Should Hank Williams Jr. Remain the Voice of Monday Night Football?

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  1. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Williams' MNF Open PulledThe Hank Williams Jr. song that has opened "Monday Night Football" for 20 years was not part of the opening of this week's Indianapolis-Tampa Bay game after Williams made controversial comments about President Barack Obama.

    Williams compared Obama to Adolf Hitler on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" show Monday morning.

    ESPN, in a statement, said: "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. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

    Williams issued a statement through his publicist, saying: "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."

    Williams, whose song "All My Rowdy Friends" has been the "Monday Night Football" theme on both ABC and ESPN since 1991, said on "Fox and Friends" that he thought House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner playing golf with President Obama "would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu ... In the shape this country is in?"

    Told by anchor Brian Kilmeade that he didn't understand the analogy, Williams said: "I'm glad you don't, brother, because a lot of people do. They're the enemy."

    Asked who the enemy was, Williams said: "Obama. And Biden. Are you kidding? The Three Stooges."

    Boehner played golf with Obama in June at the height of the national budget debate in Washington, D.C.

    Williams, from Tennessee, has said he would run as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in 2012.

    Later in the Fox interview with Williams, anchor Gretchen Carlson told Williams he used the name of one of history's most hated men to describe the president.

    "Well, that's true. But I'm telling you like it is," Williams said

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
  3. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    I agree!!
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Hank JR has never sugar-coated anything, he speaks his mind. Isn't that a right we all have. I personally do not watch MNF , but I certainly believe he should remain the voice of it......
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
  7. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    I always hear that song and thing of MNF. Even though I don't watch football either.
    Leave it.
  8. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2011
    north central Indiana
    Yes Hank Williams jr.should remain the voice of MNF,absolutely!
  9. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    Vista, CA
    I'm surprised over the overreaction. Disney of all companies against free speech? Walt Disney displayed his discharge from the Marine Corps upside down in free speech. Regardless of what was said, is it only being reacted to because Hitler was used as the comparison?

    We are such a coddled nation. Get over it.
  10. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    I so agree! I am by no means a Hank Jr fan, but this is just crazy. I think we can still speak our minds, can't we?[​IMG]
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