Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is reportedly very interested in becoming co-owner of the St. Louis Rams. And why would he not??? You all have to have known that one of Limbaugh's lifelong dreams has been to buy Black people. And unless he moves his base of operations to Africa (or some other backwoods Hell hole where the buying and selling of humans is still socially acceptable), buying an American sports team is about as close as he is going to get...
Buying the team should be no problem for el Rushbo, the highest paid radio broadcaster in history. But reports coming out of New York's Daily News might put a damper on the whole thing.
Turns out black players might not want to work for Limbaugh, who has been known to throw out a racial grenade or two throughout his career. Who can forget when he had that short lived little fling doing commentary on ESPN's football preview... The one where in like the second week of the season he said that Donavan McNabb was overrated by the media dying to have a successful black quarterback in the league (not named Randal Cunningham or Doug Williams). Or what about the time where he called Barrack Obama "the magic negro" (admittedly he was quoting an LA Times' story, but the last time I checked the LA Times did not do a rather humorous musical parody entitled "Barrack, the Magic Negro", set to Peter, Paul, and Mary's "Puff the Magic Dragon", sung by "Al Sharpton).
In an interview with the Daily News, New York Giants' defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka said:
"I love Spags [former Giants' defensive coordinator and current St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo] and would play for him in a heartbeat, but under that situation ... obviously trades you have no control over, but if it was a free-agent thing, I wouldn't care if I only had one offer on the table, I would rather stay a free agent.
I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there's a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can't respect him as a man."
In that same article, the New York Jets' Bart Scott states "It's an oxymoron that he criticized Donovan McNabb. A lot of us took it as more of a racial-type thing. I can only imagine how his players would feel. I know I wouldn't want to play for him. He's a jerk. He's an ---. What he said [about McNabb]) was inappropriate and insensitive, totally off-base. He could offer me whatever he wanted, I wouldn't play for him. ... I wouldn't play for Rush Limbaugh. My principles are greater and I can't be bought."
Of course they say that now. Let's see just how many principles they have when Limbaugh is backing up an armored car filled with gold bullion to buy these men's services.
As for Limbaugh buying a team, more power to him. He wouldn't be the first racist to own a sports franchise. Hell, he would not even be the biggest racist to own a sports franchise (that would be Marge Schott, who thought Adolf Hitler got a bad rap...)
But I will tell you this...
I already thought the draft combine bore a stark resemblance to the slave auctions of yesteryear... Adding Limbaugh to the mix only solidifies the image.