Rumor: Limbaugh interested in buying Vikings

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh would not deny his interest in buying the Vikings during an interview with former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

In the interview, Pawlenty informed Limbaugh of a rumor that he may buy the Vikings and move them to Los Angeles. Limbaugh responded, while laughing, "Well, uh, this interview is about you," and did not respond to the comment.

Limbaugh has shown interest in owning an NFL team before. He was part of a bidding group to purchase the Rams in 2009 and is also a former NFL commentator for ESPN. That gig ended badly after he made questionable comments about Donovan McNabb.

The way we see it

Simply put, it's not going to happen. First off, we don't even know that the Wilf family is interested in selling the team. They have been working hard to find a solution to the stadium problem in Minnesota.

Secondly, it is extremely unlikely NFL owners would be interested in accepting the controversial Limbaugh into their exclusive club. Limbaugh was part of a group interested in buying the Rams a couple of years ago, but he was dropped from the group after it became apparent he was more of a hindrance than an asset to getting a deal done. The team was eventually sold to a different ownership group.