What’s up Yard?! It’s ya boy B-wood! I’m chilling in Grand Rapids, Michigan getting ready for our preseason game tonight against the Detroit Pistons where hopefully we can back on track after losing 2 of our first 3 preseason games!
Since we’ve been on our recent road trip, I’ve been able to take some time to surf the web. One of the stories that caught my eye was a story about controversial radio show host Rush Limbaugh being a potential buyer of the St. Louis Rams. I find it interesting that he wants to own a piece of the Rams seeing as how the NFL is a 70% African American league and in the past he hasn’t spoken too kindly about African Americans on his show. Not only has he been outspoken about African Americans in general on the show but also the ones in the NFL. He was quoted as saying that Donovan McNabb gets too much credit for his team’s success because of the media’s desire to have a black quarterback do well. He was also quoted as saying that "the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons."
Limbaugh was once a commentator for ESPN’s NFL pregame show but was pressured to resign because of his comments about race. If he wasn’t fit to be a commentator, what makes him fit to be a team owner? Since Roger Goodell has taken over as NFL commissioner, he’s been all about preserving the NFL’s image and I believe that just saying no to Rush Limbaugh would be another step in the right direction.
I also think that in the end, it would be a good move for St. Louis because let’s be honest, it’s going to be hard to attract African American free agents with an openly racist owner. While some guys will still come there because “money does talk,” I feel that at the end of the day this move will hurt the Rams’ creditability across the league and definitely damage the reputation of the league itself. So here’s hoping that Goodell JUST SAYS NO TO LIMBAUGH!
On a lighter note, thanks to the folks at EA who are sponsoring my blog. I’ve been playing NBA Live 10 and if you haven’t done so already, you have to go get your copy! The game is hot and I love it! The game-play is even more improved than last year’s game and its fantastic!
Aight Yard! I’m gone!