Daily Archives: October 15, 2009
Hey Rush, are you ready for some football? Well unfortunately, even if you are, the NFL and some owners are not ready for you to join their ranks. The National Football league is holding its Fall meetings in the great city of Boston this week and the subject of Rush Limbaugh wanting to buy the St. Louis Rams was a hot topic for discussion. CBS Sports reports,
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said this afternoon that the divisive rhetoric of prospective Rams minority owner Rush Limbaugh makes him unappealing.
“I myself couldn’t even think of voting for him,” said Irsay speaking from the NFL’s fall ownership meetings in Boston.
Asked if he’d spoken to other owners about Limbaugh’s candidacy, Irsay said, “I haven’t and I don’t think I would even go to the point of talking to Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, Dwight Freeney, talking to those men and seeing what their positions are. I’m very sensitive to know there are scars out there. I think as a nation we need to stop it. Our words do damage and it’s something that we don’t need. We need to get to a higher level of humanity and we have.
“I come from a different era where Marvin Gaye and John Lennon were speaking about [certain things] and we’ve been doing a slow crawl to some of the things they talked about. We don’t need to go the other way,” Irsay added. “We can’t go the other way where there isn’t forgiveness and understanding but we gotta watch our words in this world and our thoughts because they can do damage.”
If that non vote of confidence was not bad enough for Limbaugh, the Washington Post reports on what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had to say on the subject,
“I’ve said many times before we’re all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not. The views of a lot of people, most importantly our players–and I’ve talked to players so I understand the issue with players–the comments that Rush made, specifically about Donovan [McNabb], I disagree with very strongly. Those are polarizing comments that we don’t think reflect accurately on the NFL or our players. I obviously do not believe those comments are positive. They’re divisive, and that’s a negative thing for us. But I disagree with those comments very strongly and I told the players that.”
Looks like Limbaugh’s chances at NFL team ownership are about the same as the St. Louis Rams chances of winning this year’s SuperBowl. For those of you not in the know, the Rams are presently 0 and 5.
Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the parody.
Are You Ready For Some Football song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bb2-dfVJGA&feature=related
IS RUSH READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
(sung to the Theme of Monday Night Football)
He’s an ugly sight and certainly no jock
All he does is throw fits every time he talks
He’s a drug addled geek with too much to say
Rush wants to buy the Rams and show them how to play
They better be ready, they better be white
Cause Rush’s team represents the far right!
Is Rush ready? I mean, real ready?
Is Rush ready? Is Rush ready?
Is Rush ready for some football?
A G.O.P. party !!!
Rush Limbaugh’s a racist man
And he has the plays charted
The team will be white when the ball is hiked
Cause black men on his team simply would not be right!