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Radio host Limbaugh part of bid for Rams

The lowly Rams have someone who loves them.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams, owners of the NFL’s longest losing streak at 14 games and 5-31 since 2007.

In a statement, Limbaugh declined to discuss details, citing a confidentiality agreement with Goldman Sachs, the investment firm hired by the family of former Rams owner Georgia Frontiere to review assets of her estate, including the NFL team.

Limbaugh also declined to discuss other partners that might be involved in the bid, but said he and Checketts would operate the team.

“Dave Checketts and I have made a bid to buy the Rams and we are continuing the process,” Limbaugh said.

Forbes magazine has estimated the Rams franchise has a value of $929 million.

Limbaugh is a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., about 100 miles south of St. Louis. He once worked for the Kansas City Royals and is an avid sports fan.

In 2003, Limbaugh worked briefly on ESPN’s NFL pregame show, but resigned after saying Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.

Yes, Romo can count

Tony Romo really can count to four – at least the Dallas Cowboys say so.

A video shot Sunday by KDFW shows Romo holding up three fingers following a fourth-down incompletion that sealed Dallas’ loss to Denver. It is an indication he thought there was another down left.

On Tuesday the team issued a statement to try to explain the quarterback’s confusion. After the play, Romo, who had told his players in the huddle that it was fourth down, looked at the down markers as they were being changed from ‘4’ back down to ‘1’ for the Broncos. “The marker on the Cowboys side read ‘3’ temporarily. When he saw the ‘3,’ he thought there might have been the possibility of an error,” the team statement said.

Extra points

The Giants are dealing with the loss of linebackers Michael Boley and Bryan Kehl, who both had surgery and will sit out this weekend against Oakland. Boley had arthroscopic surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his right knee. Kehl had surgery for a fractured left index finger. … Three top 49ers executives have met with unsigned wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the No. 10 overall pick, and his agent. … The scoring-challenged Redskins have added longtime NFL assistant Sherman Lewis as an offensive consultant. Lewis has experience in the West Coast offense run by coach Jim Zorn.

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