Monday, October 3, 2011

Hank Williams Jr. Dropped by ESPN

Hank Williams, Jr. may be ready for some football, but he's not doing with ESPN anymore.

ESPN says in a statement: "While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

According to USA Today: Williams, perhaps best known for his "are you ready for some football?" lead-in to ESPN's Monday Night Football, Monday compared this summer's so-called golf summit between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner as "one of the biggest political mistakes ever."

As Williams put it on Fox News' Fox & Friends: "It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu."

When asked on Fox to explain his analogy, Williams said Obama and Vice President Biden are "the enemy."

Needless to say, ESPN frowns on such things.

Hank has said he's interested in running for office, and has considered seeking a US Senate seat in Tennessee in 2012.

(Image: Associate Press)

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