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  • Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

    From the home offices in Winter Park, Florida...

    Number 10... The "Chris Massey Show" would immediately be nationally syndicated.

    Number 9... He has no known affiliation with either John Shaw or Jay Zygmunt.

    Number 8... The Rams would get quantity discounts on Oxycontin.

    Number 7... It would ensure that, no matter how good the Rams became, Keith Oberman and Rachel Maddow would never jump on the team's bandwagon.

    Number 6... Would you prefer Tucker Carlson buy a stake?

    Number 5... If Rush goes back to his normal "playing weight," the Rams' troubles at DT would be over.

    Number 4... Seriously, who wouldn't pay good money to listen to Bernie trying to interview Rush?

    Number 3... The "pass Rush" promotion just writes itself!

    Number 2... He is from Missouri (no joke there, that actually is a good thing if you don't want to see the team moved again).

    and...

    Number 1... Its a true example of the American Dream. Where else can college dropout rise to fame making outrageous and often factually inaccurate statements on the radio and one day find themselves owning a major sports franchise. What's that I see off in the distance? It looks like Four Horsemen riding towards me... I wonder what they want.

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    Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

    Number 5 just about caused me to purchase a new monitor. lol

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    • #3
      Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

      How is number 9 not number 1?

      In all seriousness, how quickly does this transaction(s) happen? When will Limbaugh and Checketts be owners of the Rams? Does anyone happen to know?

      Bringing some money in from a football fan like Limbaugh is a nice thought. Checketts has a nice track record, this all could be very good for the Rams. Time will tell.
      Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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      • #4
        Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

        Where else can college dropout rise to fame making outrageous and often factually inaccurate statements on the radio and one day find themselves owning a major sports franchise.

        Well, Peter Jennings was several times a college dropout, and he made lots of outrageous statements, though mostly on television, not radio. I'm not sure who else you could be talking about. Certainly not Rush Limbaugh, as he is documented to be almost always right, presently at 99.1%

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        • #5
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          Number 7... It would ensure that, no matter how good the Rams became, Keith Oberman and Rachel Maddow would never jump on the team's bandwagon.
          I didn't care one way or the other until I saw this one.

          Where do I sign up?
          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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          • #6
            Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

            What he said.

            (Thought "ditto" might give myself away);)

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            • #7
              Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

              If Rush is an owner and we win, I am all for it. Besides, do any of you recall that the first owner of the Rams wrote a hot check for $10,000 to the NFL to get the Rams into the league? NFL ownership is not a pure snow white job from what I have seen. Before anyone jumps on it, the pure snow white refers to character.

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              • #8
                Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                Originally posted by McKnight
                Right here. pay no attention to the small print below that talks about who gets your soul once you sign this. ;)

                Signatures
                1.
                2.
                3.
                4.
                5.



                Once you sign this, your soul will automaticaly become the property of BRM. where he will then force you to give him hourly sponge baths and trimmings. and you may be forced to give him an "Irish strip Tease" sign at your own risk!!
                Unfortunately, I do not qualify. As a conservative, I've already sold my soul. Right, BRM?;)
                The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                • #9
                  Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                  Originally posted by Varg6 View Post
                  How is number 9 not number 1?

                  In all seriousness, how quickly does this transaction(s) happen? When will Limbaugh and Checketts be owners of the Rams? Does anyone happen to know?

                  Bringing some money in from a football fan like Limbaugh is a nice thought. Checketts has a nice track record, this all could be very good for the Rams. Time will tell.
                  It's months away. The Rams supposedly have 3 offers but the hints are they have more than that. They will need to work through them to find the best offer. It's not so easy to determine because payouts may be over years or whatever.

                  Then the NFL owners would have to research it, interview the candidates and have a vote.

                  That's going to take a long time.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                    Hey, and the intro music!

                    'My City Was Gone' played loudly before each game. Maybe then The Pretenders wouldn't mind.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                      Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                      From the home offices in Winter Park, Florida...

                      Number 7... It would ensure that, no matter how good the Rams became, Keith Oberman and Rachel Maddow would never jump on the team's bandwagon.
                      I'm Sold!! I just can't stand "Comrade" Keith and his butch partner Rachel "Madcow":|. Anything that gets them outta my life has got to be a good thing.


                      WHAT SAY YE?

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                      • #12
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                        Wow....and I thought we were already the laughing stock of the league.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                          Originally posted by Fortuninerhater View Post
                          Wow....and I thought we were already the laughing stock of the league.
                          Yeah, I know. Believe me, I know. Only problem is that you can only bang your head against a wall until it hurts.
                          sigpicThis is for Randy! GO BRM!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                            Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                            From the home offices in Winter Park, Florida...

                            Number 10... The "Chris Massey Show" would immediately be nationally syndicated.

                            Number 9... He has no known affiliation with either John Shaw or Jay Zygmunt.

                            Number 8... The Rams would get quantity discounts on Oxycontin.

                            Number 7... It would ensure that, no matter how good the Rams became, Keith Oberman and Rachel Maddow would never jump on the team's bandwagon.

                            Number 6... Would you prefer Tucker Carlson buy a stake?

                            Number 5... If Rush goes back to his normal "playing weight," the Rams' troubles at DT would be over.

                            Number 4... Seriously, who wouldn't pay good money to listen to Bernie trying to interview Rush?

                            Number 3... The "pass Rush" promotion just writes itself!

                            Number 2... He is from Missouri (no joke there, that actually is a good thing if you don't want to see the team moved again).

                            and...

                            Number 1... Its a true example of the American Dream. Where else can college dropout rise to fame making outrageous and often factually inaccurate statements on the radio and one day find themselves owning a major sports franchise. What's that I see off in the distance? It looks like Four Horsemen riding towards me... I wonder what they want.
                            Not sure why some folks have their liberal knickers in a twist over this possibility. I despise Rush's politics but I doubt I'd have much in political common with most members of the rich old white man's club that is NFL ownership.

                            I would ,however , have serious doubts about his having influence over either the business or football operations. I don't think it would happen; the guy is rich compared to mere mortal folk like us but he's not going to have the clout that a guy like Checketts would.

                            Making a buttload of dough slurping at the rich vein of angry white man sentiment that runs through this country isn't the same as running a successful business. Nor do I have much faith in the football acumen of a guy who thought McNabb wasn't a good QB.

                            But in the spirit of Druish satire, here are my counterpoints to AV's list:

                            10. Massey and Brown get cut from The Rams as the center position is eliminated from depth chart for promoting homosexual behavior. All that bending over & hands between the legs stuff.. In fact, the 3 point stance is banned entirely & the uniform pants changed to baggy knickerbockers like those worn in the film "Leatherheads". All 'snaps" are delivered by a manly backheel.

                            9. He has no known affiliation with anyone who knows anything about football or business, either, except that he's a rich white guy & they all hang at the same clubs. I believe he has the same agent as the Olsen twins,though.

                            8. Um... got nothing for this one except that I'd hope for a cigar box 'o Oxy giveaway day.

                            7. It would ensure that the Toby Keith music would never ever stop playing in The Ron ( new name for the stadium: The Ronald Reagan Dome).

                            6. Would you prefer Ann Coulter as the head cheerleader?
                            Book burnings & compulsory prayers at halftime?

                            5. Why am I flashing to the scene in the Longest Yard where Burt Reynolds takes repeated shots at that guy's nuts? Come gametime vs Philly, I'd bet Rush would be near death's door with the chicken flu. Anyway, as an owner, one fat parasite in a muumuu is much the same as another.

                            4. Seriously, who wouldn't pay good money NOT to have to listen to Bernie & Rush?... Unless they were being fed to Vick's dogs.

                            3. So does the "Pass (optional inserts :gas,urine,faeces) on Rush" protest slogan. How about "Mount Rushless". I'm very proud of that last one; nothing screams the fan's right to criticize ownership more than sodomizing a national symbol. This is Amurrika, after all.

                            2. And I'm sure the citizens of Mizzou will welcome home their native son who has done so much for their communities since his rise to success....

                            1. I guess if cynical opportunism embodies the American Dream for you. Am I the only one who has read or seen Elmer Gantry? I'd throw A Face In The Crowd out there as well but at least Lonesome Rhodes could sing & play the guitar.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Top 10 Reasons Why Rush Limbaugh Would Make A Good Co-Owner

                              I didn't know that there were no links allowed. But here is a quote from Limbaugh

                              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.

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                              • MauiRam
                                NFL should think twice on Rush Limbaugh
                                by MauiRam
                                NFL should think twice on Rush Limbaugh

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                                Rush Limbaugh wants to own the St. Louis Rams. Well, good for him. His money is green and plentiful and his politics are conservative, which means he'll pretty much fit right in with the rest of the gang within the NFL ownership's corridors of power.

                                They probably don't care about his politics. In fact, if you checked most of their campaign contributions, you'd find that most of them probably are staunch supporters of the guy who has been called "the unofficial voice of the Republican Party." With a wink and a smile, they will surely welcome him to their club, because ultimately all they care about is whether or not his check will bounce, and we all know that's highly unlikely.

                                They will all look the other way when it comes to Limbaugh forgetting his polarizing racial politics, conveniently ignoring (perhaps even quietly agreeing with) all the mean-spirited divisive bile that comes along with his ample financial clout just like many of you surely will, too. They will look the other way because of his wealth and influence. You will look the other way because to some of you, he is your politically incorrect hero, and the rest might be willing to ignore all of that just as long as he can put enough money on the table to help keep your football team in St. Louis.

                                I don't have that luxury.

                                Though I think it is his right to take a shot at becoming part of a new Rams ownership group, Limbaugh's American Dream is a potential nightmare waiting to happen for the Rams, the city and the National Football League.

                                "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."

                                Those are Limbaugh's words. So are these:

                                "I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

                                I know how those words play out in Idiot America. They are embraced as gospel. But inside the locker rooms of the NFL, where the overwhelming majority of the players are descendants of slaves, Limbaugh's ignorant ramblings resonate with entirely different emotions.

                                His money might be green, but his words are colored with hate and intolerance. Bringing Limbaugh back into the NFL family will ultimately be met with the same disastrous effects from the last time it was tried.

                                Remember the failed experiment with the ESPN NFL pregame show?

                                Remember the seething anger and pained expression on the face of ESPN analyst Tom Jackson when he tried to...
                                -10-08-2009, 10:35 AM
                              • EvilXenu
                                Did the Limbaugh fiasco prompt Khan's secrecy?
                                by EvilXenu
                                Bernie has commented that Khan has been involved in the bidding process for months, but has done so privately and, in fact, managed to keep his interest in the team from being leaked to the media.

                                Makes me wonder... why all the secrecy?

                                Could it be that Khan, as a Pakistani Muslim, feared the (entirely unfair, as he is a long-time American citizen with no known ties to radicalism) potential backlash from a public that is prone to knee-jerk reactions to Muslims?

                                It would make sense if Khan feared such a reaction. Look what happened with Rush Limbaugh. He was set to be a small minority investor (as opposed to the primary owner that Khan would become), and the public went balistic.

                                Again, fair or not, Khan - had he been viewed as a mere potential candidate along side people like Dave Checketts - could have prompted a similar reaction.

                                By keeping it under wraps until now, it is more difficult for the knee-jerk crowd to do or say much about it. Its nearly a done deal, and the unfounded protest of a vocal, prejudiced, minority won't stop the deal from being completed.

                                If my suspicion is right, its kind of a sad commentary on the world we live in, no?
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                                Guys I am a little worried about the Rams not being in St.Louis next year or in the upcoming years. I heard on ESPNEWS that Rush Limbaugh is interesting in buying the Rams. I thought a few months ago Georgia's kids said that the team would be in St.Louis and now it looks like we might not be. Anyone else have the same worries? I wanna be looking at this helmet in St.Louis for years to come. :helmet:
                                -07-30-2008, 09:01 AM
                              • GreatestShow99
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                                Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk radio host, said he would be interested in buying the St. Louis Rams if the team were for sale. "The Rams would be a great team to have," Limbaugh said in a phone interview from his Palm Beach, Fla., studio. "I have a lot of friends in ownership in the NFL, and my desire to get involved has not been a secret." Limbaugh grew up in Cape Girardeau but said that does not play into his thinking about the Rams. "This is a business decision," he said. And even for Limbaugh, whose new eight-year syndication deal with Premiere Radio Networks is estimated to be worth $300 million, buying into the NFL would be a stretch. "I have no debt whatsoever. This would require changing that," he said. "There is a whole lot of interest in the Rams with the NFL being a business entity that a lot of people want to be involved in. But it's becoming a billionaires' club."
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                              • r8rh8rmike
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                                Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources.

                                Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said.

                                Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay predicted that Limbaugh's potential bid would be met by significant opposition. Several players have also voiced their displeasure with Limbaugh's potential ownership position, and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, who is black, urged players to speak out against Limbaugh's bid.

                                Ultimately, the sources said, Checketts must reconfigure his group and find another investor to make his bid more viable.

                                Exactly when Limbaugh will be dropped is uncertain, though some familiar with the situation said it could be within the next week. It is unclear if the two sides even have spoken.

                                Earlier Wednesday, on his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh was defiant, holding on to hope that he still could be part of the ownership group that buys the Rams.

                                "I'm not even thinking of exiting," Limbaugh said on his program, according to a transcript provided to ESPN. "I'm not even thinking of caving. I am not a caver. None of us are. We have been betrayed by too many who have caved. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It's a sad thing but our country over 200 years old now needs pioneers all over again, but we do."

                                Without Limbaugh, Checketts and his group would have to find a financial substitute to replace the sizable investment that Limbaugh intended to make. At the NFL owners meetings this week in Boston, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Limbaugh's potential involvement in the league and said "divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about."

                                Goodell added: "I've said many times before, we're all held to a high standard here. I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL -- absolutely not."

                                In 2003, Limbaugh was forced to resign from ESPN's Sunday Night Football broadcast after saying of Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb: "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well."
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