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Rush Limbaugh says he's trying to purchase Rams

October 6, 2009 |  9:28 am

Rush It appears conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh wants to be an NFL team owner.

In a statement released today, Limbaugh said he's partnering with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts  in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh didn't go into details, but said he and Checketts "have made a bid to buy the Rams and are continuing the process."

It's unclear whether Limbaugh and Checketts will try to buy the team outright or purchase a majority or minority stake in it. Georgia Frontiere's children own a 60% stake in the team, and billionaire Stan Kroenke owns a 40% stake.

Hopefully, Limbaugh's latest foray into the world of pro football will go more smoothly than when he worked briefly as an NFL commentator for ESPN in 2003. Limbaugh resigned after saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback do well in the NFL.

Last year, Forbes listed the Rams, which moved from Los Angeles in 1994, as worth $929 million (23rd highest in the NFL).

The Rams went 2-14 in 2008 and have lost their last 14 games.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Rush Limbaugh. Credit: Rob Carr / Associated Press

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