Los Angeles Rams

Hey NFL and The Nay-Sayers, Stay Out Of It!

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 10:  Rush Limbaugh during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on February 10, 2006.  (Photo by Marc Feldman/Getty Images)
Michael SippContributor IOctober 15, 2009

It is official, B/R readers and writers. If you have not heard; the group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams headed by Dave Checketts has forced out Rush Limbaugh.

A few days ago, the St. Louis Rams' owners Chip Rosenbloom, Lucia Rodriguez, and Stan Kroenke, along with the NFL, came under controversy when they "allowed" a group bidding to buy the Rams' partner with controversial conservative radio-show host Rush Limbaugh.

You may not know why, but in 2003, Limbaugh was a part of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. When Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb came up in a conversation, Limbaugh said, "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback can do well."

Limbaugh was then forced to resign a few days later.

While I do not have a problem with ESPN forcing Limbaugh to resign after that comment, I do not feel it is right with numerous personalities, including Colts' owner Jim Irsay and the head of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith, trying to block the St. Louis Rams from selling Checketts and Limbaugh the team.

Especially since Limbaugh would only be a minority owner. Checketts would have the controlling stake in the franchise.

I may just feel that it is unjust because a group with Checketts, who owns the St. Louis Blues; and Limbaugh, who is from nearby Cape Girardeau, would most likely keep the franchise in St. Louis. There have been talks of moving the team from St. Louis to a more marketable area—maybe back to Los Angeles or even Mexico City.

St. Louis had two blackouts last year, and it is in danger of a couple more this year. Moving the franchise to a more populated area like L.A. or Mexico City would mean more fans and more money. Which is always the No. 1 concern for almost everybody.

And if you think about it, would you like it if you wanted to go buy something, but someone says no? You would be mad, wouldn't you?

I feel that somebody should be able to buy something if they want, excluding alcohol or drugs, if you are under age.

So please, NFL and the Nay-Sayers, stay out of it!

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