News has come out over the past few days about a bids to buy the Rams by a group headed by Rush Limbaugh and a group headed by St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts. But, St. Louis Post-Dispatch has learned that the two are joining forces to submit a bit on the Rams.
First, the good news. If a group lead by Dave Checketts, owner of the Blues, purchases the 60% stake in the Rams, the Rams will not be able to leave St. Louis. Because of the NFL’s ownership rules, Checketts can own two sports teams, but they both have to be in the same city. Considering that Checketts is a new owner of the Blues, he wouldn’t be in a hurry to sell the Blues to move the Rams. Additionally, Rush Limbaugh is from Cape Girardeau, MO, so he will have a vested interest in keeping the Rams in St. Louis.
Now, the bad news. Rush Limbaugh is Rush Limbaugh and a lot of people really hate him. If Limbaugh buys the Rams, it will vault the Rams back into the national spotlight, but not for their play on the field, but because of Rush Limbaugh. The Rams will find their way to late-night TV punchlines, Pardon the Interruption punchlines and non-sports news.
But, any press is good press, right?