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Hank Williams Jr. bounced from tonight's Monday Night Football opener after controversial comments
NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Nina Mandell

Posted on 10/03/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

Hank Williams Jr. won't be ready for some football this Monday night.

ESPN bounced Williams' trademark opening "Are you ready for some football?" after the longtime voice of Monday Night Football's theme song, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler.

"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," an ESPN spokesman wrote in an email to the Daily News.

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

The award-winning country singer made the controversial comparison in an interview on Fox and Friends Monday morning in a bizarre chat about politics.

Williams began his TV appearance by slamming the GOP presidential candidates and saying House Majority Leader John Boehner's golf game with Obama was a huge mistake.

"You remember the golf game they had? That was one of the biggest political mistakes ever. That turned a lot of people off. It just didn't go over," he said.

When asked what about the game he didn't like, Williams Jr. pointed to the participants.

"Come on, come on, that would be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli prime minister Benjamin] Netanyahu," he said. "In the shape this country is in?"

When host Brian Kilmeade said he didn't understand the analogy, Williams Jr. replied "I'm glad you don't brother, because a lot of people do. They're the enemy... Obama! And Biden! Are you kidding? The Three Stooges."

It was not clear who the third stooge was in that analogy.

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


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Whoopsie...
1 posted on 10/03/2011 4:20:13 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Can we just do away with theme songs before football games, period, especially that insidious one Faith Hill does before the Sunday Night Game.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Beaten Valve

Yeah, but when their anchors openly giggle at the utterly revolting and sexually disgusting remarks Mike Tyson made about Sara Palin, nothing is said.

Guess disgusting and revolting speech is okay but only if you are a liberal.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 4:21:40 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Beaten Valve

doubt he cares


4 posted on 10/03/2011 4:22:16 PM PDT by waterhill (Got pig?)
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To: Beaten Valve
Hank Williams Jr.: If the South Woulda Won.
5 posted on 10/03/2011 4:22:42 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: navymom1

you are right.....


6 posted on 10/03/2011 4:23:11 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Beaten Valve

Instead of giving Barack Obama more and more recognition, negative or otherwise, we should ignore him as much as we can. To bad that HWJr did this, not that I disagree with him, you understand.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 4:23:31 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: Beaten Valve

ESPN and all on there are a bunch of Homo’s.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 4:26:21 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Beaten Valve
The NFL hires a good ol’ boy then gets all upset when he talks like a good ol’ boy.

Tell ‘em to go to h*ll, Hank.

9 posted on 10/03/2011 4:26:28 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Just like the Dixie Chicks, Ole Hank should have hussed up about politics and just sing.

At least he got twenty years of royalities for a one year gig...


10 posted on 10/03/2011 4:26:32 PM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: davisfh

“Instead of giving Barack Obama more and more recognition, negative or otherwise, we should ignore him as much as we can.”

True dat.
Narcissists abhor abandonment.

The one exception is ridicule.
They abhor that more.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 4:27:05 PM PDT by spankalib
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To: Beaten Valve
"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," an ESPN spokesman wrote in an email to the Daily News.

Hank Williams should have known that ABC is the Mickey Mouse organization.

12 posted on 10/03/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Beaten Valve

Disney-ESPN did NOT fire Hunter S. Thompson, drug addled lefty, when he wrote on his ESPN blog that the offenses at Abu Ghraib were more shocking than the worst Nazi attrocities.

Such propaganda from the US press helped to feed the terrorist “insurgency” by fanning the flames that Bushitler really was “the Great Satan”.

Screw Disney.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 4:28:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Hank and his rowdy friends!


14 posted on 10/03/2011 4:28:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Beaten Valve

I knew this was coming....sad to see it.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 4:28:21 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: davisfh

Is it still Hispanic Heritage Time in the NFL?

Shouldn’t ESPN have an actual Hispanic sing the Intro Tune en Español?

I agree w/ Hank Jr BTW


16 posted on 10/03/2011 4:28:24 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: dfwgator
"especially that insidious one Faith Hill does "

Don't take away this old man's dreams.

17 posted on 10/03/2011 4:28:50 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: RedMonqey; All

It would be neat if they hired his son Hank III to do the intro of MNF.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 4:29:08 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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To: boomop1

ESPN is owned by the ultra-left Disney organization. It was co-founded by Scott Rasmussen, the pollster, and his father Bill. Prior to Disney ownership, ESPN was a better network. Now, it’s gone down the path of political correctness.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: boomop1

Wouldn’t have it any other way. Disney Corp is run by one these days.


20 posted on 10/03/2011 4:30:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Hank got Rush'ed.

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"

21 posted on 10/03/2011 4:31:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: M_Man

“Shouldn’t ESPN have an actual Hispanic sing the Intro Tune en Español?”

Yeah, play that old Ted Kennedy tape.

That’ll reel in the viewers.../s


22 posted on 10/03/2011 4:31:32 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve
ESPN is the same bunch who ditched Rush Limbaugh after he told the truth about media sucking up to Donovan NcNabb.

Pansy jockstrap-sniffers.

23 posted on 10/03/2011 4:32:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Beaten Valve

Wow...ESPN is ‘extremely disappointed’ that Hank Williams ‘spoke his mind’ and ‘offended’ Dear Leader.

I am extremely disappointed that ESPN GIVES hours of ‘air’ (read propaganda) time each March to Baracketology.

I guess this is one vote I will cast with my remote.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 4:33:07 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Barry, eat your own damn peas.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Monday night football? Is that still on? I stopped watching after Dandy Don Meridith quit. :-)

Seriously though, ole Hank was just following an old family tradition. Calling a spade a spade. Whoops!!! Oh dear I think I just went rogue.


25 posted on 10/03/2011 4:33:10 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Beaten Valve

I guess he and his friends want be coming over to-night for some foot ball ?


26 posted on 10/03/2011 4:33:28 PM PDT by buck61
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To: navymom1
Gadzooks, just went over to ESPN at http://espn.go.com/espn/conversations/_/id/7056003/espn-pulls-hank-williams-jr-ready-opening-mnf and you should see how many commenters are supporting old Hank!
27 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:14 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Beaten Valve
I am trying to recall of the celebs who compared President Bush with Adolf Hitler and what became of them.
28 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:38 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: M_Man

Nah, now all the players and coaches are decked out in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Remember when the NFL was about FOOTBALL instead of PC BS and rock concerts?


29 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:04 PM PDT by Student0165 (474 days until the kenyan is out of office)
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To: Beaten Valve

How many TV personalities were fired for calling Bush “Hitler”??


30 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: M_Man

I think the pink breast-cancer awareness month has replaced Hispano month. Looks like all the lib causes are starting to overlap, just a when Rush on his TV show years ago wore his dozen ribbons on his suit.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:48 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Beaten Valve
Free speech bigots.

Since the NFL is a big dem donor I bounced them and the Broncos three years ago. Don't miss them.

Maybe they can get David Allen Coe to fill in...

32 posted on 10/03/2011 4:36:16 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Bender2

Tell them all to BOYCOTT DISNEY. Drop their cable subscriptions to ESPN and write the advertisers.


33 posted on 10/03/2011 4:36:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: GeronL

Um, ah, none?


34 posted on 10/03/2011 4:37:04 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Paleo Conservative

Since they moved it from ABC to ESPN cable only, a majority who don’t have cable or Dish network won’t know he isn’t on.

I’m with Hank and he better not apologize to get back the gig.


35 posted on 10/03/2011 4:38:31 PM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Caribou

NFL is skating on thin ice.

If the right is smart, it will destroy them.

They are nothing but an extension of the slave trade, with no guarantee contracts and extreme violence against blacks.

Somebody over there had better find a clue quick, because if Hank Jr doesn’t sing tonight, the NFL might as well start using a soccer ball, because NASCAR NFL fans WILL REVOLT.


36 posted on 10/03/2011 4:40:39 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Beaten Valve

I quit watching MNF after they canned Dennis Miller.

Watching his OneLiners fly over Al Michaels’ toupee in my mind’s eye allowed me to tolerate Michaels.

No more, besides the NFL has been going out of their way to alienate me from their product.

I’m a life long 49ers fan (I saw YA Tittle throw the Alley-Oop to RC Owens at Kezar Stadium when I was in grade school, so I’m no 80’s Dynasty Johnny Come Lately...I endured the Thomas Years, too)

Since Unrestricted Free Agency, the Owners have been trashing the Game IMHO.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 4:41:41 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: KevinDavis

It would be great but we all know that ain’t gonna happen...


38 posted on 10/03/2011 4:41:58 PM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Hank jr. is a friend of my band's singer, Mike Smith.

Mike says: "Hank junior's daddy would be saying now...

There's a tear in my beer
'cause I'm cryin' for you,dear
you are on my lonely mind. ...

39 posted on 10/03/2011 4:45:04 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Student0165

I beg to differ!

Those SuperBowl half time shows are NOT rock concerts!

Far from it...they’re Pop Pablum for the Grandpa Simpsons in the audience.


40 posted on 10/03/2011 4:46:09 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: Caribou
Since they moved it from ABC to ESPN cable only, a majority who don’t have cable or Dish network won’t know he isn’t on.

But ABC owns ESPN, so he's still dealing with the Mickey Mouse network suits.

41 posted on 10/03/2011 4:48:15 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Beaten Valve

NBC leads in the football singing race

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arbfhTSsSPI


42 posted on 10/03/2011 4:49:03 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Beaten Valve

Are you ready for some Hitler?

Are you ready for some small mustache?

You got Goebbels, and Himmler, and Speer, running up a big ole bash!!

The whole house is rockin’, let’s get it kick started
Launch this thing, raise the roof, that’s right!!

All my antisemitic communist loving friends are here on Monday night!!!!


43 posted on 10/03/2011 4:50:31 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Beaten Valve

ESPN is okay with Tyson’s violent sex talk on its own radio network, but when Hank Jr. tells a joke about the Obamessiah on another network, they throw Bocephus under the bus.

Typical Disney crap. Walt must be turning 9,000 rpm in his grave about now.


44 posted on 10/03/2011 4:50:35 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Leaning Right

Hank got it wrong; Obama ain’t a hitler. But his voters are just like hitler supporters. They’d be happy if he put conservatives in concentration camps and dealt out their assets.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 4:50:35 PM PDT by Loud Mime (The Obama voters are dumber than you think, meaner than you can imagine)
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To: All

I watched it on FNF this morning, he was making a comment about Obama golfing with Boener like Hitler playing with Netayahoo, yeah I know I am spelling his name wrong.

Basically the conversation was about supporting Cain of which hank said he did though they tried to paint him as a Palin supporter as well, Hank was a Palin supporter, still is but he decided to not to play their game.

This is indeed all about the truth being treasonous but more importantly its America turning into political prisoners because of the Obamination.

Hank Williams Jr. NEVER said Obama is Hitler, as usual the MSM and quite possibly a slew of trolls are making it up.


46 posted on 10/03/2011 4:50:57 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: M_Man

Break out the Geritol and All-Bran, the elderly Madonna will gracing the SB halftime stage this year.

Yawn. And Ewwww....


47 posted on 10/03/2011 4:52:01 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Barry, eat your own damn peas.)
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To: Josh Painter
Yankees Vs Detroit at 8:30 on TBS.

Football is under communist control.

48 posted on 10/03/2011 4:52:29 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Beaten Valve

Dammit, why don’t compare Obama to Joseph Stalin every once in a while?!


49 posted on 10/03/2011 4:52:29 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: dfwgator
"that insidious one Faith Hill does before the Sunday Night Game."

I wanted to throw up when I heard that song the first time. Joan Jett has more talent in her little finger than dopey-diva Faith has in her whole body.

50 posted on 10/03/2011 4:53:22 PM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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