Should Hank Williams Jr. remain voice of ‘Monday Night Football’?

Did anyone notice anything different about the opening of Monday Night Football last night? Okay, no more Hank Williams Jr singing his Monday Night Football song.

Here is what he did if you don’t know.

So then, do we not have freedom of speech anymore? What about all the movie stars who stick their noses in politics? What about anyone saying anything? He isn’t known for his diplomacy. He’s always been in run ins so if that’s the case, why has he been ESPN’s Monday Night Football man for the last 22 years? He also didn’t “compare” Obama to Hitler. He was talking about extreme opposites.

I missed the song a lot. I think the new opening about Barry Sanders was doze worthy. Where are the cannons and fireworks?

What do you all think? Does he deserve to lose this job? Where is our freedom of speech? Where are all of our rights going? It was a dumb thing to say but he IS a musician and why is it okay for Brad Pitt, Sean Penn or Barbara Streisand to pick and back candidates? Or is it up to the employers?

I’m not at all saying what he said was the right thing to do or say but I am saying that you have to consider the source. I also wonder how many of us would have even heard about this had it not gone viral.

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9 Responses to Should Hank Williams Jr. remain voice of ‘Monday Night Football’?

  1. SKL says:

    Yeah, I recall Rush complaining that pro football is being run by libs even though many/most of the players are conservatives. I’d venture to say also that a lot of the fans and sponsors are conservatives.

    Maybe corporate America and conservative fans and everyone who believes in free speech should say “we’re disappointed with this decision and therefore we’re pulling our support for Monday night football. And our ticket purchases and our corporate sponsorships.

    And also, everyone involved in the Wall Street protests who has a job funded at any level by a corporation (including taxes paid by corporate America) should be fired. Because they can say whatever they want, but they can be fired for it, too. Right?

  2. mssc54 says:

    Freedom of Speach only applies to those who want to hear your point of view and are less afraid affraid it won’t cost them anything.

  3. Nikki says:

    They see him as a liability now. I see their reasoning, even though I don’t agree with it. Mssc said it pretty plain and simple. Heaven forbid he have his own opinion and the guts to say it out loud.

  4. Laura says:

    Sadly, this doesn’t surprise me at all. Look at all the nonsense at that ‘other site’. They are constantly bashing Palin & Bachman, in particular, and conservatives in general. They call them all kinds of horrid names. But if you DARE says something [truthful] like “Obama is a socialist”, look out! Or if you call them on their uneven “reporting” (editorializing, more like), they bash you, as well.

    It’s very much a case of “do as I say, not as I do”.

    Meanwhile, there is another argument that could be made here… do I think it might be time for Hank to hang up the Monday Night Football gig? Maybe. He’s been doing it for 20 years. But it seems like, if that was the case, they’d have something as good lined up to take his place. AND if that was the case, that he wanted out of the contract, you’d think he/they would have found a better way to do it. This whole thing makes me think of the Aflac bit a couple of months ago, when (oh, what was his name? that obnoxiously-voiced guy who did the duck) said something about the Japanese Hurricane, and they fired him for being “insensitive”… but there were also rumors swirling that he said it on purpose, knowing that they’d fire him, because he wanted out and they wouldn’t release him from the contract.

    (I can’t comment on the replacement theme. I can’t watch it here. Probably for the better. My Bears SUCKED ROCKS last night…)

    • SKL says:

      Whether planned or not, the idea that someone can plan on being fired for voicing a political opinion (other than in the middle of doing his job) is oppressive. Especially when it’s applied disproportionately to one side. That’s mind control. Not over Hank Williams, but over the “masses” who are left with the impression that nobody they listen to diisagrees with Obama.

    • Joy says:

      You know what? I haven’t been over there since I started working out. That’s taken it’s place. I got so disgusted there one day that I got mad and never went back. I feel 100% better now.

      • SKL says:

        I haven’t been over there either. I found another (homeschooling) site to suck me in – but this one is much more positive. The occasional controversial thread gets shut down if it goes on too long or gets ugly.

  5. Joy says:

    The other thing is why in the world were they interviewing him about this and if you ask someone something, how can you fire them because you don’t like the answer. It’s always been of my opinion that if you don’t want to hear the answer, don’t ask the question. He looks and sounds higher than a kite.

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