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Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)
CNBC ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff

Posted on 10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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KEYWORDS: blacklist; characterassassins; checketts; courtdiscovery; discovery; discoveryprocess; discrimination; getrush; getwhitey; lawsuit; limbaugh; nfl; nhl; partisanwitchhunt; rush; rushlimbaugh; slander; stalinisttactics
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1 posted on 10/14/2009 1:11:34 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Race baiters win again!

Pathetic.


2 posted on 10/14/2009 1:11:52 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Los Angeles Rams - what year is this??


3 posted on 10/14/2009 1:12:29 PM PDT by robert561
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To: Red in Blue PA

Its all over except the litigation......go get em Rush!


4 posted on 10/14/2009 1:12:54 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obamanos!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Rams moved St Louis in the late 90s.


5 posted on 10/14/2009 1:12:54 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin 2012)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If he can prove the drop was directly related to the libel from people like Sharpton, Matthews, etc, he now can show a direct monetary damage which could reinforce a nice, fat lawsuit.


6 posted on 10/14/2009 1:12:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sissified white men, bend over again! LOL

Ladies...it is all up to us now!


7 posted on 10/14/2009 1:12:58 PM PDT by roses of sharon (THE ONION FOLDS in light of the Obama Peace Prize... "We officially cannot top that.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

He should file an affirmative action law-suit.


8 posted on 10/14/2009 1:12:58 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is it CNBC, ESPN, or both who didn’t get the memo that Los Angeles has no NFL team??


9 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:13 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: robert561
Los Angeles Rams - what year is this??

I knew something was wrong, but I couldn't put my finger on it.

10 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Really? Los Angeles Rams


11 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:31 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (It always easier to find spelling errors after you post.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He should buddy up with Al Davis...Davis may sell him part of the Raiders just to piss the league off.


12 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:44 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: robert561

Consider the source’s history of fact checking, CNBC- nuf said.


13 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Red in Blue PA

Stinks.


14 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:56 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: robert561

I hope Jack Youngblood and Roman Gabriel are OK with this!


15 posted on 10/14/2009 1:13:57 PM PDT by Carling (Olympicsgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Another step closer to the second American Revolution.


16 posted on 10/14/2009 1:14:06 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Red in Blue PA

Doesn’t surprise me, they are very good at destroying businesses and business opportunities.

Republicans/ conservatives will do nothing to retaliate.


17 posted on 10/14/2009 1:14:09 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yeah so I for one, will not purchase anything of NFL .I don’t care what team it is. Or watch.

When you purchase and watch, you are supporting the decision.

First, they came for Rush...


18 posted on 10/14/2009 1:14:10 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: ThomasThomas

I though it was the San Francisco Rams. :)


19 posted on 10/14/2009 1:14:41 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: for-q-clinton

Al Davis would be crazy enough to do it too. lol...


20 posted on 10/14/2009 1:14:54 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin 2012)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

It’s okay for Jay-Z to own a professional sports franchise, but not Rush.

If that isn’t a double standard, I do not know what is.


21 posted on 10/14/2009 1:15:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Victory of Lies.

Adolph Obama is smiling.

The left now has veto power over all conservatives’ business decisions. Wonderful.


22 posted on 10/14/2009 1:15:34 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Freddd

Agree......I do the same.

This goes for Coke and Pepsi too. If people are serious, they need to do this.


23 posted on 10/14/2009 1:16:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: roses of sharon

This makes me sick, I say we all boycott the NFL for starters. After all they employ dog killers among other things!


24 posted on 10/14/2009 1:16:17 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The Cleveland - Los Angeles - St Louis RAMS


25 posted on 10/14/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

J-lo and Gloria Estefan yep. Limbaugh nope. Spanish speaking refs and McDonald’s commercials speaking straight to the minority community.

They don’t want whitey anymore!


26 posted on 10/14/2009 1:16:38 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Red in Blue PA

No doubt the jock sniffers at ESPN are reporting this with glee. Nice going, race-baiters.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 1:16:46 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why doesn’t Rush just have an open line Friday where he goes through alll the NFL teams and lists the players who have knowingly violated the law? Since good old Roger Godell seems to allow them to play and make millions of dollars?


28 posted on 10/14/2009 1:17:00 PM PDT by Leclair10
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To: Red in Blue PA

LA RAMS ?? ... I was ready to watch Roman Gabriel again...

amazing how this is playing out ?? make announcement after shows-end

just like the interrupts of Beck from WH..

Rush has them right where he want’s ‘em


29 posted on 10/14/2009 1:17:19 PM PDT by Eagle50AE (Pray for our Armed Forces.)
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To: Williams

We should boycott the NFL.
Rush is punished for the lies of the left but Olbermann can call a woman a bag of mashed up meat with lipstick and keep his job.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 1:17:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Red in Blue PA

Rush will make more $ off the lawsuits than he would have as an owner, in all likelihood.

Still, sucks.

Maybe he ought to buy NBC instead. Then shut it down.


31 posted on 10/14/2009 1:17:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Eagle50AE

Does the NFL own the NFL Network or is that outsourced?


32 posted on 10/14/2009 1:17:54 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4559454

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 NFL Countdown 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.”


33 posted on 10/14/2009 1:18:35 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: Carling
I hope Jack Youngblood and Roman Gabriel are OK with this!

Don't forget Deacon Jones!


34 posted on 10/14/2009 1:18:35 PM PDT by altair (I hope he fails)
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To: robert561

...ya, am I missing something?


35 posted on 10/14/2009 1:18:54 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: Leclair10
That is an excellent idea!
36 posted on 10/14/2009 1:19:00 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Buy a race horse, Rush. Buy a whole stable.


37 posted on 10/14/2009 1:19:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Boycott the NFL and encourage friends and family to vote down every municipal vote on NFL stadiums.


38 posted on 10/14/2009 1:19:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: bigbob

Well, he has a demonstrable harm now eh? That’s an element of a suit.


39 posted on 10/14/2009 1:19:25 PM PDT by bvw
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To: mnehring

The only way to get some people to not do this kind of lying is to make them pay dearly for it.

How great would it be for Rush to win such a lawsuit, and then use all that money donating it to various worthy charities and some conservative campaigns against RINOs like Snowe, Grahamnesty and McCain.


40 posted on 10/14/2009 1:19:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Leclair10

I recall Congressional hearings into major league baseball over steroids use. Did they go after NFL players or are those guys all clean?


41 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
What? When the hell did they leave Cleveland?
42 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:10 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: Red in Blue PA

I will take Rush’s money


43 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:13 PM PDT by woofie
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To: altair

Good...Rush now has actual damages to plead in his suit for defamation and tortious interference! Clean ‘em out, Rush!


44 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:25 PM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Flag on the play. Illegal block. Rush, sue the pants off them and leave them wandering in the dessert broke, naked and defeated.
45 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:29 PM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: mnehring

“If he can prove the drop was directly related to the libel from people like Sharpton, Matthews, etc, he now can show a direct monetary damage which could reinforce a nice, fat lawsuit.”
__________

The left would be drooling all over themselves to get Rush under oath in discovery. Rush does not want to go under oath to answer questions about Oxycontin, Viagra, marriages, divorces and draft deferment and anything else that they could use as a smear.


46 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:41 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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To: King Hawk

>>> Does the NFL own the NFL Network or is that outsourced? <<<

I think ( but not sure ) that it’s CBS produced..

ESPN is Abc /aka Disney, blah blah..


47 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:45 PM PDT by Eagle50AE (Pray for our Armed Forces.)
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To: roses of sharon

There’s nothing more sissified than a white male sportscaster.


48 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:48 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: Seajay

I haven’t watched a football game in 40 yrs. and damn sure would not watch one now.


49 posted on 10/14/2009 1:20:49 PM PDT by manonCANAL
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To: Red in Blue PA

Red gotta fight back someone forward this to Rush


50 posted on 10/14/2009 1:21:05 PM PDT by Leclair10
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