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Limbaugh doesn’t deny rumor that he’ll buy, move Vikings

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Apparently, there’s a rumor that radio host Rush Limbaugh plans to buy the Minnesota Vikings and move them to Los Angeles.  We hadn’t previously heard that one.  But former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty had, and he mentioned it to Limbaugh during an interview on Limbaugh’s weekday show.

In response, per Limbaugh’s website (via Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com), Limbaugh laughed it off — but he never denied it.

In 2009, Limbaugh emerged as a minority partner in Dave Checketts’ bid to buy the St. Louis Rams.  Checketts removed Limbaugh from the group not long after Commissioner Roger Goodell pointed out Limbaugh’s “polarizing comments” about Donovan McNabb from 2003.

Thus, it would be a significant challenge for Limbaugh to ever get the 24 owner votes necessary to purchase a team.  But by failing to throw water on the rumor that he’s a candidate to buy the Vikings and move them to L.A., Limbaugh has given the story legs, as evidenced by the fact that Zulgad and then Seifert and others (Internet hack included) have posted a story regarding what most likely is a non-story.

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  1. skiumahrah says: May 24, 2011 11:51 PM

    Nothing to see here…

  2. wickedpickle says: May 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    You hit it right on the head. This is a non-story.

    Now someone should hit you in the head.

  3. gdeli says: May 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    no comment. ha

  4. wideright91 says: May 25, 2011 12:01 AM

    Please don’t give this scumbag free publicity.

  5. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: May 25, 2011 12:03 AM

    Just when I thought I had enough reasons to hate Rush Limbaugh…

  6. henrypuppyhead says: May 25, 2011 12:06 AM

    Considering the truckload of complete idiocy that is coming out Minnesota on a political level this would be ridiculously appropriate.

  7. idolized1 says: May 25, 2011 12:07 AM

    By Rush Limbaugh buying the Vikings (and moving them) he will be doing what he does best – Pissing people off and acting like a general idiot.

  8. halftermguv says: May 25, 2011 12:07 AM

    Limbaugh has a better chance of winning the NBA’s slam dunk contest than NFL ownership.

    Secondly, California’a severe economic problems precludes any NFL owner showing up looking for public financing having any success.

  9. bleedpurpandgold says: May 25, 2011 12:09 AM

    Please…Vikings are here to stay in MN…Lets go Purple!!

  10. cusoman says: May 25, 2011 12:11 AM

    “But by failing to throw water on the rumor that he’s a candidate to buy the Vikings and move them to L.A., Limbaugh has given the story legs, as evidenced by the fact that Zulgad and then Seifert and others (Internet hack included) have posted a story regarding what most likely is a non-story.”

    So does that mean if you or any journalist asks me if I’m going to buy an NFL team, you’ll report on the fact that because I didn’t deny it, I am a valid candidate to buy that team?

  11. packfaninpackland says: May 25, 2011 12:12 AM

    “Checketts removed Limbaugh from the group not long after Commissioner Roger Goodell pointed out Limbaugh’s “polarizing comments” about Donovan McNabb from 2003.”
    ————————–
    Comments that were proven to have NOT been said by Limbaugh, but were just “made up” by a liberal web site that hates Limbaugh. Anyone with even half a brain knows that if Limbaugh had said what he was claimed to have said, that there would have been outcries from dozens of liberal groups within minutes, and that they would not have sat just dormant for years, only to spring it on him if he ever tried to buy an NFL team. Good lord people, wake up.

  12. aksdx says: May 25, 2011 12:15 AM

    STOP THAT RACIST!

  13. benh999 says: May 25, 2011 12:16 AM

    I heard he killed the dinosaurs too.

  14. duanethomas says: May 25, 2011 12:19 AM

    Sure. Haven’t we had enough of these attention seeking carnival barkers? Yeah Rush is going to buy the Vikings and move them where? Hayden Lake Idaho?

  15. dnm22 says: May 25, 2011 12:28 AM

    I call BS.

    I think Ari Gold is still the frontrunner to bring a team to LA.

  16. footballisfun says: May 25, 2011 12:34 AM

    Jesus Christ on a pogo stick…

    Rush Limbaugh as the owner of the Vikings would be the only thing I could think of that would make this fan of 47 years, quit being a Vikings fan.

  17. folkcrusader says: May 25, 2011 12:36 AM

    In some ways I’d love to see Limbaugh and Goodell going round and round, it would be some seriously good drama. We all know that the chance of him being approved as an owner is roughly the same as donkey staying a virgin on the streets of Tijuana.

  18. fsfwannabe says: May 25, 2011 12:37 AM

    With a net worth that is liberally estimated around $400 million dollars, he couldn’t possibly front a serious bid for a franchise that would be worth at least 1 billion dollars.

    It’s an ill-assembled rumor, especially since Limbaugh is on the same list as guys like Mark Cuban and Donald Trump that the NFL has pretty much said they’ll be damned before they let them own a franchise.

  19. redskinspike says: May 25, 2011 12:49 AM

    halftermguv says:
    May 25, 2011 12:07 AM
    Limbaugh has a better chance of winning the NBA’s slam dunk contest than NFL ownership.

    Secondly, California’a severe economic problems precludes any NFL owner showing up looking for public financing having any success.
    __________

    Correct me if I’m wrong (and I very well may be), but isn’t the stadium going to be completely privately funded?

  20. henrypuppyhead says: May 25, 2011 1:04 AM

    packfaninpackland says: May 25, 2011 12:12 AM

    “Checketts removed Limbaugh from the group not long after Commissioner Roger Goodell pointed out Limbaugh’s “polarizing comments” about Donovan McNabb from 2003.”
    ————————–
    Comments that were proven to have NOT been said by Limbaugh, but were just “made up” by a liberal web site that hates Limbaugh. Anyone with even half a brain knows that if Limbaugh had said what he was claimed to have said, that there would have been outcries from dozens of liberal groups within minutes, and that they would not have sat just dormant for years, only to spring it on him if he ever tried to buy an NFL team. Good lord people, wake up.

    ——————————-

    Another idiot that makes Wisconsin look horrible even though it is a very progressive state.

    Hey slappy, do you need to be run over with the truckload of hate comments this puke spews before you “wake up”?

    Yeah man! It’s a freakin’ black helicopter conspiracy!

  21. asarabi says: May 25, 2011 1:04 AM

    He and his kind are not welcome here in LA.

  22. toiletking says: May 25, 2011 1:06 AM

    He’d fit in nicely with the rest of the owners. With the exception of a few, they are all right wing nutjobs.

  23. t1mmy10 says: May 25, 2011 1:12 AM

    i seriously doubt the other owners let this turd own the majority of a team.

    and if they do, it’ll be fun to watch it & him fail miserably.

  24. henrypuppyhead says: May 25, 2011 1:13 AM

    It’s like a cane toad epidemic. They’re ugly, loud, destructive and reproduce at a prodigious rate.

    Spay or neuter your fundy.

  25. riverhorsey says: May 25, 2011 1:15 AM

    the guy makes a lot of moolah preaching hate to hicks

  26. SmurfJuice says: May 25, 2011 1:16 AM

    Or, Limbaugh was feeding the fire that was under the Legislature’s ass trying to get a stadium deal. And why not? What does he have to lose by trying to help Minnesota keep the Vikings?

    On another note. I think Cuban would be a great NFL owner. You can’t possibly think he is worse for the NFL than Dan Snyder. Besides, his Mavericks are consistent (regular season) winners, and the players cause very little off-court trouble. He has toned down dramatically in the last three years.

  27. t1mmy10 says: May 25, 2011 1:20 AM

    @ packfaninpackland

    what fantasy world do you live in?

    if he didn’t make those comments then why did he resign from ESPN? oh, and he’s the link from ESPN confirming it was in fact due to those comments that he resigned.
    http://espn.go.com/gen/news/2003/1001/1628537.html

  28. dbellina says: May 25, 2011 1:25 AM

    Maybe Limbaugh and Favre can share some Oxycontin.

  29. hedleykow says: May 25, 2011 1:40 AM

    I don’t know about ownership of the Vikings, but if Rush had the name GOODYEAR painted across his forehead, he might be able to rent himself out as a blimp.

  30. seanx40 says: May 25, 2011 1:56 AM

    Where would he get the $900 or so million the Vikings would cost? Can he really be worth that much? Don’t vicodan and Dominican boys cost a lot?

  31. davikes says: May 25, 2011 1:59 AM

    If the stadium deal goes through in MN, the Vikings will gain several hundred million dollars in value, not to mention the land the Wilfs would get to develop. No way they sell now, as long as there is a chance of a deal in MN. And if they don’t get the deal in MN, they could move the team to LA. They don’t need Rush to do that. Another rumor that never would see the light of day if if we had no lockout.

  32. upperdecker19 says: May 25, 2011 2:12 AM

    First…Georgia Frontierre
    Next…..Al Davis
    Now this?

    What has LA done to deserve this?

  33. lostsok says: May 25, 2011 2:13 AM

    Letting him into the league would be a horrible decision. He is far to divisive of a figure, which is a schtick he himself invented…so no boo hooing. Rush has made millions saying anything he can to anger liberals.

    As a result, half of any potential fan base would hate the team and root against it right from the start. Why would they want to support anything…literally, ANYTHING…that would benefit him?

    His involvement would be a recipe for failure.

  34. denge48 says: May 25, 2011 2:30 AM

    a great football city is getting jerked around by corporate scum.. very sad

  35. descendency says: May 25, 2011 3:03 AM

    This is by far the most obvious attempt to get clicks ever.

    1: “What’s controversial topic?”
    2: “Minnesota’s new stadium!”
    1: “What if they don’t get it?”
    2: “They’d have to move.”
    1: “Well, Zygi Wilf wouldn’t move them so someone would have to buy them. Who could we use as a rumored buyer from an undisclosed source that would generate clicks???”
    2: “Brett Favre!”
    1: “That’s a terrible idea. People would figure out we made that up too easy.”
    2: “Ok… … … Rush Limbaugh! He tried to buy the Rams recently.”

    And thus the rumor was born.

  36. kcrockett1 says: May 25, 2011 3:04 AM

    @packfaninpackland:

    yah, he said it, dumbass…………

  37. rolandsloan says: May 25, 2011 3:09 AM

    Rush would make Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder
    look like halo headed do gooders.

  38. jaggedmark says: May 25, 2011 3:26 AM

    I don’t even like Limbaugh, but even I recognize he was making comments about the media, and not McNabb. You dopes!

  39. kevinfromphilly says: May 25, 2011 3:48 AM

    Well, I guess that would REALLY kill McNabb’s chances of going there.

    BTW benh, if Rush fell out of the sky and hit the earth, there’s a 50/50 chance he’d have enough impact for a mass extinction. Of course, he’d have to wear an Iridium belt buckle.

  40. shaggytoodle says: May 25, 2011 3:52 AM

    Well maybe the Vikings should acquire McNabb, for 2 1sts give him a 7 year extension so the Vikings would be less enticing for Limbaugh.

  41. loytomaki says: May 25, 2011 4:16 AM

    He has as much of a chance to buy the Vikings as Trump had to actually run for president. They are two personalities that like publicity because it is good for business, if he lets this linger his ratings in the NFC North will see a bump and he will make some more money from the speculation.

  42. hpeters77 says: May 25, 2011 4:20 AM

    Rush can accomplish 1 thing. Creating an all white football team, because I cannot see any black free agents coming to Minnesota or any of them renewing their contract

  43. bigbenisgay says: May 25, 2011 5:20 AM

    I love all of the liberal idiots that come out when u mention Rush.

  44. madenatewell says: May 25, 2011 5:23 AM

    I hope he does buy them…especially if McNabb goes there on a two year deal or something…make for some drama…like the Vikings haven’t had enough over the last few years

  45. tombradyhonorsociety says: May 25, 2011 6:20 AM

    That’s funny…I thought Rush was more of a right coast kinda guy :)

  46. anthonyfromstatenisland says: May 25, 2011 6:36 AM

    Expansion is a better option all the way around.

    Two more teams in the league. Two more teams in the playoffs. Two more games in the regular season.

    Grow the game.

  47. lgbarn says: May 25, 2011 7:11 AM

    bigbenisgay says:
    May 25, 2011 5:20 AM
    I love all of the liberal idiots that come out when u mention Rush.

    ————————————————–

    There’s tons of idiots on both sides of the isle…starting with you.

    Rush is a polarizing political figure and anyone in their right mind can see that. No way he gets a shot at being an owner.

  48. jlinatl says: May 25, 2011 7:14 AM

    Limbaugh will never get a team. However, he will get a ton of publicity by refusing to deny rumours. This is and likely will become even more about PR than actual ownership.

  49. PanchoHerreraFanClub says: May 25, 2011 7:58 AM

    The NFL owners deserve Rush as he would be the least greedy of the group. He would also lower the median of the owners’ IQs into the low 80s.

  50. sakatak says: May 25, 2011 7:59 AM

    As much as I would like to see the Vikings continue to fail miserably, Rush Limbaugh should stick to flapping his yap and leave the poor Vikings alone.

  51. 1bigtex says: May 25, 2011 8:01 AM

    Forbes puts the value of the Vikings franchise at @ $775 million and ranks them 30th in the league. Ouch. A far cry from the billion some have estimated.

  52. lynnko says: May 25, 2011 8:05 AM

    I agree with the previous post that Limbaugh was commenting on the media. You know Dan Lebard’s comments recently about Lebron James fit here. The media is trying to fashion our opinion of these situations, and the truth is a far different story then what is being written.

  53. tommynatorii says: May 25, 2011 8:08 AM

    Good luck Rush, Then that will be my second favorite team. Rush built his empire on being smart and of course controversial. But if you call him a racist, which some have no idea of racism’s definition, then you’re calling everyone in his audience racists. And that just makes you idiot liberals PREJUDICED!

  54. wetdentist says: May 25, 2011 8:39 AM

    well, Rush’s ratings are down 33% this year; apparently his target market is expiring ;)

  55. fwippel says: May 25, 2011 8:42 AM

    Slow news day, Mike? Good grief, after the fiasco with the Rams a couple of years ago, why would Limbaugh even bother? I know you consider Limbaugh controversial, but he’s not stupid enough to go through that crap again.

    I was listening to that conversation, and it came across as Pawlenty making a joke. Rush brought up the subject of the Vikings stadium to Pawlenty; I doubt he would have done that if there was anything to this. I have heard nothing to indicate that the Wilfs are interested in selling the team.

  56. flakazoid says: May 25, 2011 8:56 AM

    I love all you right-wing idiots who follow and defend this guy. How “stoopid” can you be?! He’s got a half a billion dollars…and you can barely afford to feed and clothe your families.

    This guy is laughing all the way to the bank, and you’re too “stoopid” to realize it!

  57. pigeonpea says: May 25, 2011 8:58 AM

    While I am not a fan of Rush Limbaugh (IMO, he is the right-wing equivalent of Micheal Moore), I really fail to see where all the allegations of racism come from. The guy might be controversial and confrontational, but I have yet to hear anything come out of his mouth that puts him on par with such racist blowhards as David Duke and Al Sharpton.

    That being said, giving a team to a polarizing political mouthpiece would be detrimental to the league.

  58. jimmysee says: May 25, 2011 9:07 AM

    If he were to buy the team, they can change their name to the Los Angeles Drug Abusers.

  59. hikohadon says: May 25, 2011 9:17 AM

    “Comments that were proven to have NOT been said by Limbaugh, but were just “made up” by a liberal web site that hates Limbaugh.”
    _________

    I’m not a liberal, and I hate Rush. He’s an embarrassment to all humanity, regardless of political affiliation.

    And, as someone else said, the fact that he “didn’t deny it” is really stretching what constitutes a viable story. I’ve heard Prince William also didn’t deny that he’s going to buy the Heat and move them to London. Stop the presses!

  60. garyman1 says: May 25, 2011 9:18 AM

    Pawlenty is a politician…and running for President. He was simply kissing up to Limbaugh which is what politicians do all the time (and Limbaugh loves it). There is no story here.

  61. billsfansarethebestintheworld says: May 25, 2011 9:18 AM

    How is what he said racist…he just said the media wants a black qb to succeed….Fergie who is a part owner of the Dolphins uses the “N” word in atleast one of her songs…how is she not more racist then him? I try to see everything down the middle but alot of you clowns dont know what the EFF your talking about

  62. dryzzt23 says: May 25, 2011 9:23 AM

    What happened to “second chances”?

    Vick, Pacman, LT, and every other black athlete that gets in trouble is trumpeted by the media as “they deserve a second chance” along with “this is America, and americans love to give second chances”

    I guess this must be true…..unless you are WHITE….then there is no such thing as a “second chance”

    If Kanye West wanted to (and had the money to) but an NFL team, do you think anyone would ever tell him that he wouldn’t be considered due to his polarizing statement about President George W. Bush? Hell no, the media would scream that he didnt mean it and that he deserves…..you guessed it….a “second chance”

  63. chapnastier says: May 25, 2011 9:26 AM

    Glad to see the idiots are on here commenting on Limbaugh again! Time and time again it has been proven that he has never made a racist comment yet people still keep trying to say he did. Sheeeeeeeeep.

  64. moochzilla says: May 25, 2011 9:36 AM

    His ratings are down 25% and his show is carried for free in most markets it is broadcast in.

    He’s got no future, and is PR poison.

    He will never own a franchise. End this non-story.

  65. yahmule says: May 25, 2011 9:41 AM

    Yeah, give the morbidly obese, thrice-divorced, hillbilly heroin addict, racist a shot. It’s only fair.

  66. chapnastier says: May 25, 2011 9:43 AM

    Everyone on here saying Rush is polarizing probably says that Maddow and Schultz call it right down the middle.

  67. thephantomstranger says: May 25, 2011 9:48 AM

    Yes, Rush Limbaugh is a controversial figure because he says things that liberals hate. That’s because liberals don’t know how to think. That doesn’t make him a racist, although that’s the first charge thrown out by people who can’t argue with his points. He said Donovan McNabb was overrated. Hello? That’s not nearly as strong as what 90% of you say on every McNabb post.

  68. sean6886 says: May 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    Once again that FAT POS is looking for more publicity.

  69. dryzzt23 says: May 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    If a sportswriter/commentator said that “this QB just doesn’t have the football intelligence to play at the NFL level” this is how it would be viewed:

    If the comment were about Kyle Boller – Boller is white, has a super strong arm but since he’s white this comment is fine as is

    If the comment were about Cam Newton – fire the reporter/commentator immediately b/c this guy has questioned the intelligence of a black athlete, and a black QB at that, therefore he is aand forever more will be known as a racist. Does he not know that we cannot ever have anyone dare to question or criticize a black athlete, EVER….lest they be labeled a racist?

  70. xcbyers says: May 25, 2011 10:05 AM

    As unlikely the chances of him even wanting to become a majority owner..

    I’m not sure the NFL would allow it if he did. He’s very outspoken and it may turn off some of a teams fan base. And I can see a lot of fans becoming distraught with their team being bought by an already established public figure who may have seriously contrasting ideals. In the grand scale of things his political ideals etc doesn’t show what type of NFL owner he may be.

    But as I mentioned, letting ANY (IDC if it was a Liberal) public figure who is very outspoken with his/her ideals get a chance at an NFL ownership could upset a large portion of it’s fan base.

  71. gregjennings85 says: May 25, 2011 10:12 AM

    Good lord, I wouldn’t wish that one one of my worst enemies (see: Minnesota Vikings). But, I have to say, it would pretty congruent with their make-up as a franchise, and ultimately, make them even easier to hate, if that is possible.

  72. benh999 says: May 25, 2011 10:12 AM

    People clam to hate the guy for being vitriolic and hateful, but it’s hard to ignore that his detractors are far more so than he is.

  73. brintfatre says: May 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    Limbaugh and Favre are great friends and could be conspiring to buy the team. With Favre in his corner he’s a shoe-in…

  74. brewdogg says: May 25, 2011 10:55 AM

    cusoman says:
    May 25, 2011 12:11 AM
    “But by failing to throw water on the rumor that he’s a candidate to buy the Vikings and move them to L.A., Limbaugh has given the story legs, as evidenced by the fact that Zulgad and then Seifert and others (Internet hack included) have posted a story regarding what most likely is a non-story.”

    So does that mean if you or any journalist asks me if I’m going to buy an NFL team, you’ll report on the fact that because I didn’t deny it, I am a valid candidate to buy that team?
    ——————————————–

    Only if you are as likely to generate as many hateful comments as Limbaugh does….

  75. vikefan says: May 25, 2011 11:09 AM

    Thats one way to make sure a life long vikings fan would care less if they move

    ………but will never happen, 10 times more controversial & more of a big mouth than mark cuban

  76. vikefan says: May 25, 2011 11:22 AM

    …….and whats even more repulsive than this story, it was brought up by the very lame duck jerkoff pathetic ass of a former governor that completely neglected to even touch the issue while he was governor for this state for 8 years. And now he wants to be president? ya right

  77. arnoldziffel says: May 25, 2011 12:13 PM

    Imagine that … in a league that’s probably around three-quarters African American .. a bunch of guys playing for their new owner – Rush Limbaugh.

  78. stixzidinia says: May 25, 2011 2:44 PM

    But if you call him a racist, which some have no idea of racism’s definition, then you’re calling everyone in his audience racists. And that just makes you idiot liberals PREJUDICED!

    —————————

    Kinda like how conservs throw around the word “socialism” as a scare tactic and yet have no understanding of what socialism actually is.

  79. locutus says: May 25, 2011 2:48 PM

    What Limbaugh said was that he is an overrated QB and the media and NFL are so intent of having a “successful” black QB, they bestow greater success on McNabb than what he truly deserves.

    Only reta*ds and agenda driven idiots would squeal that the statement above is racist. Yet, he lost his ESPN job and a potential team, as minority owner, just exactly for that. Pathetic when you think about it.

  80. tweener702 says: May 25, 2011 3:30 PM

    rush ended up being right about mcnabb being not very good qb though

  81. lance19 says: May 25, 2011 3:34 PM

    No, Limbaugh took advantage of a McNabb slump to introduce his theory that McNabb had been considered a good QB–not because of his remarkable playmaking–but because of the color of his skin.
    I remember the old days when people like Limbaugh would’ve just said straight out that “blacks aren’t really smart enough to play QB.”

    In short, most players have slumps. Limbaugh tried to turn McNabb’s into an opportunity to advance his race theories.
    That’s what a racist does.

    And any reta*d that can’t understand that, look up 100 other racist Limbaugh remarks

  82. thephantomstranger says: May 25, 2011 3:47 PM

    stixzidinia says:
    Kinda like how conservs throw around the word “socialism” as a scare tactic and yet have no understanding of what socialism actually is.
    __________________

    I think we know what socialism is. It is the system that has failed everywhere in the world that it’s been tried. It is not the system that made the USA the greatest country in the world. It is the system advocated by Barack Obama, most Democrats in Congress, and most people that voted for them, but very few of them are brave enough to admit it. If it’s such a great system, why doesn’t anyone want to present the case for it? Why do we have to sneak it in slowly so no one notices?

  83. thephantomstranger says: May 25, 2011 3:49 PM

    lance19 says:
    And any reta*d that can’t understand that, look up 100 other racist Limbaugh remarks
    __________________

    If you can produce one ACTUAL racist Limbaugh remark that he has made broadcasting three hours a day for 24 years, I would be very surprised. I would also provide you with 10 times as many racist remarks made by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

  84. debthebusybody says: May 25, 2011 4:16 PM

    I’d bet that most of you that have a negative reaction to Limbaugh have never really listened to him, you listen to what the lefty liberal media says about him and then you draw your own conclusions.

    Lemmings….

  85. russgrant says: May 25, 2011 5:11 PM

    Let’s think this through. Rush Limbaugh buying a storied franchise in spite of his history of upsetting large groups of people. Then he’d move them out of the mid west to L.A. with Liberals, black people and Hispanics, anyone one or three of which are the villains of his radio show and given week. And NBC thinks this might happen. I have a better chance of my black rear end being booked as the headlining comic at a Klan rally.

  86. lance19 says: May 25, 2011 7:14 PM

    “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

    Rush

  87. locutus says: May 26, 2011 12:07 PM

    No, Limbaugh took advantage of a McNabb slump to introduce his theory that McNabb had been considered a good QB–not because of his remarkable playmaking–but because of the color of his skin.
    I remember the old days when people like Limbaugh would’ve just said straight out that “blacks aren’t really smart enough to play QB.”

    Instead of listening to what was said, you “know what he meant”. Is that about right, Lance the intuitive mind reader?

    “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

    So Lance, I presume we can add blind to your list of being stupid and a r*ce h*stler? Thanks for inadvertantly clearing that up so we can ignore anything else you have to say.

  88. thephantomstranger says: May 26, 2011 12:11 PM

    Quote not racist and taken out of context anyway. Look it up.

  89. blackcatnfl says: May 26, 2011 1:03 PM

    That sounds like a perfect way to make sure another NFL team fails in LA.

  90. lance19 says: May 26, 2011 3:04 PM

    Those of you that want to defend Limbaugh’s racist statements, that’s your choice. I totally acknowledge that he didn’t say some of the racist things attributed to him. I also acknowledge the tone of his show, and the dozens of things he’s said that the overwhelming majority of Americans DO view as racist. And if you’re honest at all, you know that Limbaugh has admitted to many of them.

    As far as those of you that use dopey phrases like “r*ce h*stler” (whatever the Hell that is supposed to mean), I have no interest in trying to pry your racism away from you. It would be nice, though, if you’d be honest about it. Defending a known racist is a bad plan, if you don’t want to be known as a racist.

  91. schemefactory says: May 26, 2011 7:43 PM

    yeah i was just thinking “how could i hate the vikings more?”.

  92. deconjonesbitchslap says: May 26, 2011 8:28 PM

    see ya, vikes! bahahahahahahaha!

  93. sneaky1632 says: May 26, 2011 10:33 PM

    But… they didnt have vikings over on the Pacific.

  94. truthserum4u says: May 27, 2011 3:54 AM

    thephantomstranger says:
    May 25, 2011 9:48 AM

    Yes, Rush Limbaugh is a controversial figure because he says things that liberals hate. That’s because liberals don’t know how to think. That doesn’t make him a racist, although that’s the first charge thrown out by people who can’t argue with his points. He said Donovan McNabb was overrated. Hello? That’s not nearly as strong as what 90% of you say on every McNabb post.

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    No, he said McNabb was overarrated due to his skin color. Huge difference! I agree it doesn’t neccessarily make him a racist, but the statement, like many of his, was racially charged. He is a baiter, who makes incendiary comments often based on gender or race (based on listening to his show, not reading someone else’s viewpoint). That’s why Goodell didn’t make any statements claiming he was racist, but instead pointed out his “polarizing comments”.

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    dryzzt23 says:
    May 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    If a sportswriter/commentator said that “this QB just doesn’t have the football intelligence to play at the NFL level” this is how it would be viewed:

    If the comment were about Kyle Boller – Boller is white, has a super strong arm but since he’s white this comment is fine as is

    If the comment were about Cam Newton – fire the reporter/commentator immediately b/c this guy has questioned the intelligence of a black athlete, and a black QB at that, therefore he is aand forever more will be known as a racist. Does he not know that we cannot ever have anyone dare to question or criticize a black athlete, EVER….lest they be labeled a racist?

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    Seriously? You don’t know the difference between the two situations? It’s called a stereotype. White QBs have never been stereotyped as not being smart enough, while black QBs were stereotyped as such for decades. However, a black QB can be questioned on his ability to read and decipher a defense, since it doesn’t neccessarily indicate ones intelligence. Many intelligent white QBs have also failed at this task.

  95. truthserum4u says: May 27, 2011 3:57 AM

    By the way, the statement about Kanye West couldn’t be further from the truth. He would have no shot at ownership either for the same reasons the NFL has shunned Rush.

  96. locutus says: May 27, 2011 7:53 AM

    Defending a known racist is a bad plan, if you don’t want to be known as a racist.

    I wouldn’t expect anything less from a r*ce h*stler, which for your information is someone that is fixated on race and inserts it where it does not belong. Like you have done all along here and have inserted your views into Limbaughs actually statements. As well as “quoted” him out of context in order to confirm your distorted view. The only known racist here, Lance, is you.

  97. lance19 says: May 27, 2011 8:39 AM

    No, locut, objecting to racist comments doesn’t make me a racist. You don’t know anything about me, but you’re extraordinarily defensive re. racism.

    And you know what? I don’t give a damn. You mean nothing to me, and I’m not in the habit of trying to take a person’s racism away from them.
    I just wish you’d be more honest about it:
    I’m sick of guys who hold racist attitudes, say racist things, defend racists, and then act all scared of being known as a “racist.” I don’t understand why the label hurts you so much, though the practice is comfortable for you. (I’m not asking, because I’ve wasted enough time on you…I get it: Rush’s comments, that most Americans consider racist, are cool with you. Fine. No skin off my nose)

  98. tombradysponytail says: May 27, 2011 10:08 AM

    Putting aside whether or not Limbaugh is racist, do all you neocons really want your hero to own a business where staff members in his employ have access to Oxycontin and Vicodin?

    That just seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

    Just sayin…

  99. locutus says: May 27, 2011 2:44 PM

    Right, “you don’t give a damn”, “no skin off your nose” and all other lies you’ve told here that we are supposed to believe, yet all you talk about is racism and your keen perception to spot and ferret it out. Who appointed you king is for another day and obtuse would not even begin to cover your behavior. You love to point fingers, never at yourself mind you, and label all people who disagree with you yet what EXACTLY is your definition of racism? Do you have one or do you simply “know” when you see it or hear it and we are to confer with you, the great expert, when there is doubt on who is racist? Surely this concept has a CONCRETE definition that you can show us all the folly of our ways, right?

    Face it, though I know you won’t because you are brainwashed, you are the racist because that is all you see and look for and a useful idiot to boot. Unless per chance you are black, and then that would make you no better than Sharpton.

  100. locutus says: May 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    Putting aside whether or not Limbaugh is racist, do all you neocons really want your hero to own a business where staff members in his employ have access to Oxycontin and Vicodin?

    I’m not a neocon nor am I defending Limbaugh. I defend the truth and the truth is he was fired for nothing but PC pablum.

    And your bullcr*p statement above indicates you are anything but open minded about this topic.

  101. polishkingski says: May 27, 2011 9:26 PM

    i think limbaugh would be a good owner. wish he would buy the bills. no doubt in my mind he loves football no matter if i dislike him. i think they need younger guys outside the inner circle types to get some fresh ideas.

  102. tombrookshire says: May 29, 2011 9:35 AM

    Limbaugh may be a polarizing figure, but he knows the value of publicity, good or bad. Being associated in any way with the NFL assures controversy and that his name will be at the top of search engine results for days if not weeks. Being controversial is how he became popular. His problem is that he is controversial to try to stay relevant. Something he hasn’t been since the Reagan administration.

  103. granadafan says: May 29, 2011 1:06 PM

    As an LA resident I would never cheer for a team that was a) torn away from another community and b) owned by a far right extremist commentator who praises the Teabagging Party.

  104. thetooloftools says: May 29, 2011 9:02 PM

    He used his company to hide behind drug abuse.
    Nothing this guy would do would surprise me.
    He should be in prison now.
    Rush is a strap on.
    EIB …
    please

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