I’m not a fan of Rush Limbaughs. I also have some pretty serious issues with his assesment of Donovan McNabb as a QB (sure, he hasn’t been so hot this season, but, dude, did he see him in 2001?). Indeed, I might even argue that his remarks were, whether he intended it or not, tinged with racism.
That is not my point.
I also want to point out the obvious logical fallacy in Rush’s statement that “If I wasn’t right, there wouldn’t be this cacophony of outrage that has sprung up in the sports writer community.”
Basically, this assumes that the only possible reason that the sports community got angry with Rush is because he was right. In truth, it could be possible that they reacted angrily because they genuinely believed he was wrong, or genuinely believed he was being racist.
Anyhow, that is not really my point, either.
My point is that the one thing I’ve always respected about Limbaugh is that he speaks his mind and holds onto his opinion no matter how boneheaded it might be. I am sort of disappointed with him for resigning from ESPN over this whole thing. I wish he had stayed and fought it out. I think he’s sort of ignorant about sports, but no more ignorant than many of the people they have on ESPN these days. Anyhow, I hate it when somebody – even somebody I don’t like – feels that they have to quit or go into hiding for speaking their mind in America in 2003.