I’m counting down the 10 sharpest minds in the industry. Where will your favorite analyst or sports person land? (probably not high)
Ranked on: Infotainment value, being a pros pro and strength of takes.
9. Rush Limbaugh
Infotainment Value: 8
Rush is a Gayle Sayers type of analyst= his career was a bright shining beacon of how beautiful and graceful journalism can be even if we only saw him for like three weeks before he quit on principal.
He was always jukin’ and keeping Tom Jackson stuttering with his takes that in retrospect were to strong for there time. The only problem is they really missed out on a opportunity to really pick his brain on potential nicknames for some of these skill position players you see these days.
Being a Pros Pro: minus 4
Allthough Rush had so many great qualitys,, assistants on NFL Countdown were more likely to find Rush practicing prescription medicine on himself then practicing his one shots for “Contender/Pretender”. I guess thats what you get for following what you think are Doctors orders.
Unlike certain former alltime rushing champions it was refreshing to see a analyst throw up in their mouth because their overdosing rather than trying to pronounce “aberration”
Strength of Takes: 10
When ever I talk to someone about Rush (cashiers, crossing guards, you know=people that like talking to me) they always agree that if Rush had analyzed in todays NFL he would of actually been one of the more reasonable panelists on TV. The game has changed and its a copycat league=you get guys like a Skip Bayless showing up on film and your Network Coordinators are gonna want there own guy to tinker with and push the limits. Rush was the original gadget Analyst. I would of just loved to see Rob Parker debate Rush for 30 minutes talking about Gay players. Might as well hand over all the Emmys even if their racist against ESPN
Best Career Moment: Wow I hate to go with the whole manufactured McNabb controversy because its to obvious but its so funny how he got suspended and then Mcnabb went on to be just as average of a person on and off the field as Limbaugh predicted.
Thats to obvious so Im going to say that his best career moment is yet to come and it will be the day Mcnabb doesnt get in the hall of fame (its not the Hall of Very Good FYI) and the countdown crew will be forced to bring Rush back for a curtain call and just kind of give him his due for a change.
Total Score: 14 points=kind of glad Rush quit while he was ahead so we only have good memories of him even if he doesnt remember setting foot in Conneticut