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Barry Sanders to Perform Monday Night Football in Place of Hank Williams Jr
NESN ^ | 10/7/2011 | Erik Frenz

Posted on 10/07/2011 3:20:07 PM PDT by katiedidit1

Whether it was the decision of ESPN or Hank Williams Jr., the song that has been the staple of ESPN's Monday Night Football intro for 20 years is no more. With that, NFL fans across the country immediately began to speculate as to what would be the next song to lead into everyone's favorite Monday night programming.

It turns out there may not be a song at all, at least for the time being.

Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders announced via Twitter that he will do the intro for this week's matchup between the Lions and the Bears.

"Ok, I admit it," Sanders said. "I will be at MNF this week and doing the intro."

It's fitting that the network was able to get Sanders to do it, as this will be the first time that the Lions are playing a prime-time game since 2005, and the first time they appear on MNF since 2001.

From the sound of it, the spoken word will be the intro of choice for now.

According to the Detroit Free Press, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said, "This is the format we'll likely use the remainder of the season. We haven't made any decisions beyond that."

(Excerpt) Read more at nesn.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: barrysanders; censorship; espn; football; nfl
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1 posted on 10/07/2011 3:20:15 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

First read this on ESPN and out of curiosity scrolled down to read the comments. Believe me racism is alive and well in America and it isn’t coming from Hank Williams Jr. Hate is thriving among the dumbed down idiots that are still reliving the civil war and want whitey to get out of America, ad nauseum...barf, barf and more barf.
I won’t watch Monday night football EVER again and it is more than just about Hank Williams Jr.


2 posted on 10/07/2011 3:24:03 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

First read this on ESPN and out of curiosity scrolled down to read the comments. Believe me racism is alive and well in America and it isn’t coming from Hank Williams Jr. Hate is thriving among the dumbed down idiots that are still reliving the civil war and want whitey to get out of America, ad nauseum...barf, barf and more barf.
I won’t watch Monday night football EVER again and it is more than just about Hank Williams Jr.


3 posted on 10/07/2011 3:25:18 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

It won’t matter. As of last Monday, I’m done with MNF.


4 posted on 10/07/2011 3:25:52 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: katiedidit1

“Barry Sanders to Perform Monday Night Football in Place of Hank Williams Jr”

In case he suddenly turns white, on the plus side he’s faster and far more elusive than Hank Williams, and no doubt can outrun bad press. Certainly a better choice than Emmit Smith.


5 posted on 10/07/2011 3:26:28 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: katiedidit1

NO HANK, NO WATCH! hubby will, but I can read, I’m behind 4-5 books.

I agree with Hank his 1st A rights were violated.

I hope he runs for Corker’s seat in ‘12. Corker is a fence straddler.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 3:26:28 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: katiedidit1

this is soooo exciting - once my night out (from Fox) has been ruined.


7 posted on 10/07/2011 3:26:59 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: katiedidit1

At least Sanders can sing better than Hank Jr.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 3:27:12 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: katiedidit1

How about using that little church song twisted into “This little Barack of mine, I’m gonna let him shine” - no I am not making this up.


9 posted on 10/07/2011 3:28:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: katiedidit1

ESPN successfully drags Sanders into the dirt with them. I thought Sanders was smarter than that.

Looks like I’ll have more time to watch hockey. Thank you ESPN for helping me decide what to watch on Monday nights.


10 posted on 10/07/2011 3:30:00 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Tublecane

There shouldn’t have to be a choice...Hank didn’t say anything wrong. If the shoe was on the other foot and P Diddy made a comment on the view..would he be out the door?


11 posted on 10/07/2011 3:31:11 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Tublecane

It’s Sanders because the game is in Detroit.

I have a better idea, why not just go back to the classic MNF theme.


12 posted on 10/07/2011 3:31:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GailA

“I agree with Hank his 1st A rights were violated.”

Hank’s First Amendment Rights have not been violated as the First Amendment does not guarantee contract employment.


13 posted on 10/07/2011 3:31:19 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

your opinion


14 posted on 10/07/2011 3:31:56 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL!)
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To: katiedidit1

I cannot stand the announcers they have for MNF, so I rarely watch.


15 posted on 10/07/2011 3:31:58 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: katiedidit1

So he called Obama an evil white dude. At least he was half right.


16 posted on 10/07/2011 3:32:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: GailA
I agree with Hank his 1st A rights were violated.

Uhhh no, you can say whatever you want, you just don't have the right to keep your job if you say it.

17 posted on 10/07/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: F15Eagle

aha ha ha ha ..thanks for making me literally laugh out loud


18 posted on 10/07/2011 3:32:24 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

Hank owns the rights to the lyrics. So I suspect it will be a brand new song.


19 posted on 10/07/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12...)
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To: katiedidit1

“If the shoe was on the other foot and P Diddy made a comment on the view..would he be out the door?”

Oh, surely. Look at who they’ve fired for controversy in the past: for instance, the ultra-liberal Rush Limbaugh. Note how they employed, and for all I know continue to employ, the perfectly stable reactionary right-wing Bible-thumping Keith Olbermann./s


20 posted on 10/07/2011 3:34:52 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: katiedidit1

I go along with the performer on this one. The network is way out of line. PC run amok!


21 posted on 10/07/2011 3:35:25 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Eagle Eye

Me too. Hope their ratings tank. Good grief, it’s not 2008 anymore. They can stop with the obama worship. People don’t like him any more.


22 posted on 10/07/2011 3:36:08 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: GailA
I agree with Hank his 1st A rights were violated.

If Hank really said that then he's a dope who should not run for Senator (as I've read he's thinking about). Your employer is allowed to fire you according to what he thinks is good for his business -- no matter how dumb you may find that. This isn't a 1st Amendment case at all.

That said, I agree with your decision. ESPN is run by a politically correct bunch of jerks. I won't watch it either. Not because of any constitutional issues, but because it's so stupid.

By the way, my brother works at NASCAR headquarters. You should hear what's going on there as the management ranks are gradually being filled with East Coast MBA's who don't even like auto racing.

23 posted on 10/07/2011 3:37:22 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Given enough time, the primary function of any bureaucracy becomes the employment of its employees.)
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To: katiedidit1

I don’t see what the problem was with what Hank said.


24 posted on 10/07/2011 3:39:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: dfwgator
I have a better idea, why not just go back to the classic MNF theme.

This one is a classic, from when I was a kid.

This one is also perfect (though this YouTube recording is messed up). That's my beloved 49ers routing the Dolphins in the '85 SB at the end there.

I really couldn't care less about Hank Williams Jr. He has a right to say whatever he wants, and ESPN has a right to get rid of him if they want. And the old themes with no one singing were a hundred times better.
25 posted on 10/07/2011 3:40:18 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: dfwgator

Always liked Barry. Class act on the field and fun to watch.

I’d rather see Colonel Sanders for this one.

“are you ready for some chicken?”


26 posted on 10/07/2011 3:40:24 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: katiedidit1
Have not watched Monday night foot ball since espn took over, not supporting their racist attitude.
27 posted on 10/07/2011 3:40:39 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: dfwgator

Umm, sure you do. If you own your own business, you can say whatever the hell you want. Doesn’t Rush do it all the time? Although if you are working for someone else then obviously you can get canned.


28 posted on 10/07/2011 3:40:57 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: dfwgator

I agree.

An employer should have the last say, especially if the employee is a highly paid visible one that people associate with the organization.

That said, this whole thing is a stupid liberal hyperventilation. I heard what he said, and he didn’t compare Hitler to Obama. He said Obama playing golf with Boehner is like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu.

The whole thing is a witch-hunt and there are a lot of liberals who want his scalp. But...working for an employer like that requires you to engage your brain when speaking publicly.


29 posted on 10/07/2011 3:41:35 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I’d rather see Colonel Sanders for this one. “are you ready for some chicken?”

Only if Phil Fulmer is back coaching again.

30 posted on 10/07/2011 3:41:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: katiedidit1

I will NOT be watching Monday Night Football For what these Bozo’s did. I watched the video posted on the Blaze The attorney up first, and Mr. Finebaum sounded most Conservative.
But I notice the yap with the soapbox was that Bigot Zirin, of the Nation And he should never speak about Country Music—nor the South -cause he clearly understands neither. The Jones
had to get in his Jesse HiJackson Or Rev. Twana Brawley reflection. And the skirt said very little. All things heard
on the Blaze I will not patronize ESPN Nor watch Monday Night Fooseball.


31 posted on 10/07/2011 3:41:43 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: katiedidit1

The sad part is it really exists. Maybe somebody can find the video.


32 posted on 10/07/2011 3:43:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: katiedidit1
The Hitler comparison was ill advised, but the response to it was very Hitleresque.
33 posted on 10/07/2011 3:44:54 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: dfwgator
I have a better idea, why not just go back to the classic MNF theme.

Are referring to the song Hank Williams Jr. always sang?

That theme song was written by Hank and I'm sure he owns the rights to it. It's actually a song he reworked from his country music hit "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight".

He probably isn't in the frame of mind to let MNF use his song.


34 posted on 10/07/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama's secret: Once you learn to fake sincerity you've got it made)
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To: dfwgator

OMG...that was hilariously fast...I nearly passed my soda through my nose when I saw that...


35 posted on 10/07/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: dfwgator

...nice.

I luvs me some KFC original extra crisp.


36 posted on 10/07/2011 3:45:25 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: rlmorel
Meanwhile, this is the person the NFL wants for their Super Bowl Halftime Show

Madonna infuriates McCain with Hitler-Mugabe sequence at Cardiff concert

37 posted on 10/07/2011 3:46:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GBA

Well said.


38 posted on 10/07/2011 3:46:45 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Iron Munro

I meant this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rxwiI4aKIM


39 posted on 10/07/2011 3:47:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I know. Unbelievable.


40 posted on 10/07/2011 3:47:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: BfloGuy
If Hank really said that then he's a dope who should not run for Senator (as I've read he's thinking about). Your employer is allowed to fire you according to what he thinks is good for his business -- no matter how dumb you may find that. This isn't a 1st Amendment case at all. That said, I agree with your decision. ESPN is run by a politically correct bunch of jerks. I won't watch it either. Not because of any constitutional issues, but because it's so stupid.

Good comment, I agree with you.

41 posted on 10/07/2011 3:49:28 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: katiedidit1

And while we’re at it, can we get that dopey Faith Hill into off of the Sunday Night Game.


42 posted on 10/07/2011 3:51:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TBP

“I don’t see what the problem was with what Hank said.”

If that is the case, you should call your stock broker and place an order to buy a majority stake in Disney and then you can hire Hank.


43 posted on 10/07/2011 3:51:36 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: katiedidit1

If he had said the same exact thing about Bush, he would have gotten a raise.


44 posted on 10/07/2011 3:53:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: trumandogz

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/nj_transit_employee_fired_for.html


45 posted on 10/07/2011 3:54:51 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: katiedidit1

you mean the black fairy “as seen on TV”.....


46 posted on 10/07/2011 3:56:51 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: The Wizard

Oh yeah that Dion.....


47 posted on 10/07/2011 3:57:54 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: GBA

The rule of thumb is, if ANYONE ever asks you if you mean that person X is Hitler, you simply say no. “No, I am not saying that.”

That said, I am not saying Obama is Hitler below. I am just pointing out some happenstance commonalities...

WHO AM I?
I was born in one country, raised in another.

My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. He fathered several children with numerous women.

I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died at an early age from cancer.

Later in life, questions arose over my real name.

My birth records were sketchy and no one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.

I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn’t follow christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.

I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.

That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and I embarked on a new career.

I wrote a book about my strugges growing up. It was clear to those who read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.

I became active in local politics in my 30’s then with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40s. They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything. That reinforced my conceit.

I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history and no experience in leading a single organization. Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.

I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego. At first, my political campaign focused on my country’s foreign policy. I was very critical of my country in the last war and seized every opportunity to bash my country.

But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country’s economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better and every poor person would be fed and housed for free.

I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess. It was the free market, banks and corporations. I decided to start making citizens hate them and if they were envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.

I called mine “A People’s Campaign” and that sounded good to all people.

I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support. I knew that, if I merely offered the people ‘hope’ , together we could change our country and the world.

So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include “persecuted minorities” like the Jews. My true views were not widely known and I needed to keep them unknown, until after I became my nation’s leader.

I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined these people I associated with.
I’m glad they didn’t.

Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And the world learned the truth.

Who am I? .........

ADOLPH HITLER!

Who did you think I was talking about?


48 posted on 10/07/2011 3:58:39 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: dfwgator

I doubt Hill would ever get fired. She’s an Obamanoid.


49 posted on 10/07/2011 4:02:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: katiedidit1

Michael Vick Singing “How Much Is That Doggy in the Window”?


50 posted on 10/07/2011 4:05:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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