Rush Limbaugh and Donovan McNabb will forever be linked. Political conservative gasbag Rush Limbaugh passed away today at the ripe old age of 70 today. He was not known as a sports guy, but there was a brief moment when ESPN thought it would be a good idea to hear his thoughts on football. They put Rush on Monday Night Football, and he proceeded to say the media was hyping up Donovan McNabb because they wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.
It was a short stint for Rush at the Mothership, he was done after four weeks.
See his rant below:
Remember This Rush Limbaugh Hall of Shame Moment https://t.co/5LgCD3P5xs
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) February 17, 2021
Now McNabb is trending, see the tweets below:
Donovan McNabb showing up to Rush Limbaugh’s funeral pic.twitter.com/gYQTQBNAom
— Kyle (@KyleWooderboys) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was not even a month into his tenure at ESPN when he couldn't resist the impulse to say racist shit about Donovan McNabb, who was 26 years old and asked for none of the ensuing firestorm. Limbaugh got fired and McNabb went to the Super Bowl. Fuck Rush Limbaugh pic.twitter.com/CbYiCDcWuH
— Chris OIIey (@chrisoIIey) February 17, 2021
@Strandjunker said it correctly: Rush Limbaugh deserves the same respect and humanity he showed to Chelsea Clinton, Michael J. Fox, Kurt Cobain, Barack Obama, RGB, Donovan McNabb, Sandra Fluke, rape victims, Iraq war veterans, refugees, and the victims of shootings.
— Dilma Arends Geerman (@wilderoosje) February 17, 2021
In 2003, ESPN put Rush Limbaugh on TV as an NFL commentator. He lasted four weeks, being fired after saying racist sh*t live on the air about Donovan McNabb.https://t.co/o9zJQ0210H
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) February 17, 2021
Remember when rush Limbaugh called Donovan McNabb the n word on nfl countdown. He didn’t actually but more or less he did.
— tanner (@intertel_agent) February 17, 2021
While I do send condolences to his family Rush Limbaugh was a racist Trump supporter who alienated women, LBGTQ+, black athletes like Donovan McNabb throughout his life and career, I find it hard to celebrate a man who was the epitome of white supremacy, much like Don Imus
— Isaac (@isaacfromFL) February 17, 2021
Off the top of my head, Doug Williams, Donovan McNabb, Cam Newton, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson have been in way more division championships, Pro Bowls, and Super Bowls than Rush Limbaugh, but okay…
They don't even let Colin Kaepernick play, and he's better than Rush. https://t.co/grgURkY8DN
— Brianna Chesser (@BriannaChesser) February 17, 2021
Congrats to Donovan McNabb on Rush Limbaugh dying
— Thomas (@ThomasStephenJr) February 17, 2021
I don't know who needs to hear this (I actually kinda do know) but Rush was EXACTLY right about Donovan Mcnabb.
— Gamer Dad (@ConserviGamer) February 17, 2021
The first thing that came to mind when hearing about Rush Limbaugh…Donovan McNabb
— Leutral (@Mr_Wils0n) February 17, 2021
Let’s not forget about what Rush Limbaugh said about Donovan McNabb and blacks in the NFL which he got fired by ESPN in 2003 pic.twitter.com/DeVNrIPmxC
— David A Fuller 🎮 (@RealDavidFuller) February 17, 2021
Refreshed my TL and pic.twitter.com/fQxLxDixRx
— Brian Coulter (@PhilaBCoulter) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh has put Donovan McNabb back in the news.
— Jonny Rashid 🕊✝️🍞 (@Jonnyrashid) February 17, 2021
If you’re a sports fan, this is the Rush you remember.
Guess what else is trending, Rest in Piss.
That pretty much sums it up.