Hank Williams Jr., the singer whose various videos for the hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night" has served as the intro to "Monday Night Football" for 23 seasons, compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during a Monday morning appearance on "Fox and Friends." The statement led to ESPN pulling his popular intro segment, best known to fans for its "Are you ready for some football?" ending, for Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Now, I don't want to turn this into a political pissing match or anything like that, so I'll just say this.
Sweet, merciful crap was this an idiotic thing to say.
I mean, I get not agreeing with policies or statements or things of that nature, but honestly. . .here's the list of people that are comparable to Nazis.
1) Other freaking Nazis.
THAT'S IT! THAT'S THE LIST!
Everybody hates Nazis. . .especially Illinois Nazis.
Look, free speech is wonderful. . .it's one of our greatest freedoms. But seriously, regardless of what political stripe you are, this was pretty much the right thing to do.
ESPN said that Williams' intro was off of this week's broadcast for sure, and might be back starting next week depending on how contrite Williams is in the wake of these happenings.
(Post title stolen from my friend Joshua Mann on FaceBook.)