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Hank Williams, Jr. makes controversial comments, ESPN pulls song from MNF

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by DonnyMost, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    LOL, hank williams jr compared obama to hitler on fox news this morning, so ESPN has booted him and his song off of Monday Night Football... wtf?


    ESPN response:
    http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7056003/espn-pulls-hank-williams-jr-ready-opening-mnf

     
  2. Bandwagoner

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    Yeah this kinda sucks. Not a fan but it is a staple of MNF


     
  3. Bandwagoner

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    Dude is on some serious drugs

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  4. DonnyMost

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    I guess this means no government assistance for getting the "Hank Williams Jr Institute for Football Preparedness" up and running
     
  5. Lil Pun

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    Sounds like it's just for this week. ??? :confused:
     
  6. Clutch

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    "I'd love to pick your brain about politics."

    Yeah, that was going to end well. Stupid comments by the guy, but I hate losing that song for some reason. Just seems like tradition at this point.

    Here was the original one some 20+ years ago.

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    It obviously inspired NBC to copy the country-singer-does-football-jingle-intro model. Maybe ESPN will try to steal away Faith Hill.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_GZ0IjQm7oE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  7. DonnyMost

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    Faith Hill in thigh high boots and a short dress > fat drunk hairy guy

    P.S. Dan Dierdorf sucked then and he sucks now
     
  8. sammy

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    This is the best song EVAR!!1! :rolleyes: I sooo didn't see this coming

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  9. Dairy Ashford

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    Still like the guy. More crazy/cooky than ideological, unlike Nugent, so a little more amusing. And country music nowadays, just auto-tuned Mellencamp and pageant queens singing redneck woman.

    Hate to think what Hank Sr. would have been like in the '70s, John Wayne, Buddy Ebsen grumpy, Elvis, Howard Hughes or just a Johnny Rebel-type?
     
  10. Dairy Ashford

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    Wow, stopped watching sports full bore 5 years ago and cut off the cable in 2010; so literally had no idea the second song existed.
     
  11. Carl Herrera

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    Wait 'til you hear Faith Hill talk politics. :)
     
  12. DonnyMost

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    she can talk?

    i keep it on mute.
     
  13. javal_lon

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    ESPN is now going to hold a talent show competition for the right to write a song for MNF.... They should take advantage of the publicity. Would love to hear Bobby Brown's rendition
     
  14. Carl Herrera

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    Time to replace Hank Williams with a hip hop artist.
     
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    Here comes Taylor Swift win the MNF intro.:rolleyes:
     
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    Damn...that's three things that a guy shouldn't admit to on a sports BBS. Faith Hill's intro is for Sunday night football on NBC, don't need cable for that.
     
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    Rebecca Black

    "It's Monday, Monday, Gotta get down on Monday"

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    "Tangents, tangents, can't /thread on tangents"
     
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    roll tide hank williams...roll tide.
     
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    Are You Ready For Some Foot... IN THE MOUTH?!

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/03/showbiz/williams-football/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    (CNN) -- For the first time in years, "Monday Night Football" viewers did not hear Hank Williams Jr.'s intro "Are You Ready for Some Football?" after ESPN pulled the song from the broadcast following remarks Williams made about President Barack Obama.

    In an appearance on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" Monday morning, Williams referred to a June golf game with Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on the same team, against Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, as "one of the biggest political mistakes ever."

    Asked what he didn't like about it, Williams said, "Come on. That'd be like (Adolf) Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu. Not hardly."

    In a statement Monday, ESPN said that while Williams "is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to "Monday Night Football." We are extremely disappointed with his comments and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

    In a statement issued through a representative, Williams, son of legendary country singer Hank Williams, acknowledged his analogy was "extreme -- but it was to make a point."

    "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood," the country singer said. "... I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me -- how ludicrous that pairing was. They're polar opposites, and it made no sense. They don't see eye-to-eye and never will."

    Williams, however, said he has "always respected the office of the president."

    Still, he noted, "Every time the media brings up the tea party, it's painted as racist and extremists -- but there's never a backlash, no outrage to those comparisons ... Working-class people are hurting -- and it doesn't seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job -- it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change."

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    I'm all for people not needing to be so PC 100% of the time, but if you're a celebrity you have to be held to a higher standard.

    Can't we just stop using the words "Obama" and "Hitler" in the same sentence while trying to make a political point?

    I wish people would understand that while we may disagree politcally, we are NOT enemies. Have fiery discourse, be passionate in what you believe... but it's not right to feel superior or more "American" because of your political stance (which more than likely just matches what your parents taught you). Yes, I'm looking at you tea party.
     

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