Obama supporters force Rush out of NFL.
Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was dropped
from a group bidding to buy the St.
— ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
It is, of course, another example of the game within the game.
On the surface, the National Football League is just about football. You know, big guys knocking each other around in a stadium filled with tens of thousands in front of television cameras showcasing the game for tens of millions. All under the benign gaze of American rich guys and girls, the proud team owners, who have bought or purchased their way into ownership of an NFL team after a lifetime of hard work or Daddy’s hard work.
So far, so good.
The problem? This is, politely put, an untruth. And, in recent days, a startlingly revealed untruth. An untruth that casts the NFL in a highly unpleasant light.
Yet the dirty little secret of the NFL seems to be that it is in the charge of people caring less about football than left-wing politics and all the implicitly racial and intolerant ideas that have been the vivid hallmark of the progressive movement and the Democratic Party from its inception in slavery days. Right down to the notion of which blacks will remain on the intellectual plantation in return for a PR pat on the head.
All done while putting on a public face of sweet, non-biased reasonableness concerned only for the great American game of football.
Don’t believe a word of it.
Case in point of the latter is one DeMaurice Smith.
Who is DeMaurice Smith?
On the surface, in his role as Executive Director of the NFL Players Union he’s a Defender of the Game. Unity. Apple Pie. Motherhood. He is out there with a Deeply Serious, Fair-Minded Defense of The Players. This is what Smith said in a now much publicized e-mail to the Player’s Union executive committee.
I’ve spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred.
“America at its best.” “Unifies.” “Reason to cheer.” “Transcends.” “Overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?