Monday Night Football Bringing Back Hank Williams Jr

Are you ready? Hank Williams Jr. returning to 'MNF'
Hank Williams Jr.'s iconic song returning to Monday Night Football
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05 June, 2017

Of course, it comes at a time when the network is laying off long-time NFL talent, losing reporters such as John Clayton and Ed Werder (among many others), which may make some wonder if they're ready for some football or not. Fear not, there are less than 100 days until the National Football League season kicks off.

ESPN is bringing back Hank Williams Jr.to perform the theme for "Monday Night Footbal" six years after firing the country singer for comments about then-President Obama.

Williams' new version of the "All My Rowdy Friends" theme will debut on Monday, Sept. 11 before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

The Detroit Lions face the New York Giants on "MNF" on September 18.

As great as it is to see the theme back on Monday Night Football to pump us all up for a primetime matchup, I can't divorce it from what Williams said. It really is about returning to what fans know.

This has nothing to do with Hank Williams Jr.'s politics and the comments that led to the song being pulled from Monday Night Football broadcasts.

ESPN dropped Williams after critical remarks about President Obama over a golf outing and also calling him "the enemy" and comparing him to Adolf Hitler.

The new video was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday, according to USA Today.

"It would be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli leader] Benjamin Netanyahu", he then explained on Fox News' Fox & Friends about Boehner playing golf with Obama. "I'm feeling at home and it's a real good thing".

"I'm sure there'll be some, but I'm not concerned", Druly said. It was the right time.

For Williams, returning to ESPN is an unexpected homecoming.

Williams said he wanted to come back for the fans.

"I hope there will be some happy people on Monday night again", Williams told USA Today. "It feels natural, fulfilling and satisfying at this point when you've kind of done it all".


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