Rush To Judgement
Posted on: October 14, 2009 8:12 am
The recent news that Rush Limbaugh may be attempting to be a part of an ownership bid for the St. Louis Rams has caused the web forums to be bombarded with hyperbole, slander, and empty rhetoric. Rush is a love him or hate him character, I understand that. But really, ... if the Rams were owned by a group that included Limbaugh, and proceeded to go 12-4 next season, would none of his loud detractors allow that in spite of their political or philosophical differences, he might actually be a good franchise owner? It's not like he would have autonomous sway over the franchise a la Jerry Jones. He would be a minority partner. So what? Do we scan the biographies and political views of the minority owners of every team we root for? What about the team's stars... do we care if they have opposing views to our own? No. We demand an entertaining product, with an expectation of a high level of effort, and the resulting high performance. Whether I care for Rush Limbaugh's social commentary or political slant is immaterial. If the franchise contends and entertains, then I am a happy fan. Loud and obnoxious fans stating they would no longer cheer for the Rams are mostly short-sighted and hypocritical. Basically, it's like Jerry Seinfeld stated, we cheer for laundry. Take a chill pill and relax people - I am sure your reaction has made Rush Limbaugh smile with satisfaction. An emotional response is all he is ever really looking for, and you have given it to him in spades.