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Rush Limbaugh buying Vikes, moving to L.A.?

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08:02 AM ET 05.25 | During the course of an interview with Rush Limbaugh, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty turned the tables and put the host on the spot. Limbaugh: "I know you're not in the statehouse any longer, but there's an issue roiling the state right now and that's the Vikings and their new stadium and how much of it should be publicly financed. The usual threats are being made: If the public doesn't chip in and build a new stadium the Vikings are gone. They'll move to L.A. or someplace." Pawlenty: "The rumor is you're gonna buy 'em and move 'em. Is that true?" Limbaugh: (laughing) "Well, uh, this interview is about you." ... In 2009, Limbaugh and St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts were among six potential ownership groups that discussed buying the Rams. However, there were immediate objections to Limbaugh's potential involvement.

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May 25, 2011  08:03 AM ET

The LA Express rolls on.

May 25, 2011  08:05 AM ET

with Donovan McNabb at QB!

May 25, 2011  08:06 AM ET

It's kind of dirty business, but it's business just the same. If Minnesota doesn't want to build them a stadium, L.A. will. The state needs to decide whether or not they want to lose ANOTHER professional team to sunny California.

May 25, 2011  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

with Donovan McNabb at QB!

That would be hilarious. You think Donovan would sign with Rush's team? I doubt Limbaugh would even float an offer, but it'd be funny nonetheless.

May 25, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Limbaugh: (laughing) "Well, uh, this interview is about you." ...

That sounds pretty definite to me. Rush is going to buy the Vikings and move them with all the money he saves not running for president.

May 25, 2011  08:11 AM ET

There will be objections no matter what Rush does.

May 25, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Man... those Minnesota newspapers will print all sorts of crap, won't they?

May 25, 2011  08:16 AM ET
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Man... those Minnesota newspapers will print all sorts of crap, won't they?

What else have they got to report on?

May 25, 2011  08:23 AM ET

When I read it, I thought it meant Vicodin...my bad...

May 25, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Poor Viking fans....

May 25, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Poor Viking fans....

51 seasons of embarrassment will continue.

May 25, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Limbaugh could partner with Dennis Miller, Emmitt Smith, Deion, and Michael Irvin: the waste of airspace collective.

May 25, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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When I read it, I thought it meant Vicodin...my bad...

They'll change the mascot: the Los Angeles Vicodins.

May 25, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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51 seasons of embarrassment will continue.

Even if none of this stuff happens, it has to take a toll on their fans...

May 25, 2011  08:35 AM ET

If they do move to LA they need to rename them the Gypsies. Cause after a few seasons of misery the LA fans will throw a hissy fit when they don't immediately win the SB and run them out of town. And they can move on to suck in yet another city to be named later.

May 25, 2011  08:35 AM ET

If they do move to LA they need to rename them the Gypsies. Cause after a few seasons of misery the LA fans will throw a hissy fit when they don't immediately win the SB and run them out of town. And they can move on to suck in yet another city to be named later.

May 25, 2011  08:40 AM ET

So nice I had to say it twice. Damn you T&R!

May 25, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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If they do move to LA they need to rename them the Gypsies. Cause after a few seasons of misery the LA fans will throw a hissy fit when they don't immediately win the SB and run them out of town. And they can move on to suck in yet another city to be named later.

LA Nomads.

May 25, 2011  08:42 AM ET
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with Donovan McNabb at QB!

and with Ocho and TO

 
May 25, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Man... those Minnesota newspapers will print all sorts of crap, won't they?

It's either this or Favre stories. In this case, I'd take a Favre story.

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