Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a bid to purchase the St. Louis Rams after the NFL commissioner said Limbaugh's "not what the NFL is all about." Wait—the NFL's not about white people buying and selling black people?
Limbaugh, a noted athlete, was a member of an investment group organized by sports mogul Dave Checketts until everyone remembered that he hates black people, of whom a lot are employed by the Rams and other NFL teams. After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said yesterday that NFL owners are "all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about," Checketts officially axed Limbaugh from the bid.
We're actually disappointed, because Limbaugh and the NFL deserve one another more than they could ever know, and Limbaugh fits right in by our lights in the NFL's grand tradition of associating with people who nearly decapitate their ex-wives, raise fighting dogs, and accidentally shoot themselves in the leg. But we're not quite as disappointed as the folks at Red State, for whom it is exactly the same in all respects as the Holocaust.
This wouldn't have happened if Condoleezza Rice were commissioner. Anyway, who says racists can't own professional sports franchises?