The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

29 July 2008

Rush Limbaugh May Purchase NFL Team


Limbaugh's Team Interest Already Driving Libs Batty

For every radio salesperson who has sneered at the air talent over their "dead-end" career choice, here's a story that could ruin a whole week.

To the soreheaded lefties still steaming over his mega- contract renewal deal, here's some salt for the wounds.

Finally, to our self- appointed "civil rights leaders" and their never- ending quest to keep professional sports as polticially correct as possible, here's a new reason to march in the streets.

That's right, Rush Limbaugh may use some of that massive advance money (and take on new debt) to purchase a NFL team.

Will the angry mob that fought Limbaugh's brief ESPN tenure be able to stop him? It could take some clever maneuvering this time around, but don't think they won't give it their best shot.

According to the Kansas City Star, Limbaugh is considering taking ownership of the St Louis Rams, should the team become available:

The Cape Girardeau native told KMOX radio in St. Louis that NFL ownership is a "billionaire's club." He said he's not part of that club, but is in good financial shape.

Limbaugh said any move he makes would be a business decision, and not based on his ties to the region.

"The worst thing that could happen is for a fan to buy the team. When I say this to people, they say 'That's crazy, it would be fun.' It's a billion-dollar business."

Almost immediately after this news hit the wires, CBS Sports readers began posting nutty, angry and unhinged remarks:

July 28, 2008 8:42 pm

I would never watch the Rams if he was the owner!

I would never watch the Rams play any team if he becomes an owner. I'm a 49er fan and that would be at least 2 games a year i would not watch. There is no possible way the NFL would approve the sale of the Rams to this guy. The guy was and maybe still is a drug addict, not to mention the most politically incorrect person ...(more)

July 28, 2008 6:47 pm


The Rams pick up Bruce Gradkowski. Great, he played for my undergrad, I'm a fan.

Now this? A windbag, drug-addled spiteful old fool? What is the NFL thinking?

July 28, 2008 7:50 pm


it would be a shame if the Rams are sold especially to this jerk. I mean georgia frontiere was a great person. She took a mediocre team and made the right moves to made a champion out of it. Now she's gone and her son says he wont sell the team but with people as Limbaugh that only is putting pressure for him to sell i would not be surpris ...(more)

July 28, 2008 6:48 pm

Would Rush field an all white team?

I'm wondering how far he'd take his team, see if he feels that putting his money where his mouth is.

I think all those right wing people are all phoneys, and if they had to poney up for what they say, they'd wimper away.

Rush doesn't have the guts to actually follow through and put himself on the line.....

July 28, 2008 6:25 pm

Oh, no...

Does that mean Sean Hannity will be Personnel Director and Ann Coulter will be brought in as an assistant coach?

WIll Don Imus will be brought in as an "Inspirational Consultant"? I could see it now..."Move it you nappy haired hos".

July 28, 2008 6:18 pm


If Limbaugh buys the team the NFL should demand that he be tested for OXYCOTIIN daily.

I'm certainly not a fan of the Rams but I don't hate them either. If this clown buys them I will hate them with a passion. He is a hypocrite and a liar.

Should Rush succeed in making this purchase, he'll be breaking down barriers once again, fearlessly entering territory often hostile to known conservatives. Keep in mind, many of those in the "billionaire's club" are guilt-ridden liberals.

It's a victory not only for himself, but for every aspiring radio talk show host: if he can do it, will you be next?

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  • Rush would be the best thing that could happen to the NFL. Remember Muhammed Ali ? How about Gorgeous George ? Take the ball and run it up the middle Rush !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 29 July, 2008 08:29  

  • Noooo! This would mean the end of his Steelers support, right? Go Steelers!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 29 July, 2008 08:52  

  • I think it would be great if he bought the Redskins. I don't know if they are for sell or what their status is. But it would put Rush right in the middle of D.C.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 29 July, 2008 09:51  

  • The Washington Wingnuts. I suppose monica Goodling could do the hiring and only hire Republican leaning players and pro-life players.

    One can only hope he goes this direction and gives up his propaganda filled Goebells seminar forever. He could dedicate his life to the Washington Wingnuts and finally leave the airwaves, preventing another Church shooting.

    You can bet that if this team takes form, many football fans will hate the team with a passion because the Anti-American freak of nature is the owner. I can hear the chants now at a Jets game, when the filth brings the WingNuts to N.J "F*ck you Rush'

    By Anonymous WingNutCrushonRush, at 29 July, 2008 10:09  

  • "many of those in the "billionaire's club" are guilt-ridden liberals."

    You have got to be kidding me. Those people are not wasting their money on sports teams. They are using their wealth to save the planet, handing out groceries to the poor and anonymously paying hospital bills all over the nation.

    Only the greedy Fat-Cat oil barrons have enough money to waste, dooming everyone in the process. Everyone knows Rush doen't have the buisiness skills to be that rich. Wait! Oh Yeah, he does....

    By Anonymous Joel, at 29 July, 2008 11:28  

  • The NFL is practically a bunch of commies:

    Shared Profits
    Salary Caps
    Best Draft Choices to the worst teams
    Subsized Stadiums
    Blackout if stadiums not full

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 29 July, 2008 15:59  

  • Rush continues to amaze the world with his abilities and awesome vocabulary. If Rush bought the RAMS, I dare say he could soon complete his streak of good luck and take over the world!

    Rush is an honest patriot. He loves America. A simple guy with simple solutions.

    You just cannot say enough good about this guy.

    By Blogger SEMissourian, at 29 July, 2008 21:05  

  • Lets see. Did not one George W. Bush own the Texas Rangers before being elected President of the United States?

    Well now, bring it on, RUSH!

    By Blogger SEMissourian, at 29 July, 2008 21:06  

  • What's next for Mr. Limbaugh? Will he buy the EAGLES?

    How about if he buys ESPN!!!

    Oh yeah

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 29 July, 2008 21:10  

  • I'm a Rams fan from way back in the 70s. We haven't had decent ownership or front office leadership for years. I would LOVE Rush to buy the team!
    That would give me one more reason to root for them!

    Please do it, Maha Rushie!

    By Anonymous Craig M. Friberg, at 30 July, 2008 01:15  

  • whatever one's perception of Limbaugh's career, it cannot be argued that his success is wildly impressive.

    he basically built himself into what he has become from the ground up, deliberately not availing himself of his family's fortune and making a great career for himself.

    of course, should he have the chance to pursue a lifelong interest - ala buying a pro football team - then he should go for it.

    it also creates some nifty tax "dodges" (not trying to imply he's cheating or anything, just can't think of a better term" or loopholes...

    football team accountants always find ways to prove the teams lose money.

    By Anonymous TJ, at 30 July, 2008 10:01  

  • Dude, Rush Limbaugh would be a DISASTER as an NFL owner. This isn't the old NFL that Rush Limbaugh grew up loving where the football players were basically serfs. In today's game, there is this thing called FREE AGENCY. If your player doesn't like the owner, he will split. If the players from other teams can't stand you, they won't sign. You don't think that a guy with a 30year history of race - baiting, excuse me being "politically incorrect" - on national radio won't drive off top NFL talent like taxes and regulations do jobs? You linked to the Donovan McNabb thing ... well let me tell you McNabb is actually one of the better fellows in the NFL: articulate, intelligent (college degree), hard working, never gets into trouble, family man (married to a registered nurse), etc. If Limbaugh goes out of his way to pick a fight with a guy like that, how on earth is he going to deal with some of the more borderline characters and personalities that you need to compete in football?

    Don't think that just because Limbaugh is able to talk about conservatism on the radio that he will be any more capable at running a football franchise, by the way. First off, PLENTY of owners are conservative, OK? Second, even the "bleeding heart billionaires" are guys that made their billions in the business world. It is hilarious that you are willing to discount their hard work, success, and business sense just because you don't like their political beliefs.

    Limbaugh would be just another guy with a little money trying to compete in a business that he knows very little about. Unless he actually hires someone who knows about professional football, he would fall flat on his face, cost himself a lot of money, and humiliate his own political cause. So stay away Limbaugh. It would be good for you, the NFL, the conservative movement, everyone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 30 July, 2008 10:49  

  • The last comment by Anonymous (hey, that's me, too) that posted today at 10:29am shows that he doesn't listen by bringing up the Donovan McNabb brouhaha and coming to the wrong conclusion that Rush's comment at the time was an attack on McNabb. It was not. It was on an attack of the same people he attacks every day: the mainstream media, those who are quick to attack and blame the traditions of America that have made it great.

    If you bother to listen to him you'll find out rather quickly Rush does not engage in race baiting. Equating it political incorrectness is false. PC is a weakness that this country has enslaved itself with for years.

    Rush would do great at owning a team he's not emotionally connected to because, if anything, he has proven he knows how to build and run a successful business.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 30 July, 2008 13:07  

  • Rush would be a great NFL owner. He is a very good businessman. As for that cser in Frisco STAY HOME.
    That city is full of loons anyway beginning with that corrupt mayor.If I played in the NFL that's one place I would refuse to play for because of all the commies that reside there.

    By Blogger coach, at 08 August, 2008 14:29  

  • My guess is Rush will someday buy an NFL team. When that happens I'll be the first new fan of that team. And, I'll be the first to laugh at all the fools who's blind hatred for Rush has caused them to spew the most ridiculous accusation and disgusting prejudicial remarks imaginable. These abhorrent comments simply reinforce the notion that the real home of bigotry and close-mindedness is not with conservatism but rather with liberals.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 November, 2008 17:43  

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