RUSH: Speaking of bullies, have you heard this? Shawn Andrews, I think he was an offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, has accused Donovan McNabb of bullying him. Have you heard this?
"Donovan McNabb denied allegations from former teammate Shawn Andrews that he was a locker room bully who spread rumors about Andrews’ sexuality. The former Eagles quarterback told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he was happy to have Andrews as a teammate and dismissed the former offensive lineman’s recent comments. 'That is ridiculous. I don’t know what comments you expect to get from me, but that is news to me and completely false. For me to bully anybody, that sounds unbelievable.' McNabb also questioned the timing of Andrews’ accusations. He and Andrews last played together in 2009.
"Earlier this month, Andrews told an Arkansas magazine that his time with the Eagles was like 'a living hell.' He singled out McNabb as the catalyst for that atmosphere in an interview with Sync Weekly. 'He was a big part of it -- he was a big part of my issues there. Bully is a strong word, but he was degrading to me and spread rumors. It’s bothered me that I haven’t really spoken about it.'"
Good Lord, folks, what in the world is happening to this game? Players, hulks, 300-pound men running around crying, "He bullied me! He bullied me and he was spreading rumors about my sexuality."
"I did not. I'm loved and adored in this locker room. We did plenty of conflict resolution in here. I don't know what he's talking about."
"He made me feel really bad. It was so traumatic I couldn't speak about it for five years and I finally just had to let it go since others are bringing it up."
It's just unbelievable. Let me ask you this: Is there somebody, anybody who's played in the NFL, who's not a bully, who's not the victim of a bully, who isn't gay, who hadn't been accused of being gay, who's not had a concussion, who has not had brain dementia, who has not had a hearing deficit, who has not been maimed? Would you please raise your hand? Is there anybody left in the NFL?
The phrase "the feminization of America," "the feminization of our culture," that goes back, oh, gee, I don't know, I'd have to look it up. I'd have to do a Web search of the archives at RushLimbaugh.com. But it's years. That exact term, the feminization of our culture, the chickification, to me -- now, time flies -- my memory is that's about four years old. But you know what? We'll do a Web search. I think we still have people left who know how to do that, and we'll do a search.
I'm feisty today, folks. I can't help it. I've been really reining it in here.
RUSH: Okay, here are the results of the flash research on "the chickification of the news." The first known reference to "the chickification of the news" was in 2007, six years ago. There have been numerous references to "the feminization of the culture," "the chickification of the NFL," "the feminization of the country." That goes back to 2006 and our first search of RushLimbaugh.com. Some entries are in 2008. But I guess it would be safe to say 2006/2007 is when I first began to talk about the chickification of the news, the newsroom, chickification of the culture, feminization of the culture. And I predicted the end of the NFL in March of 2012, a year and a half ago.
I predicted the end of the NFL "as we know it." We'll always have a NFL.
RUSH: Here's Steve in Akron, Ohio. Hi, Steve. I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you.
CALLER: Thank you. A lifelong fan. Hey, I'm in and out of the car today. I'm working, and I heard something earlier about the chickification in the NFL. I love the word, and I didn't know what you were referring to 'cause I was out of the car, but I said, "Well, how about the chickification in the court system?" That's what drives me crazy are the liberal, female judges who don't impose serious punishment on these offenders. I'm thinking, "When are the good old days of men getting back in the courtroom who impose punishment gonna happen again?"
RUSH: Now, you've just given me a project. You know, I'm gonna tell you something. Well, I'm not gonna respond to that specifically. I mean, the caller can live with that one on his own. But this guy, he's driving around, and he's not heard a whole lot of the program. He's and out, and all of a sudden he heard "chickification of the culture in the NFL." He's not sure what it means. That's why he added his 2¢. He wants me to explain it.
This is one of those things I think everybody understands the moment I say it. And, see, it's an interesting point, because it shows how you have to listen to this program regularly for long periods of time to understand the context. Otherwise, if you just tune in randomly and hear me talk about the chickification the NFL, you might be discombobulated, not knowing what the heck is going on.