As you all may have noticed, the “Are You Ready For Some Football?” song by Hank Williams Jr. that has opened every Monday Night Football since 1991 was curiously absent from last night’s Monday Night Football broadcast. HOW DID YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT TEAMS WERE PLAYING? Its absence was due to some comments Hank made about Adolf Hitler and President Obama and how they are the same. You know, the truth? From ESPN:
While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.
To backtrack a bit, yesterday morning the country music star/person who has heard of politics appeared on the early morning Fox talkshow Fox and Friends. From what I can tell he was invited on to talk about the current GOP candidates, which makes enough sense for Fox and Friends, but instead he said, “Remember the golf game?” And then everything got amazing!
It’s honestly kind of amazing to me that anyone on TV compares ANYONE with Hitler anymore. And I mean, like, I toooootally get that Obama is just like Hitler, and that he and Biden literally ARE The Three Stooges, but actually saying those words never really seems to go over very well. It’s also amazing to me how reasonable this makes the cast (the cast?) of Fox and Friends look. They seem like normal people! How did he even pull that off! Hank Williams Jr. has released a statement, of course, saying:
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.
Sure. I mean, he needed a ludicrous analogy. So what if the only one he can think of was an extremely loaded and totally insane one? What is he, Ezra friggen Pound? We can’t all be expected to think of NON-HITLER ANALOGIES all the time. Like here, for example: When Hank Williams Jr. compared Obama to Hitler on Fox and Friends it was like, ahhh, ummmmm, hmmmmmmm, whheeeeen Hitler killed all those Jews? Aw, dangit! See, it’s pretty much impossible.