So Rush not going in the group that wants to buy the NLF St Rams team. Now the group of buyers has Marshall Faulk, former Rams running back in mind to join. I have to say NO person of color in their right mind would join with a group who first offered the spot to someone like Rush Limbaugh.
This really starts at the top because Rush said Dave Checketts, Chairman of the St. Blues NHL team approached him about joining the group to buy the Rams. Limbaugh was assured there would be no major problems to face (it’s nice to know Limbaugh is totally aware of his reputation so much he knew there would be problems). The buying was always group thing although the media gave the story such a spin you would have thought Rush was going solo with the purchase. Now I am not a fan of Rush Limbaugh by any stretch of the imagination and the fact he could have been a member of this group makes me wonder where the other members stand on issues as people. Or you should have let whatever would have happened happen. Teams Groups are always looking to buy teams all the time, some other group could have easily came in gave a higher bid and bought the team while the media was focused on Limbaugh. Look at how Seattle lost the Sonic in what seemed like an overnight heist, we really don’t know if Checketts and his group would have gotten the Rams at all really.
With Limbaugh out of the group that’s bidding comes a real serious problem for our country. Yes I said country. It wouldn’t be that big of an issue if Limbaugh would just say the right things but he never does. He went on a rant about not being in the group and has already started the ball moving by claiming those against him are “Obama-ites,” going as far as saying “Obama’s America on full display.” The reason this will become bad is because as mush as baseball is America’s pass time, football is America’s heart and soul of sports. Sports shows around the country shout down everything else to talk football, ESPN has a football show even during the off season. High school football shows on small local channels in certain states get ratings that regular shows struggling on network television would kill for. By Monday night everyone in America knows every team record whether you’re a football fan or not. Limbaugh knows this and being shunned from the group gave him new ammunition to blast not only African American NFL players but President Obama. The fact he is talking shit is not only racist, but going to hurt the NFL in the long run. In lies the problem for our country.
The writing has been on the wall since Obama became President but Limbaugh never had a real way to lay out his message of deep hatred for black authority. I think everyone knows a few white people (mostly older white men) not comfortable working for a person of color, especially a black man. It’s where a lot of Obama gets his hate from, being a black President, nothing more really. Not saying those people are lynching KKK members, it’s just something they can’t tolerate, to have someone black be their boss or President. Like I said Rush has already flipped something that was only political because of HIS name and the views HE holds into a “politics thing.” You add that to the fact most of the off the field troubled NFL players are black and you have a mix for the NFL to lose a nice piece of money. We all know who can afford those tickets to games, the luxury boxes and that thing out in Dallas with the go-go cheerleaders. So you mix in all those white male patrons thinking about black bosses, troubled black players and Limbaugh’s mouth once calling the NFL, “watching Bloods and Crips without weapons,” and the result could be a lot of money lost for America’s favorite game.
Now Rush does have a point. Why doesn’t the association spend time to discipline their players? You see those comments left on a lot of sites and blogs, and it is a very good point. So much so that the NFL will have to do something before Limbaugh gets his next boost from an NFL player messing up, Obama commenting on some bad call in a game or saying what team he doesn’t like since he’s from Chicago or a black group saying something that goes too far for dramatic effects. During Limbaugh’s short term team player moment in pursuit of his own team, the NAACP and Jesse Jackson along with Al Sharpton had words to say against the Rams purchase. I hate to say it but when Jackson, Sharpton and Limbaugh square off in the media I think of the “S Word” episode of The Boondocks (you have to see it to get my point).
What you can now see is Limbaugh single handedly fusing sports with politics and race and he may even come out on top. Trust me, the NFL doesn’t need anymore bad press which could have them lose a big chunk of white fans. Hell, ask David Stern about putting together extremes to keep that demographic. Our country is slowly going backwards everyday, and we defiantly don’t need deep seeded hatred brought to the surface over a lost opportunity to purchase a team.