Thursday, January 20, 2005

The View from Left Field

"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve…"
--- Rush Limbaugh's immortal resignation statement from ESPN
This will be a rare, for me, entry about sports, but it's hard not to gloat when Rush's idiocy & racism are exposed so nakedly. As someone who was born and spent his first eight years in the City of Brotherly Love, I couldn't be happier to see Donovan McNabb and the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game again this coming Sunday, where not one, but both starting quarterbacks will be African Americans who got to their lofty positions not by leading their teams to victory after victory, but because, as every dittohead knows, they were artificially lifted there by that damned liberal media. Of course I'm rooting for the Eagles, but I won't make a prediction in Sunday's game (oft-burned Philadelphia sports fans sharing certain superstitions that Red Sox & Cubs fans would certainly understand). But I will predict that either Michael Vick or Donovan McNabb will easily win the Super Bowl a week (two weeks?) later, trouncing either the Irish kid leading the Patriots or the big kid with the long German name leading the Steelers. And Rush Limbaugh will take a couple of pills late on Super Bowl Sunday and curse the fact that he won't even have Janet Jackson's halftime wardrobe malfunction to fantasize about as he slips into his chemically-induced unconsciousness, or to criticize from his pulpit on Monday's radio show (does he still have a radio show?).

Bonne nuit,
True Blue Liberal

1 comment:

True Blue Liberal said...

It seems that Rush does still have a radio show and someone at Media Matters for America was actually brave enough to listen to him and provide these excerpts of his most recent comments in which he defended his remarks about McNabb. Of course, it's only his critics who notice that the quarterbacks at the top of the NFC are all African American. He, chemically enlightened being that he is, is above all notice of race. [Thanks to C.P. for pointing out this update!]