nullUntil a few days ago, I had no idea that liberals loved football so much. Sure, the “worst team gets the first choice in the draft” and the league’s policy of parity reeks of socialism and as such may attract a certain leftist element, but on the field the sport itself remains a merit-based, dog-eat-dog, affirmative-actionless, “pull yourself up by your own boot-straps” challenge where hard work is rewarded and the ill-equipped and lazy are sent away without a trophy.

Here’s one reason I don’t understand the big deal about the Rush Limbaugh ownership thing: We’re talking about one of the world’s most violent sports whose participants have occasionally featured felons, moral degenerates, animal killers and sexual deviants, and yet people are acting appalled as if Limbaugh’s trying to wrest control of a nunnery.

People have made their point known about what they think Limbaugh is all about (which are mostly bogus quotes or out of context soundbytes), but I have yet to hear anybody say what they think would happen if Limbaugh bought into an NFL franchise.

What is it that scares many on the left about Rush Limbaugh owning an NFL team? What do they think will happen? Would Rush forbid black players from playing (judging from the Rams record so far this year, they already have)? Would he burn Al Gore in effigy at halftime (okay, maybe)?

Would Rush only draft conservative players? Will he set up a shine station and have a different minority each day polish his shoes? Not allow female broadcasters on the field (okay, I’d agree with that one)? Change the helmet design to the EIB logo or a picture of Reagan?

Some are saying that black players would refuse play for Limbaugh’s team. Well, if Limbaugh is what they say he is, he won’t allow them work for him… right? So that problem will work itself out.

But maybe the fear is that Limbaugh would succeed as an NFL owner while all the pet claims about him fell by the wayside as people realized that the sun still rises in the east and the Emancipation Proclamation is still in effect.

But even if you’re a liberal and believe everything you’ve ever been told about Rush Limbaugh, here’s the only point I want to make: If a Democrat ex-Klansman can be in Congress and third in line to the U.S. presidency, Rush Limbaugh can own an NFL team.

Update:

MSNBC idiot: For Limbaugh, owning an NFL team would be like owning a plantation.

A plantation where the slaves earn millions of dollars a year? Count me in!

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