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Limbaugh issue: Hypocrisy abounds in the NFL

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Pulling his shorts up to his waist and then motioning over to a couple of waiting reporters who wanted to interview him in the Dolphins locker room Wednesday, nose tackle Jason Ferguson used the N-word.

He was talking either to a teammate or one of the reporters who is black, but that didn't matter because the word seemingly floated away -- clearly heard but ignored because, in an NFL locker room, that word is uttered by players practically every day.

Sometimes the N-word is said in jest. Sometimes it is said in anger or rage. Sometimes it is blasted through boom boxes playing rap music. Sometimes it is clustered with taunts about another player's mother or wife or, in extreme vengeance-filled moments, another player's boyfriend.

And this is the NFL Roger Goodell wants to protect from Rush Limbaugh comments?

Limbaugh will not be part of the group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams, it was announced Wednesday. Pressure from inside and outside the NFL doomed Limbaugh's attempt to own the team, meaning a group of people decided a game played on a lined field has to draw one more line to keep Limbaugh out.

Funny how folks that once marched against exclusion, such as Jesse Jackson, will call for exclusion when it suits them. Interesting how Al Sharpton is appalled at Limbaugh's divisiveness but gives himself a free pass when he says things like, "white folks was living in caves while we was building empires." 

The hypocrisy on this issue is everywhere. It is rampant. It is sickening.

The same commissioner that is allowing dog-killer Michael Vick to play in the NFL doesn't want Limbaugh to vie for an ownership stake because, "We're all held to a high standard here and divisive comments are not what the NFL's all about," Goodell said earlier this week. "I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, no. Absolutely not."

So the league allows dog-killers, wife-beaters, strip club addicts, girlfriend-batterers, drug addicts, drunk drivers, and coaches who allegedly bust up other coaches, but the commish is worried about divisive quotes?

About those quotes: The same news media that is "reporting" what Limbaugh has said in the past is filled with people who loathe Limbaugh because they don't agree with his view of the world. Those "journalists" have been trotting out two quotes from Jack Huberman's 2006 book, "101 People Who Are Really Screwing America."

The first and most damning of those, quotes Limbaugh as saying, "Let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

That quote appeared on CNN's Rick Sanchez show. It appeared in a column written on Foxsports.com. It appeared all over the Internet.

And not one "journalist" who used it can verify its validity. Not one 'journalist" who broadcast the quote actually heard Limbaugh say it. Not one actually heard a tape recording of Limbaugh saying it. Meanwhile, on one of his shows this week, Limbaugh said he's never uttered those words.

Somebody produce the tape or retract the quote!

And, yes, the second quote does not make this space because it is equally unsubstantiated and unverifiable.

Another thing the "journalists" reporting this story haven't told you: Huberman, the man they are using as their source, has penned other books, including The Bush-Haters Handbook and The GOP-Haters Handbook. So, of course, it's not like Huberman has an agenda or anything dark like that.

I am part of the media. I have friends in the media. Most of those friends lean left. They know, and now you know, I lean right. That's not the point. The point is the media has an agenda. And my agenda is to expose the hypocrisy on this issue.

I saw that hypocrisy at work in the Miami locker room Wednesday.

Several reporters were going around the locker room asking players their opinions of Limbaugh and the possibility he might own an NFL team

This is how one interview went:

Reporter: "What's your take on Rush Limbaugh and the Rams?"

Running back Ronnnie Brown scissors closed his index finger and thumb and zips them across his mouth to signify his lips are sealed. And after a pause Brown then says... 

"I don't know, I mean, I guess it's good in a way that he's interested in wanting to be the owner of an NFL team. At the same time, who's to say. I don't know."

That, of course, is not the answer the reporter wants. It sounds almost pro-Limbaugh. So ...

Reporter: "Well some guys would say they would never play for a team that he has ownership stake in. You think that's a legitimate statement?"

Of course anyone would answer that is a legitimate statement. It's an opinion from another player so how is Brown supposed to say it is not legitimate? The question is leading and practically begs agreement with the dump-Limbaugh agenda.

And despite this, Brown refuses to go in that direction.

"Obviously, they're entitled to their own opinion," he responds. "For me, I'm not going to say that. I don't know. You never know. You could be sitting here jobless and depending on what kind of situation you're in and you don't have any money coming in, it's hard to turn down a job like this."

Greg Camarillo is Hispanic. So not only is he a minority in American society, he's among the smallest of minorities in a league that is approximately 65 percent black, 30 percent white and approximately 5 percent everybody else.

So what does Camarillo think of Limbaugh's attempt to enter the league before news of his exclusion is announced?

"Ya'll trying to make me political real quick," he says to reporters with a grin. "I don't have too much to say about that. We'll let the business handlers handle their business. But, I mean, the man has said controversial things in the past. Things that bring up the issue of race. The NFL is obviously a diverse work place. You have to be pretty sensitive to everybody's beats. You can't alienate any group. That being said, we leave the business to the business people and trust the NFL and NFLPA handle it properly."

Camarillo is much too trusting.

The NFL Players Association, the union representing the players, encouraged its players to speak out on the Limbaugh matter. According to this ESPN report, NFL Players executive director DeMaurice Smith wrote an e-mail to the union's executive committee on the subject.

"I've spoken to the Commissioner and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages," Smith wrote. "But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

Agreed. The NFL is best when it transcends things such as polictics. So why is Smith getting all political? The NFL is best when it overcomes division. So why doesn't Smith admit he, himself, is divisive when he mentions discrimination without citing a tangible, verifiable example?

It is called double-speak.

This, meanwhile, is not double-speak, but fact: Smith served in President Clinton's Administration as Counsel to then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder in the US Department of Justice. Holder is now in President Barak Obama's Attorney General. Both Clinton and Obama are Democrats.

Smith has contributed $6,850 to political campaigns since 2004 -- all to Democrat Party candidates. Smith made his largest contribution in 2008 when he contributed $2,300 to President Obama's campaign. Limbaugh, in case you are not aware, is one of President Obama's most ardent and high-profile critics.

So is Smith transcending his differences with Limbaugh? Or is Smith using his position as a union boss to further his personal political beliefs and bring down an opposing point of view?

Smith's e-mail rejects discrimination. Well, is it not discriminatory in America to want to exclude someone from a business venture simply because one does not agree with that person's politics?

Yes. Or no. Please answer.

And back to the "journalists" for a second: Did you read anywhere what Smith's political leanings actually are in all those stories you read where he rips Limbaugh's attempt at ownership? Or were those facts left out?

Think!

Now Limbaugh is not a pristine individual. He's been divorced three times -- some NFL people have been divorced just as often. In 2003 he admitted being addicted to prescription pain killers -- Brett Favre once admitted to the same. He often appears on Fox News Channel championing conservative views -- as does Goodell's wife, Jane Skinner, who is an anchor and commentator on the channel and the daughter of a former White House Chief of staff under the elder President Bush.

So what makes Limbaugh so villainously different?

Limbaugh is polarizing in a country that, guess what, is polarized. But he is no more, and probably less, of a racist than the two men leading the charge against his ownership bid -- Sharpton, who infamously offended Mormons last year and Jackson, who once referred to Jews as "Hymies."

Limbaugh has addressed race issues in forums that "journalists" can actually confirm.

Limbaugh resigned from ESPN in 2003 for stirring a racial controversy when he basically said Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was getting preferential treatment from the media because he is black.

"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL," Limbaugh said on air. "The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well, There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

Stupid, yes. Unsophisticated in its general assumptions, yes.

But racist?

The NFL better clean up all the N-words floating around its locker rooms before anyone makes that leap.

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how about you don't get worked up about the made up quotes about limbaugh and go with what the man actually said? "too often NFL games are like the bloods vs the crips without the weapons"

I'm actually apathetic about limbaugh, but after he said that, the NFL has every right to exclude him.

also the use of the n-word by black people is a well known double standard Sal, living in Miami, you should know that. the real question is why does a non-black person want to use that word so much?

thanks for exposing your political views, and your limbaugh fanboy status, now let's get back to talking about the fins.

NY Scott is the only smart guy on here beside me .

Good job super mondo, way to make people finally read one of your articles. You wrote more about this article than any that I have read in a while. I even think your draft analysis was shorter. Despite what you say, obviously we know where you stand politically. It is easy to drum up support for your article with all the right-wingers who read this post. I could care less about what you think is fair; however, i could also care less about you injecting poltics in sports period. Football is one place where people with completly different views can come togeather and support the team that they love. KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SPORTS. This is a great way to divide your followers and you are succeding in doing so. Why don't you try to focus more on football (99% emphasis on the Miami Dolphins), and less on what other teams are doing. The group buying the Rams didn't want him involved and that is that. What are you suggesting that we just force the group via lawsuit to allow Limbaugh to buy in. Actually I really don't care for your analysis and as with most other people feel that your articles lack substance and only read to see what my fellow dolphin fans have to say. Mark my words, you start getting political and you are going to lose followers, regardless of what side you take, sports is a welcome relife from politics.

I mis-spelled some words in that post, forgive me. Most of them are typos, so spare me with the comments.

Armando, I would like to have you as a guest on my radio show tonight, email me teway14@gmail.com.

My bad Bob, It was not spike lee, but it matters not. The title was offensive but accepted. If it went the other way it would not be.

MANDO,
Maybe on yor next article you can also write about Religion and evolution so we can get going on those topics? LOL

I bet 100% of the people on here saying they like this garbage article are White. This shouldn't even be considered news. This guy is a known raciest....the NFL is mostly black...Why bring in a problem? Open and shut case. It didn't take the Commissioner long to come up with his decision. Its a no brainer.

It funny how white can't handle stuff that black people have been taking for hundreds of years. When the tables are turned they just can't handle It. Slavery may be gone...but racial discrimination is still very much alive for blacks.

The thing with Limbaugh is not because he is white...Its because he is a known raciest. Black people from 100 of years have been discriminated against...not being able to buy thing, joined group, or not even be able to enter building just because of the color of their skin. Ask yourself how many times in this country do u think a black person has been denied the opportunity to join something or buy something because of the color of his skin. The answer is countless...This has been going on for hundreds of years by white people.

I don't want to hear about this nonsense anymore. I was in a good mood about the Phins victory and Mando had to write this garbage to ruin it.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins...not about suck sick raciest republican not being able to own portion of a NFL team. This Article was complete utter garbage. Your job should be on the line for writing something like this...or for just being that stupid to write something like this

armando you stupid idiot. it different when we call each other that you fool. we all know you are a big fat republican like your boyfriend Rush.."I am part of the media. I have friends in the media. Most of those friends lean left. They know, and now you know, I lean right. That's not the point." no dude that is the point. no matter how you slice it you are putting your slant on it. plain and simple. stop licking rush's boots. why not stick to sports PLEASE. leave politics to the experts, because you are barely an expert in sports. I HOPE YOU DON"T DELETE THIS POST, YOU HYPOCRITE!

Seems to me the two biggest racists are Sharpton and Jackson....yet both made millions by being racists and promoting hate.

I have to ask if we are all equal...then why do we all put up with groups that make us separate...why do we need Black or Latino group's such as the Black or Latino writters or Black or latino teachers assc...are we not all the same? How can we be separate but still equal? What would happen if a group wanted to be called...the white whatever "group"?

Lets face the facts, the NFL has become totally interested in one item...money.
This silliness about wearing pink...for Breast Cancer...is just another way for the NFL...to get on the good side of Women...who probably make up 30-40% of the fans that go to games...yet equally as many men die of Prostate cancer. As mentioned in this article, how many NFL players have been arrested for numerous offense's, yet they rarely are thrown out of the game. How about owners...didn't the NFL approve the moving of the Baltimore Colts during the night...yet the new owner of the Colts wouldn't want a citizen with an opinion different than his...to be able to be a minority owner?

The NFL has become a joke...the game has been changed so much...and for so few. The NFL is going down the same path as MLB did and that will ruin it,as it has MLB.

"How many white people died so blacks can be free today"? Scalzo, LOTS. I also wonder how many black people died so that white people could live in mansions and own farms that they themselves didn't have to work on. How many black people died so that white families could be financially secure for generations? Don't be a hypocrite, it goes both ways except white people WANTED to fight for liberty and freedom for black people. I wasn't aware that black people had a choice to be slaves or not.

Your blog is very disappointing Armando. You are missing the entire point but your article itself made the case why Rush L. does not belong in the NFL. Instead of us blogging about the Pass Def. against Drew Bress, we are blogging about race in America. If I wanted to blog about race, politics, etc. I would read a different section. We all have enough stress in our lives and we use football as a great avenue to relax and enjoy life. On a week when we are enjoying the results of Monday night game, we are reading about race in America. This is why he doesn't belong. I always read your article, blogs, etc. and I thoroughly enjoy them. Not this one though. Please stick with football and leave your political views to Fox News, they do a very good job of expressing them. Otherwise, you will loose many loyal fans like me.

DolFan # 1

Never took you for a Limbaugh Apologist...with that said its all about the money…Limbaugh rightly or wrongly would be a liability to the NFL…no doubt some fans are so offended by Limbaugh they would boycott the League in general and the Rams in particular.

Zach,

Armando didn't bring politics into sports. The NFL did. And Armando would be doing the readers a disservice if he didn't cover a story that the NFL created by playing politics with the sport.

Amazing that ppl think that Black people calling each other N--- is ok. That is so dumb. And Nell made that point. Is it ok for a Black man to call a Black woman a Bi---?

Rush is not a racist...he says and does thing to generate listeners...Just like Armando did with thib blog and Howard does with his perversions and just like Kieth Olbermann talks about Bush and the right as haters.

I would not bring him on as an owner simply from a business point of view. But to call him a racist is so off base.

And sorry to say but this is not about race; this is about political views and culture. And what this shows is that anyone who disagrees with the Left, is a RACIST. It seems the race card even gets pulled out on this blog.

And for the idiots who say let the players call each other N---s, you have no understanding of the word. It just shows that you have players who are uneducated, low self esteem and loathe their race.

Bunch of idiots.

Anyway, if Armando looked in the mirror and realized that he is not white, he is clearly mixed race, and embraced his African ancestry, then --- he may start leaning left.

Mando,
Please stick to pure sports. I read your stuff to hear about the Dolphins, not politics. Bad idea to dip your wick into this story.

What about the Dolphins signing Kory Sheets to replace P.C. at RB. Now that's news-worthy. Sheets looks pretty good on tape.

"The title was offensive but accepted. If it went the other way it would not be."


have you ever actually seen the movie?

Oliver Rubber are you serious?

Great article Mando.I also agree with NY Scott.Rush makes money being controversial while others paint houses or wash dishes. The only difference is Rush makes a little bit more money.

While the players in the interview refuse to take sides, the reporters job is to create something out of nothing. I'll take the players side here. No it's not what the writers want, but they are both correct when they say, it's not for them to decide. In regards to Smith and his e-mail, it's also none of his business. Nor is up to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. They can voice their opinion till hell freezes over, it's up the owners of the NFL teams alone. As I understand it, the decision to take Rush off the list of bidders, was made by the rest of the group involved. They are the people that should be interviewed, not the players.

Hey, did you hear all the boos from the fans when the ref called the first penalty in spanish? Then, Goodell ought to close Landshark Stadium due to divisive cheering. It behooves Goodell to sit down and reconsider many, and I mean many of his decisions in his short tenure as NFL Com.

Mando,
I don't think I've ever seen a more courageous entry from a journalist. In the face of an overwhelming majority of left-leaning media, you hit the nail squarely on the head with this issue. Thank you for your clear thinking and I hope you don't pay a price with your peers, the players or your boss.

[This post includes political, social and Dolphins commentary. If you have a problem with any of those don't bother reading it.]

Oliver Rubber, I guess you skipped this, uh?

Armando, I think your take here re Hypocrisy is spot on. Regardless of one's political leanings, there is clearly a bias against having someone with strong, OUTSPOKEN conservative views owning an NFL team. And I think you clearly demonstrated that it is double-standard.

Yes, Rush Limbaugh is controversial. So are many other personalities currently associated with the NFL, including Jim Irsay. However, as Dan LeBatard correctly pointed out in his on-air retraction last week, to suggest that he is a racist is not a fact-based statement.

The NFL is a private enterprise, which means they can include or exclude anyone they wish. Just know that excluding Limbaugh only serves to place a stink of hyprocrisy on the league's so-called diversity policy.

Remember, diversity means more than color, race, sex, sexual orientation or physical ability. It also applies to thought.

Hey Armando- GREAT READ this morning out here in Los Angeles. Can't agree with you more.
Keep up the wonderful work. GO Dolphins!!

Excellent peice Armondo. Best writing I have seen yet!

All of you saying that the NFL would lose money if Limbaugh were to buy a portion of a team fail to look at the realities of life in America.

One- America is a predominantly conservative country, the recent polls all show that.

Two- Rush has about 20 million Americans that listen to his show every day, 20 million potential Rams fans buying souvenirs, memorabilia etc.

The reality is Rush would be a boon to the NFL financially since he represents the richest people in America, the conservatives. There are far more conservatives in high paying jobs in this country than there are liberals. There are far more liberals on welfare than there are conservatives.

How much money is someone on welfare going to be able to spend on NFL trinkets as opposed to the amounts rich conservatives can spend on them?

The monetary argument is completely bogus in my opinion, it belies the facts.

I think the NFL is cutting off its nose to spite itself in telling someone with the financial following of a Rush Limbaugh that they would lose money if he were a part of their good-ol-boys club.

I close saying this, I make a lot of money, I am a conservative and a Miami Dolphin season ticket holder, maybe I might just stop buying hats, jerseys, coffee cups, etc. with team logos, maybe some other financially well off conservatives might also think along the same lines, let's see what kind of financial pain the NFL can endure if most if not all rich conservatives stop spending on their sport as a result of all this nonsense.

Let's see Jesse Jackson keep the league afloat with his own money and that of his cronies.

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams suck now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Do u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as stupid as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams suck now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Do u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as stupid as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams suck now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Do u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as dumb as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

Case Man,

I assumed you love the government because the government is allowing/encouraging the NFL to do this to a private individual. The government has given the NFL antitrust exemptions that have given them the ability to act as a giant machine grinding out anyone they don't agree with.

These exemptions are not "free market". In fact they create a rigged market that the NFL is now using to discriminate against individuals based on nothing factual... only lies and differences in political free speech.

They also use this government given power to support criminals and racists they think are good for their pockets. And do you now why this is good for their pockets?

Because the NFL knows the Democrats are in power. And if they don't do this the democrats may take away their exemption from antitrust laws. This is nothing but the government wielding its power over a huge corporate entity that survives based on the government's ability to crush their competition.

It's sickening and corrupt and you agree with it. Which makes me assume you love the government.

Wow, Armando, I have a new found respect for you. Cheers!

You've lost me, as your political rants should be kept out of your sports reporting. Rush is way to controversial, by choice, to own an NFL team, broadcast an NFL game or even judge a beauty contest. You are deaf to the unsubstantiated comments he makes daily to the many followers of "stupid" he has. He can't stand labor or labor issues/unions. He really is devisive, hateful, usually un-patriotic, and makes bigoted, racist comments. He makes his living deliberately doing this. He probably shares much of his rant with his own values though.

His rights have not been violated. He can't own an NFL team because the other partners have rightfully determined that his ownership would not benefit the team. Also, the other NFL owners are reqired to vote, and Rush had limited support. You lie in the bed you make!

Maybe he should buy a team in The Lingerie League? http://www.lflus.com/

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams stink now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Do u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as stupid as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams suck now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Do u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as stupid as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

"Amazing that ppl think that Black people calling each other N--- is ok. That is so dumb. And Nell made that point. Is it ok for a Black man to call a Black woman a Bi---"? Dude,,,LMFAO! "Nell" was so obviously a made up black women by some white guy trying to make a point. Puhlease! Hahahaha,,,Nell. Yeah, this site has always been known to attract lots of black women to it. OMG this is too funny today. Thanks Armando, I am thouroughly enjoying this!!!!

nitemare, since you feel so strongly about it, how about you lead the charge to get black people to stop using the n word.

good luck and godspeed.

no one is stopping you from using it except yourself.

actually that's a great idea, maybe you angry non-blacks can lead a "take back the n-word" drive to stop black people from using a word designed to denigrate their entire race. i'm sure you'll get tons of support

I think the NFL is cutting off its nose to spite itself in telling someone with the financial following of a Rush Limbaugh that they would lose money if he were a part of their good-ol-boys club.

I close saying this, I make a lot of money, I am a conservative and a Miami Dolphin season ticket holder, maybe I might just stop buying hats, jerseys, coffee cups, etc. with team logos, maybe some other financially well off conservatives might also think along the same lines, let's see what kind of financial pain the NFL can endure if most if not all rich conservatives stop spending on their sport as a result of all this nonsense.

Let's see Jesse Jackson keep the league afloat with his own money and that of his cronies.

Posted by: John in Springs | October 15, 2009


Bravo!!!

Perhaps we should all start thinking like that, this is my last year of Directv football, I'm tired of spending all that money just to support owners that are racist's themselves.

Good points, Mando. But as you know, the NFL ownership - which has the only vote on this - is overwhelmingly conservative. If they don't want Rush, it's not because they object to his politics. It's about their bottom line.

And the fact is, Rush makes his living sticking his thumb in the eye of liberals. That definitely includes a lot of comments about race and racial preferences that many of us consider bogus and intended to divide us along racial lines.

Consider his recent - nonsensical - comment that Sonia Sotomayor was a "racist." Even the GOP leadership backed away from that one.

The NFL has a pretty long history of policing what its players and owners say, in order to control its image. People can hold any opinion they want, and that's none of the NFL's business until they broadcast it to millions of people.

Generally, the people who have marital or substance abuse problems in the NFL don't go on the radio to talk about how cheating on your wife or taking drugs are good. They apologize publicly and then try to clean up their act - or they get suspended or barred.

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams are bad now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Can u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as stupid as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

Wait a damn minute here. They want to talk discrimination? for a league that 65-75% black??? Isn't that in itself discrimination??? That is what I hear everyday at work.. Screw the league.. Screw the media.. Screw all of the hate spitting morons (Jesse, Al, Rev. Wright, KKK)!!!! I'm so sick of this issue. Just live your lives to the fullest and be what you can be. If he's got the money let him have the damn team.. Can't be any worse than Al Davis!!!

"The title was offensive but accepted. If it went the other way it would not be."


have you ever actually seen the movie?


RELEVANCE? Yes I did. a bad title is still bad no matter the content you dolt.

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams are bad now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Can u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as dumb as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

Oliver Rubber -
STFU!
Enough said!

Loser!

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams are bad now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Can u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....just killed my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

Tarniman,

I'm black so your post is proven wrong and ridiculous... you racist pos.

I bet that 100% of the people on here saying that they like this Garbage Article are white.
This was a open and shut case for the commissioner. The NFL is mostly black and Limbaugh is a known raciest. Why bring in a problem like Limbaugh??

If u think the Rams are bad now....just imagine them with no black athletes. The commissioner doesn't want the kind of problems that a Limbaugh would bring to the NFL. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against...the guy has built a repetition of being a sick raciest republican. Can u blame black people for not liking him?? The republican party itself has built a repetition for being raciest party. Not to say all republicans are raciest because its not true..but a good majority are known for having raciest views such as limbaugh.

Mando stick to writing about the Phins....Your job should be on the line for being as dumb as to write utter Garbage like this. This has just lost my excitement about the Phins.(not really)

Go Phins!!!!

Tarniman what is a raciest? LOL

Mondo I appreciate the hard work you put into your argument but your charges of reverse discrimination miss the mark entirely. Limbaugh is not being discriminated against because of the color of his skin but because of the content of his character. That's a critical difference!

Can we all just get along?

Isn't funny...the loudest voices that cry Racism...are usually the racist's themselves.

"RELEVANCE? Yes I did. a bad title is still bad no matter the content you dolt."

all I'm saying is that if you saw the movie, the content turns the title into a joke, if the movie was about how white people can't play basketball then yes, it would be offensive.

Roberto, you don't get it, did you read his blog at all? Sheesh. I suggest you pore over it again.

Mando- Nice work! Haven't posted in a long time, but read every day!

Igor... millions of Americans absolutely LOVE Rush Limbaugh. Whether you agree with him or not, his popularity is factual. He has the number one radio show in America. Having a daily forum of millions of listeners, and you don't think he could drive more fans to the NFL (and specifically his team)? Rush is a powerhouse... he should not be excluded, and should be an owner. Mando is right, Sharpton and Jackson are the racists... and apparently the head of the NFLPA too.

Wasn't this Bull Sh_t over when that moron was elected President??? This is a past issue.. Now that we have the great Obama to save us race is just a thing of the past! Maybe he can take over the NFL like he's doing to everything else just to make it "fair".

Oliver Rubber, go use one and you might get a real life!

It's not hipocracy. It's a culture inside a football culture. Many players are a part of different cultures. Politics has no place in the NFL Rush lumbaugh is a decisive radio host with his political views. Good move by not allowing him in

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So if there was a movie called blacks suck, but the content showed that in fact they don't, that would be ok? Holy crap dude.

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