Michael Vick In, Rush Limbaugh Out, And Why I’m Done With The NFL

I played high school football.  And I was actually pretty good at it.  I’ve always loved football.  And I’ve always enjoyed watching it played at its highest level.

Until now.

The worst team in the NFL would continue to annihilate the very best team in college.  But the NFL has so sickened me that I’m done with it.  College football will more than do to fill the void.

When the NFL reinstated Michael Vick, who had personally participated in gruesomely killing fighting pit bull dogs, I was nauseated.  What kind of people would deem this guy to be fit to return to the public spotlight and represent the league?

I haven’t watched a game since.

But that wasn’t enough for the National Football League.  Nope.  They then made another despicable judgment.  Michael Vick is fit to represent them; he’s one of “them.”  But conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is not.

After an incredibly dishonest media campaign to prevent Rush Limbaugh from becoming a part owner in the St. Louis Rams, the NFL decided that a league that has plenty of room for the Michael Vicks has no room for someone who has expressed conservative views.

The NFL along with the incredibly dishonest media contributed to the character assassination of Rush Limbaugh.  Manufactured quotes without attribution were blindly embraced as “legitimate” by news organizations and biased NFL executives who had served on the Obama campaign.

I’m done with them.

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8 Responses to “Michael Vick In, Rush Limbaugh Out, And Why I’m Done With The NFL”

  1. tomdegan Says:

    In a healthy country populated with an intelligent, enlightened citizenry, Rush Limbaugh would today be standing on the bread line – right behind (or perhaps in front of) Sean Hannity, Michael “Savage” Wiener and Ann Coulter. He probably would have ended up as a used car salesman or a clerk in a liquor store. His opinion would not have been taken seriously by anyone except maybe a sympathetic bartender. Some bartenders are pretty good psychologists not to mention being fairly adept at feigning interest in the most boring of topics.

    There is a gentleman named Bill Vaughan who used to tend bar at the old Orange Inn Tap Room here in Goshen, New York. Heaven knows how many hours the poor guy spent listening to me waxing inebriate on all matter of subjects from the deplorable state of American politics to the age-old question as to who was the funniest of the two: Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy? I would imagine that in a perfect society, no one other than a patient, world-weary and kindly mixologist would ever have bothered paying any attention to the opinions expressed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh.

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  2. hl Says:

    Good for you! I hope Rush Limbaugh holds every single person who spread falsehoods about him accountable. I hope he sues them BIG TIME and makes them feel pain for their despicable actions.
    What has been done to him is so WRONG in so many ways it is stunning.

    Sad, sad, sad days for America.

  3. Paul Says:

    It seems to me that all the negative vibes this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has been spewing over these many years has come back to blow back on his face (A classic “Blow Back”). He always tries to give off the airs that he can have anything he wants but as we all witness those with more money and more influence tossed him aside like sack of potatoes and the ultimate insult was that it was done in public (money don’t buy you everything butterball).

    Now of course he blames everyone else (Michael J. Fox, Perez Hilton, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Olympia Snowe, ESPN, NFL, the media, basically people of color, the handicapped, women and gays) when of course all you have to do is listen to his show and plainly hear his daily prejudices filled sermons. So NFL, I salute you decision, job well done. And to the whaling cry baby perched on his self made pedestal, quit your whining it was your own fault. Don’t we all feel better?

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    A few “negative vibes” from you are quite interesting.

    First, there’s your complete lack of capacity for justice. It is a fact that the comments (save the well known comment that Donovan McNabb is overrated) were all false. And it appears to be a fact that you are perfectly at home with lies and demagoguery, just as long as they demonize someone you don’t like. I find that pathetic. If Limbaugh had TRULY “spewed” all these negative vibes, one would think that a media that has access to his every single word over the course of 20 years (by which I mean actual audio) would have come up with them, rather than resorting to deceit and lies.

    Now, since you don’t appear to be capable of justice or fairness, and since you’re not interested in evaluating/criticizing someone over what they actually say/do, I’m not particularly interested in having a conversation with you. You lack the capacity for reason.

    Second, it’s interesting that you mention people Michael J. Fox. Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson. It was Sharpton who led the effort to blame and demonize Rush Limbaugh to block him from becoming a part owner like Al Sharpton’s racist buddy Jay Z, who is an owner of the New Jersey Nets. I don’t know about all the names on your list, but I DO know that Sharpton and Jackson have their own sad history of making racist statements (unless you don’t think Sharpton’s calling the Governor of New York a “nigger,” or Jackson’s calling New York “Hymietown” were racist). And it seems to be that these two should probably step down from their high horse of moral authority. It is further interesting that you are all in favor of liberals unrelentingly attacking Rush Limbaugh, but if Limbaugh tries to respond to the attacks and demagoguery, you say he’s just “blaming everyone else.”

    I go back to the fact that you seem incapable of justice or fairness.

  5. Michael Eden Says:

    If Limbaugh has a case (there’s that whole “public figure” thing he has to overcome), I hope he sues.

    This is a war, and we have to fight with the tactics our enemies keep using. And running to the courts is a huge part of the enemies’ tactics.

    The larger lesson is how flagrantly unfair and biased the mainstream media is. Trusting them to tell you the news is rather like trusting a rattlesnake to babysit your infant.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    You strike me as one who has spent many hours being counseled by bartenders. And their final nightly bit of counseling is, “Why don’t you go home Tom. You’ve drank way more than enough, and the other customers are complaining about you.”

    I would submit that if you sobered up a little bit, you’d find that the conservative commentators you find so “unenlightened” would actually make a lot more sense.

  7. Rex Says:

    I’m done with the NFL because I’m done supporting these apes. It’s really the worst type of behavior we could encourage in our society. It’s not even a team sport anymore. Rather, it’s each individual out for his own commercials and personal gain. The goal isn’t to win so much as it is to sign a huge Nike contract. That’s why when a team is down by 21 but makes a tackle resulting in only a five yard gain they celebrate like it’s the game-saving play. It’s really quite disgusting. There’s no humility with these monkeys and it, and the NBA, play a large part in destroying the moral fabric of our society.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    We’ve got slightly different reasons to be done with the NFL, but we’re both done with it.

    I haven’t watched 2 minutes of a single game all season. And I don’t intend to. And that includes the Super Bowl.

    I’ve been watching College Football more than I ever have. And it’s been fine. And when college football concludes, I’ll watch the NBA.

    Between reinstating Michael Vick and barring Rush Limbaugh, they told me they despise what I stand for. Maybe they don’t need former fans like me, but as it turns out I don’t really need them, either.

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