I don't care if Rush Limbaugh buys a small piece of an NFL franchise. He'll be a minority owner, and being part of a minority might be good for him.
I rarely listen to the guy. I don't understand how so many people have so much time to listen to the radio during the work day. Plus, when I'm driving in the afternoon (in the morning I always listen to the radio) I'm more likely to listen to satellite radio and CDs.
I'm the last guy in Charlotte to discover the Avett Brothers, whose latest CD has been impossible to dislodge. So the competition is fierce, and Rush invariably fails to make the cut.
I don't think Rush knows much about football. When he worked for ESPN in 2003, he took a shot at Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb. Some found his comments racially loaded. I didn't. I found them silly.
Rush said that McNabb got credit for Philadelphia's success that he didn't deserve. As Jake Delhomme will tell you, quarterbacks always get too much credit and too much blame.
Rush also accused the media of being "very desirous that a black quarterback can do well." But by 2003, black quarterbacks no longer were a story. Rush was at least a decade late.
There was a time when the subject was an issue, a time McNabb would have been shifted to the defensive backfield, a time black athletes were not given the opportunity to run an offense. There also was a time when baseball, boxing and horse racing were more popular in the U.S. than the NFL. By 2003 that time had long passed and the rest of us had moved on.
But since when are owners required to be football experts?
Rush's celebrity will detract from the group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams rather than enhance it. But if he somehow slips through and buys a small piece of the franchise so what?
It's not an issue. It's more of an issue than black quarterbacks were in 2003. But it's not an issue.