Rolling With Rush

Or not. Limbaugh's out:

"Rush was to be a limited partner -- as such, he would have had no say in the direction of the club or in any decisions regarding personnel or operations," Dave Checketts, the former Madison Square Garden executive who is leading the group that included Limbaugh. "This was a role he enthusiastically embraced. However, it has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions; endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis. As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion."

Checketts is a widely respected sports executive and the owner of the St. Louis Blues. He was interviewed as a candidate for the N.F.L. commissioner's job before it went to Goodell, who was the heavy favorite, in 2006. But several N.F.L. owners, who ended three days of meetings in Boston on Wednesday, quietly wondered why a savvy businessman like Checketts would hitch his hopes for the Rams to Limbaugh, a conservative radio talk-show host, and fail to anticipate the negative reaction.

Right. I don't know how he missed this one.