Archive for October 14th, 2009



Rush LimbaughIn the NFL, the St. Louis Rams have been simply abysmal the last few seasons.  And now, as it seems, they are up for sale.  Well, one of their prospective and highly interested buyers is Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show host who’s been at the center of many heated debates the last twenty years.  Well, in order for a sale to process in the NFL, you have to be voted into the league.  And Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has publicly stated that he would NOT vote for Limbaugh.

Why?  Because Irsay feels that Limbaugh’s words can be and have been very dangerous.  When there’s a public sentiment, Limbaugh tends to go the other way  because he knows it will get him attention, and thus, money.  He’s also careful to pick the perfect words that he knows will make great headlines (i.e. “I want Obama to fail).  Well, everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion, but, Irsay feels he wouldn’t be good for the league.  In a public statement, Irsay summed it up, “I met Rush only once. He seemed like a nice guy to me and all those kind of things [but] it’s bigger than the NFL. As a nation, and as a world, we’ve got to watch our words and our thoughts. They can do damage.” It will be interesting to see how this story unfolds.

Finally, in some good news, USC running back Stafon Johnson will be released from the hospital tomorrow.  He sustained a serious neck injury when the barbell slipped from his hand crashed down on his neck.  Johnson required several treatments, and has been in the hospital for two-plus weeks.  USC coach Pete Carroll said Johnson could be eligible for an “injury redshirt”, which would enable him to stay at USC for a 6th year.  However, Johnson could also pursue the NFL, if a team takes a chance on him.  The great news is, the doctors expect him to make a full recovery.


Some sad news out of the soccer world.  Last night, U.S. soccer star Charlie Davies was injured in a severe car wreck.  He broke multiple bones, and suffered a severed bladder.  He will be hospitalized for a week, and almost definitely WILL NOT play in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  This is heartbreaking obviously for Davies and his family, but to add salt to the wound, it’s a huge setback to U.S. soccer.  They will definitely be playing hard for Davies come next summer.

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