Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Limbaugh: Buying Into Brain Damage

Al Sharpton has his knickers in a twist over news that Rush Limbaugh is trying to acquire the National Football League franchise in St. Louis, but with all due respect, the Reverend and other protesters fail to see the internal logic of such a move.

With the recent revelation that NFL retirees, as a result of being hit in the head so often, are more susceptible to brain disease and early Alzheimer's than the rest of the population, it seems only natural that El Rushbo invest in the League some of the proceeds from his $400 million contract for pounding to pulp the neurons of his devoted listeners.

Rev. Sharpton and the director of the NFL Players Association are complaining that "sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

But NFL players are paid to hammer one another mercilessly, much as Limbaugh does to liberals. Overcoming division and hatred is more the province of basketball players like the man in the White House.

2 comments:

Holte Ender said...

Brain disease notwithstanding, Limbaugh has been a sports fan, football in particular, for many years. He had a very short lived job as an analyst on ESPN, he resigned amid controversial remarks he made, live on TV, about Philadelphia Eagles black quarterback Donovan McNabb. Al Sharpton had things say about him then too. Black players in the NFL make up 65% of the rosters, in the NBA it's 80%, Baseball is a more reflective 12%. There is no doubt, American sports is very inclusive, something Limbaugh knows nothing about.

edwin sanchez said...

No one is really a fan of Rush especially in one of the most integrated American pastimes.