In the wake of today's stinging comments from respected Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, my guess is that Limbaugh's chances of successfully bidding to become an owner of the St. Louis Ram are close to nil. The idea that the controversy-averse NFL would go forward over the increasingly loud objections to Limbaugh's proposed bid just doesn't fly, especially since, at least out front, Limbaugh appears to have no powerful NFL allies in his corner pushing for the deal to happen.
And make no mistake, this story is playing out as a very public rejection of Limbaugh and what he stands for.
The only question is who the talker will blame when he ultimately is forced to withdraw his ownership bid and he commences with his full-time victimhood shtick. In truth, it looks like Limbaugh will have only himself, and his incendiary rhetoric to blame. And in terms of who's actually driving Limbaugh off the playing field, it's millionaire NFL players and owners.
Good luck portraying them as part of some vast left-wing conspiracy.
UPDATED: Like I said, it's over. Bye-bye Rush. The NFL leadership has made its feelings known and it wants nothing to do with Rush Limbaugh.
UPDATED: And the whining begins.