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ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

Posted on: October 3, 2011 6:13 pm
Edited on: October 3, 2011 9:05 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Monday morning, Hank Williams Jr., who notoriously sings the Monday Night Football introduction, went on Fox and Friends and made some pretty regrettable comments that used the words "Obama" and "Hitler."

As a result, ESPN decided to pull Williams intro for MNF when Indy heads to Tampa Bay this evening.

“While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told CBSSports.com.  "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast."

ESPN has not decided whether or not the removal of Williams intro -- he's might be more famous for yelling "Are you ready for some football?" than anything else -- will return and are "evaluating" the decision for future telecasts.

UPDATED 9:00 p.m. ET: Williams has released a statement. It reads:

Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme -- but it was to make a point. 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. I have always respected the office of the President.”

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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Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: March 23, 2012 11:10 pm
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

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On Monday morning, Hank Williams Jr., who notoriously sings the Monday Night Football introduction, that used the words "Obama" and "Hitler."

As a result, ESPN decided to pull Williams intro for MNF .

“While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told CBSSports.com.  "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast."

ESPN has not decided whether or not the removal of Williams intro -- he's might be more famous for yelling "Are you ready for some football?" than anything else -- will return and are "evaluating" the decision for future telecasts.

UPDATED 9:00 p.m. ET:Williams has released a statement. It reads:
Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme -- but it was to make a point. 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. I have always respected the office of the President.”

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.”



Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 10:18 am
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

Obama is a closet muslim, with a socialist agenda. Anyone with half a brain knows that. So...apparently you're brainless. I'd bet the only reason you voted for him is because he's (sort of) black, and supposedly a democrat.

Narrow-minded people, like yourself, usually vote party lines, instead of voting for the most quailified candidate. I vote for who I think will do the best job, and it doesn't matter to me if they're democrat, or republican.

People like you are what's wrong with this country. Your predjudice. "hillbillies, racists, uneducated, uniformed, unaware", are you descibing yourself, or do you really hate your fellow Americans that much?

"BANNED & BE-HEADED" really?!? Statements like that make me happy Obama's president, and YOU'RE NOT.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:50 am
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction




Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:37 pm
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

At least we hillbillies know how to spell "republican."  Also, you would be much more credible when calling people uneducated if you learned correct spelling and grammar.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 11:34 pm
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 12:36 am
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 4:10 pm
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:17 am
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Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:07 am
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

 Unsurprisingly wrong. You are still free to say whatever you want. You are not free from responsibility or consequences. That is the material point that you me-me-me-me-me-me-f***ing ME types can't seem to get through your thick skulls.
...and who better to lead the parade of stupid than yourself?

You're right, you can't teach people anything. If you cannot see that society has been perverted beyond comprehension, then you are right-- and it's your fault. It was my point that you can say whatever you want. But if you have the authority to make the laws that punish the certain things people say, it is your opinion alone that counts. You don't see the poor making the rules. You cannot dispute that. I'm a ME type? Please, you don't even know me. Don't generalize your personal antidotes to what makes the public public, when you've got the bias against it. Open your ears and listen. I support our nation's leaders, but my respect is earned. And you can't just walk in, call yourself the "President", and expect me to kiss your feet. If I see that you have the power to lead, then I will follow. Blindly following is not my style. It may be yours, but...

You have the right to remain stupid. I'm sure you won't argue with that.



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2011 4:44 pm
 

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr MNF introduction

I am sick of all you hillbillies that don't know squat about politics. There is no tea party. EVERY SINGLE so called tea party candidate is a republicon. The republicon's are racist. OBAMA is no leftist. He is by far the MOST MODERATE DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT EVER ! The incredibly uneducated, uninformed and politically unaware people at this site lead me to believe that fox NOT NEWS should be BANNED, and Murdock and company should be BE-HEADED !


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