Hank Williams Jr. Is Back For Monday Night Football
ESPN is bringing Hank Williams Jr. back for their Monday Night Football theme song.
Hank’s switching up the lyrics to his hit song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” created a theme that lasted more than 20 years. But, I'm sure you remember when the outspoken personality lost his gig when he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler in 2011.
After being released, Williams had decided to no longer sing the theme song even in his shows. He called the matter stepping on his First Amendment rights.
“I never said, ‘Are you ready for some football’ on stage one time the last five or six years, but I will now,” Williams told The Tennessean. “I’m feeling at home and it’s a real good thing. It’s kind of like the Nashville Predators playing for the Stanley Cup, it’s like ‘Wow.'”
ESPN has had its share of competition even to the point of having laid off about a hundred personalities in April. Fans have a lot of options where they want to get their sports news these days.
The decision the network made to bring Williams back may have had something to do with the fact that Hank was a part of ESPN's glory days as the leader in sports broadcasting, and a lot of sports fans have always considered him to be the voice of 'Are you ready for some football? It wasn't the same without him!