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Limbaugh already down a vote in bid to buy Rams
breitbart.com ^ | 10-13-09 | JIMMY GOLEN

Posted on 10/13/2009 1:35:38 PM PDT by Justaham

BOSTON (AP) - Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL on Tuesday. 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.

"I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Irsay said at an owners meetings. "When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need."

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1 posted on 10/13/2009 1:35:39 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Sounds like Rush may not be able to buy a team.

He, we and the NFL will survive.


2 posted on 10/13/2009 1:37:08 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Justaham
OK, anybody remember Mardge Shott, a REAL racist? Remember how everyone protested HER?

Remember?

(Crickets)

3 posted on 10/13/2009 1:37:36 PM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: Justaham

Careful Mr. Irsay. You can afford to be sued.


4 posted on 10/13/2009 1:38:29 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Justaham

These people are complete Idiots. No one has done more for the NFL viewership than Rush and he give them a lot of air time on his show.

MORONS ONE AND ALL!


5 posted on 10/13/2009 1:38:56 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: Justaham

by the way

COLTS SUCK!!!


6 posted on 10/13/2009 1:39:55 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: Justaham

I hope Rush sues that PANTIES off the idiots who falsely reported info.


7 posted on 10/13/2009 1:40:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ($$$$$OBAMA MONEY!!!$$$$$ /s)
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To: Justaham

Aren’t all the players in these negotiations in under a non disclosure agreement?


8 posted on 10/13/2009 1:40:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Williams

I could just as easily watch college football and boycott the NFL based on how they treat conservatives.

If you watch NFL football on NBC, you have to listen to Olbermann. Olbermann is good for the NFL and Rush is not... sick.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 1:41:03 PM PDT by bassfishing
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To: Justaham
Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him,

IRSAY, JAMES
INDIANAPOLIS,IN 46254	INDIANAPOLIS COLTS/PROFESSIONAL FOO	9/1/07	$500	Towns, Edolphus (D)

IRSAY, JAMES
INDIANAPOLIS,IN 46254	INDIANAPOLIS COLTS/OWNER AND CEO	10/25/08	$250	Hill, Baron (D)

IRSAY, JAMES S
INDIANAPOLIS,IN 46254	INDIANAPOLIS COLTS/OWNER	9/22/08	$2,500	Indiana Democratic Congresl Victory Cmte (D)

IRSAY, JAMES S
INDIANAPOLIS,IN 46254	INDIANAPOLIS COLTS/OWNER	8/17/07	$2,500	Indiana Democratic Congresl Victory Cmte (D)

IRSAY, KALEN M
CARMEL,IN 46032	INDIANAPOLIS COLTS	4/15/08	$500	Obama, Barack (D)


10 posted on 10/13/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Justaham

I suggest they produce the tape of the comments.


11 posted on 10/13/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT by Tarpon (Oba-Mao is a reader, not a leader ...)
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To: Justaham

I bet the “comments” he is referring to are the lies.


12 posted on 10/13/2009 1:41:44 PM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: Justaham

OPEN SECRETS::

Contributor Occupation Date Amount Recipient
IRSAY, JAMES
INDIANAPOLIS,IN 46253 INDIANPOLIS COLTS/OWNER & CEO 6/6/08 $5,000 National Football League

11/3/06 $1,000 Carson, Julia (D)

5/2/06 $1,000 Carson, Julia (D)

9/1/07 $500 Towns, Edolphus (D)

10/25/08 $250 Hill, Baron (D)

10/27/08 $250 Souder, Mark E (R)

9/22/08 $2,500 Indiana Democratic Congresl Victory Cmte (D)

8/17/07 $2,500 Indiana Democratic Congresl Victory Cmte (D)

12/15/05 $2,100 Bayh, Evan (D)

8/14/06 $8,000 Democratic Party of Marion County (D)

10/14/05 $8,000 Democratic Party of Marion County (D)


13 posted on 10/13/2009 1:41:55 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: bassfishing

Good point about Olbermann but he isn’t an owner. I certainly support a boycott of NBC.


14 posted on 10/13/2009 1:42:18 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Justaham

Jim Irsay went on to say that “and my lovely Honduran houseboy Marco said he also thinks its a good idea to keep Limbaugh out of the NFL”.


15 posted on 10/13/2009 1:42:55 PM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: Justaham

No shock here - Irsay’s a big lib...I may contact the Colts office and express my displeasure.


16 posted on 10/13/2009 1:43:40 PM PDT by opus86
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To: Justaham

Well, we’ve discovered that Irsay is a smack off.


17 posted on 10/13/2009 1:44:23 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: avacado

What a surprise.


18 posted on 10/13/2009 1:45:11 PM PDT by Sister_T (Stealing from the rich to give to the poor is still stealing ... Exodus 20:15)
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To: Justaham

Stay classy, Irsay.

19 posted on 10/13/2009 1:46:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham
"When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need."

Any word on when he is going to petition the NFL to force Al Davis to sell the Raiders?

20 posted on 10/13/2009 1:46:17 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Justaham

I smell a “restraint of trade” suit and antitrust violations galore.


21 posted on 10/13/2009 1:47:47 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: dfwgator

Is it true that Irsay left Baltimore because it was becoming too black?


22 posted on 10/13/2009 1:48:18 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Justaham

Hey Irsay, I am from Indiana and I will never support the Colts again.

Mind your own damn business. I ain’t that fond of you but I like you better when you minded your own business.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 1:49:52 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Justaham

Waddya bet this guy’s never, ever listened to Rush?

Colonel, USAFR


24 posted on 10/13/2009 1:50:08 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: Williams

“Good point about Olbermann but he isn’t an owner.”

Olbermann my not be an owner, but he provides commentary for NFL football on NBC.


25 posted on 10/13/2009 1:50:20 PM PDT by bassfishing
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To: Justaham

Isn’t this rich!
The plantation owners think Rush is “insensitive”.

Do these people hear themselves?


26 posted on 10/13/2009 1:50:28 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: avacado

Nuff said!


27 posted on 10/13/2009 1:50:33 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: avacado

Irsay must be in it deep with the Simons here. Both lefties who bilk this state for personal gain.


28 posted on 10/13/2009 1:51:24 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: jagusafr

He became the 347 richest guy in the Forbes list all due to the “charity” of Indiana taxpayers.

Now we (Indianapolis) can’t even afford to run the $700 million dollar stadium and are laying off 50k per year minions in an attempt to stay solvent.

The family is scum.


29 posted on 10/13/2009 1:52:41 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Oldpuppymax

I remember how Irsay moved the team from Baltimore to Indianapolis in the dark of night while no one was watching. Baltimore was against the move, so he snuck out of town when he thought no one was looking.


30 posted on 10/13/2009 1:54:25 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: indylindy

Dare I say it?
More Jewish Baraqqis...........


31 posted on 10/13/2009 1:54:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Williams

Good post. I agree.


32 posted on 10/13/2009 1:56:25 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Justaham

Based on those contributions to Dems, he might be angling for an ambassadorship like Rooney from the Steelers.


33 posted on 10/13/2009 1:58:50 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

Where is the source of his so called racial comments? There is none!


34 posted on 10/13/2009 2:00:55 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Justaham
"I met Rush only once. He seemed like a nice guy to me and all those kind of things," Irsay said. "It's bigger than the NFL. As a nation, and as a world, we've got to watch our words and our thoughts. They can do damage."

The thought police strike again!

35 posted on 10/13/2009 2:01:30 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: avacado

How in the hell can an Irsay dare to criticize anyone’s treatment of others after what his bastard dad did to the City of Baltimore?


36 posted on 10/13/2009 2:02:07 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Justaham

The Commisioner makes the point that I think has the most merit — they don’t let NFL owners say whatever they want to say, especially not about football, but also about a host of other things.

If Rush becomes an owner, he will either have to hold his tongue about the NFL on his show, and also censor himself constantly on other matters, or else be prepared to spend lots of money in fines.

My worry is that being a team owner is something you’d expect to happen after retirement. Would Rush retire if he bought a team?


37 posted on 10/13/2009 2:02:34 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Justaham
"When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive

Specifically, which one's Mr. Irsay? Are you aware of the impact of a "defamamtion of character" tort?

38 posted on 10/13/2009 2:03:21 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Justaham

Is Jim Irsay really stupid enough to make a public remark like that without verifying the accuracy of the source, or is he deliberately joining the attack on Rush?


39 posted on 10/13/2009 2:16:11 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Williams

Jim Irsay, scion of the family that moved his family’s NFL team from Baltimore to Indy in the middle of the night. Yeah, he’s a real stand-up guy. Someone ought to check Irsay’s name against contribution lists for Obama and Evan Bayh.


40 posted on 10/13/2009 2:18:36 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: avacado

Good work...Just as I suspected.


41 posted on 10/13/2009 2:19:27 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Williams

“He, we and the NFL will survive.”

I have no real concern for the survival of the NFL.


42 posted on 10/13/2009 2:20:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: missnry

I doubt the NFL will make any inquiry into Jim Irsay’s political opinions.


43 posted on 10/13/2009 2:21:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“Is it true that Irsay left Baltimore because it was becoming too black?”

It was his father who moved the team, because Balitmore wasn’t building him a new stadium. The dad, Robert Irsay, was one of the biggest idiots ever to own an NFL team - at one point ordering an 11 man blitz.


44 posted on 10/13/2009 2:24:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: avacado
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has close ties with Obama:
"Smith is an NFL outsider who has no labour law experience, but has ties to United States President Barack Obama and worked with new U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He's a trial lawyer and partner at the influential Washington-based Patton Boggs, and chair of the firm's government investigations and white collar practice group."
DeMaurice Smith

George Atallah is Assistant Exec Director of External Affairs of NFLPA. Attalah worked for Fahmy Hudome International and Qorvis Communications before coming to NFLPA. His expertise is said to be in the field of U.S. - Arab relations.
George Atallah

45 posted on 10/13/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: LucyJo
DeMaurice Smith

SMITH, DEMAURICE
SILVER SPRING,MD 20906	PATTON BOGGS/ATTORNEY	11/4/08	$2,300	Obama, Barack (D)

SMITH, DEMAURICE
WASHINGTON,DC 20037	PATTON BOGGS/ATTORNEY	9/27/07	$1,000	Obama, Barack (D)

SMITH, DEMAURICE
SILVER SPRING,MD 20906	PATTON BOGGS/ATTORNEY	9/23/08	$500	Democratic Party of Virginia (D)

SMITH, DEMAURICE
SILVER SPRING,MD 20906	PATTON BOGGS/ATTORNEY	11/3/08	$500	Norton, Eleanor Holmes (D)

46 posted on 10/13/2009 2:31:25 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Justaham

I stopped being a Colt fan when they left Baltimore...


47 posted on 10/13/2009 2:33:39 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: avacado

That’s what it’s all about.


48 posted on 10/13/2009 2:34:05 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: LucyJo
"That’s what it’s all about."

Yep! They are all Obama supporting race-baiters.

49 posted on 10/13/2009 2:36:39 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Williams

Don’t you wish business owners had the same right to hire, fire and exclude who they wish from employment.


50 posted on 10/13/2009 2:43:03 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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