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Limbaugh already down one vote
ESPN ^ | 10/13/2009 | AP

Posted on 10/13/2009 2:01:33 PM PDT by fiscon1

Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL on Tuesday. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: colts; culture; irsay; limbaugh; nfl; rush; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 10/13/2009 2:01:35 PM PDT by fiscon1
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To: fiscon1

Screw the NFL. I am sick and tired of em anyways. How lame to be a fan of a bunch of overpaid thugs running around mouthing off.


2 posted on 10/13/2009 2:04:35 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: fiscon1

Is the NFL going to censor the political views of all its owners?


3 posted on 10/13/2009 2:04:39 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: fiscon1

so two race baiters tell the NFL to not let a man make a purchase and they think it is alright


4 posted on 10/13/2009 2:04:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: screaminsunshine

Jim Irsay isn’t a player.


5 posted on 10/13/2009 2:05:25 PM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: fiscon1

The other team owners are probably afraid that the dazzling urbanites will go out on strike.


6 posted on 10/13/2009 2:06:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: fiscon1

And I for one will be THRILLED to see a huge chunk of taxes coming from these overpaid morons.


7 posted on 10/13/2009 2:06:45 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: fiscon1

Yeah, somehow I don’t think the NFL, which mandated that coaches and players wear pink, will be sympathetic to Rush.


8 posted on 10/13/2009 2:07:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Terpfen

Even worse. I like college football but the NFL is getting too lame for me. Go Gators.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 2:07:40 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: fiscon1

The only way these Nazi’s will understand is if every football fan stops watching. For far too long the ‘race’ card has been played in the NFL


10 posted on 10/13/2009 2:08:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: fiscon1

Jim Irsay needs to hear from some Colts fan.


11 posted on 10/13/2009 2:13:01 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: fiscon1
The trouble with these opinions is that they are based on lies told about Limbaugh and repeated by so called educated presstitutes in recent days.

It amazes me that smart people, or supposedly smart people are so damned stupid.

12 posted on 10/13/2009 2:13:02 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: screaminsunshine

Heck yeah! College football is infinitely more exciting. These kids are hungry, want to play and have some seriously great coaches. Unfortunately, college ball also has some seriously flawed zebras.

I still love my Saints, and as yet they’ve not given me any reason to cancel NFL Sunday Ticket so I can watch them, but if they start acting like @$$hats, then DirecTV has lost a customer.

So why does the NFL get to decide who gets to own a team and who doesn’t. And Rush should sue those who slandered and libeled him in their remarks and in that letter re the players.


13 posted on 10/13/2009 2:15:24 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan - Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just t)
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To: fiscon1

The no vote is based on “divisive comments” ... Rush made it plain today that he was going to give the “journalists” who published and republished that fictitious “slavery” quote a chance to retract and apologize ... even if they do they may not be immune from a lawsuit if he is not approved due to their lies.


14 posted on 10/13/2009 2:15:33 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Cold Heat
"It amazes me that smart people, or supposedly smart people are so damned stupid. "

They are not stupid. They are cowards.

15 posted on 10/13/2009 2:16:22 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: fiscon1

Hmm...would those be the same “Colts” whose owner snuck them out of Baltimore in the middle of the night?


16 posted on 10/13/2009 2:16:28 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan - Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just t)
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To: Cold Heat

No the problem is image is everything. Some people are controversial in a way we tolerate a la Mark Cuban and some aren’t a la Rush Limbaugh. Rush doesn’t have a right to an NFL team and he’s just too controversial to be an owner it is that simple. It isn’t fair but it’s reality.


17 posted on 10/13/2009 2:18:38 PM PDT by fiscon1
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To: Right Cal Gal

Mark my words, within the next few years the NFL is going to be in financial dire straits, they will literally be begging Limbaugh to buy a team.


18 posted on 10/13/2009 2:18:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fiscon1

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator’s “divisive” comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.


As a Colts fan I’m extremely embarrassed that Mr. Irsay has no clue what he’s talking about.


19 posted on 10/13/2009 2:19:36 PM PDT by CommieCutter (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/qt/3013_08.html)
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To: fiscon1

I was hoping he’d buy a radio station(s). The NFL isn’t worth the hassle.


20 posted on 10/13/2009 2:20:17 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Terpfen

My opinion of the Colts organization has gone severely south.


21 posted on 10/13/2009 2:20:19 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Always Right

No more rooting for old hometown team, Indianapolis Colts and owner Jim Irsay until I hear the players rejection of Jim Irsay and his divisive ways. Otherwise the Colts are not worthy.


22 posted on 10/13/2009 2:22:34 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (dimocRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: CommieCutter

You’ve got to remember Jimmy is second generation owner - he inherited the team. It’s easier to be a liberal weenie when you don’t do the hard work.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 2:22:38 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: rintense

The organization or the owner? The organization is pretty good, but the Irsays have always been a little on the disreputable side. Reference the Baltimore Colts’ midnight move to Indianapolis.


24 posted on 10/13/2009 2:22:49 PM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

We got the Bulls (USF) here now. they have come up fast and are playing Cincinnati thurs. nite on ESPN. They are #21 and will go higher if they win.


25 posted on 10/13/2009 2:22:54 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

You’ve got to remember Jimmy is second generation owner - he inherited the team. It’s easier to be a liberal weenie when you don’t do the hard work.


And he’s a fellow pill popper.


26 posted on 10/13/2009 2:23:38 PM PDT by CommieCutter (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/qt/3013_08.html)
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To: dfwgator

Yep and he will save millions. Who the hell wants to pay that much money to go to one of those games anyway.


27 posted on 10/13/2009 2:24:33 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Gotta disagree. College football is painful to watch from a talent standpoint, though lately the NFL’s lows (Raiders, Rams) are worse than college football’s highs. I think a healthy Gators squad would beat the Raiders right now. But I don’t think anyone who watched Jets @ Dolphins yesterday night would say the NFL is lame.


28 posted on 10/13/2009 2:24:48 PM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: fiscon1
Well, looks like I will have to find a new sport to follow. This is just crap. I know there are freepers who know Goodall, and have said he's a stand up kinda guy, but he has proven with actions he isn't.

As the Herd Espn guy said today, actions speak louder than words. And when you have second chances given to black NFL players who torture animals, beat women, brandish weapons and leave a man permanently paralyzed yet go after a man who's only crime was words, there is something seriously wrong.

Yeah, there is. A league that has given second chances to criminal men who get no scorn from even the loudest black activists won't even give one chance to a man who's crime is words.

29 posted on 10/13/2009 2:25:19 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Terpfen

Irsay is an ass. What a shame such a fine team is associated with him.


30 posted on 10/13/2009 2:27:01 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: fiscon1
Funny thing is, I don't remember all these high horse sports writers and public figures objecting to the NY Knicks hiring Isiah Thomas, who said the EXACT thing about Larry Bird that they accuse Rush of saying about Donovan McNabb.

"If Larry Bird were black, he'd be just another good player."

The other difference is that Rush was right about McNabb, while Thomas was idiotic about Bird.

31 posted on 10/13/2009 2:27:35 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fiscon1
Perhaps Roger Goodell should come out and say No White Guys should apply.

Declare there is not enough BLACK OWNERS and The St. Louis Ram the NFL's Affirmative Action team.

32 posted on 10/13/2009 2:29:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator

It wasn’t mandated, it was allowed for breast cancer awareness month. Blame Favre’s wife, once she got diagnosed the NFL became big on breast cancer.


33 posted on 10/13/2009 2:30:18 PM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: madison10
I was hoping he’d buy a radio station(s).

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USA based AM radio is about to get bi*ch slapped by Obama ... If Rush buys a radio station it should be ship based transmitters with AM and shortwave capability fed by satellite.

34 posted on 10/13/2009 2:32:03 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: screaminsunshine

Hey, but its perfectly ok to reinstate a long time animal abuser as an NFL quaterback. Or how about NFL players, past and present, who actually are felons? All that’s perfectly fine. That tells me all I need to know about the ethics and morality of everyone associated with the NFL.

I’ll answser back the only way I can—Won’t spend a dime or and an iota of my time on the NFL.


35 posted on 10/13/2009 2:33:54 PM PDT by dools007
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To: rintense

Goodell so far hasn’t done anything. He’s letting the bid and negotiation process run, if Rush wins it’ll come to a vote of the owners, I’m not sure the commish even gets a vote. So far Goodell has kept his mouth shut about the whole thing.


36 posted on 10/13/2009 2:34:07 PM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: fiscon1

Is there an email for Roger G?


37 posted on 10/13/2009 2:35:10 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: discostu
"Divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about," Goodell said. "I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL."
38 posted on 10/13/2009 2:36:13 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: TexasCajun

I have spent year praying the NFL would install an affirmative action program. I would love to play wide out for my team but they apparently discriminate against slow white guys with limited college football experience.


39 posted on 10/13/2009 2:38:29 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: rintense

Definitely. But a lot of team owners are either jerks (Robert Kraft) or incompetent (Daniel Snyder.)

More importantly than Irsay, though, commissioner Roger Goodell wasn’t exactly positive about Limbaugh’s bid. The stupid thing is, Limbaugh would be a minority owner: Checketts is making the primary bid. Limbaugh and a few others are just contributing some money to the pile.


40 posted on 10/13/2009 2:39:40 PM PDT by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Callahan

Ahhhh, you learn well grasshoppa.


41 posted on 10/13/2009 2:40:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rintense

OK so if Rush succeeds in the bid and then sticks his foot in it Goodell will fine him. Just like with any other owner. Don’t make assumptions.


42 posted on 10/13/2009 2:40:53 PM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: fiscon1

“the conservative commentator’s ‘divisive’ comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.”

Oh, we’re back to that “divisive” thing. Conservatives are always divisive, when they’re not incendiary or controversial. Clinton was divisive for a little bit, too, back when Bush put himself forward as a uniter.

Lefties and milquetoast moderates can’t get away with calling him racist or implying he might set off another Oklahoma City bombing. So they fall back on the fact that not everyone agrees with what he says. Which is sorta like saying Obama’s unfit for office because the public is split in its opinion of him. It’s BS smokescreen nonsense. If Rush didn’t fit into polite society, if his brand of infotainment were beyond the line, they wouldn’t call him divisive. They’d say he’s a pottymouth, or whatever. Which they do say, but not so often, since even elderly fuddy-duddies can enjoy the program. And compared to the rest of popular culture, he’s not so vulgar (he is vulgar, but what isn’t these days).


43 posted on 10/13/2009 2:41:44 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: popdonnelly

I can see why the owners wouldn’t want Limbaugh or any controversial person on board. They are rolling in dough and loving life. Why stir up the hornet’s nest. Limbaugh should have kept this under wraps.


44 posted on 10/13/2009 2:42:27 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: discostu

I don’t have to make assumptions. Goodall has given his stance.


45 posted on 10/13/2009 2:42:45 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Right Cal Gal

“So why does the NFL get to decide who gets to own a team and who doesn’t”

Because all the teams have agreed to abide by certain rules and agreements. They do so because they can’t go it alone, since without the other teams they’d have nothing to do.


46 posted on 10/13/2009 2:44:18 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: rintense

You ARE making assumptions. Goodell (you really should learn to spell his name) simply indicated that some stuff is not tolerated from NFL owners, which anybody familiar with Jerry Jones and some of the other owners knows is already the case.


47 posted on 10/13/2009 2:46:17 PM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: screaminsunshine; BraveMan; FBD; Dem Guard; stephenjohnbanker; rintense; Biggirl; ...
"Screw the NFL. I am sick and tired of em anyways. How lame to be a fan of a bunch of overpaid thugs running around mouthing off."

Your opinion's hardly alone.

The NFL is about to open a genuine Pandora's Box.
So be it.

BTW *&* FWIW, count me out too.
I'm done.

48 posted on 10/13/2009 2:47:03 PM PDT by Landru (If you want to perform for 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, 5 days, a YEAR! Call...)
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To: Neidermeyer

Works for me.


49 posted on 10/13/2009 2:47:44 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Right Cal Gal

The NFL gets to decide who does and doesn’t own a team for the same reason McDonalds gets to decide who does and doesn’t own one, the teams are franchises part of a larger corporate structure which sets rules and can reject people as franchise holders.


50 posted on 10/13/2009 2:48:03 PM PDT by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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