Thursday, October 15, 2009

The best comment on Limbaugh's exclusion from NFL ownership

It's from sportswriter Armando Salguero, who covers the Miami Dolphins for the Miami Herald:
"The hypocrisy on this issue is everywhere. It is rampant. It is sickening.

The same commissioner that is allowing dog-killer Michael Vick to play in the NFL doesn't want Limbaugh to vie for an ownership stake because, 'We're all held to a high standard here and divisive comments are not what the NFL's all about,' Goodell said earlier this week. 'I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, no. Absolutely not.'

So the league allows dog-killers, wife-beaters, strip club addicts, girlfriend-batterers, drug addicts, drunk drivers, and coaches who allegedly bust up other coaches, but the commish is worried about divisive quotes?"
Previously, Armando had observed this, as he is privy to the Dolphins locker room:
"Pulling his shorts up to his waist and then motioning over to a couple of waiting reporters who wanted to interview him in the Dolphins locker room Wednesday, nose tackle Jason Ferguson used the N-word.

He was talking either to a teammate or one of the reporters who is black, but that didn't matter because the word seemingly floated away -- clearly heard but ignored because, in an NFL locker room, that word is uttered by players practically every day.

Sometimes the N-word is said in jest. Sometimes it is said in anger or rage. Sometimes it is blasted through boom boxes playing rap music. Sometimes it is clustered with taunts about another player's mother or wife or, in extreme vengeance-filled moments, another player's boyfriend.

And this is the NFL Roger Goodell wants to protect from Rush Limbaugh comments?"
I've heard tons of comments on this story, and didn't figure it was worth my time to say anything about it, because the definitive comment was certainly "out there" already. Well, there you go. There was something worth pointing out.

When you top it off with the fact that some of Limbaugh's "divisive comments" are now being shown as fabrications by enemies, and the one comment he did utter, is not racist, but instead an observation of someone else's racism, it's a shame this ever was as "controversy."

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