Skip to comments.Leveling Limbaugh (WSJ Editorial Warns of Conservative Uprising)
Posted on 10/15/2009 5:25:42 PM PDT by kristinn
The National Football League, in which each Sunday men weighing 365 pounds slam headlong into men weighing 245 pounds, has decided it can't handle Rush Limbaugh, talk-show host, age 58. C'mon guys, show some guts.
What began as a normal business dealMr. Limbaugh's participation in a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams NFL franchisehas degenerated into an unfortunate flap whose repercussions could extend well past Sunday afternoon football.
What happened here, and is happening elsewhere in American life, is that Mr. Limbaugh's outspoken political conservatism is being deemed sufficient reason to ostracize him from polite society. By contrast, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who fires off his own brand of high-velocity, left-wing political commentary but lacks Mr. Limbaugh's sense of humor, appears weekly as co-host of NBC's "Football Night in America." We haven't heard anyone on the right say Mr. Olbermann's nightly ad-hominem rants should disqualify him from hanging around the NFL. Al Franken made it all the way to the U.S. Senate on a river of political vitriol.
But Rush Limbaugh gets hung out to dry by someone of Roger Goodell's establishment prominence, and barely a soul from that same fastidious establishment has the courage to step forward to criticize it.
It is no secret that this country's politics has become intense across the ideological spectrum. Rush Limbaugh lets his listeners blow off steam and then get on with the rest of their day. But if the people who claim to worry about such things want to see a truly angry right develop in this country, they should continue to remain silent while the left tries to drive Rush Limbaugh and others out of American political life. If that happens, the NFL by comparison will look like an afternoon tea.
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It'll be easy for me. The Redskins are still suffering under the rein of Dan Snyder.
Try being a Lions fan!
I am not going to support the NFL at all, no watching any games.
I raise you a Redskin and BUMP you a Lion. Long-suffering here in Michigan, kristinn...although I quit watching them 15-20 years ago. My Sundays have been fantastic for 15-20 years.
I can live without professional sports. First was baseball, then the nba and now nfl. I’ll go outdoors and create my own sport.
College ball just looks better and better.
I have been say the same thing all afternoon. I wish conservatives would ban together just this one time into a group and STOP anything to do with the NFL. DO NOT BUY A PRODUCT FROM A SINGLE ADVERTISER! DO NOT WATCH A GAME!
Also let us not forget the other community organizing steet thug Sharpton, lets get a list of his sponsors and supporters and BOYCOTT THEM! We need to learn to use thier tactics on them.
Congratulate the new NFL on their new Commissioner, Al Sharpton.
And then UNLEASH HELL!
The NFL know not what they have wrought.
I was sure the opposition came from the Chicago Staleys or the Canton Bulldogs.
They're long time fans.
I hate tackle football, period. Dopes beating up on other dopes.
Now that the Dolphins are going to have a skank for a co-owner (apparently Steve Ross has a “celebrity” fetish) I won’t be going to their games ever again.
Looks like Goodell will be a really soft target for the NFLPA in the next contract negotiations. What a pu$$y.
I REALLY want to quit watching, but I did that when the Colts left Baltimore.
Would it help if I signed up, and then quit?
I never heard Rush or anyone on his show wish violence or death upon opponents, unlike the garbage that spews from the mouths of the left.
When/where is the Super Bowl this year? Maybe a few thousand people outside protesting would send a message.
And here are Al’s sponsor’s
AMERICAN HONDA, ANHEUSER BUSCH, COLGATE-POLMOLIVE, COMCAST, ENTERGY, FORD MOTOR CO, HOME DEPOT,JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, MACY’S PEPSICO, PFIZER and WALMART. Lets hit them where it hurts, in the pocket!
Lets me see , Go to Gators games or winless Bucs.
College ball is much better anyway.
The real losers of this though, is going to be the Rams football team, their fans, and the city of St. Louis. Checketts group was a way to keep the franchise in St. Louis and maybe renovate the Edward Jones Dome. I don't know if the Soros rumors are true or not, but without Rush's money it'll be hard to find a partner with a hundred million dollars burning a hole in their pocket. I think the team is going to move and all those workers and fans will be left in the dark, while the leftist vultures who took down the bid will move on to another carcass.
Nope, I’m not in that whole Gators/Canes/Noles fan-boy thing. I can live without football. I’ll miss the NFL, but they’ve ruined it for me, so I’m better off not watching.
Done and done, I’d stopped supporting the NFL sham a few years ago. I’m not giving a thin dime to these hoodlums.
So typical of the MSM.
Arena Football/Arena 2 Football...
College football yes. NFL, NO! What racist crybabies hope the owners have the guts to make the players goe out on strike, and stay out. Maybe the ONE can then own or bailout the NFL.
That lying weasel Robert Irsay has been dead for a few years. Don’t think I will get over the Colts being taken out of Baltimore in the middle of the night after he said he would not.
The Salt Lake City Rams name just has no ring to it.
Well, to be honest, I say that all the time and I'm not alone in doing so.
“Try being a Lions fan!”
You lucky bastard!
-a Raider fan
The funny thing is, neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson are even football fans. Let us conservatives stop buying anything whatsoever from the NFL, and lets see where exactly where the NFL get with their race baiting crap. It may be time for conservatives to grow a pair for a change
College ball is better. Unlike the overpaid divas that play pro ball.
I don’t never give a flying carp anyhow,,, It is Deer Season..
I love seasoned deer..... seasoned with rosemary and black peppercorn.....
Well, being a Tampa Bay Bucs fan I haven't had the guts to watch any of there games for over two years now. Is it too late to attribute that to my disdain for the way Rush has been treated. Do I have to attend a few games just so I can quit supporting them. Sorta like subscribing to the New York Times just for the joy of being able to call up and cancel?
But the difference is that conservatives have not brought pressures upon NBC or anyone else to force Keith Olbermann off the air for those games. Whereas in the case of Rush, liberal forces were brought to bear which resulted in Rush being declared unfit to own an NFL team.
I think we all know that liberals will complain about conservatives, and vice versa. But in the Rush case, we see the liberals using their power to force him away from the NFL. Have conservatives ever used such force to get rid of a liberal from a prominent position? Maybe they have but I sure can’t think of anything like this happening to a liberal.
Never really was a sports fan anyway, so the NFL won’t miss my non-viewership. If I had season tickets, I’d have a ticket burning ceremony in front of NFL offices. I already have a list of people whose CDs & concerts I won’t buy/attend, because I don’t want a political lecture.
It will be a cold day in hell when I go to see any Gator game. I will wear Red and Black until the day I die. I still remember when Charlie Pell sent Gator spies with cameras into the trees in Athens. Once a cheater, always a cheater...
The writer's giving away his age.
And so are you!
“Baltimore Colts owner Robert Irsay” This guy needs to get into the 21th century. The “Baltimore” Colts have been in Indianapolis for 25 years and old Bob has been dead for at least 15. His son Jimmy was the one with the big mouth and small brain.
Yeah, I just can’t get into a couple dozen millionaires busting heads and slapping each other’s butts either.
I’m still puzzled how people can spend Sunday afternoons watching half-literate thugs stretch 4 15-minute quarters into a 3 hour marketing campaign. I always hear people say they’ll stop buying this or watching that; I’m the worst nightmare to the people who market this trash. I haven’t watched this sh!t in decades, and the next generation doesn’t either. I recently had to explain to my children that a kids show on in the afternoons is made by people who hate them for being white, and created a show that makes white look infantile. Sad when they have to learn that young, but that’s what a father’s job includes.
“The funny thing is, neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson are even football fans.”
And not a peep from these slime balls about Michael Vick, and HE’S ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THE GAME AFTER PRISON!
Those classless idiots (including M Vick) aren’t fit to tie Rush’s shoelaces.
I never understood being a sports fan of any kind. You are making an emotional investment in the outcome of an event over which you have
no control. Why torture yourself?