October 03, 2011

Hank Williams Jr. Dropped from Monday Night Football: Are You Ready for Some Football is being pulled from ESPN's intro to Monday Night Football after Williams recently compared President Obama to Hitler.

posted by justgary to football at 07:26 PM - 32 comments

Stupid comments to make, but I'm glad the song is going bye-bye. It's played out, lame, and old.

posted by dyams at 07:57 PM on October 03

Seriously, good riddance to that awful song.

posted by insomnyuk at 08:18 PM on October 03

I really wish that Hank's family tradition didn't include so much cocaine. It is, after all, a helluva drug.

posted by NoMich at 08:35 PM on October 03

Why would they ask for Hank Williams Jr.'s opinion about politics? Were they hoping for some random crazy response?

It's like asking the British Prime Minister which Canadian hockey team had the best chance at winning the Stanley Cup this season.

posted by grum@work at 08:42 PM on October 03

God Bless Hank Jr, a true AMERICAN!

posted by tomtom713 at 09:03 PM on October 03

Technically, he'd be a true 'Merican.

posted by Joey Michaels at 09:37 PM on October 03

"Oh, come on! What American HASN'T compared Obama to Hitler?"

-- Tea Party Weekly

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:47 PM on October 03

I love this shit. It's so ridiculous. Just a bunch of glorious bullshit. It's bullshit that he believes that, bullshit that we all should care in the slightest, bullshit they have a TV program that exists to give him and similar idiots a microphone, and bullshit that he can't sing the fucking song to MNF because of it. Well done. The circle is complete.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:09 PM on October 03

Time for a grudge match to decide who the next MNF songmeister should be.

Politics mandatory.

Bono v. Ted Nugent for the crown.

posted by beaverboard at 10:45 PM on October 03

Oh, shit, beaverboard. I have absolutely no doubt about who should sing the new MNF song. We just need to find her the right song.

posted by Joey Michaels at 11:21 PM on October 03

Bono v. Ted Nugent for the crown.

Nugent would field dress that Irishman, and be eating his heart within 30 seconds. Not a contest.

Joey, any song she wants is fine with me.

Politics aside, I can't believe the network stuck with that some opening format for this long. I like his music, but it was getting old.

posted by dviking at 11:38 PM on October 03

Always hated the song. Glad to see it go regardless of how it happened.

posted by Atheist at 11:57 PM on October 03

Joey, any song she wants is fine with me.


posted by Joey Michaels at 12:17 AM on October 04

I opened this thread expecting to see blood all over the walls....

posted by outonleave at 05:52 AM on October 04

Am I the only one who thinks "compared Obama to Hitler" is a bit of a stretch? He was comparing Obama and Boehner to two mortal enemies. I'm more of a Hank Sr./ Hank III guy myself, but this is the worst possible spin for Bocephus.

posted by yerfatma at 08:22 AM on October 04

I don't think it's a stretch at all. He said Obama golfing with Boehner is like Hitler golfing with Netanyahu. And now a nation may finally be freed of the yoke of an overproduced and tedious football song that represents NFL excess at its worst. Huzzah! Huzzah!

posted by rcade at 09:47 AM on October 04

It's good to know that in these divisive times, we can all come together and present a united front against a reall bad, played out theme song.

and only one yahoo troll...not bad!

posted by tahoemoj at 09:56 AM on October 04

Why would they ask for Hank Williams Jr.'s opinion about politics?

I heard on Neal Boortz's radio show yesterday that Williams endorsed Herman Cain.

Don't judge. I was stuck in my car and couldn't find sports radio in Orlando.

posted by rcade at 10:05 AM on October 04

couldn't find sports radio in Orlando

That's Saban's doing. Anything they'd be talking about on the air this week would be better discussed at a tavern with palliative refreshments.

posted by beaverboard at 10:41 AM on October 04

And now a nation may finally be freed of the yoke of an overproduced and tedious football song that represents NFL excess at its worst. Huzzah! Huzzah!

Unfortunately, it sounds as if it was a one week reprieve from the song rather than a permanent state of affairs.

posted by bperk at 10:47 AM on October 04

Quick -- somebody ask Hank more political questions!

posted by rcade at 11:29 AM on October 04

Someone ask Hank the following questions:

"Was 9/11 an inside job?"
"Who really controls the banks?"
"What do you think about immigration?"
"Is evolution just a 'theory'?"
"Do you think a woman could be president of the United States?"
"Why aren't there more minorities who are [insert any high-paying position here]?"

I'm pretty sure he'll blunder his way into a permanent disappearance from MNF.

posted by grum@work at 11:56 AM on October 04

Willing to bet the Republicans don't run a "Strongly Endorsed and Financially Supported by Hank Jr" campaign.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:40 PM on October 04

don't care I never really watched MNF for the musical numbers anyway.

But comparing Hitler to anyone is idiotic and getting real tiresome.

posted by G_Web at 12:43 PM on October 04

What about Stalin?

posted by yerfatma at 01:13 PM on October 04

Theme song? Hitler? Stalin?

All you have to do is ask. We had you covered all along.

posted by beaverboard at 01:46 PM on October 04

Well, if they're going to stick with that song, they need to at least get Joan Jett to record it because, shit, JOAN JETT.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:20 PM on October 04

I hope Williams has learned his lesson here: You are only allowed to compare Hitler to Republicans.

posted by TheQatarian at 06:40 PM on October 04

Hank Williams fired...and is also an idiot

posted by BornIcon at 10:58 AM on October 06

Thanks, Hank!

posted by rcade at 12:03 PM on October 06

I finally saw the actual clip last night; it seems like the better move would have been to just admit the obvious, that he was more inebriated than Al Unser Jr.'s drinking teacher.

Left teasingly unanswered by Bocephus' statement: if Obama and Biden are "the Three Stooges", who's the third stooge? For that matter, who's Shemp? Who's Joe? Who's Curly Joe DeRita?

posted by yerfatma at 12:35 PM on October 06

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