Rush Limbaugh has resigned from his position on the ESPN NFL show, stemming from the uproar about comments he made about Eagles QB Donavan McNabb. ESPN has accepted is resignation. Several Democratic presidential long shots Rev Al. Sharpton and Gen. Wesley Clark and Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean have all called for Limbaugh's firing.
This is where I can't believe I'm saying this that I disagree with Dean and the others, and agree with Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh said last week that the media in recent years has built up the African American Quarterback and head football coach, and that the media overrate Donavan McNabb. Though McNabb is an excellent leader and a tough and gritty player who took the Eagles to two consecutive NFC championship games (maybe the 4 pro bowlers on the defensive secondary helped a little), he is not as good as the media makes him out to be. He is a mediocre passer, and not the fastest runner out there. Though his decision-making, and scrambling abilities are among the elite for NFL QBs.
So what Rush was saying was the media over hyped him, and then jumped all over him when he couldn't lead his injury depleted Eagles off to a better than 1-3 start. Rush really didn't have much to say on the NFL show, so he is no big loss. But he is just a victim of our skimming the paragraph society.