has been overrated his whole career and refuses to wear a play wristband.

  40. skoobyfl says: May 16, 2011 2:55 PM

    With enemies like this, who needs friends?

  41. arnoldziffel says: May 16, 2011 2:58 PM

    I’ll give this Limbaugh guy credit, he’s made a nice living for himself sitting in a little room and talking.

    A nice gig if you can get it, I guess. Anyway, it sure beats working.

    Good ol’ radio.

  42. benh999 says: May 16, 2011 3:02 PM

    @buckybadger,
    If a white fighter made comments like that about a prominent black athlete, I would not be surprised to a see a state athletic commission revoke his boxing license.

    Similarly, look at what Jason Whitlock is able to say about black football players. Limbaugh’s comment, which was not even directed at McNabb, was nothing in comparison to what Whitlock comes out with.

  43. bleedngreen4life says: May 16, 2011 3:02 PM

    Mcnabb did alot of good things for the city of Philadelphia. True he did not win the Super Bowl and get a parade. But I can’t remember the city ever having a parade for Bernard Hopkins even if he has won championship bouts!!

  44. wryly1 says: May 16, 2011 3:02 PM

    Limbaugh’s knowledge and understanding on matters of football and race are every bit as substantive and profound as his expertise on rocket science.

  45. scorpiodsu says: May 16, 2011 3:06 PM

    Ironic that the guy who basically said he was over rated because he was black is defending him when someone says he isn’t black enough. This is part of the reason (and I don’t always agree) that Donovan just doesn’t say anything. In the end, the people that make the dumb statements eventually look like the idiots they are. It’s one thing to criticize his play…. dirt balls, air guitars, coming up small in big games….. those are things we all can agree on. But needing to resort to race based on your own narrow minded views of how races should act, talk, and walk is just pure idiotic.

    Funny when someone says something slight racial about the “brothas” Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton are all over it. But where are they when they need to promote unity amongst the community? Black folks, our problem is within ourselves. Period.

  46. justanotherdummy says: May 16, 2011 3:06 PM

    Please just make it go away, no more, this offseason is just becoming too painful to bear. My kingdom in exchange for free agency and mini-camps,

  47. zaggs says: May 16, 2011 3:07 PM

    The only thing Rush ever said about McNabb was that Donovan was over rated.
    If things were equal among the races liberal blacks would be held to the same standard as conservative whites. If such equality were a fact racists like Adrian Peterson and Jalen Rose wouldn’t be allowed in sports. Instead we have places like this blog that will take rumors about what Limbaugh said, even though he never ever said and not only repeat them, but then put the responsibility of proving the false quotes onto the accused rather than the accuser (as profootball talk did when Limbaugh was going to be part of the Rams).

  48. moochzilla says: May 16, 2011 3:09 PM

    I heard Soupie Sales and the Smothers Brothers have something to say about this too!

  49. moochzilla says: May 16, 2011 3:12 PM

    Limbaugh and Hopkins…two loudmouths with no point, well past their primes.

  50. ezmoover says: May 16, 2011 3:15 PM

    clayjayhawk says:
    May 16, 2011 2:21 PM
    “Limbaugh is in the klan and he’s a moron.”

    ****************************************

    clayjayhawk is in the 8th grade and he’s 19.

  51. tim1999 says: May 16, 2011 3:16 PM

    Limbaugh was absolutely right about the media and their propping up of McNabb and he’s right now.
    The hypocrisy is obvious.

  52. buckybadger says: May 16, 2011 3:19 PM

    @benh999, public reaction to these comments are rarely fair and equal. This is part of life.

    In boxing, because the sport is in the back drop of society, the athletes say outrageous things to grab headlines. I am not saying its right but this isn’t the first time Hopkins has verbally attacked Donovan.

    No boxing commission would ever revoke a license because of something verbal. Too many tickets bought and too much money to be made. If they revoked license for boxers saying stupid things there would never be a fight. Now a white boxer wouldn’t get the same result however. I think it might actually hurt his popularity and viewership. There is a double standard.

  53. ezmoover says: May 16, 2011 3:21 PM

    holdthemayo123 says:
    May 16, 2011 2:34 PM
    Sorry, Rush, you won’t get a mob out to condemn Hopkins, as that won’t do much to assuage the white guilt.

    *********************************************

    Sorry, holdthemayo123, you won’t get a mob to condemn Rush, as that won’t do much to assuage the black self hate.

  54. duffer58 says: May 16, 2011 3:30 PM

    Limbaugh did not use race in 2003? LOL

  55. knightringonow says: May 16, 2011 3:30 PM

    Nobody “propped up” anybody. When McNabb was playing well, the press kissed his ass. When he stopped playing well, when he ran out of gas in the Super Bowl, he was lambasted. Limbaugh’s knowledge of pro football, of race and how it relates would be interesting if we didn’t actually have experts on the matter.

    Milton Friedman and Barry Goldwater — REAL conservatives — would have nothing to do with this pretend junkie.
    Oxy, Rush?

  56. yahmule says: May 16, 2011 3:32 PM

    The morbidly obese, thrice-divorced, hillbilly heroin addict is right!

  57. rajbais says: May 16, 2011 3:34 PM

    Terrell Owens has never said the things that Limbaugh or Bernard Hopkins has said.

    But the fact that no one puts an acknowledgement of him saying something nice about McNabb or Andy Reid is a huge disgrace. Especially, while the media claims to be objective when we all should know it really isn’t!!!

  58. butch815 says: May 16, 2011 3:35 PM

    As is usually the case, Rush is Right AGAIN! What he said in 2003 is RIGHT in 2011. And once again, it drives the libs crazy. What we have here is history repeating itself, again.

  59. paulitik74 says: May 16, 2011 3:36 PM

    I never realized the PFT comments section was a Tea-Party Hangout. But judging by the thumbs-up-thumbs down it is. Morons.

  60. jimmysee says: May 16, 2011 3:37 PM

    Apparently, as Rush sees it, only white morons can criticize McNabb, not black morons.

  61. bluestree says: May 16, 2011 3:38 PM

    ‘If things were equal among the races liberal blacks would be held to the same standard as conservative whites.”

    It’s true friends. Poor white man can’t get a break. The man’s always getting held down by a brother. lmao

    “Limbaugh was absolutely right about the media…”

    Uh, Rush is the media.
    Ok, let’s pretend he was being a media critic when he said what he said on ESPN. The reason he got fired is because everyone but the brass at Bristol apparently, knew from the body of his work that he’s a race baiter. Maybe he isn’t a racist. He could be a wonderful guy just race baiting in the media because you can make a lot of money.
    And he has.
    He didn’t get fired for saying something racist, he got fired for race baiting, which he does for a living. If you ask me he played ESPN. He got a huge bump out of this story, he became a kingmaker in Republican politics.
    You guys can argue whether he said something racist or not, but you’re missing the real story. And the point.

  62. Deb says: May 16, 2011 3:41 PM

    @hedleykow …

    Now wait a minute …

    Limbaugh is on the far right, but he’s not exactly a Christian soldier. And speaking as someone who tries to be a Christian soldier, I’m not on the right. Would that we could keep these things separate.

    MDS, why is Rush posing like a flamingo?

  63. billsfan1 says: May 16, 2011 3:44 PM

    Bills, dolphins, jets Texans, bucs, jags, niners, rams, cards, Chicago, Detroit…….just a few to name of teams who would have loved to have mcnabbs production in his prime…
    BTW Hopkins is a n*****

  64. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 16, 2011 3:44 PM

    Do we really have to go back to this?

    For one Limbaugh essentially called his cohorts in the media racist for saying the show favoritism towards him BECAUSE he is black.

    Second, he said McNabb wasn’t good and the only way the media was treating him favorably is because he was black and they wanted him to succeed.

    So he essentially downplayed all of McNabb’s success saying it meant nothing because the color of his skin is what was getting him such good press coverage. How is this not racist to McNabb and/or the media he worked for?!

  65. nj22 says: May 16, 2011 3:44 PM

    Rush is a complete racist d-bag, I mean I don’t think he tries to hide that. However, he is right on this one. When he got axed on ESPN, I was happy because I can’t stand him, but that was a raw deal, and what he said was accurate.

  66. djdagency says: May 16, 2011 3:45 PM

    clayjayhawk,,,U, my friend, R A Jackass. IF by chance you passed the 3rd grade and listened to what people actually say. Whoops Sorry, the education comment was a low blow. That Aside, try listening for a change, without Uncle Jesse or Rev Al teleprompting

  67. commandercornpone says: May 16, 2011 3:46 PM

    down with white guilt. blacks do all the interracial violence and crime, anyway. if that isnt racist, then nothing is.

    rush was right each time. the left just wants his head on a stick anytime they can try to get it.

    MDS, u are a fool and dont have to cojones or mind to realize that limbaugh criticized you clowns, not mcnabb.

    and concerning race baiting, nobody even said anything about race at the time of rush’s comments. tom jackson didnt. a few days later his small mind had been coached into saying it was all racist, when in fact limbaugh criticized the media for constant pandering to minorities.

    the mass lamestream media likes to keep people uninformed and confused, and pft is doing its part on this issue.

  68. jcd213 says: May 16, 2011 3:51 PM

    McNabb, Limbaugh, both losers.

  69. hobbie8046 says: May 16, 2011 3:55 PM

    @clayjayhawk, yeah, he’s in the klan all right. That’s why he supports Hermain Cain.

    Please.

    http://www.arealleader.com

  70. hobbie8046 says: May 16, 2011 3:56 PM

    @bluestree, Limbaugh was #1 in radio WAY before the McNabb thing…

  71. flyboy123456 says: May 16, 2011 3:59 PM

    Once again, Rush is spot on!! He tears up liberals every day and I love it.

  72. scytherius says: May 16, 2011 4:00 PM

    Please don’t give Limbaugh, that draft dodging, bottom feeding, pig-human, another inch of press.

  73. scytherius says: May 16, 2011 4:02 PM

    @paulitik74

    “I never realized the PFT comments section was a Tea-Party Hangout.”
    =============

    Oh it is. The TeaBags run rampant in here. It’s funny to watch their blathering ignorance.

  74. moochzilla says: May 16, 2011 4:10 PM

    Rick Dees and Brian Dunkelman also have come out strongly against Hopkins!

  75. rc33 says: May 16, 2011 4:11 PM

    What a disingenuous train wreck the media has become.

    Just to get it straight; Limbaugh loses ESPN gig because the Rhyming Reverends and a handful other race baiters believe what he said about McNabb was racist.
    Bernard Hopkins carries on this “Donovan’s not black enough” crusade against McNabb for years, topping it off with last week’s comments.
    Limbaugh points out the mind-numbingly obvious double-standard.
    And people pounce on Limbaugh all over again, while no one….flat-out no one…has as much as said a word to or about Hopkins, with regard to his original, totally racist statements.

  76. friendlylittletrees says: May 16, 2011 4:49 PM

    He looks black to me….

    Is Hopkins Brown/White Colorblind?

  77. jamaltimore says: May 16, 2011 4:53 PM

    It’s amazing how people accept black on black crime, killing, hate as acceptable. All the money is spent fighting the MAN when in reality the MAN just stands by and laughs while we continue to drag each other down and in the worst circumstances KILL each other!

    To rush’s point the Media keeps helping make sure this occurs. You don’t see news shows running wild to point out the HATE that Bhop is spewing. If a white man said .0001 percent of this the TV show’s would have a week’s worth of programming and march planned.

  78. jake6881 says: May 16, 2011 5:13 PM

    Why is McNabb under so much fire! Who cares?!! I am big McNabb fan but I am not a supporter of him as a player anymore but I think he is a great person. I think people are being bullies and cowards. Anybody who has a real problem with him, go to him and say it to his face 1on1 as a man. Stop the bickering in the media about a person who is a great man. YES, sometimes he says dumb things and tries to make everyone happy in the media, doesn’t listen to his coaches and is just inaccurate as a QB, but is a great NFL embassader!!! PEOPLE, waste your time attacting other men in the world of sports who deserve it! Like, Laurence Taylor….etc… Men who abused there postion as so called role models and nobody cares to blast them publiclly! Get it together people! McNabb is being unfairly attact by people that have no business attacting him………just a disgrace! Any kids reading this should know that if you are half the man McNabb has become then you are a good man, regardless of color. A man who allows color to dictate his opinion on a person or a group of people is just small minded individual! There is so many problems in the world of sports or the world for that matter. How is McNabb even a topic of discussion!?!

  79. oldbyrd says: May 16, 2011 5:14 PM

    Some one cry Racist please.

  80. deadmanwalking47 says: May 16, 2011 5:24 PM

    who cares what a fat bastard like limbaugh says anyway?

  81. thephantomstranger says: May 16, 2011 5:33 PM

    zaggs says:
    May 16, 2011 3:07 PM
    The only thing Rush ever said about McNabb was that Donovan was over rated.
    If things were equal among the races liberal blacks would be held to the same standard as conservative whites. If such equality were a fact racists like Adrian Peterson and Jalen Rose wouldn’t be allowed in sports. Instead we have places like this blog that will take rumors about what Limbaugh said, even though he never ever said and not only repeat them, but then put the responsibility of proving the false quotes onto the accused rather than the accuser (as profootball talk did when Limbaugh was going to be part of the Rams).
    _____________________

    I think it’s going too far to say Adrian Peterson is a racist. He made a stupid comment about slavery but there wasn’t anything racist about it.

  82. redbear18 says: May 16, 2011 5:34 PM

    I will admit, Mcnabb was seriously overrated. Back during the eagles super bowl run, he was solid and put up nice numbers, but the media acted like he was the best qb ever. Really, their run was due just as much to Andy Reid and the eagles defense as it was to Mcnabb, and Tom Brady clearly showed he was the superior quarterback in the super bowl. It has nothing to do with being black, there have been good black qbs like Warren moon and Steve McNair. Now the media has another black eagles qb to overhype, so everything is all better again, right?

  83. halftermguv says: May 16, 2011 5:36 PM

    Life lesson one: Don’t seek the opinion of an oxycontin addicted, (two time) college drop out, 4F draft dodger.

    Life lesson two: Don’t seek the opinion of a “reverand” who fathers children outside his marriage and the other “reverand” who uses the race card as a fund raising tool to amass wealth.

    Most NFL players considered McNabb as one of the best in his prime, his extremely low interception rate speaks for itself.

  84. riverhorsey says: May 16, 2011 5:40 PM

    Limbaugh thought everyone in the media was black.

    That’s why he said the media made McNabb the next Jesus Christ when it came to QB’s.

    It’s ok though, he’s always claiming republicans are Jesus Christ.

  85. hatesycophants says: May 16, 2011 5:44 PM

    Anyone here defending Limbaugh deserves to be thoroughly ridiculed. The only folks who defend this bigot are other bigots. What I can’t understand is why racists and racialists are ashamed of openly stating their position. Own it, cowards.

  86. Mr. Super-Cool Awesome says: May 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    SURPRISE! Conservative, white, PFT commenters agree with Rush Limbaugh. This is also the same group of geniuses that blame NFL players for the lockout.

    God you people are stupid.

  87. tony1420 says: May 16, 2011 5:49 PM

    I cant believe im going to defend Rush Limbaugh but I was watching the show that day. He bashed the media because at the time the media was in fact giving a lot of hype to black QBs. If he has used Kordell Stewardt instead of McNabb Im not sure this would be an issue. Remember Kordell?? He was an aweful QB with one college highlight. The media was all over him because he was “Slash” and they were really trying to push him as a great new up and coming QB when in fact we all know he sucked!! The media was hyping him because he was black Thats just fact!! McNabb at the time was having an off year but until that year he was a good QB. Rush should have used Kordell no McNabb as his example………..I must shower now because I defended Rush!!

  88. frankfordyellowjackets says: May 16, 2011 6:15 PM

    Rush is fat.

  89. whatswiththehate says: May 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    So let me see if I get this straight, the predominately white media is allowed to make a mockery of the black NFL athletes, espcially the QBs but blacks are not to defend nor criticize the black athlete. Got it.

    Rush Limbaugh cut media tooth on ESPN??? NUFF said as to why he is SO arrogant and never wrong.
    —————————-
    “He bashed the media because at the time the media was in fact giving a lot of hype to black QBs.”

    So the media has never given hype to white QBs and they failed? The last time I checked QBs fail both black and white. And a lot more white QBs have failed than blacks.

    Your argument sound just like Rush trying to defend his small minded thinking..

  90. slickzmoney says: May 16, 2011 6:33 PM

    Interesting that most of the pro-Rush comments are coming from new user names. This guy must have a troll army in his pocket. The thing I like the most about Rush Limbaugh fans is avoiding them once they have identified themselves. The worst thing about Rush is he has tainted the name of Canada’s best rock band.

  91. nationalmediacansuckit says: May 16, 2011 6:36 PM

    Rush is racist and always has been. Fox news is racist and always has been. Tea Baggers are racist and always will be. Most of you people need to move to another country b/c your racist thoughts and way of thinking are hurting this country. Stop hiding behind your so-called politics and just admit it. A spade is a spade.

    That said, Hopkins is a clown. He has no idea what being black is. Ignorance from all races is a huge weight on this country. Hopefully my kids will not have to endure these antics. Teach love not hate.

  92. whatswiththehate says: May 16, 2011 6:42 PM

    benh999 says:May 16, 2011 3:02 PM

    @buckybadger,
    If a white fighter made comments like that about a prominent black athlete, I would not be surprised to a see a state athletic commission revoke his boxing license.

    Similarly, look at what Jason Whitlock is able to say about black football players. Limbaugh’s comment, which was not even directed at McNabb, was nothing in comparison to what Whitlock comes out with.
    —————————
    I see someone did not learn his/her American History or else they wouldn’t have made this posting. Shame on you.

    I have to LMAO…the media and it’s audience are attacking a black athlete for stereotyping another black athlete but when they sit there and stereotype black athletes like Cam Newton they see nothing wrong with it…I’m starting to see a very disturbing trend here.

  93. dietrich43 says: May 16, 2011 7:45 PM

    Hello, pot, it’s the kettle………

  94. nocryinginbaseball07 says: May 16, 2011 8:04 PM

    What IS this? As an Eagles fan, I couldn’t have cared less if McNabb was black, white, purple or just tanned. He was green, and I loved him when he pulled off miracles and despaired when he screwed up and threw up. He was exciting to watch, a class act under fire, and gave us what he had. Which wasn’t enough, in the end. But it didn’t have anything to do with his race or what neighborhood he grew up in. He was an Eagle, and a good one, and now he’s not. Let it go!

  95. tjgoodfella says: May 16, 2011 8:33 PM

    frankfordyellowjackets says:
    May 16, 2011 6:15 PM
    Rush is fat.

    ________________
    Rush could lose weight, you’ll always be stupid.

    I’ve found that anyone who attacks someone personally and doesn’t stick to an argument either doesn’t have a very good argument, is not bright enough to debate the issue at hand, or both. And yes, I just personally attacked you for being stupid, but you started it.

    Many people don’t like Rush because he is so often right and they can’t prove him wrong.

  96. MichaelEdits says: May 16, 2011 10:45 PM

    Remember when OJ said “I don’t think Robert Blake killed his wife”? McNabb probably just felt the same cringe.

  97. bcgreg says: May 17, 2011 12:10 AM

    @ thephantomstranger

    By implying…I mean LYING that he is a slave, Adrian Peterson was insinuating that his white bosses were racist. While this does not make him necessarily a racist, is he not race baiting with those disingenuous, inflammatory remarks?

    It’ll be a great day when race is not mentioned with regards to ANY accomplishment. When the Bears played the Colts in the SB a few years ago, was it not the MEDIA that made a big deal about Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy coaching the SB? Why did they make a big deal about it? Because they were black. I could have cared less. They’re two really good coaches who happened to be black. And anyone who says it IS a big deal is still hung up on race, which is why we never get past it.

    This is what Rush initially was saying in 2003. The MEDIA made a big deal out of McNabb and maybe overrated him a little because he was black. I don’t know about the whole “because they want to see black QB succeed” quote, but McNabb was and still is overrated.

    Oh, and Bernard Hopkins is a tool.

  98. bsizemore68 says: May 17, 2011 12:59 AM

    Sure Rush is so often right, you got believe it, because Fox Noise said so, there is no cure for stupid. Bill

  99. whiteboy11 says: May 17, 2011 2:42 AM

    Rush is right ……..the media wants a black QB so bad that it sick ………McNabb a hall of famer …??why ? he has done nothing …….nothing !!!!!

    the media want Vick to be their new black baby …He is a one trick pony ……

    now they will jump on the Cam Newton train……which will be derailed because all he does is run

    look at Warren Moon , now there is a QB ….nothing like these guys at all …other than like them he is black ….but unlike them he is in the hall of fame the others have to buy a ticket

  100. chapnastier says: May 17, 2011 7:27 AM

    nationalmediacansuckit says: May 16, 2011 6:36 PM

    Rush is racist and always has been. Fox news is racist and always has been. Tea Baggers are racist and always will be. Most of you people need to move to another country b/c your racist thoughts and way of thinking are hurting this country. Stop hiding behind your so-called politics and just admit it. A spade is a spade.
    ————————————————–

    No one should have to move to any other country because of their political opinions. That said, when someone makes a blanket statement of ignorance like you just did it makes me a little scared to think that there are so many out there like you. I promise you that you have never listened to Rush, watched Fox or even met a Tea Party member. These types of statements just reinforce the fear that this country is falling apart.

  101. bosko6266 says: May 17, 2011 8:19 AM

    Most of you are wrong.First of all Rush is wrong because Mcnabb is a great QB Black or White regardless what the media wants.Benard is wrong for his comments also.I have heard this house N-Word ALL MY LIFE and it is insulting coming from us blacks.

  102. hollymolley says: May 17, 2011 9:47 AM

    Hi; I seem to remember someone (much smarter than me) made a comment something along these lines… Kolb goes, McNabb then returns to the Eagles as a backup to Dogbert. Brings along the #3 Q-back, then retires as an Eagle. No Way, the Eagles would never do that. Would they .????

  103. nolarules says: May 17, 2011 9:49 AM

    Must have arrived at the wrong site this morning. Thought this was PFT, not MSNBC. Article was certainly written that way. Nothing bad to say about Hopkins (African American and therefore untouchable by liberals, which apparently is the bias PFT is going by these days) but take a swipe at Rush for no reason. Just makes you people look petty. Should have just left this useless article off the site. And MDS should keep his politics to himself before you start losing readership because of it

  104. nolarules says: May 17, 2011 9:52 AM

    nationalmediacansuckit says: May 16, 2011 6:36 PM

    Rush is racist and always has been. Fox news is racist and always has been. Tea Baggers are racist and always will be. Most of you people need to move to another country b/c your racist thoughts and way of thinking are hurting this country. Stop hiding behind your so-called politics and just admit it. A spade is a spade.
    ————————————————–

    Please leave our country ASAP. I am sure you were one of those sad little liberals who promised to leave if Bush got a second term. Why did you not leave? Was it because no other country was looking for a lazy freeloader?

  105. hollymolley says: May 17, 2011 9:56 AM

    Ya Know; The more I think about my above post, the better it sounds. I’ll wager, that with D-Nabs knowledge of the Eagles, he could walk in off the street and run there offense and do a decent job of it. Then again thats just me. Still I wonder …

  106. rc33 says: May 17, 2011 10:30 AM

    Nolarules you’re a flat-out racist and a mind-numbing simpleton. You’re the embodiment of what the problem is in this country. Care to qualify anything you’ve said?
    Didn’t think so..

  107. mumakata says: May 19, 2011 10:53 AM

    nationalmediacansuckit says: May 16, 2011 6:36 PM

    “Rush is racist and always has been. Fox news is racist and always has been. Tea Baggers are racist and always will be. Most of you people need to move to another country b/c your racist thoughts and way of thinking are hurting this country. Stop hiding behind your so-called politics and just admit it. A spade is a spade. ”

    Thank God for asshats like you to remind people that liberals are justt full of hate and evil.

  108. lostsok says: May 19, 2011 11:22 PM

    mumakata says: “Thank God for asshats like you to remind people that liberals are justt full of hate and evil.”

    Yeah, because that one troll speaks for all liberals. John Locke was “justt full of hate and evil”? Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln were “justt full of hate and evil.”? MLK? Kurt Vonnegut? Jeanine Garafalo? Todd freakin’ Snider???

    All them?

    “Justt full of hate and evil.”?

    Not all conservatives are racists. Nor are all conservatives idiots. No group is all of any one thing.

    Heck, every 20 or 30 years or so, conservatives are even RIGHT about something. I can’t think of an example, but I’m pretty sure it HAS happened….

  109. anthonyfromstatenisland says: May 21, 2011 8:23 AM

    But Limbaugh’s 2003 comments were really intended to be an attack on the media and not McNabb – and at the time Limbaugh made those comments, a pretty good case could be made for McNabb’s being overrated, as up to that point McNabb had never completed 60% of his passes in a season, had never averaged 7 yards per attempt in a season, and the Eagles had never ranked in the top half of the NFL in average passing yards per game with McNabb as their starting quarterback.

    Then again, what was wrong with the media “wanting a black quarterback to succeed”? Was there anything wrong with wanting the Jamaican bobsled team to succeed in the 1992 Winter Olympics?

    The point being that that which is unusual and bizarre tends to fascinate people – at least people with a modicum of intelligence and creativity; and since only one African-American QB has ever won a Super Bowl – and that was during a strike-shortened season, during which the QB in question had been benched, not once but twice – there was, and still is, a novelty factor present here.

  110. lance19 says: May 23, 2011 4:11 PM

    One of the reasons I love sports is that
    –compared to much of the real world–
    they are a meritocracy. Our team wants
    the BEST tight end, whether he’s white or black.
    A racist club would soon not be competitive.

    In 2003, Limbaugh brought HIS racist world
    view to TV, framing McNabb’s slump as a
    race issue. To NFL fans it had NOTHING to do
    with race, and Limbaugh’s race views were shown to be out of touch, and the obese draft-dodger was shown the door.

    I’m sad to see that so many in here are defending the racial angle that Limbaugh fabricated and
    introduced to the McNabb issue.

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