ESPN cut Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are you ready for some football?” intro segment last night. Apparently, ‘ole Hank compared Obama to Hitler. This is nuts. First of all, Hitler was a far-right politician, which does not reflect Obama’s views at all – even if you hate Obama’s political views, don’t make yourself look like an idiot by comparing him to Hitler. Second, no one cares about Hank Williams Jr‘s political views. Seriously ESPN? You’re going to pull one of the best intro songs of all time, because the guy said something crazy?
Hank Williams Jr has been saying crazy stuff for years. I hope ESPN realizes this and puts “Are you ready for some football?” back on the air next week. If they truly wanted to keep people from hearing a singer that said something offensive, they obviously never listened to “Family Tradition.”
So, ESPN put that great song back up. It’s a good one. We all know Hank Williams Jr is a little crazy, but that’s part of why this football song is so endearing. We don’t care about his political views any more than we care about Jon Gruden‘s.
Until later friends…
- Hank Williams Jr. Likens Obama To Hitler In Uncomfortable Fox and Friends Interview (mediaite.com)
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