There was a time when the National Football League was filed with hard hitting men. Now it is full of preening prima donnas who would rather play politics than football. The owners are worse that the players. Many of them frustrated athletes or dilatants whose daddies left them a football team in their will that have proved their football and business ineptitude by fielding “professional” teams that go season after season with fewer wins than the fingers on the hand of an inept shop teacher.
Recently, Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was asked to bring his considerable financial help to a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams in order to keep the team in St. Louis. Rush is a Missouri native and a huge fan of the game so it seemed like a natural. Rush was to be a minority partner in the group.
The mention of Rush’s name is like nails on a chalkboard to some liberal elements in America. No opportunity to try to reduce his stature or influence on the political discussion is ignored. Any chance to stop anything Rush does is seen as a political statement. There is a far left wing in the Democrat party that hates him and what he stands for so deeply that I think if Rush really wanted to stop the Government takeover of healthcare all he would have to do is say that he supports it and those folks would assume it to be evil and walk away from their plans.
So when Rush was mentioned as a part of the group bidding to take over the Rams the Claxton call was sounded on the far left. The usual suspects hurried to get in front of the cameras and denounce Mr. Limbaugh with lies and misquotes. Under political pressure the NFL owners folded like the Lions’ defense and chose anti-Semites and race pimps for their new minority partners rather than a man who worked for his money.
Don’t misunderstand, I believe it is the NFL owners’ proverbial ball and they are free to do as they wish. They want to pick appeasing the left over allowing Rush a few shares of a team that’s their business. I won’t even get into the people that already own teams or parts of teams and what their backgrounds may be. However the next time they come to me and ask for my support to buy a ticket, watch a game or vote for a bond issue for a stadium they can ask someone else. As of today, for me, the NFL no longer exists. I am thinking that there are a lot of folks who feel the same way. This Sunday I will be doing something besides watching the NFL. Join me if you wish