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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; The lowly Rams have someone who loves them. Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams, owners of the NFL’s longest losing ...

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Rush Limbaugh interested in buying Rams

The lowly Rams have someone who loves them.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams, owners of the NFL’s longest losing streak at 14 and just 5-31 since 2007.

In a statement, Limbaugh declined to discuss details, citing a confidentiality agreement with Goldman Sachs, the investment firm hired by the family of former Rams owner Georgia Frontiere to review assets of her estate, including the NFL team.

Limbaugh also declined to discuss other partners that might be involved in the bid, but said he and Checketts would operate the team.

“Dave Checketts and I have made a bid to buy the Rams and we are continuing the process,” Limbaugh said.

Forbes magazine has estimated the Rams franchise has a value of $929 million.

Frontiere’s children, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez, inherited 60 percent of the Rams when their mother died in January 2008. Billionaire Stan Kroenke of Columbia, Mo., owns the remaining 40 percent. It wasn’t clear if the Limbaugh/Checketts bid was for 100 percent of the Rams or just the share owned by Rosenbloom and Rodriguez.

“Our strategic review of our ownership of the Rams continues,” Rosenbloom said in a statement released late Monday. “We will make an announcement upon the completion of the process.”

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined comment. Calls seeking comment from Checketts were not returned.

Limbaugh is a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., about 100 miles south of St. Louis. He’s so popular among conservatives—fans of his show call themselves “dittoheads”—that he has been called by some the voice of the Republican Party.

Limbaugh, who lives and works in Palm Beach, Fla., once worked for the Kansas City Royals and is an avid sports fan.

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Re: Rush Limbaugh interested in buying Rams

aren't the Rams conservative enough already?
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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Re: Rush Limbaugh interested in buying Rams

Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
aren't the Rams conservative enough already?
LOL... Thats hilarious.

I dont know what the right thing is here. I dont think the NFL wants
their product to be right or left. If Rush buys the Rams, then Michael
Moore might want the Seahawks. Other than the usual cowtowing
to silly "green" movement and special "heritage" BS, I think the NFL has
done a fantastic job of avoiding political associations, most
impressively from the players. I might guess who my favorite player
votes for, but I really cannot verify. And I like it that way.

Hollywood could learn from the NFL.

One of my favorite things about this board, is I dont really know who is
right or left. It completely changes the mood in here. If you want to see a complete contrast-- a community where half the posters absolutely hate the other half of posters guts, see my old board.

Im all for free speech, and free enterprise, but even though I might (???)actually like Rush, I dont think it would be in the best interest of the NFL for him to own a team. I dont think the NFL should have Rush OR Keith Olbermann doing commentary either.

Thats all I got to say about that, and I'm probably not coming back to this thread, because some things about you I enjoy not knowing, and I wish you all success and happiness.

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
 
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Rush is buying the RAMS ... that's awesome!!!! One thing is for sure, he wouldn't have hired Hazlett. He'd run it like the Rooney's in Pittsburgh. It'd be for investment anyway. Kinda like what Tom Benson did. Did Benson not do alright with his investment? And investments are usually apolitical. Enough said!
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:03 PM   #5
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Re: Rush Limbaugh interested in buying Rams

ohhh man
I could just see loud mouth Rush owing a team
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:10 PM   #6
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Re: Rush Limbaugh interested in buying Rams

Do you think they would always run to the right?
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Originally Posted by Saint_LB View Post
Do you think they would always run to the right?
YES they would if Pelosi and Reed were suited up!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #8
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Re: Rush Limbaugh interested in buying Rams

Maybe the franchise could actually make money again...
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #9
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..wow... hate mongering and yellow journalism must really pay.

I don't think the NFL would approve it... too polarizing a person... would affect sponsorships...
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:52 PM   #10
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and this...

Some black players won't play for Rush Limbaugh if he buys Rams - Sports Rumors - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
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