Is Rush Limbaugh trying to play ball without a helmet?


Rush Limbaugh may be racing onto the gridiron without a helmet. The right-wing talk-show host is bidding to buy the NFL's St. Louis Rams with Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. The team is one of the weakest franchises in professional football; Forbes ranks its value at $913 million, number 25 of 32 in the league.

Exactly what Limbaugh and Checketts are trying to buy isn't clear. The children of longtime owner Georgia Frontiere, who died last year, put up a 60 percent ownership stake in the Rams. Limbaugh, a Missouri native, didn't provide details of his bid, citing a confidentiality agreement with Goldman Sachs Group (GS) and the Frontiere family.

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