Idiocy on MNF

I was watching the pregame show for Monday Night Football last night when I saw something on the scroll at the bottom of the screen. It said that Hank WIlliams Jr “Are you ready for some football” song was not going to be played because of some comments he made about President Obama. Wondering what he said, I looked it up online.

In an interview Monday morning on Fox News’ ”Fox & Friends,” Williams, unprompted, said of Obama’s outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: ”It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”

Asked to clarify, Williams said, ”They’re the enemy,” adding that by ”they” he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Anchor Gretchen Carlson later said to him, ”You used the name of one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe, I think, the president.” Williams replied, ”Well, that is true. But I’m telling you like it is.”

The above is copied from an article on Fox Sport’s website.

Now, first of all, why is Hank Williams Jr on Fox News? Who the hell cares what he has to say about anything? He’s not a political analyst. He’s not a news reporter. He’s a country singer that would probably be forgotten by now if it wasn’t for the MNF intro.

Secondly, do you think pulling his intro for one week is going to hurt him? His song has been playing before every MNF game for the last 10-15 years and they expect a one week ban is going to do anything to him? Idiocy……

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6 comments on “Idiocy on MNF

  1. cnycomedy says:

    Hank Williams Jr is really good at making interviews awkward…

  2. twindaddy says:

    It’s ESPN. Nothing they do makes sense and everything they do sucks. I miss the ESPN of the 90’s when they were worth a damn and were fun to watch. You know, before Disney bought them.

  3. beefybooyawn says:

    Exactly, Disney ruins things. Like, everything. I try to stay away from any website that’s go.com affiliated.

    Second, this whole fucking season is idiotic. From the offseason until the end of the season. New dumbass rules, stupid lock outs… it’s just all a fucking joke now. I’m almost completely done with football. Unless they stop pulling this crap, I’ll be down to one sport only. I just hope Hockey never fucks up like this.

  4. I’m still wondering why Fox News had him on in the first place. The only thing I can think of is that they knew he hated Obama and they’ll put anyone on camera that’s willing to bash Obama. If you’ve seen the video of the interview, it’s actually quite humorous. I’ve seen every one of the commentators bash Obama at some point (via clips shown on The Colbert Report) and even they were horrified by what he said. All three of their jaws dropped for a second before they remembered they were on the air and recovered.

  5. twindaddy says:

    Eh, I don’t really care what he said and don’t get why people let words affect them. He’s entitled to his opinion just like every other person is. I also think it’s retarded that someone can get fired for expressing their opinion. Why can’t the company (in this case ESPN) simply make a statement stating that those are the opinions of said person and do not reflect the views of the company? Get real, people.

  6. beefybooyawn says:

    Yeah really.

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