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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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Wow, someone in the main stream media who finaly gets it and calls it like it is!

Funny how the people that scream the loudest about racisim, Sharpton and Jackson and the like are the biggest racists going? Talk about race-baiters

It's about time someone finally called them out and the liberal cowardly media that allows them their slanted forum.

Thank you Armando for bringing some sanity to an insane situation!

Tarniman, what's a raciest? "Oh man, that girl is wearing the raciest skirt I've ever seen..." Raciest must be in reference to a "racy" outfit of sorts, right? It's "racist" dude.
At least you're not racist though, "Any team that has all whites would suck!" "No blacks would play for a whitey like Limbaugh!"
Go back and kick it with Al and Jesse, and complain how you'll never get ahead until you get reparations...

no, I'm saying that if there was a movie called "black men can't play golf' and it was about tiger woods then it wouldn't be offensive

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!!!!

TARNIMAN SHUT THE F*CK UP

Tarniman I think you write much more eloquently when you use your crayons on your mom's walls.

You obviously are no student of history nor are you privy to much education beyond maybe 4th grade or so as judged by your "writings" or more properly, your rantings.

Please do yourself a favor, if you are capable of understanding words larger than one or two syllables, look up the 1964 Civil Rights act in the Library of Congress Archives and please check to see what political party attempted to derail the entire thing, and which party fought for the rights of minorities and broke the filibuster.

And I apologize in advance for using a word you are probably not familiar with. But there is a thing called dictionary.com on the internet and if you go there and type in "filibuster" you will then see what it means. If your IQ is greater than a single digit you might even understand what it is I am trying to teach you.

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!!!!

Thank you Armando for telling it like it is. From a politically incorrect. "Hymie" to a politically incorrect Hispanic. Go team!

Mando,

Not one of my favorite blogs from you buddy (especially since I just found out my favorite sports blogger is Republican, sorry, too spineless to say it, I think you said, "leans right."). Well, I am 100% Liberal Democrat, as far left as you can go, however, my best friend is a Republican, so I get along with everyone (as long as they have respect for others). And that's the point with Limbaugh, he has NO respect! I know (because I've seen his show before, used to watch it all the time in college since that's the only station I got), that's his schtick, and makes him billions on the radio, and that's cool. But like others said, this is America. It's American to want to own a football team in the NFL, sure. BUT, it's JUST AS American to NOT want someone to own a football team. This isn't a public company (NFL), it's a private league. That means they can do just about anything they want. And (thank God the NFL heirarchy is smart enough to understand), it doesn't look good to have a divisive figure like Limbaugh OWNING a team, even if he's a minority owner (love the pun there). ESPECIALLY when the league is majority black like you said (I think over 60%). Look, it's like America, believe me (since I am one, I should know), if blacks were the majority in this country, things would be A LOT different. But because we only are maybe 9% of the total population in the country, whites have been able to have the final say on almost anything relative to the U.S. Same rules apply to football. If the league is majority black, then, everyone else just has to accept that blacks will have a more considerable opinion concerning the NFL. That's just fair (or if it isn't than those people who think that should be fighting AGAINST the Republicans and FOR the Democrats who believe we should be fair and just and give everyone an equal say).

Also Mando, please spare me with the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson stuff. I mean, talk about hypocritical. You're trying to say in your blog how we shouldn't make Limbaugh out to be a boogie man, and then you yourself make Jesse and Al into boogie men. Frankly, I'm happy to say all 3 probably stir the racial pot more than it needs to be. And if those 2 ever tried to own a team, I wouldn't be surprised if people yelled and screamed and prevented them from doing it (I now know you wouldn't be for such a thing). So don't get your panties in a bunch when people don't want Limbaugh owning a team.

Lastly, if you think a black person saying the "N" word in and of itself is racist, then you probably don't understand what racism is. Regardless, who cares WHO says that word. Like others said, it's all about context. White southern prejudiced people can say it all day, I wouldn't care. But if they then tried to lynch some black guy, that's when I'd say it's a problem and we should use their words to charge them with a hate crime. But some black athlete saying that in the locker room is nowhere CLOSE TO the vitriol Limbaugh spews in his radio shows, and THAT'S why he ain't owning a team. 20 years ago, I think Limbaugh might have been able to do it, thank GOD we've moved forward in this country and let people know that if they think in those ways, then they WON'T be seen in the mainstream of American thinking, which is a good thing! Adios.

By the way, tarniman2.comm is a dumbass. As stupid and cliche as they come.

Why is everybody so down on Rush? 2112 was a great album, man.

"Why is everybody so down on Rush? 2112 was a great album, man."
comment win.

While your championing the American way and the rights you feel Rush should have to be part owner, recognize the NFL is not a democracy. It is not representative of the civil rights afforded American citizens it is a private business. It is subject to non-discrimination laws and can be held accountable by civil rights advocates but it basically has the right as a private organization to allow whoever it wants to join. They should be allowed to say a person can't join cause we don't like you and if Rush doesn't like it maybe he could go to the ACLU and ask them to fight for him. Good to see you standing up for the little guy in this situation you mom would be proud.

How about Limbaugh's hypocrisy. On his radio show, he called for all drug addicts to be locked up for life. When it turns out he is a drug addict, he asks for forgiveness and leniency.

Rush is more of whats wrong with America. A talking head that is just out to polarize the public with his knee jerk reactions.

Mando,

Your stuff is usually spot on, except for the big name receiver stuff, but this column rates at the very top of sage, insightful, fair and responsible journalism.

Your best article ever - I tip my hat to you!!!!!!


The hypocrisy from everyone is sad we are still not ready to deal with racism but the truth is its because we are all racist in one way or another with diffrent extremes, it's human nature there's not a thing we can do about it but recognize that we are and keep it in check, every race is racist against another and even with there own race crazy isn't but till we look in the mirror and admit it we can't posilble speak to others about it can we... So look in the mirror and deal with it....You racist bast*rd.

Lol!!!!!!! That's a pretty racist thing to say yourself big guy "I bet the only people that like that article are white". If Armano wants to blog about NFL news that concerns a political figure he can! It's NFL news!!! And last time I checked freedom of speech and opinion are still legal in this country. Double standards drive me nuts!! Kudos to you armano for saying what you feel about NFL news. Oh yah I'm white lol!!!!!! And I don't like rush! F the jets wildcat for president!!!!!


Donovan McNabb's stats during the 2002-2003 season, the year before Rush made his remark that the media was propping up a bad quarterback in McNabb because he was black (missed 6 games due to injury):

10 games started 2289 yds (228.9/ypg) 17 TD 6 INT 86.0 QB rating

Tom Brady's stats during the 2002-2003 NFL season, the year the Patriots won the Superbowl:

16 games started 3764 yds (235.3/ypg) 28 TD 14 INT 85.7 QB rating

I guess the media and the nfl must have also been very desirous for a good looking white quarterback to succeed.

Mando,

You are a hypocrite just like most Americans are hypocrites.

I wonder what you would say if Castro wanted to be part owner of a NFL team. Would your view points change? I believe they will. So if its not about the man then Castro should be able to buy into an NFL team right?

The whole subject of civil rights is ridiculous because Rush doesn't care. People are acting as if he should sue the NFL for being discriminated against when the fact of the matter is he doesn't care about any of this. Everyone that is fighting here for Rush's rights are wasting there time. He already got what he wanted. His face is all over the tv and newspapers and his ratings have climbed in the most important time of the year for radio and tv personalities. WAKE UP PEOPLE! You are being used!

Mando, preparate, you will probably be taken to the editors office and be told to please keep the "political" talk out of your blog. It seems as if we live in a time when you cannot go against the current political stream and at the very at least call out hypocrisy when you see it. Keep on writing what you believe. I rarely agree with you on Fins and I still read your articles and blogs.

Mark,

You are soooo wrong on this.

Let me put this in perspective for you:

The government allows the NFL to exist as a entity that doesn't abide by the laws all private corporations have to abide by. Antitrust laws don't apply to the NFL, giving them the ability to operate without competition.

The democrats control this legislation. If the democrat party decides to do away with the antitrust exemptions the NFL would lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

Now, we know the union head for the players is a huge democrat. We know Sharpton and Jackson are very powerful democrats.

It isn't hard to see that the democrats that hate Limbaugh hold a huge amount of power over the league.

So this isn't about business. This is about the democrat party hurting a political foe.

And you think that is okay? Wow!

You people are freakin' dopes if you think Rush isn't racist. Come on. Listen to his crap over time. He is a total hate mongering, mis-informing jackass. He does nothing but try to divide people and he would sell his own mother to make sure another Democrat doesn't win the election. We are Sooooo much better under Republican administrations like George W. Bush. Him wanting America to fail under Obama is putting party before country which is the exact opposite of being a Patriot. I think Jorgebanks needs to get it right. He is EXACTLY a racist and exactly the opposite of a Patriot. I don't know whose ears you're listening to his radio show through but I listened to it for years back in the mid to late 90's when I had an AM radio in work truck and was a captive audience. He is a freakin' wackjob and if you are a dittohead then you basically resign yourself to being, well, a DITTO HEAD and that is not a compliment. Dittohead by nature is an name that insinuates you take all you hear and spew it back word for word without and regard for truth, the facts or common sense. Thanks for listening now get back to football you jerkoff!

New Jersey why aren't you posting under your name. Don't tell me you're not in here commenting because you KNOW we are all well aware of your political views as an "independant", cough, cough, (shhhhh republican sympathizer :) But seriously man if you believe in your opinions and beliefs why aren't you signing in and backing them up? C'mon man this is what you've been waiting for ever since those stupid euros gave Obama the peace prize! You may be fooling others but I know you're in here,,there's no way you could stay away from this.

"So this isn't about business. This is about the democrat party hurting a political foe."

the NFL as an arm of the 'Democrat' party?

what the hell are you on?

seriously? if al sharpton and Jesse Jackson are so powerful, then how come they are consistently the laughing stock of the nation?

wow I be you're a huge Glenn Beck fan too

Reynolds Wrap is on sale at winn-Dixie this week, why don't you pick some up, upgrade your hat.

"If any of the brothers don't want to play there let them go back to share cropping, a lot of my homeboys will gladly take the job and for a lot less money!"

Posted by: Big Blackie | October 15, 2009 at 03:53 AM

Mando,

The above is what they think of you also. I hope you don't think you are white? They will correct that real soon. You just put yourself on the hotseat homeboy. Maybe you had a Jerry Mcguire moment. I think it will cost you in the end. News is suppose to be unbiased. I see now you are very biases.

Tommya, so you say it is about hurting a politcal foe. Would not the Republicans do the same if the tables were turned. You know this is true, say it.

I will be forwarding your commentary to the Dolphins locker room Mando.

o, I'm saying that if there was a movie called "black men can't play golf' and it was about tiger woods then it wouldn't be offensive

Posted by: littlehey5 | October 15, 2009 at 12:42 PM


Yeah it would, and he is only half black.

OverseasFan Castro is a mass muder who just in south Florida it's been documented that he has killed 50,000. family members of cubans now living in south Florida how can you even compare theses two is just beyond belief

zett,

The Republican party probably would do the same. You're right. That is why I hate this. The government shouldn't have the ability to damage or help private companies or individuals based on political differences. It's sickening.

littlehey5,

Sharpton and Jackson have the backing of the congressional black caucus: a very powerful group in congress. The President was a member... and now a huge supporter... and the man that writes the tax laws is a member, Charlie Rangel.

If you think for one second they won't use this to hurt the NFL, then you're living in lala land.

"And last time I checked freedom of speech and opinion are still legal in this country. Double standards drive me nuts!!

Posted by: Pedrothelion | October 15, 2009 at 01:00 PM

So what's the problem Poncho? Rush put in a bid, the players spoke out, they dropped his involvement.

Sounds like free speech to me. Or maybe double standards only exist if your black and not white.

NJ show yourself, be brave man. NJ NJNJNJNJNJNJNJNJNJ

LOL!!! I can't even understand how a reporter states for the record he leans RIGHT.

That's like Fox news stating they lean RIGHT or MSNBC stating they lean LEFT.

News is suppose to present both sides of the argument. Well mando, you just proved you have an agenda. I've always heard rumblings about you being this way. Now I know its true.

Why aren't you people at work, and not blogging. From the quality of the writing, and the use of unsupported material, you unthinking hoi poloi need to educate yourselves on the facts, not rumors or supposition. Time for you magpies to actually do sone reading. You believe what you want to believe, and let the facts be damned. I'm not a Rush fan, but know enough to checks my facts before claiming them to be gospel. Our country os in big trouble if we have to depend in non-thinking fiction spouters from the left.
P.s. Go phins!!

Couldn't have said it better myself Mando - I'm not sure Rush could have said it any better. Great article!!

I'm pretty sure the players dropping the N-bomb are black and are allowed so Armando your point about NFL locker rooms is kinda moot. Also good to know u lean right. Congrats. I lean left. Big deal. Your blood and mine is red. Maybe u should try being a leader and getting rid of the seperation as opposed to falling into the trap that makes us more divided today than we were before Jan 20. GO PHINS

"Castro is a mass muder who just in south Florida it's been documented that he has killed 50,000. family members of cubans now living in south Florida how can you even compare theses two is just beyond belief"

Posted by: KillerDolphins | October 15, 2009 at 01:15 PM

So, if he has the money then why should he be denied ownership? Could it be that he did some things people didn't like?

HELLO MCFLY!

OverseasFan - Mando is a columnist - not a reporter. Columnists are paid to give their opinions - reporters are paid to report (without bias) - which rarely happens today and their bias usually leans the wrong way - if you don't know which way is the wrong way - don't even worry about it.

Yeah Armando and I find it extremely amusing when you site that the NFL allows all types of low lifes including DRUG ADDICTS in their midst. You really shouldn't have put DRUG ADDICTS in there when Rush Limbaugh was guilty of that and then his own rules don't apply to him when he gets nailed. THAT'S the epitome of hypocrisy but then again so is the current Republican party. Everything they do is a walking contradiction. Anti-gay but participating in gay activities of all types (i.e. airport bathroom sex, young page molestation and harassment, drug use with young male prostitutes). Anti-deficit but no Republican administration in the last 50 years has balanced a budget or refrained from deficit spending (i.e. NOT conservative) and the list goes on. Get on the correct side of things Armando and quit being part of the Miami latino blind Republicans. The young Cubans and latinos are seeing thru the crap and voting in their own best interests for people who care about their issues not people who are looking out solely for corporations and the wealthy. We need to cut the crap with the embargo and quit being selective in who we deal with. Why aren't we in an embargo with China, another communist country? Talk about hypocrisy!! The NFL has seen that the majority of this country is actually sane and Rush Limbaugh is insane. Sane people can't stand insane people and as such will not patronize anything they're involved in. Since the NFL is a private enterprise they are entitled to select who their ownership may be. That is their business and Rush is bad for the bottom line, plain and simple. Sorry about that large chip of fake outrage on your shoulder. Now go back to teabagging with your anti-gay Republican friends. Have a nice day.

NMDolphan: hey you idiot!!! usually after enough said, that should be able you write. DUH....anyone with the term dolphan is the real loser.

Jamarcus russell, jason campbell, david garrard, vince young, tavaris jackson, byron leftwich aint none of them niggars getting the job done

"Castro is a mass muder who just in south Florida it's been documented that he has killed 50,000. family members of cubans now living in south Florida how can you even compare theses two is just beyond belief"

Posted by: KillerDolphins | October 15, 2009 at 01:15 PM

Oh yeah,

This is how "double standard" the Herald is. They allowed Jeff Darlington to post on his BS blog some horrible commentary about the Willians Sisters being part owners. Last time I checked, they didn't kill anyone. Yet the Herald allowed those two girls to be villified by a poster. And Jeff was right along with them.

Tommya do you really think the government is allowing the NFL to bypass anti-trust laws? Does the gov. step in and stop start up leagues? Does it clamp down on arena or canadian football? The XFL? No the NFL has no competition. Like the NBA and MLB and whatever the soccer equiv. is? I don't think the unions had anything to do with the Owners deciding not to allow Rush to own one of their clubs. Remember the owners are mostly white, rich and republican and they still didn't want him. As far as rev. Sharpton/Jackson I don't think they would be allowed in the club either and I'd make the same aurguement that it would be the NFL's owners right to say step off your not wanted.
The Queen is dead, long live the King, GO PHINS

payuengsnwings,

In MY America, I can go elsewhere and that porterhouse AND bagel. So can blowhard, I mean Limbaugh.

Let's leave this crap for CNN to talk about, not for a Phins blog IMHO... Go Phins!!!!

We hate you, how did this great newspaper get stuck with a reporter like you. You have spent a long time covering the dolphins but you still write like crap. No one cares about these damn stories we want to know what the dolphins are doing on their BYE WEEK. Also discuss how our d-backs are going to defend against Dirty Drew and the Newly (destroyed) orleans saints. WE WANT ARTICLES ON HOW WE ARE GOING TO MATCH UP WITH NO. SCREW YOU AND YOUR REPUBLICAN POLITICS, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LOSE YOUR JOB.

OverseasFan - Mando is a columnist - not a reporter. Columnists are paid to give their opinions - reporters are paid to report (without bias) - which rarely happens today and their bias usually leans the wrong way - if you don't know which way is the wrong way - don't even worry about it.

Posted by: jimbo | October 15, 2009 at 01:23 PM

Looks like it says the Miami Herald at the top of the screen. If he wants to be a columnist then he should start his own column. His words represent the words of a NEWSPAPER not a COLUMN.

"Jamarcus russell, jason campbell, david garrard, vince young, tavaris jackson, byron leftwich aint none of them niggars getting the job done"

Posted by: rush limbaugh | October 15, 2009 at 01:24 PM

Well done Mando. You've managed to divide the fan base for your own selfish needs.

I will be writing the Herald now. I'm not liking what I see from you.

Mark,

The antitrust laws pertain more to internal competition not external. For example:

The NFL is able to negotiate tv deals as an entire unit.... this is only legal under the exemptions in antitrust laws. Without the exemptions teams would have to make individual deals with tv stations.... meaning the blackout policy wouldn't exist the way it is now... and the teams wouldn't have as much leverage when negotiating the broadcast contracts... meaning less money from tv.

The direct tv deals, cable deals... all that stuff would fall apart without the antitrust exemptions. And the democrats could easily do away with these exemptions if they wanted to.

That's the competition I'm talking about.

Mark,

And as I stated to someone else earlier, Jackson and Sharpton have the backing of the congressional black caucus. The President of the United States was a member and now a huge supporter. Charlie Rangel the tax law author is a member. This group is VERY powerful.

If the NFL tried to allow Limbaugh into the league, I can guarantee you that the black caucus would push legislation to end the exemptions the NFL now thrives off of. Arlen Specter, a democrat, was threatening to do away with the exemptions when he was a republican for lesser reasons.

Trust me, this is all political. This is nothing but the party in power destroying the ambitions of a private individual they hate. And they're using the power they hold over the NFL to do it. It's sickening.

"If you think for one second they won't use this to hurt the NFL, then you're living in lala land."

it's really nice here in lala land, we don't see political points to be scored with every issue. what we see here is the NFL saying, "no rush we don't want you... "

are the members of the group trying to buy the rams an extension of the democrat party too? they dropped rush because he became a liability

here in lala land, you can't just make up a conspiracy whenever you feel like it based on circumstantial evidence because the system did something you don't like.

Best column you have ever written. Period. I can't get over the hypocrisy in the NFL and in this world. According to liberals those on the right are not allowed to voice or have an opinion. If we don't agree with them then we are un-American or racist or being divisive. Just ask tom hanks or steven spielberg!

OverseasFan are you even American? Overseas were are you at and were are you from ?

"Yeah Armando and I find it extremely amusing when you site that the NFL allows all types of low lifes including DRUG ADDICTS in their midst. You really shouldn't have put DRUG ADDICTS in there when Rush Limbaugh was guilty of that and then his own rules don't apply to him when he gets nailed."

Posted by: Fins Up | October 15, 2009 at 01:23 PM

GREAT POINT!!! Just proves he has an agenda. He can never write a 300 word article about football but he manages to write a 1000 word article about his own hypocrisy. He should be fired based on that alone.

Shaggy is a tremendous moron. He should be on Fox News with all the other rambling idiots out there that speak before they think.

Hey Mando,

So when the black man wanted to buy the Vikings where was your scathing article then?

Overseasfan you are soooo f'n right

I invite you guys to see my blog post on this topic. Please feel free to leave a comment.
http://realandfantasysports.blogspot.com/2009/10/rush-to-judgment.html

Tommya again all major league sports have those abilities to negogiate and it's as much related to the profit sharing of revenues as anything else. There is no relevance to that and the issue in the column. Armando was talking Hypocrasy and I was covertly making a point of the hypocrasy of a conservative hate monger crying foul when he's held accountable for his body of work. See the ACLU comment as recourse? It's funny that's all and then your all like antitrust laws, democrats control legislation and why'd Bush have to such a moron and stuff.....

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