In football, one of the lasting traditions over the past two-decades has been seeing country music legend Hank William's Jr. do his tailored rendition of "All My Rowdy Friends" for the Monday Night Football intro. I mean, who doesn't get pumped up when they hear Hank scream "Are you Ready For Some Football!"?
It's always kind of funny hearing Hank update the words to include the two teams that are playing that week.
Now, sadly, Hank may not get to do that any longer. His intro was pulled from the Tampa Bay/Indianapolis game last night for some comments he made comparing President Obama to Hitler.
It remains to be seen whether or not the decision by Disney/ABC/ESPN will be permanent, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is. Network execs like to keep things as mainstream and vanilla as possible. And you just know the last thing the folks at Disney need is a controversial political figure leading the intro to their Monday Night Football package.
It's funny calling Hank Williams' Jr. a political figure, but it's 2011, and the way people overreact these days, I wouldn't be shocked if we had someone else doing the intro for Monday Night Football in the future, maybe even Justin Bieber.
Oh my God, Hank! What did you do?
Come on, Hank! Leave the political opinions to the folks on CNN and Fox and stick with what you do best, getting rowdy with some cheerleaders, and getting us ready for some football!