Who Will Replace Hank Williams Jr on Monday Night Football?
ESPN Fired Hank Williams Jr. Who Will Replace Hank William Jr. on Monday Night Football?
ESPN announced on Thursday, October 6, 2011 that Hank Williams Jr. will not be returning to Monday Night Football. The country singer, who has performed the opening theme song to MNF for, like 50 years, was pulled from the October 3 MNF broadcast due to controversial comments he made about US president Barack Obama.
ESPN has decided to keep ol' Bocephus off of Monday Night Football for good. ESPN said in a 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."
Williams, for what it's worth, claims he wasn't fired, but rather quit.
Now that he is gone, who will replace Hank Williams Jr. on Monday Night Football?
A full-time replacement for Hank Williams Jr. has not been announced.
However, ESPN has said that the October 11, 2011 edition of Monday Night Football will feature a spoken-word introduction by former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders.
No word yet as to who will permanently take Williams' spot. The Washington Post has a few suggestions for possible replacements.
For our money, MNF should bring back their old theme from the 70s.