Back in October 2003, Rush Limbaugh ignited a firestorm when he used his platform as an analyst on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show to say of then-Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb: "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. The defense carried this team."
The resulting outrage triggered Limbaugh's resignation from ESPN, and continued to draw criticism six years later from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when Limbaugh joined an investment group that was attempting to purchase the St. Louis Rams. Nonetheless, Limbaugh has continued to defend his comments, as recently as a month ago.
On Sunday, Breitbart.tv editor-in-chief Larry O'Connor used his Twitter feed to push the same attack with regard to Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith: