poisonous anti-black messages. In fact it would be the same reasoning if the name in the headlines was Bill Maher, or Oprah Winfrey, or any other reactionary media personality whose ongoing mission is to build and foster, and then profit from, a community of syncophants. The arguments in favor of his joining Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid are plentiful, and I must acknowledge them before moving forward:There are topics, and people, that I would rather not write about. Not only because I find them distasteful, but because, like viruses, they thrive and grow with exposure. The rule of thumb for virulent outbreaks is containment. But as I am going to be representing RamsHerd on another edition of Turf Show Radio tonight, and the topic is sure to come up, I feel I must break containment to make my position clear. And that is this: Any involvement with Rush Limbaugh would be an unmitigated disaster for the Rams, from a football point of view. My reasoning is aside from my strong distaste for his radio show, and his
- Dave Checketts has been a model owner, and has helped steer the Blues out of the catastrophic fallout of their slash-and-burn roster purge leading into the lockout, and back into the good graces of St Louis fans. He has shown an ability to resist meddling, and lured a strong hockey mind in John Davidson, and allowed him to lead the franchise.
- Limbaugh's strong ties to Missouri would likely keep the Rams in St Louis, though it's unknown how this would impact the impending stadium lease issue in 2015.
- Limbaugh brings with him a fan base that has tremendous numbers in the region, many of whom are likely to be currently alienated from the Rams, given their struggles of the last few years.