By Christina Wilkie - 10/07/09 04:58 PM EDT
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) is willing to do almost anything to help
his home-state St. Louis Rams — even if it means endorsing Rush
Limbaugh’s effort to buy the winless team.
“With both the [Kansas City] Chiefs and Rams yet to win a game this season," he said in a statement to The Hill, "maybe Rush's fire and brimstone can inspire the Rams to victory. It certainly can't hurt."
Limbaugh is teaming up with Dave Checketts, the owner of professional hockey’s St. Louis Blues, to try to buy the 0-4 football team.
There are others attempting to buy the franchise, but Rams officials have cautioned that the team may not accept any of the bids.
Limbaugh, who was born in Missouri, used to work for the Kansas City Royals and had a brief stint as an analyst for ESPN. He resigned from the sports network after he made controversial remarks about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
The Rams will travel later this month to Florida — where Limbaugh resides — to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.