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Williams pushed ESPN into acting

Posted on: October 6, 2011 10:52 am
Edited on: October 6, 2011 11:06 am
 
ESPN didn't fire Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams Jr. fired himself.

The Worldwide Leader on Thursday announced it was canning Williams, saying "We appreciate his contributions over the years," before adding that "the success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games, and that will continue."

Geez, if the success has always been about the games then why wasn't this done sooner? Because ESPN wasn't provoked and because, frankly, there were people there who argued for continuing the Williams intro in the name of tradition.

Others, of course, believed it long outlived its usefulness, and I'll second that. But they couldn't carry the room. Now Hank Williams has.

Bad enough that he compared the President to Adolf Hitler during an appearance on Fox News Channel; worse that he didn't really apologize, first saying he was sorry "if he offended anyone" with his comments before later condemning news media characterizations of the Tea Party movement as extremist, saying he was trying to make a point.

If the anti-Williams faction needed dynamite to blow this thing up, it just got it.

Remember when Monday Night Football used to begin with helmets of the two teams crashing into each other before exploding into a million pieces? That was junked, too, and not because someone had a better idea, but because someone discovered that head injuries in football can be related to long-term brain trauma.

ESPN needed a reason to get rid of that intro, too, and it got one when physicians started connecting the dots ... just as it got another one now.

Now I'm ready for some football.










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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:57 am
 

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:25 am
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Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Williams pushed ESPN into acting

easy answer jr jags, because most conservatives are closet homosexual racists



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Williams pushed ESPN into acting

Tribe Fan, I hear what you're saying, as you are correct, there is a pause. And I understand his overall message on that they
are polar opposites, and that's what he was trying to convey. But he still used Hitler to describe Obama in his analogy. How do I know that, because he went on to say that Obama and Biden were the enemy, so it's fairly obvious to everyone that Obama was the "Hitler", not Boehner. Then he follows it up with his "I tell it like it is".
I don't care about Hank or his views, and he can wax poetic all he wants on politics, but he went over the  line, and he paid for it. It had nothing to do w/ Carlson's interviewing skills.

He's not the first and he won't be the last to lose their job over dumb comments, whether it's criticism for Dems, Repubs, Tea Party, race, etc., but it's just common sense that there will be repercussions if you enter the "Hilter" zone.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Williams pushed ESPN into acting

jr_jags:  ONE MORE THING> why is that liberal (left wingers) use insults,name calling and the race Card in everything.

It's a last resort.  It's what a child does when it realizes that an argument is lost.

Example:

Ask someone why they don't like Sarah Palin.  You will get more commentary and very few hard facts or issues with specific policy.  Ask them specifically what they don't like that she's done and you won't get a specific issue.  It won't be, "this policy caused this to happen".  Instead it will be, "She can see Russia from Alaska!" 

Turn it around and share specifics about what you don't like about Obama's policy and you won't hear any response about the policies.  You'll hear "racist"!







Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Williams pushed ESPN into acting

Another example of the truth and the media  its kinda like calling Chaz Bono a Man when in fact Shes not.weather HWJ was wrong or right I think
 the media should be defending His right to speak and yes ESPN has the right to change its programing BUT noone has the  right to change the truth
 ONE MORE THING> why is that liberal (left wingers) use insults,name calling and the race Card in everything.

     



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