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  sugarnspice005

I'm sure everyone has heard about Rush Limbaugh wanting to buy the St. Louis Rams. Why he wants to buy an NFL team I don't know...maybe he wants a side project. Anyway, I've been watching on the news how some don't want him owning a team because of alleged racial comments he's made. Whether he's made them or not.....I don't know. In all honesty, I don't like the guy. I think he's a wind bag. But, he has a right to earn a living, and, I didn't see nothing wrong in his wanting to buy a football team. I mean, if he has the money to do it, why shouldn't he?

Yes, I've heard that some of the players on the Ram's team have said if he does buy the team, they wouldn't play for him. Guess that's their option. Anyway, my opinion on this is simple. I already stated it, I think he should have been allowed to buy, but, apparently, he got turned down because some of the players don't like him and I guess the NFL doesn't care for him either.

So...despite what you think of him personally......do any of you think he should have been allowed to buy the Rams? Like I said, I personally can't stand the guy, but, I feel in this country we are allowed to earn an honest living, and I didn't see what the big deal was about him buying an NFL team.

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Wordsofwit

Oct 15 @ 9:03PM  
Rush has been given the bum's rush by the NFl. I don't have time to post the link, but it is a dead deal. I will trust somebody else to authenticate this.
PinkToeNails

Oct 15 @ 9:06PM  
Well.. since him being a part owner is out of the question for now... I think it's pretty arrogant of those players to say they wouldn't play for the Rams... and complete bullshit! Do you think they're going to give up their million dollar contracts because someone like Rush Limbaugh is part owner in a team? I seroiusly doubt that!! They are used to their lifestyles... and I don't think they'd give it up if he was part owner.. Personaly, I like to listen to Rush.. I listen to him just about everyday... he has some good things to say but he is over the top at times.... but hey, if those players wnat to give up their big time salaries... that's their choice!
PinkToeNails

Oct 15 @ 9:08PM  
I will trust somebody else to authenticate this.


Guess I just did that!!
StraddleMyNose

Oct 15 @ 9:23PM  
Rush Limbaugh didn't say anything that would make him or anyone else racist. Pretty much it's been a few people such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton that have led the charge against Rush on his wanting to be part owner of the St. Louis team. The NFL doesn't really have a backbone when it comes to standing up for justice and ignoring some of these left wing loons. Why they NFL would give Vick another chance after what he did then and then turning around not give Rush the benefit of the doubt without any proof of any racist remark boggles the mind. The racist people involved in this mess is Jackson and Sharpton who make their living off dividing the races and crusading against anyone who is white. Rush got a raw deal on this and I would love to see karma come around to all those who are responsible for this mess.

Also, a lot of people off the streets and the football players who stated that they will boycott the NFL and games and who actually think Rush made the racial remarks are like sheeps who follow along without having a clue about what's been said. I think it's pretty ignorant of these people to keep the shit stirred only because they don't like Rush Limbaugh's politics! That's pretty petty and juvenile!
JustAnAvatar

Oct 16 @ 5:55AM  
By his own admission, Limbaugh bought and used drugs illegally for an extended period of time.

If he was anyone else, that history alone would have disqualified him. Instead of whining about being persecuted for his views, he ought to be thankful that nobody brought that up.
surv6969

Oct 16 @ 9:46AM  
By his own admission, Limbaugh bought and used drugs illegally for an extended period of time.
If he was anyone else, that history alone would have disqualified him.
By those standards there should be a zero tolerance policy in the NFL and any player that test positive for drugs, is arrested for a crime, or admits to doing drugs should be banned from the NFL for life.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 9:47AM  
By his own admission, Limbaugh bought and used drugs illegally for an extended period of time.

You're kidding, right? I would hardly call pain killers hard core drugs. In fact, a lot of the public today have had some kind of addiction to pain killers after they started taking them. They are very addictive. I don't fault him at all for that. I know a lot of politians who have taken a lot of your hard core kind of drugs, and society doesn't seem to have that much of a problem with that these days. I don't endorse any kind of drug taking, but lets get real here, when it comes right down to this topic about Rush wanting to be in a partnership with another group in the purchase of the St. Louis football team, it's really about politics. There is a double standard here. It seems like liberals tend to be more forgiving toward their own than they are with conservatives.

This is honestly the first time I have heard the drug issue come up in regards to Rush wanting to buy into a team in the NFL.

Again, bottom line is it's all about politics.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 9:57AM  
zero tolerance policy
Oh sure, lets all just throw out common sense altogether. I don't believe in this policy. What it basically does is divide into black and white, right or wrong. No shades of gray whatsoever. Something in the news right now where a little kid took a utility knife, spoon, fork that he got in the scouts where he was very proud of it and ate with it at school. Well, the school suspended him and even considered sending him to reform school. There was an outcry and backlash against that school for having done that. I believe the kid is back in school where he belongs after this "zero tolerance" backfired. Really, there is no common sense with this zero tolerance shit!
RevDocLove

Oct 16 @ 10:16AM  
Rush Limbaugh didn't say anything that would make him or anyone else racist.

I googled Limbaugh's/Lamebrain's number of racial or racist quotes attributed to him and found 7, 300, 000 sites..I guess you might be able to find something derogatory in all of that
McBunman

Oct 16 @ 10:25AM  
The players who say they wouldn't play for him are full of crap. Just like Rush they would do or say anything to make the millions. And the NFL owners, not exactly a group of left wingers by the way, obviously made a business decision that they don't want the headaches that Rush and his baggage would bring. And they absolutely have that right. But I do find it a little hypocritical that a league that has a franchise named the Redskins is up in arms about some juvenile racial comments made by an entertainer.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 10:33AM  
I googled Limbaugh's/Lamebrain's number of racial or racist quotes attributed to him and found 7, 300, 000 sites..I guess you might be able to find something derogatory in all of that
Looks like you put a lot of stock in what the internet says. I believe most of it are lies, and that itself has been in the news laetly about this topic. Limbaugh is fighting back and considering some lawsuits. A few news organizations have backed down to him a bit and are possibly going to issue some apologies I believe. But as far as Limbaugh purchasing an NFL team, the damage has already been done.
surv6969

Oct 16 @ 10:48AM  
I don't believe in zero tolerance it was just in response to
that history alone would have disqualified him

As for Limbaugh being racist because of comments that can be taken as being racial is ridiculous. Even if you do consider him a racist then he would fit in with the NFL's policy on hiring a Head Coach.
The National Football League has issued 10 guidelines to strengthen its year-old policy to include at least one minority candidate for every head coaching vacancy.
Even if the team got rid of their coach to hire a specific person and that person is white they then have to put on a show and interview at least one minority. To me that is a racist policy. Some people call it reverse racism.

The Lions know all to well.
The Lions did not hire Steve Mariucci because he is white. They hired him because he is a proven winner at this level. And the fact that he is a friend of Matt Millen's and a Michigan native didn't hurt. He was simply a good fit for the Lions. Instead of criticizing the often-maligned GM, we should be praising him for recognizing he had the opportunity to get the guy who could turn this team around, and he jumped at it.
Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association, the Rev. Jackson, and attorneys Mehri and Cochran criticized the Lions for not seriously interviewing at least one minority candidate. In my opinion, they should turn their efforts where it might do more good.
So if they only interviewed a minority would that be a violation of the policy? Would Gene Upshaw, the Rev. Jackson, and attorneys Mehri and Cochran be criticizing them for not interviewing a white person? Why don't they have to interview a woman for the job?
RevDocLove

Oct 16 @ 10:58AM  
Not at all Shawn..I do however believe that out of the 7.3 million sites, there are many who know much more than we do..
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 10:59AM  
Also, I do listen to Rush Limbaugh on a regular basis, and a lot of the stuff he says are used against him in some sort of way by the media where they misquote and twist things that were said by him on air. I have seen this first hand and couldn't believe the media would put a spin to try to make the guy look bad. Most of the media outlets have tarnished their reputation by doing this. So anything that's usually said about him I usually consider the source.

I don't believe in zero tolerance
I didn't think you did, Serv. Just seeing those words "zero tolerance" kind of set me off. Sure, it's good having that with drinking and driving, but a lot of other things, no.
JustAnAvatar

Oct 16 @ 11:31AM  
You're kidding, right? I would hardly call pain killers hard core drugs.

Oxycontin is called "hillbilly heroin." It is highly addictive and definitely hard core.

Rush ought to be judged by his own standard. Follow this link to see what Rush says should be done to drug offenders - that is, before he got caught.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1159

Do you really think Rush is the only guy who claimed that his drug habit was the result of pain? Rush could afford the best help there is - instead he chose to break the law to continue to feed his habit.

Yep - typical right wing hypocrisy. All offenders should go to jail - except me and people like me. In our case, it wasn't really a crime. LOL

StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 11:51AM  
Rush ought to be judged by his own standard. Follow this link to see what Rush says should be done to drug offenders - that is, before he got caught
I know all this. People are human and make mistakes throughout life. But to continue going back to what he said before he got hooked on pain pills and using that as a tool against him because you don't like his politics while you and others continue giving others a free pass because you share the same views as them is considered hypocrisy and double standards type of mentality. Limbaugh is now clean and off the pain meds I believe. Sure, he's not perfect, none of us are, but to continue attacking someone over what he did only because you don't like his politics speaks volumes about the person(s) doing the attacking.
JustAnAvatar

Oct 16 @ 12:18PM  
But to continue going back to what he said before he got hooked on pain pills and using that as a tool against him because you don't like his politics while you and others continue giving others a free pass because you share the same views as them is considered hypocrisy and double standards type of mentality.

Let's see.. you say that I (and others) give a free pass to to others. Tell me, Straddle, who did I give a free pass to? If you're going to accuse me of giving others a free pass on something similar, tell me what I said and when I said it.

Otherwise, I'll happily accept your apology. It's the kind of guy I am.

And Rush gets a free pass because he made these statements "before he got hooked on pain pills"? As Church Lady on Saturday night used to say... "How conveeeeenient."



StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 3:55PM  
How conveeeeenient."
Yep, sure is with people like you. Haven't heard you rip Obama with his stirring shit with his race speeches in any comment of yours (and yes, he has made some racial remarks). Haven't heard you rip Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpon with their racial divide bullshit and the use of the word nigger here and there multiple times. With all the scandals involving politicians that's been blogged about on this site, I don't believe not once have you ever ripped on your liberal left with a blog or comment. It's always been one sided with you. You're very selective on who you take cheap shots at in your comments.

I still can't understand why people like you want to try to bring politics, drugs, ect... into everything such as this latest business venture with Rush Limbaugh. Bottom line is it's all about politics with you people. Even though I think Jackson and Sharpton are racist, and they wanted to buy some stake in an NFL team, I wouldn't have a problem with that. But to go above and beyond to try to ruin someone's career and image because of them being a conservative is very petty.

You can feel free to apologize to me here or in a personal email.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 4:29PM  
Also, JAA, you're so quick to demonize any conservative for past and present wrong doing whether it's an minor offense or not.
JustAnAvatar

Oct 16 @ 5:18PM  
Haven't heard you rip Obama with his stirring shit with his race speeches in any comment of yours (and yes, he has made some racial remarks).

No, I haven't. Nor have I accused Rush Limbaugh of racism. I did say he's a drug user, a hypocrite, and arguably not fit to own a team in a league that punishes its players for drug use. Where did you see comments from me accusing Rush of racism?

But to go above and beyond to try to ruin someone's career and image because of them being a conservative is very petty.

Now, I can honestly tell you I was NOT trying to ruin Mr. Limbaugh's career. In fact, I am fairly certain that mentioning Limbaugh's drug use on an AMD message board will not ruin his career. First, everyone already knows he was a drug addict who had previously argued for jailing all drug offenders. Second, his fans don't care that he was a drug addict and a hypocrite. Third, AMD is not a very big venue - I think his career will survive my comments here.

But if my comments ruin Rush Limbaugh's career, I will call him to tell him how sorry I am. Even a hypocritical drug addict deserves a career.

Now, I really didn't think I attacked you either. But clearly I've made you very upset. For that, Straddle, I feel really, really bad. Please accept my sincere apology.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 6:22PM  
Where did you see comments from me accusing Rush of racism?
I didn't accuse you of calling him a racist. I accused you of throwing your politics in with throwing up his pain killer addiction he had at one time. You may not like the guy and not agree with him on politics, but to say he shouldn't be part owner of an NFL team because he was addicted to pain killers and the fact that you don't like his politics is a little petty and spiteful at best.


Now, I can honestly tell you I was NOT trying to ruin Mr. Limbaugh's career. In fact, I am fairly certain that mentioning Limbaugh's drug use on an AMD message board will not ruin his career.
I didn't say you were. I was referring to in general of all the liberal bloggers out posting blogs trashing and lying about what Limbaugh said and didn't say in regards to race. This also included a lot of the main stream media attacks on him as well.

But clearly I've made you very upset.
Yeeaahhh, okaaayyy. I think you know better than that. When is debating someone considered upsetting that person? Since you're losing the debate you want to start patronizing me now. Grow up!
JustAnAvatar

Oct 16 @ 6:40PM  
Yeeaahhh, okaaayyy. I think you know better than that. When is debating someone considered upsetting that person? Since you're losing the debate you want to start patronizing me now. Grow up!

Absolutely, Straddle. You're right. Have a cookie.

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