RUSH: Ella in Waco, Texas, great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program.
CALLER: Hello, Rush, dittos to you, longtime listener.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I know you like sports, Rush, and there has been a lot of talk about the coach from the Jets today. I find that kind of small stuff with him. My question to you is did you see the Dallas Cowboy game with the Philadelphia Eagles this week?
RUSH: I did.
CALLER: And did you see what happened with Michael Vick?
RUSH: Yeah, he’s getting beat up.
CALLER: Getting beat up. When he went out of bounds and he was out of bounds and the guy comes and just slams him into all the photographers, that stuff.
CALLER: Did you find that kind of — you know, if that would have been Tom Brady, Manning, Drew Brees, anybody, do you think there would have been a penalty?
RUSH: I think they’d have thrown a flag, right. There are two quarterbacks out there right now that pretty much can be mauled. One’s Vick and the other is Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger’s been beat upside the head three or four times in each of the past two games, one of them with a broken nose. They don’t call it. Roethlisberger’s been piled on. Roethlisberger’s had his knee or his ankle twisted, after the play’s over. They don’t call it, and one of the reasons is ’cause the Steelers players are all over the league. The Steelers players are running around saying, ‘We’re targeted.’ The Steelers players are saying what you say, ‘If that were Brady or Manning, why, they’d be throwing flags all over the place.’
RUSH: I think the Eagles players are saying the same thing about Vick.
CALLER: Well, I enjoy watching them, and this is Cowboy country, we’re right in the middle of it here, and even though they’re not doing well and I’m a Philadelphia Eagle fan myself, I’ve always pulled for ’em, and I’m a Pittsburgh Steeler also, I do like them.
RUSH: Well, you like Pennsylvania teams it sounds like.
CALLER: Well, and I like the Phillies, the baseball team.
CALLER: Anyhow, I just wanted to get your take on that, see what you thought about it.
RUSH: Look, the Eagles are saying the same thing, the coach, Andy Reid, Vick is saying it. It’s not uniform the way they’re applying that rule in the NFL, no question about it.