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  • Report: ESPN Removes Hank Williams Jr. From 'Monday Night Football' Intro

    09/09/2020 1:38:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sep 8, 2020, | Jason Owens
    For the second time since 2011, ESPN is reportedly removing Hank Williams Jr. from its “Monday Night Football” intro. This time, the network claims it’s not about Williams’ controversial points of view, according to Sports Business Journal. Instead of Williams’ iconic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” that became the anthem for weekday football in 1989, ESPN will air a rendition of Little Richard’s “Rip It Up,” mashing the late artist’s vocals with instrumentation from Virginia-based band Butcher Brown, per the report
  • Hank Williams Jr’s NFL song ‘Take a Knee, Take a Hike’ sees resurgence with threat of disrespectful anthem kneelers

    06/14/2020 2:53:25 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | June 14, 2020 | Robert Jonathan
    Country music star Hank Williams Jr.’s original single, written to stand up to the NFL and athletes who disrespect the US flag, is feeling a resurgence this week. Williams Jr. and tens of thousands or more NFL fans may no longer “be ready” for some football if players in large numbers take a knee during the National Anthem. The 2018 single called “Take a Knee, Take a Hike,” is trending up again and the lyrics make his viewpoint abundantly transparent about those who want to use sporting events and venues to make political statements. Oh, how we all love Monday...
  • Life In the Key of Hank Williams Jr.

    03/23/2020 8:03:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 23, 2020 | Stephen Smoot
    The preacher man says it’s the end of time And the Mississippi River, she’s goin’ dryThe interest is up and the stock market’s downAn’ you only get mugged if you go downtownI live back in the woods ya seeMy woman and the kids and the dog and meI got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four wheel driveAnd a country boy can surviveThese lyrics came from a Hank Williams Jr. hit from almost 40 years ago, portraying the point of view of those who “came from the West Virginia coal mines,” the Rocky Mountains,” “north California and south Alabam, and...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Berates Obama: ‘We’ve Got a Muslim for a President who Hates Cowboys’

    09/04/2012 2:40:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 4, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Full Actual title: Hank Williams Jr. Lashes Out at Obama: ‘We’ve Got a Muslim for a President who Hates Cowboys’ Hank Williams Jr., whose "Monday Night Football" theme song was pulled by ESPN last year after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, lashed out at the president during a Labor Day weekend concert. "We've got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!" Williams reportedly told the crowd at the Stockyards Music Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday. Williams was the headliner. Concert goers "let...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Claims Obama Hates America

    07/12/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies ^ | 7/12/12 | Wendy Geller
    ... . . Hank Williams Jr. {photo: Frederick Breedon IV}It's no secret that Hank Williams Jr. is no fan of our country's current administration--last year, he infamously compared the president to Hitler during an appearance on Fox & Friends. However, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the always-outspoken country legend leaves no doubt as to just how much he dislikes President Obama. "The guy is the worst," Hank Jr. noted, point-blank. "Giveaway programs, hates America in the first place, forget about the flag." When asked to elaborate why exactly he thought the president hated America, Junior again minced no...
  • Hank Williams Jr. to Obama: Pack your bags, take your teleprompter with you

    07/10/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Hank Williams Jr. to Obama: Pack your bags, take your teleprompter with you By Judy Kurtz - 07/09/12 06:56 PM ET Getting dropped from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” telecast doesn’t seem like it’s done much to tone down Hanks Williams Jr. The controversial country crooner’s new album, “Old School, New Rules,” is out Tuesday, and judging by just a few lines from some of his new tunes, it sounds as if Williams is as feisty as ever. The musician, 63, was axed from “Monday Night Football” — for which he sang the classic opening song — after making some head-turning...
  • Just received a Robo-call from Hank Williams jr

    03/23/2012 5:48:05 PM PDT · by cpray · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Just received a Robo-call from Hank Williams jr asking for support of Rick Santorum in tomorrow's Louisiana vote. I do like me some good ol' Hank tunes every now and then, and I loved how he gave Monday night football the finger. Aww to heck with it, I'm in!
  • New Hank Williams, Jr. Song "Keep the Change" Free For 48 Hours!

    10/10/2011 2:18:01 PM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 26 replies ^ | 10/10/11 | Doctor Bulldog
    In Hank Williams, Jr.'s new song, "Keep the Change," he takes aim at socialism, Fox and Friends, and ESPN. Hurry now and download it for free!
  • George Soros Sponsored "group". VS Hank WIlliams Jr.? you bet

    10/06/2011 11:44:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 24, 2011 |
    three ombudsmen offer regular critiques of its journalistic content, ESPN’s work will be scrutinized for the next 18 months by a faculty panel from the Poynter Institute.
  • Hank Williams Jr. out on Monday Night Football

    10/06/2011 8:44:26 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10062011 | AP
    <p>Monday Night Football doesn't possess 1/10th the Cojones of Hank Williams Jr!</p>
  • ESPN, Hank Williams Jr. part ways

    10/06/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/6/11
    Hank Williams Jr. and his iconic theme song will not return to ESPN's "Monday Night Football," the network announced Thursday.
  • Are You Ready For Some... Free Speech?

    10/04/2011 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    I once had a conversation with a well-connected Democrat in Washington, D.C., with regard to lack of advertising in conservative publications. Without missing a beat, she said it was because "advertisers and corporate America are petrified of the far left. The executives at these companies fear that if they advertise in conservative outlets, the far left will harass them, boycott them, threaten them, and picket them forever until they give in to the thuggish behavior." I then pointed out that these same companies who for the most part shun conservative outlets are thrilled to advertise in far-left magazines like Mother...
  • ESPN pulls Williams from MNF opening

    10/04/2011 5:01:11 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/4/2011 |
    The 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...
  • ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. after he compares Obama to Hitler

    10/03/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 109 replies ^ | 10-3-11 | Chris Chase
    Hank Williams Jr., the singer whose various videos for the hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night" has served as the intro to "Monday Night Football" for 23 seasons, compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during a Monday morning appearance on "Fox and Friends." The statement led to ESPN pulling his popular intro segment, best known to fans for its "Are you ready for some football?" ending, for Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During a discussion on the 2012 presidential race, Williams began discussing Obama's golf outing with Speaker...
  • ESPN yanks Hank for comparing Obama to Hitler

    10/03/2011 3:23:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/3/11 | staff
    Hank Williams, Jr., the voice famous for asking millions of football fans whether they’re ready for some football, has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast of “Monday Night Football” over a comment he made on Fox News this morning. Williams, who sings the lead-in song to the game each week, criticized the president for his golf summit with House Speaker John Boehner this summer. “It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu,” Williams told “Fox & Friends.” USA Today, among others, picked up the quote, speculating on whether the comparison would get Williams booted from the broadcast...
  • My letter to ESPN Re: The Firing of Hank Williams, Jr

    10/03/2011 5:30:38 PM PDT · by Howie66 · 100 replies
    Self | 3 October, 2011 | Self
    I am writing to express my displeasure with the decision of ESPN to pull Hank Williams, Jr. from your Monday Night Football opening. Mister Williams did nothing more than express his opinion on a television show. The last time that I checked, we still have a United States Constitution (I served to defend it in the Marine Corps) and we still have the freedom to express our displeasure with our government and our elected officials. There never seemed to be an issue with that when President Bush was in office. Since you choose to ignore Mr. Williams right to free...
  • Hank Williams Jr. bounced from tonight's Monday Night Football opener after controversial comments

    10/03/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 71 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    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...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Pulled From ‘Monday Night Football’ After Comments Made on Fox News

    10/03/2011 4:29:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Hank Williams Jr. Pulled From ‘Monday Night Football’ After Comments Made on Fox News By Alex Weprin on October 3, 2011 6:02 PM Musician Hank Williams Jr.–who doubles as the voice of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”–has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast as a result of statements he made on Fox News early this morning. On “Fox & Friends,” Williams said this of the so-called “golf summit,” which saw President Obama and VP Biden playing golf with House Speaker Boehner and Ohio Governor John Kasich: “Come on! Come on! It would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu!” adding “They’re the...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Says "Don't Tread on Us, Barack" at Friends of America Rally - Video 9/7/09

    09/08/2009 6:26:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 727+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from the Friends of America Rally held in Holden, West Virginia yesterday, where 100,000 people were expected to attend. This video shows Hank Williams Jr. performing. At around the 1:50 mark of the video, Williams points to a flag in the crowd and says he has a flag like that at his house and on his cars which say, "Don't Tread on Me." Williams then said, "Don't Tread on Us, Barack." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Hank Williams, Jr. says Obama doesn't like the National Anthem

    11/03/2008 6:45:22 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,265+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    (CNN) — In the waning hours of the presidential race, the toughest shot against Barack Obama may not have come from the Republican ticket, but from country music star Hank Williams, Jr. The country-rocker, a campaign trail fixture who has penned a special song for the GOP ticket called "McCain-Palin Tradition," suggested Monday Obama doesn't like the national anthem. “You know, I’m usually at Monday Night Football tonight, but Colorado, this is a lot more important tonight. Join me now in our national — you know, that song that, uh, Mr. Obama’s not real crazy about, we’re singing it right...