Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Who Will Replace Hank Williams Jr. For The MNF Theme Song?!?

While calling the President a Nazi on morning cable TV probably isn't the most couth thing to do, I'm honestly not all that sure Hank Williams Jr. deserved to lose his Monday Night Football gig behind this. Yeah, Hank actually got suspended initially, and actually got canned because he kept running off at the mouth and insulting the suits at Disney/ABC to the point where they had no choice, but still. I thought this was America, people. You know, free speech and all that BS. A man should be able to equate the leader of the free world to a dictator who killed millions and keep his day job. Right?

Anyways, ESPN's moved on, but Bocephus apparently hasn't. And he's got more than just President Obama on his sh*t list now.
Are you ready for some vengeance, vapid lyricism and strained rhyming patterns?

Hank Williams Jr. is releasing a new song entitled "I'll Keep My ...," in which he calls out ESPN and Fox News after his remarks about President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler on "Fox and Friends" led to his dismissal from the "Monday Night Football" theme song after 23 years.

The country music singer wrote the song on Friday and is scheduled to release it late Monday or early Tuesday. In its third verse, he takes issue with how Fox took his words out of context: "So Fox 'n Friends wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around."

Williams calls the U.S. the "United Socialist States of America" earlier in the song. He finishes the third verse with a subtlety you'd expect from the man who wrote "Why Can't We All Just Get a Long Neck?" The song ends with the suggestive jab, "Well two can play that gotcha game you'll see."

During an appearance on "The View" last week, Williams found a measure of support from Whoopi Goldberg. This led to him suggesting a possible Whoopi/Hank presidential ticket in the future.
I gotta admit, it takes some testicles the size of the Grand Ole' Opry to clap back against Fox News. The network is obviously the propagandist of choice for Williams' fan base, which is likely going to make for some odd calls for allegiance in the near future.

Dixie Chicks, anyone?

Anyways, with "Are You Ready?" sidelined forever, I can't help but wonder who MNF will choose to make the next version of their iconic theme song. The show's temporary generic montage entrance now lacks the dramatic buildup that makes we wanna run out for buffalo wings and Bud Light Limes.[1] The new song is going to have to be energetic and "All American", but it goes without saying that the artist can't be controversial in any way, shape or form. Since MNF is a "man's show", you should probably rule out female artists too. And no rappers. Rap music isn't American.

I'm curious. Tell me who you might nominate to fill ole' Hank's boots.

Question: What good, safe, wholesome artist that could replace Hank Williams Jr. and create the new Monday Night Football theme song? Would Williams have kept his job if he sincerely apologized, or did he need the get the boot for his comment?

[1] Don't knock it till you've tried it.

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