Animal Cruelty is acceptable, but Conservative politics isn't? ROFL

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
October 14, 2009 5:33pm CST
The National Football League pressured the partners of Rush Limbaugh to drop him from the team hoping to buy the St. Louis Rams. In typical liberal fashion, the partners complied. But this says much more about the leadership of the NFL than anyone else. Sure, they're willing to accept any gang banging thug who can play the game; Michael Vick's torturing of animals wasn't too much for them... but let a guy make a living in conservative talk and whoa... that's just too much to ask. Can you imagine the uproar if Kanye West or Michael Moore were told they couldn't buy something on the open market? The NFL has the right to decide who they will associate with... and they show their true colors here. NFL should be called the National Fellons League.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Good job ParaTed, and so true. Sports as big business has lost all the values of sportsmanship, fair play, cooperation, and good form. It is disgraceful that they let Vick EVER play again; it's all about the money and he needed more than a slap on the wrist. I'm sure he's not sorry, just sorry he got caught. Sports these days is corrupt for letting players who should be of good character and role models play and try not to get caught committing crimes. You are so right; they should be called the National Felons League. In addition to their liberal bias and un-American business practices, I'm told they do not take care of their retired, injured, battered players with adequate medical insurance and care and enough retirement funds to get care.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
15 Oct 09
P.S. Anything that George Soros puts his hand to is corrupt, Debator. A good businessman? Or a cruel traitor? He was a Nazi sympathizer who harmed his fellow Jews and recently told 20/20 he had no remorse. Now, of course, as an America hater, he has put a traitor, illegal alien, dual national in a position to destroy our freedom, using the race-card to curb dissent. I would say it's brilliant, but it's too evil and disgusting to think about. If the NFL in in league with Soros in any way it shows their true colors.
@solared (1209)
• United States
15 Oct 09
If he had never said what he did about Mcnabb then I think he would have been accepted.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
15 Oct 09
But what he said about McNabb was true.. and Limbaugh isn't the only one who has said it.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I was thinking similar things. There was no objection by the players union to Vick being hired by Philadelpia for something like $1.5 million just out of jail and with barely an apology for really atrocious acts. Peta should be all over the Eagles and picketing every game they play.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I'll give PETA a rare bit of respect on this one since they have protested Vick's re-entry into the league and protested the Eagles for hiring him.
@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I'm just a dumb woman (sic) and know NOTHING about football, teams or owners. BUT I do know I DON'T like football because it reminds me of the colluseum matches between gladiators. Not a great thing in my mind, though I know you guys love 'blood & guts' sports. I do hear and read things about players that make me sick...and I suppose anyone who 'owned' these guy's contracts condone their behavior all in the name of making money. My question is this...What would happen if all the 'conservatives' quit paying to see these games and thereby quit supporting the greed and the violence (on and off field) inherint in them? I think the problem is in our society as a whole...we worship and idolize all these celebrities and pay them astronomical amounts to do what? Entertain us? If being entertained means that in America...we are no better than the Romans. We all know what happened to them.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
15 Oct 09
Hi Ted, in the UK you'll find it's only the conservatives who partake in the cruel animal sport of fox hunting.
@louis488 (53)
• United States
15 Oct 09
It's really a case of pick and choose. The NFL is calming that they can do business with who ever they want. Now if some one refused to to business with say black or gays omg you would never hear the end of it.
@saisakth (77)
• India
15 Oct 09
ya .. thats true.. politics is main reason behind it.. i cant say other things , because i dont know much about that
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes.
@matersfish (6313)
• United States
15 Oct 09
In the post Annap left about the NFL, I stated that the leage, as a business, is an absolute joke. It's wholly controlled by the union there. The league office and commissioner are really just the faces of governing, slapping players on the wrist periodically to appear under control. The "league" is a false image, only as good as its worst team or even player. And as you say, they'll let Vick in but boot Rush out. They expect fans to pay a hell of a lot more to watch less, while the players make TONS more and give none to the injured retired players who paved the way for these meal-on-wheels athletes. I never expected these schmucks to get political, however. Oh, well. There's always the NBA!
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
14 Oct 09
It is especially funny when they use words like "image-conscious" when writing about the NFL. This whole issue is bordering on insanity. I mean he was buying a losing team, one of the worst records in the NFL. I would like to think that the Liberals were equal opportunity but apparently the double-standard is truly alive and well.