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As you may have heard, country music lifer Hank Williams, Jr. has parted ways with Monday Night Football, the TV show he spent 20 years singing the intro for, just because he made a totally calm and reasonable parallel between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. (He also compared John Boehner to Netanyahu? Whatever.) If you haven’t seen the clip of Williams crashing and burning on Fox And Friends, it’s absolutely worth your three minutes and 31 seconds, if only for the three anchors’ amazing facial expressions during the pivotal moment.

In any case, the suits at ESPN had the temerity to pull Old Bocephus from this week’s broadcast, and Williams has responded by splitting from the show forever, giving a weirdly capitalized statement about it: “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.” Indeed.

The saddest part of all this, of course, is that Williams’ MNF theme was so great! The random stock party footage? The thing where he works both teams’ names into the song? The entire concept of Williams and his rowdy friends? All irreplaceable. Thankfully, we still have plenty of cool, levelheaded musical types who could step into Hank’s shoes and cause no controversy at all. Here are a few of them.

Comments (16)
  1. I would LIKE to see The Nuge or possibly Alice Cooper.

    We will probably end up with Toby Keith though…

  2. I don’t think he understands the first amendment. It doesn’t entitle you to a licensing deal with ESPN.

  3. #11 Courtney Love

  4. Michael Vick And The Machine “Dog Days Are Over”

  5. Wait…what if they get Bruce? That would be awesome. I feel like the words to “Badlands” could be redone in an NFL theme.

  6. Tyler, The Creator WISHES he had as much swagger as Hank Williams Jr.

    Hank’s song is irreplaceable. But if they do replace it, it will DEFINITELY be a country singer.

    “The way she goes Bubs. Way she goes.”

  7. I vote for Cap’n Geech and The Shrimp Shack Shooters!

  8. I’d vote for Andrew WK, but he may get America a little too ready for some football. That’s just too much testosterone in one place.

    “Yes, you better believe I’m f***ing READY!” *smashes brick on nose*

  9. hopefully marky mark and the funky bunch

  10. Steve Reich: Music for 18 Football Players

  11. I hope enough time has gone by so everyone had a chance to actually LISTEN to the quote, he wasn’t comparing the people, just the idea of two people who couldn’t be more different doing something together. Oh well, lets go watch more Jersey Shore and have our IQs drop a little more.

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