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  • Verified per nfl network-no rush

    According to Rich Eisen on Total Access, Checketts announced that Limbaugh is no longer part of the group trying to purchase the Rams.

    More to follow.
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    Per NFL.com:
    Limbaugh dropped by group bidding for Rams
    Posted: October 14th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Dave Checketts, DeMaurice Smith, Donovan McNabb, Rush Limbaugh, St. Louis Rams

    The group that will try to buy the Rams plans to drop Rush Limbaugh, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

    Limbaugh, the conservative radio host, was supposed to be a minority part of a group led by St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts, but his inclusion has drawn criticism. Colts owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday that he wouldn’t vote for Limbaugh, who has made controversial comments about Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and other African-Americans. Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith also have spoken out against Limbaugh.

    The current owners of the Rams might end up not selling, but they will go through the process of assessing interest in the team.

    Update: Checketts released a statement confirming that Limbaugh has been dropped from the group. “It has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions, endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis,” the statement read. “As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion.”
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    • #3
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      Oh well?

      I don't worry about ownership issues because it is WAY out of my hand.

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        That is too bad as his inclusion polarized a number of personalities to join my bid to purchase the team.

        Ellen DeGeneres
        Rosie O'Donnell
        Boy George
        The Indian Chief from the Village People
        Elton John
        RuPaul
        Billie Jean King
        George Michael
        k.d. lang
        Lance Bass
        Annie Lennox
        Chastity Bono
        Sandra Bernhardt
        Siegfried and Roy
        BigRedMan

        My first act in organizing the group is to ban the dating of players and cheerleaders.

        S & R have always tamed tigers and are excited about the Rams.

        In an agreement with George Michael, I did concede for the players to sing along during pregame with the song "Father Figure".

        Rosie has offered to work out with the offensive line.

        Boy George has reluctantly agreed to stop abusing the phrase "penetration up the middle".

        k.d. lang plans to physically abuse Josh brown if he misses anymore kicks.

        Lance Bass has been voted down on being the center under Bulger.

        Sandra Bernhardt promises to only tell her jokes if the team loses a game. We may go undefeated next season unless the player's union lodges a protest to this treatment.

        "Chief" wants to hold training camp at the YMCA.

        Elton John wants to move all home games to saturday evening because everyone knows that Saturday night is all right for fighting.

        RuPaul insists on wearing a cheerleader outfit and dying his/her/it's hair red to attract a certain Rams fan from Springfield.

        BJK is pushing for the players to not be allowed to wear cups. No explanation was given.

        Annie Lennox insists that each player own a cello and a cow.

        BRM has insisted upon bellydancing for the opposing teams prior to kick-off.

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          Wow, I guess we'll have to go back to the pick on Bulger threads now that Rush is a dead issue.;)
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          • #6
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            Well Rush is gone and there will be a new QB in town next year YAHHHHHHoooooooooo.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by theodus69 View Post
              Well Rush is gone and there will be a new QB in town next year YAHHHHHHoooooooooo.
              weeew that was close. Almost let a racist into the NFL.Now the Rams are really gonna shine!

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                Originally posted by ramhomer View Post
                weeew that was close. Almost let a racist into the NFL.Now the Rams are really gonna shine!
                I can continue wearing Rams jerseys in public!

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                • #9
                  Re: Verified per nfl network-no rush

                  Oh well...back to the hidden columns in the newspapers we go...;)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Verified per nfl network-no rush

                    You know...

                    Many radio stations that carry Rush's show also carry NFL games.

                    THIS WILL NOT DO!!!!

                    We need to make sure that every station that carries Rush's games either drops Rush's show or is subjected to a boycott by the NFL.

                    And don't forget Select Comfort Beds... Rush endorses them. Banned!

                    We need to see this through to the end.

                    --B

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                      Phewwww...this whole Rush Limbauh thing was starting to sound like the healthcare debate--POLITICs. Thought football was the last bastion of escape from the worlds mess.

                      Oh well No more Conservatism or liberalism, just plain brutish Xs and Os along with a good grumble and gripe or two--Bring on Jacksonville!!

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Ram Dragoon View Post
                        Phewwww...this whole Rush Limbauh thing was starting to sound like the healthcare debate--POLITICs. Thought football was the last bastion of escape from the worlds mess.

                        Oh well No more Conservatism or liberalism, just plain brutish Xs and Os along with a good grumble and gripe or two--Bring on Jacksonville!!
                        Jax is in the "Hanging Chad" state - do we really want to play a team from a state that can't vote right?
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                          Re: Verified per nfl network-no rush

                          Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith also have spoken out against Limbaugh.
                          As director of the NFLPA, I can sort of see why Smith's opinion might be relevant to this discussion. But for the life of me, I don't understand why anyone should or would care what Jackson or Sharpton had to say on this.

                          Checketts will be a good owner; he's done a lot in a little time with the Blues. But I am curious to see who the other bidders are.
                          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                          • r8rh8rmike
                            Sources: Checketts To Drop Limbaugh
                            by r8rh8rmike
                            Updated: October 14, 2009, 3:36 PM ET
                            Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh
                            By Adam Schefter ESPN Archive


                            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."
                            -10-14-2009, 12:40 PM
                          • Nick
                            Union opposes Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy St. Louis Rams
                            by Nick
                            Not meant to start a political discussion - and a discussion on politics will not be allowed - but simply trying to report developments in Rams-related news....
                            -10-11-2009, 02:18 PM
                          • MauiRam
                            Limbaugh, Checketts join in bid for Rams ..
                            by MauiRam
                            By Jim Thomas and Jeremy Rutherford
                            ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                            10/06/2009

                            Radio personality Rush Limbaugh has joined forces with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams football team, NFL sources confirmed Monday.

                            The Checketts group has made its bid on the team and plans to keep the team in St. Louis.

                            According to league sources, there are multiple bidders for the Rams as the potential sale of the team has advanced to a second stage — from looking for potential buyers to evaluating the merits of bidders. It is not known who the other bidders are.

                            "I certainly think individual bidders have the right to discuss their interest in the club," said Kevin Demoff, the Rams' executive vice president of football operations. "There's really nothing for us to say. It's really not fair to anybody involved in the process.

                            "There is no inevitability for the team to wind up being for sale anyway. There may be bidders, but that doesn't mean there will be a sale. Ownership has said all along it would go through this process and evaluate its options. They are under no pressure to sell the team."

                            Checketts, the founder and chief executive officer of SCP Worldwide, a New York-based firm that owns and operates the Blues, would be the frontman for a group of investors that would purchase at minimum the 60 percent share of the Rams owned by Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez, the son and daughter of the Rams' late owner, Georgia Frontiere.

                            Sources with the Checketts group say there is no timetable for the Rams to respond to bids.

                            Limbaugh, a conservative political commentator, first mentioned his interest in the Rams last May. He was unavailable to the Post-Dispatch for comment but in a statement sent to KMOX radio, Limbaugh said: "Dave and I are part of a bid to buy the Rams, and we are continuing the process. But I can say no more because of a confidentiality clause in our agreement with Goldman Sachs. We cannot and will not talk about our partners. But if we prevail we will be the operators of the team."

                            Limbaugh, originally from Cape Girardeau, Mo., worked briefly as a commentator for ESPN's NFL pregame show in 2003 but resigned amid controversy over his remarks about media coverage of Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb.

                            Forbes magazine recently valued the Rams franchise at more than $900 million, but it's believed the Rams' sale might fetch $800 million or less given the state of the economy and the state of the team, which in recent years has been in the bottom third of NFL franchises in terms of revenue.

                            By NFL rule, the Checketts group would have no other choice but to keep the team in St. Louis because of its ties to the Blues. NFL cross-ownership rules prohibit owners from also owning Major League Baseball, National...
                            -10-06-2009, 08:58 AM
                          • Varg6
                            With Limbaugh out, Faulk to join bid?
                            by Varg6
                            ST. LOUIS -- Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh lashed out at NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith, activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the media a day after being dropped from a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.

                            On his syndicated show Thursday, Limbaugh said he was approached by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts earlier this year about participating in a Rams bid. Checketts assured him his involvement as a minority investor had been vetted by the NFL, he said.

                            "I said to him at this meeting, 'Are you aware of the firestorm?' He said 'We wouldn't have approached you if we hadn't taken care of that,' " said Limbaugh, a conservative favorite who is reviled by many liberals.


                            AP Photo/Photo courtesy of Rush Limbaugh
                            Rush Limbaugh is blaming the players union in part for his being dropped from a potential Rams ownership group.
                            Limbaugh added that Checketts had told him his involvement had been cleared at the "highest levels of the NFL."

                            NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts owner Jim Irsay each expressed misgivings this week at a league-wide meeting about Limbaugh's involvement, with Goodell saying Limbaugh had made "polarizing" comments and Irsay vowing to vote against him.

                            On Wednesday, Checketts said Limbaugh had been dropped from the bid.

                            "This reflects where we're moving in an ethical nature," said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for Sports and Society at Northeastern University.

                            "The league has 78 percent African-American players," Lebowitz said. "Do you bring in someone who has made racist statements to own a team that's largely made up of players the owner has made slurring statements about?"

                            With Limbaugh out, the Checketts group is sifting through new investors. A person familiar with the process said global financier and philanthropist George Soros is not under consideration to be a part of the Checketts group. Former Rams running back Marshall Faulk could be part of it, a source said.

                            Checketts is a ways away from reconfiguring the investment group, as the Rams are a ways from being sold at this point.

                            During a 15-minute counterattack at the start of his show, Limbaugh said he believes he's been made an example by a players' union seeking leverage in talks over a new collective bargaining agreement. What happened to him was an illustration of "Obama's America on full display," the commentator said.

                            Limbaugh's history hurt his participation in the bid. In 2003, he was forced to resign from ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" after saying of the Eagles' 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."

                            According to transcripts...
                            -10-15-2009, 08:25 PM
                          • MauiRam
                            NFL should think twice on Rush Limbaugh
                            by MauiRam
                            NFL should think twice on Rush Limbaugh

                            Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell
                            ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                            10/07/2009

                            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, 09:35 AM
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