ESPN decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr., the country music singer who had sang the intro to Monday Night Football since goal posts were invented. In an embarrassingly bad appearance on FOX & Friends earlier this week, Williams made the mistake of comparing President Obama to Hitler. I’d say the hat, shades and flak jacket were a mistake, too. Weren’t you expecting him to reach for a dip cup halfway through the interview? Here’s ESPN’s brief statement:
“We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue.”
Wise decision (one I predicted on the Jim Rome show earlier this week; you can listen to the podcast here).
It should be noted that Hank Williams Jr. writes on his website that it was his decision to part ways from ESPN. As if anyone believes that.