NFL: Irsay takes a stand
No matter how you feel about the possibility of Rush Limbaugh becoming a part owner of the St. Louis Rams, you have to chuckle at Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay becoming the first NFL owner to stand up against him on principle.
Irsay (left) said this week he definitely would not vote to approve an ownership group involving Limbaugh because of the right-wing talkshow host's sometimes controversial comments about race and the NFL.
"I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Irsay said, according to the Associated Press. "When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need."
I'm staying out of the political side of this debate, but I think longtime Baltimore sports fans are going to find it humorous that Irsay would suddenly get all high and mighty after his family yanked a beloved NFL franchise out of Baltimore and gave little thought to the horrible effect that would have on this community.
I guess the real irony of the situation is that Limbaugh has joined the effort to help keep the Rams from moving out of St. Louis.
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