You’ve probably all heard the latest Rams news.Â From the LA Times on 10/6/09:
It appears conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh wants to be an NFL team owner.
In a statement released today, Limbaugh said he’s partnering with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh didn’t go into details, but said he and Checketts “have made a bid to buy the Rams and are continuing the process.”
Such a move would most certainly keep the Rams in St. Louis, good news to many.
Would the controversial Limbaugh make fans question their loyalty to the team?Â Would the conservative radio host ask for taxpayer help to build a new stadium when the Rams have an out on their current lease at the Edward Jones Dome? Â Â Or would he argue for a free market solution – he and the other owners building their own facility? Would they be happy keeping the team in a politically blue city?
Los Angeles is still without a team, and a loophole in the Rams’ lease allows them to move as early as 2014 if the Edward Jones Dome is not deemed among the top quarter of all NFL stadiums. Though just 14 years old, the dome is fast becoming one of the league’s older venues, and getting it into the top quarter seems unlikely. (Source: AP)
The poll this week, in the right sidebar, asks for your reaction to the possibility of Limbaugh as a Rams owner. Read the answers carefully before answering:
- I don’t like Limbaugh but I would continue supporting the Rams.
- I don’t like Limbaugh, used to support the Rams, but will stop if he becomes an owner.
- I don’t like Limbaugh and this would make it easier to stay away from the Rams.
- I don’t care who owns the team as long as it remains in St. Louis.
- I don’t have an opinion on Limbaugh buying the Rams.
- I like Limbaugh but not the Rams/football.
- I like Limbaugh so I might start supporting the Rams.
- I like Limbaugh and the Rams, great match.
I tried to cover all the options with the answers listed above.
The comments to the LA Times story covered all views from left to right:
– Steve Patterson