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Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh
ESPN.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Adam Schefter

Posted on 10/14/2009 12:48:14 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

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1 posted on 10/14/2009 12:48:15 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Maybe Michael Vicks could find some investors among his “friends”.
2 posted on 10/14/2009 12:49:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’d like to see Rush buy a hockey franchise. :)


3 posted on 10/14/2009 12:49:37 PM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Thats too bad. Couldnt handle the heat. God Bless Rush.


4 posted on 10/14/2009 12:50:28 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Being an owner of an NFL franchise is very profitable. Those who have knowingly slandered and libeled Rush might be vulnerable to tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of damages.


5 posted on 10/14/2009 12:50:41 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: nagdt

Now that’s funny.


6 posted on 10/14/2009 12:50:48 PM PDT by publana (Obama, you will not intimidate me into not voicing my opinions.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Im writing a letter to Jerry.


7 posted on 10/14/2009 12:51:31 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I hope Rush sues the heck out of all the slanderers.


8 posted on 10/14/2009 12:51:32 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: publana
Unbelievable.
9 posted on 10/14/2009 12:52:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: nagdt

Limbaugh should buy the Buffalo Bills from Ralph Wilson. They’re worth about 20 bucks max!!


10 posted on 10/14/2009 12:52:17 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: KarlInOhio

I’m not a big fan of lawsuits but this one seems warranted in so many ways.


11 posted on 10/14/2009 12:52:56 PM PDT by Faith
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

But if was an actor or musician with a checkered past it’d be okay. Of course. I think the NFL has lost touch with their base, they now follow the dictats of the MSM.


12 posted on 10/14/2009 12:53:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Unam Sanctam

I think Rush will spend a considerable amount of time over the next couple of ???? as he did today airing the dirty laundry of these trolls.


13 posted on 10/14/2009 12:53:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Let the lawsuits begin.


14 posted on 10/14/2009 12:53:45 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The liberals win another one. John Edwards was correct.


15 posted on 10/14/2009 12:53:54 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just unbelievable. Released after his radio show too...no way to defend himself until ‘time’ passes. The shots are being fired over the bow now....albeit bb size right now but nevertheless...


16 posted on 10/14/2009 12:53:54 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I never thought that Rush would prevail in ownership. I always thought this was a great way to promote Rush and his show. The NFL owners are like the in crowd in high school they don’t take well to defending themselves - they want to be popular. No surprise.


17 posted on 10/14/2009 12:54:30 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Michael Vick is okay, but Rush is a bridge too far.

I’ve watched my last NFL game. I’ll take my daughters to the park on Sundays from now on. I’m done with this crap.


18 posted on 10/14/2009 12:54:30 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Probably could get the Tenn. Vols thrown in for another $5.00. LOL


19 posted on 10/14/2009 12:54:36 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It wouldn't really surprise me. I don't think the majority of NFL owners will welcome Rush into their club.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

20 posted on 10/14/2009 12:54:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If the left gets their way we will be denied healthcare and they’d have veto power over everything.


21 posted on 10/14/2009 12:54:55 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why didn’t Rush just set up some kind of Foundation or Corporation to do this? From the beginning I thought this was a bad idea.

Yeah, it is pretty sick you can’t invest if you are a Conservative but his name is huge. Unless he wanted bragging rights, why didn’t he just invest as a true silent partner? He gets box tickets anyway with no complaints, so what if it came out later he was one of the partners.

Doing this was like throwing bloody chum into a barracuda feast.

My 2 cents.


22 posted on 10/14/2009 12:55:14 PM PDT by poobear
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah or OJ Simpson,Ron Artess (sp)etc., let’s think of the ‘perfect’ group for this business venture.


23 posted on 10/14/2009 12:55:22 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’ll let Limbaugh back in after the fact, quietly.


24 posted on 10/14/2009 12:55:32 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: Unam Sanctam
I hope Rush sues the heck out of all the slanderers.

Me too! Sue their A$$es off! Then donate the money to Sarah PAC...then watch their heads explode!

25 posted on 10/14/2009 12:55:40 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

But it’s okay if the so-called president makes a racially charged statement. They chug down a few beers and all is well. Limbaugh, on the other hand, loses a multi-million dollar deal because of unfounded and unsourced accusations. Take names and sue the heck out of them Rush!


26 posted on 10/14/2009 12:55:53 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s next, NASCAR? I’m not sure if we are loosing or have already lost.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:07 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.. .)
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To: poobear
Nailed it!!!
28 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:12 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sorry, but I don’t buy this story. Rush, and partners, anticipated the flash this would cause, so to say Rush is being dropped sounds a bit suspect. I will believe it when Rush says it is true. And, to add, if Rush backs out now he is defeated in any endeavor he tries in the future.


29 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:13 PM PDT by devane617
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s a damned shame when a pack of liberal leaning leftist butt heads can throw a man out of the bidding because they dont like his politics or because a pack of black racists complain.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, looks like liberal propaganda works. Rush is out of the NFL deal. Lies knowingly passed on by our “trusted” MSM worked.

We have enemies in high places people and to most of the people in the real world, getting along every day is what matters most to them.

Sadly, I knew this was going to happen. Our political opponents are completely intolerant.


31 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:29 PM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The liberals will declare victory.


32 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:35 PM PDT by yongin
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To: GeronL

I bet Roman Polanski could buy a team.


33 posted on 10/14/2009 12:56:37 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Conservatives are not welcome to be owners. Are they welcome to be fans?

Guess it’s official now - the NFL is a racist organization.


34 posted on 10/14/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Racist? When you call me that... smile.)
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Don't these other team owners realize that Rush Limbaugh is popular because people, their existing fans, are who contribute to Rush being a household name?
They make it seem like an audience is a nameless and faceless entity. An audience is comprised of all of our friends, neighbors, coworkers, clients, students, teachers, church friends, and teammates.


35 posted on 10/14/2009 12:58:07 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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You mean Rush should have hidden himself to please the bigoted left?


36 posted on 10/14/2009 12:58:32 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Michael Vick is okay, but Rush is a bridge too far.

Goal!

37 posted on 10/14/2009 12:58:56 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him" - Job 13:15)
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To: Ouderkirk

>> Limbaugh should buy the Buffalo Bills from Ralph Wilson. They’re worth about 20 bucks max!! <<<

The Raiders have a Great QB ,,,

(maybe buy one get one free deal ?? )


38 posted on 10/14/2009 12:59:16 PM PDT by Eagle50AE (Pray for our Armed Forces.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The NFL blacklist. The new McCarthyism. Who’s name on the Left can we tie to this action?


39 posted on 10/14/2009 12:59:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Lexington Green
Are they welcome to be fans?

They can take the upcoming season and shove it! I won't be watching.

40 posted on 10/14/2009 12:59:42 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

That is better for you and your family anyway.I hope you find many dads there doing the same thing.


41 posted on 10/14/2009 1:00:18 PM PDT by americanmother (2nd Tim chapter 3)
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To: nagdt

Hockey is my new favorite sport. The NFL is jumping off a cliff and I’m not going to follow. No more buying NFL stuff for me. Family obligations require me to use bought and paid for football tickets but after this no more.


42 posted on 10/14/2009 1:01:36 PM PDT by Varda
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I’ve watched my last NFL game

Don't forget to get your family and friends to vote down EVERY municipally funded NFL stadium.

43 posted on 10/14/2009 1:01:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The NFL does not want our business and I for one tend to begin abiding by their wishes starting today.


44 posted on 10/14/2009 1:02:26 PM PDT by JLS
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?


45 posted on 10/14/2009 1:02:55 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This does prove that damage to Rush was done by slander in the msm. Should be a boost to any law suit.
46 posted on 10/14/2009 1:03:23 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.. .)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I’ve watched my last NFL game.

Same here, 'cept I'm an Lions fan...not sure that qualifies as an NFL game...

47 posted on 10/14/2009 1:03:39 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (That smell of death...be seeing ya big casino)
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To: Lexington Green

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if people just ‘stopped’ watching and ‘stopped’ going to the games? I’m wondering just how many conservatives actually comprise the audience.


48 posted on 10/14/2009 1:03:43 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I know who wins; I have read the 'Book')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If this turns out to be true, Rush should devote a segment every week to cover every arrest, allegation or utterance of every player, owner, cheerleader and office employee of every NFL team who makes the news, and who donates a dollar to any liberal. Everything in the past in every liberal member of Congress and every advisor, employee and assistant of theirs should be disclosed loudly. Every media opponent, news columnist and blogger who has championed his denial should likewise be pilloried.


49 posted on 10/14/2009 1:03:44 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Blue Jays

The NFL thinks that people like Keith Olberman and Hunter S. Thompson are GOOD for the sport but that someone with a background in profession sports franchises like Rush Limbaugh has no business investing his money in a team. All because of a false smear being spread by DNC Brownshirts.

If they really can’t prevent things like “gay days” at sporting events, how can they block this sale “on ethics”?


50 posted on 10/14/2009 1:03:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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