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ESPN, Hank Williams Jr. part ways
ESPN ^ | 10/6/11

Posted on 10/06/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

Hank Williams Jr. and his iconic theme song will not return to ESPN's "Monday Night Football," the network announced Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; espn; hankwilliamsjr; liberalmedia; mondaynightfootball; obama; williams
I think I am done watching ESPN.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 8:13:37 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"Hank Williams Jr. and his iconic theme song will not return to ESPN's 'Monday Night Football,'"
- Neither will I!
2 posted on 10/06/2011 8:16:16 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” he wrote. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”

ONE OF THEM WAS MINE. SCREW THOSE BUTT KISSERS AT ESPN.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 8:17:01 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Apparently, ESPN is with Hitler.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

bttt


5 posted on 10/06/2011 8:18:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Recovering_Democrat

OK Hank, Now give ‘em hell. Tell ‘em that espn is a Leftist tool!
Let’s all sing together “Take that job and shove it”!


6 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:05 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Hank is in good company.
7 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:08 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Recovering_Democrat

No biggie. I actually found the intro very annoying and turned the channel until kickoff. Since NBC landed the Sunday Night contract, their games have been much better, anyway. The Faith Hill intro is just as abrasive and I tune it out, as well.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:15 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Stupid move. Stupid, stupid move ESPN. If he had said that about Pres. Bush he’d be a hero today. Your bias is showing ESPN.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:15 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Stand up and get crunk.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:35 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I think I am done watching ESPN.

That will be hard for me, although I felt the same way when they booted Rush.

I think I'll start by just turning down the sound.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin and high fiven on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement,"

Hank was right on, although using Hitler to make his point, probably wasn't the best way to do it.

12 posted on 10/06/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Want in the world did he say that this happened?


13 posted on 10/06/2011 8:20:26 AM PDT by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Did the DNC part ways with MoveOn.org when they ran a television ad comparing Bush to Hitler?

Did MSNBC fire Rachel Maddow when she defended the MoveOn.org ad comparing Bush to Hitler?

Did the DNC reprimand Congressman Keith Ellison D-MI when he compared Bush to Hitler?


14 posted on 10/06/2011 8:20:40 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: edpc
I actually found the intro very annoying and turned the channel until kickoff.

I love Hank, but agree with you there. The classic intro gives me goosebumps and I was really disappointed when it was scaled back.
15 posted on 10/06/2011 8:21:51 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I like Hank, and I like what he said while on TV with the faux three stooges….

What I do not understand is…why do so many of these people make admirable and bold statements and then apologize?????

Is there a trend here?

Are they being systematically threatened somehow? Do they all lack the courage of their convictions? If so, are they too disappointed and surprised (at themselves).

Smell something “fishy” in all of this, folks?????

In any case, Hank Williams Jr... another American folk hero!
Gunny G
Semper Watching!
*****


16 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:19 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

MNF sucks now anyway. The games aren’t very good, the announcers are GARBAGE, and the fact you HAVE to have cable to watch it is asinine.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I applaud HWJr for standing firm regarding the Constitution. Still, it bears repeating for all such entertainers: Shut up and sing!


18 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: chris37
Apparently, ESPN is with Hitler.

And I thought The History Channel was "The Hitler Channel."

19 posted on 10/06/2011 8:22:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Recovering_Democrat
My interest in the NFL has gone from high to nil over the past decade. Too much flash, too PC, too much like a corporate enterprise.

If I want to watch football I'll watch college.

20 posted on 10/06/2011 8:23:20 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Its OK for ESPN on air personalities to Twitter rape jokes about Sarah Palin with no penalties whatsoever, but a none employee isn’t allowed to use an innocuous analogy about the most anti- American president we have ever had as a country.....Typical reaction from a garbage organization.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 8:25:06 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: RexBeach
Want in the world did he say that this happened?

He said that Obama and Boehner playing golf would be like Hitler and Netanyahu doing it.

He was talking about their vast ideological differences and wasn't comparing either man to Hitler.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 8:25:24 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I am sympathetic to williams obviously, but why do people keep confusing the first amendment with private networks/organizations? The only place on tv it applies to my knowledge is public access channels.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 8:26:20 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Kirkwood

“Stand up and get crunk.”

LMAO! I wonder if Hank owns the rights to his song now.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 8:27:31 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

>>> I applaud HWJr for standing firm regarding the Constitution.

Except this is not a Constitutional issue. The state did not prevent him in any way from making his statement. He is free to repeat it as often as he likes.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 8:27:57 AM PDT by NC28203
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To: chris37
Apparently, ESPN is with Hitler.

Like all hypersensitive liberals, they can't separate simile from direct comparison. Hearing Hitler in the same sentence means you're calling their idol Hitler.

"That would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu. Not hardly. In the shape this country is in?"

So if I said that these mental midgets were like Stephen Hawking participating in a decathlon, they'd say I was calling them Hawking? Not hardly.
26 posted on 10/06/2011 8:28:30 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hank won’t be the only one not returning to any ESPN event. Those folks have let their Commie colors hang out too often.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 8:29:44 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: skeeter

I would have much rather been watching the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup this weekend.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 8:30:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: edpc
No biggie. I actually found the intro very annoying and turned the channel until kickoff. Since NBC landed the Sunday Night contract, their games have been much better, anyway. The Faith Hill intro is just as abrasive and I tune it out, as well.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt that way on both intros. They seem like they just go on forever. I did like the Saturday Night Live parody of the Sunday Night Football intro "There will be touchdowns, that's a guarantee 'cause the game already started and it's fourteen to three."

29 posted on 10/06/2011 8:31:15 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
BSPN has been crap for about 10 years.

The only time I watch is when my team is on TV. If I want to watch pundits, I'll watch Big 10 Network.

30 posted on 10/06/2011 8:35:33 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL.......I miss the great intro music they had on all the networks back in the 70s....you can go to Youtube and here them again.


31 posted on 10/06/2011 8:35:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NC28203

Understood.

I was regarding his perceived offense regarding HIS rights to free speech. He stands on conservative ground but not entirely Constitutional grounds.


32 posted on 10/06/2011 8:44:31 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Darren McCarty

If your cable company provides it, ESPN3 is great for watching college football and basketball. You can watch four games at one time.

You don’t need ESPN on your TV cable.

For $6 you can watch the MLB divisional playoffs on MLB.com with different camera angles and commentary from TBS.


33 posted on 10/06/2011 8:49:07 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Us Americans out here are now finished with ESPN. You can a man for speaking the truth...then it’s FUESPN.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:04 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Caribou

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 are all owned by the same company. Watching any of them lines the coffers of all of them.

The Walt Disney Company owns the ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and book publishing companies, production companies Touchstone, Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, the cellular service Disney Mobile, and theme parks around the world.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 8:56:52 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: mmichaels1970

My word. Thanks for filling me in on this.

How many times was Mr. Bush compared to Hitler?

Well, I seldom watch ESPN anyway.

Good for Hank, Jr.


36 posted on 10/06/2011 9:01:43 AM PDT by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I realize that they are owned by the same company but I can’t afford to go to games in person so I’ll just have to deal with it. Besides there are no commercials on ESPN3.

My cable company is my internet provider and it comes with it so in a way I am giving some money to ABC.

I mainly got rid of most of my cable channels because of the all the commercials which are the same and repeated on all the channels.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 9:02:44 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Without Hank, maybe ESPN will introduce MNF with Obama coming out and giving a speech and telling us how he’s going to tax the millionaires (players) and the billionaires (owners) and the economy will be just fine and dandy.


38 posted on 10/06/2011 9:07:04 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: RexBeach

I’d sure like a list of lefties that “lost their gig” for calling Bush “Hitler”...

you could write that list in 24 pt font and stick it in your eye without noticing.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 9:10:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Poor Hank...there was no doubt he’d get canned after his Obama-Hitler analogy. It’s the same of bull spit though. Jimmy Hoffa calls death to the T-Party when introducing Bam and Bam says nothing. For years the left called Bush Hitler and nobody said a word. Pray to God that come next Nov. we can remove this cancer from our once great nation.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 9:29:32 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Meanwhile, this is who the NFL wants for their Super Bowl halftime show....

Madonna attacks John McCain with images of Adolf Hitler, Robert Mugabe

41 posted on 10/06/2011 9:33:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I keep saying ... if Hank Williams had simply changed the order of the names in his comparison he’d be a hero to the left.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 9:37:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: NC28203

Thank you! I stand with Hank, but I looked over and over for the part of the U.S. Constitution that gives you rights to sing on a nationally broadcast football game.


43 posted on 10/06/2011 10:01:23 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: shield

“Us Americans out here are now finished with ESPN. You can a man for speaking the truth...then it’s FUESPN.”

i doubt that many Americans who currently watch the NFL or ESPN will stop watching NFL games or ESPN.

And for those that do stop watching ESPN, the NFL and ESPN will not care as chances are that you are not a desirable viewer for the advertisers.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 11:20:18 AM PDT by trumandogz
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