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  • The Race Card, Football and Me

    10/17/2009 3:00:02 AM PDT · by lt.america · 38 replies · 2,237+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 Oct 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    David Checketts, an investor and owner of sports teams, approached me in late May about investing in the St. Louis Rams football franchise. As a football fan, I was intrigued. I invited him to my home where we discussed it further. Even after informing him that some people might try to make an issue of my participation, Mr. Checketts said he didn't much care. I accepted his offer. It didn't take long before my name was selectively leaked to the media as part of the Checketts investment group. Shortly thereafter, the media elicited comments from the likes of Al Sharpton....
  • Soros not part of Checketts’ Rams bid group

    10/16/2009 7:34:00 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 10 replies · 702+ views
    Billionaire investor George Soros is not part of St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts’ bid to buy the St. Louis Rams, unnamed sources told the SportsBusiness Journal. News reports emerged this week suggesting that Soros was part of the bid. Earlier this week, Checketts dropped his partner Rush Limbaugh after a growing firestorm erupted over the conservative talk-radio show host. Soros is known for funding several left-wing causes and groups, including Moveon.org. Some of the confusion over Soros’ involvement likely emerged because former Soros fund managers run Towerbrook Financial, the hedge fund that invested with Checketts in the Blues.
  • George Soros part of Checketts group in St. Louis RAMS bid: Limbaugh

    10/15/2009 9:12:47 AM PDT · by rface · 31 replies · 1,999+ views
    NBCSports ^ | 10.15.09 | Mike Florio
    Maybe Dave Checketts really doesn't want to buy the St. Louis Rams. Why else would he have included both Rush Limbaugh and, reportedly, George Soros in the group cobbling together the money to make the purchase? If, after all, Limbaugh is not eligible to become part owner of a team due to polarizing and divisive comments, Soros' comparison of the Bush administration to the Nazi regime arguably merits that same outcome. But, per Bloomberg.com, Soros is part of the Checketts group, too. Bottom line? Checketts should have done more homework before piecing together his investment group. All he needed to...
  • Stopping The Rush (Limbaugh)

    10/15/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 2,514+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 15, 2009 | IBD staff
    Media Bias: Not long after pro football welcomed a convicted felon back on the playing field, Rush Limbaugh is dropped for his opinions from a group seeking to buy an NFL franchise. Won't someone throw a flag? When even Keith Olbermann says back off, you know the politically correct critics of the conservative icon and megaradio talk host's proposed part ownership of the St. Louis Rams are guilty of piling on. The prospect of the leading conservative voice in America participating in the purchase of a football team sent the liberal elites into cardiac arrest and into a frenzied campaign...
  • Limbaugh: Checketts approached me - (To participate in Rams purchase)

    10/15/2009 11:49:08 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 34 replies · 1,374+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/15/09 | R.B. FALLSTROM
    Updated 29 minutes ago (SNIP) ST. LOUIS (AP)—Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh blames others for being dropped from the group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. On his syndicated show Thursday, Limbaugh said he was approached by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts earlier this year about participating in a Rams bid. He also said Checketts assured him his involvement as a minority investor had been vetted by the NFL. “I said to him at this meeting, ‘Are you aware of the firestorm?’ He said ‘We wouldn’t have approached you if we hadn’t taken care of that,”’...
  • Checketts: Limbaugh out of group looking to buy Rams (Wuss!- NFL: 212-450-2000)

    10/14/2009 8:29:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-14-09
    Amid scrutiny from numerous decision makers in the NFL community, Dave Checketts released a statement on Wednesday announcing Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from the group seeking to purchase the St. Louis Rams. When it was revealed Limbaugh was part of the group to buy the Rams last week, several people, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, stated their ambivalence with the conservative radio personality having stock in the league. Checketts, also the owner of the St. Louis Blues, has decided to move forward on the bid without Limbaugh in the mix, according to the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, seemingly as...
  • Checketts 'went to Rush' for deal; chickens out after lib smear of conservative

    10/15/2009 6:08:55 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 63 replies · 2,756+ views
    MarkLevinFan.com ^ | October 15, 2009 | Mark Levin
    After showcasing the histories of the lib smear merchants last night, Mark Levin turned to Dave Checketts. The latter "went to Rush" with the deal and now has backed out after the liberals maliciously repeated lies. (After the jump: audio of Mark Levin plus a brief video about a small circle of jerks and evidence of what perhaps a civil court jury will find to be their slander.)
  • ESPN Says Rush Is Out. Gateway Pundit Details Smears.

    10/14/2009 5:53:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies · 2,188+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    The "race card" game is still alive and active, with the recent treatment of Rush has proven. It really is outrageous. Right from the first charge we posted Monday. The formula is familiar … spread lies … here … and here … and my favorite, here. Then put pressure on the NFL management to act, responsibly, or face the same fate ….. raaaaaaaacist. The end result … Rush is being forced out. 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...
  • Report: Checketts To Drop Rush Limbaugh From Bid For St. Louis Rams

    10/14/2009 3:05:18 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/14/09 | talkradio03
    This coming from not one but 3 NFL sources as reported by ESPN, a very sad day for America..., a man who loves the game of football won't be able to do for the 0-5 Rams what he did for a.m. radio....
  • Tough spot for Dave Checketts in Limbaugh storm (Barf)

    10/14/2009 7:06:05 AM PDT · by oldvike · 21 replies · 964+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 10/14/09 | Bryan Burwell
    Dave Checketts is a smart man. He has built successful sports empires in Utah and New York, and he is at it again here, where he's turned a once-moribund hockey team into one of the NHL's most promising young clubs. Now this very smart man is trying to build on his already impressive résumé, attempting to put together a group to buy the Rams and keep them in St. Louis. But this very smart man is stuck smack dab in the middle of an old-fashioned storm of controversy as stories have come out that as part of his efforts to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)

    10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 539 replies · 24,076+ views
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff
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  • Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh (Looks like Rush is out)

    10/14/2009 1:47:26 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 53 replies · 2,131+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/14/09 | Adam Shefter
    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...
  • Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    10/14/2009 12:48:14 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 131 replies · 4,248+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Adam Schefter
    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...