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October 3, 2003

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"Are you talking?"

Turns out Rush Limbaugh quit his job at ESPN over some remarks he made before Sunday's games. That's a real shame. Y'see, I like Rush. He's like the Republican version of Michael Moore -- any time he opens his mouth you can be pretty certain he's going to make an ass out of himself. The two of them just seem to create some sort of cosmic balance.

As to his allegation that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is only hyped because "the media" want to see a black quartberback do well, I'm calling BS on that one. McNabb gets press because the fans in Philadelphia (usually) like him. And if the fans in Philly like you, you're probably doing OK. Is he overhyped? Probably. But no more than half the other QBs in the league -- Kurt Warner anyone?

Anyway, one loudmouthed twit is gone from the show. Now all they have to do is get rid of the rest of 'em.

 

[Link to this comment] Posted by Tristan on October 23, 2003 8:42 AM.

I found the whole thing rather disturbing, because what Rush said may not have been correct, but it certainly wasn't racist.

In fact, barely anyone in the sports media bothered retorting the Rush's allegation that it was actually they who were racist.

While Rush and Moore are quite comparable, politics aside, I much prefer Rush's smug arrogance to Moore's bitter anger, but that's probably the British in me.

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[Link to this comment] Posted by Jason on October 23, 2003 10:47 AM.

Yeah, I finally had a chance to read what he said on-air (I usually don't bother with the pre-game shows). At best, his phrasing was ill-advised. It's a touchy subject; you can't really say what's on your mind without being accused of being a racist.

But like I said, that's one blowhard down and several dozen to go (why is Bradshaw still employed by Fox? When will CBS learn that nobody likes Deion Snaders?).

As for smug vs. bitter, both of them piss me off, even though I'm susceptible to long bouts of both myself :)

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