Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hank Off If You Can't Take A Joke

ESPN pulled Hank Jr.'s "Are You Ready For Some Football" theme song opening from Monday Night's NFL football game between the Colts and Buccaneers.  

Junior had made remarks ESPN found offensive on the Fox and Friends TV show earlier in the week.  Hank had made a ridiculous reference comparing President Obama to Hitler in a clear parody.  ESPN didn't get the joke.  

Williams commented, "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me - how ludicrous that pairing was."

No word on whether the network's response was for a single show or a more permanent move.  

Williams has had many controversies in his career, including losing a major sponsorship from Anheuser-Busch after a reported drinking issue.  Williams had trouble at a performance in Kansas City in the early 90's.  Reports were he had been drinking heavily before the show and was unable to finish the set.

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