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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 06:44    Post subject: Rush Limbaugh Comments on ESPN
Rush Limbaugh resigned from his ESPN gig, for his statements regarding Donovan McNabb.

IMHO, what Rush said wasn't that bad. The media does make references to the Black Quarterbacks all the time.

and the second part of his comment about the defense is right on, the defense does carry this team.

This is what he said:
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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 do well.

There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,98871,00.html

I don't think he should have resigned.

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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 07:05    Post subject:
He should not have resigned. He is getting crap for speaking his opinion. Though the facts he stated were undisputable.

It would have blown over.
The media is just after him because of who he is.

I know I am a big Rush fan but I listened to what he said, and thought nothing of it. It was blown way out of proportion.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 07:39    Post subject:
I agree, blown out of proportion. A fat white guy can't say crap anymore without somebody lambasting him for it.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 08:15    Post subject:
And now there's a report the State of Florida is looking into an allegation by one of Rush's housekeepers that she supplied him with loads of pain killers illegally.

Should not have stepped down. Whether or not you thought the comments were stupid, this is America. In theory.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 09:20    Post subject:
Well, I don't think his comments were right...McNabb is a great player, although the defense has been better than the offense. So maybe he was partially right.

He should not have had to resign, I agree.

But I do think he did the right thing. If he hadn't done this now, it would have just kept building and building, and it would have been worse than it is now.

Rush said he did it(resigned) because he didn't want to bring more controversy to the NFL countdown show, and I can see he point.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 09:30    Post subject:
Here's a thought: why don't these types of shows simply hire individuals qualified to speak on such topics (ex-players, former coaches, bonafide sports reporters) without trying to create controversy in the first place?
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 09:32    Post subject:
Most if not all the shows have ex-players and coaches as analysts.

Rush also knows a lot about football. ESPN hiring him was probably an attempt to garner more ratings, and viewers. I know I watched the show waiting for him to say something controversial.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 09:37    Post subject:
Cappy wrote:
Most if not all the shows have ex-players and coaches as analysts.

Rush also knows a lot about football. ESPN hiring him was probably an attempt to garner more ratings, and viewers. I know I watched the show waiting for him to say something controversial.


so you weren't disappointed then, were you?
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 09:40    Post subject:
keltic63 wrote:
Cappy wrote:
Most if not all the shows have ex-players and coaches as analysts.

Rush also knows a lot about football. ESPN hiring him was probably an attempt to garner more ratings, and viewers. I know I watched the show waiting for him to say something controversial.


so you weren't disappointed then, were you?


Only that it took him 4 weeks to say something controversial
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 10:16    Post subject:
Cappy wrote:
Most if not all the shows have ex-players and coaches as analysts.

Rush also knows a lot about football. ESPN hiring him was probably an attempt to garner more ratings, and viewers. I know I watched the show waiting for him to say something controversial.

Thats exactly why they hired him I think, for the controversy he might stir up, but I don't think they bargained for this much.

I kind of agree with coach here, I don't think the statements were exactly correct but ideally hopefully not strong enough to force someone to step down. But I think had he not stepped down this controversy, valid or no, would have overshadowed the the show, the league, game, the players, etc. I think it was good call on his part but I'm sorry to see him go (after the one Sunday I was able to watch him...)
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 11:18    Post subject:
Supposedly, ratings had increased with Rush on the show.

I thought was he said was kind of dumb, but he was also bashing a quarterback who had been to the pro-bowl 3 straight times. I don't see how you can talk down the abilities of a man who is going to the Pro-Bowl....and, oh yeah, led his team to 2 straight NFC championship games.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 11:19    Post subject:
Pug wrote:
Supposedly, ratings had increased with Rush on the show.

I thought was he said was kind of dumb, but he was also bashing a quarterback who had been to the pro-bowl 3 straight times. I don't see how you can talk down the abilities of a man who is going to the Pro-Bowl....and, oh yeah, led his team to 2 straight NFC championship games.


his stats this year suck

his defense is incredible
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 11:34    Post subject:
Rush used to cover sports in the Kansas City and possibly the Sacramento markets before his political gig started. I'm not for sure on the details, but I do know he did sports stuff first.

He even worked in the front office of the bastage Kansas City Royals. So he does have some sports street cred.

But anybody should be fired or have to resign after doing a Jimmy The Greek impression on national TV.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 11:34    Post subject:
robp wrote:
I agree, blown out of proportion. A fat white guy can't say crap anymore without somebody lambasting him for it.



I have to big fat this.


He voiced an OPINION. Jeez.
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PostPosted: 10/02/03 - 11:35    Post subject:
I don't think its as much as what was said, its who said.

In the PC media, a white male can never criticize the black race, even if it is constructive without the race card being an issue. Had Tom Jackson said that same thing, there would be know discussion about this whatsoever.
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