October 3, 2011

Are You Ready For A Boycott!

Hank Williams Jr. made a remark on Fox News this morning and because of what he opined, his opening musical segment to ESPN's "Monday Night Football" has been pulled from the program. From Politico:
Hank Williams Jr., the voice famous asking millions of football fans whether they’re ready for some football, has been pulled from tonight’s broadcast of “Monday Night Football” over a comment he made on Fox News this morning.

Williams, who sings the lead-in song to the game each week, criticized the president for his golf summit with House Speaker John Boehner this summer.

“It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu,” Williams told “Fox & Friends.”

USA Today, among others, picked up the quote, speculating on whether the comparison would get Williams booted from the broadcast.

This afternoon, ESPN released a statement to the affirmative:

“While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
There are no 1st Amendment issues here; ESPN can do as it pleases for a contracted service, which most likely is the fiscal arrangement that Hank Williams Jr. enjoys with ESPN.

However, with all the BusHitler comments flying through the media for eight straight years, it sure seems funny when a liberal media outlet decides to drop the hammer because it finds some speech offense and not others which are more offensive to potential viewers.

Are you ready for a boycott?
Let's get this thing started!
Show the ESPN asshats what happens
When they and their viewers are parted!
Everything is ready!
Everything is right!
Tell ESPN to f**k off Monday night!

Seriously, how can you replace this?

The ESPN comments section is going nuts over this. The moderator is yanking comments like a madman, comments that are even alittle critical of ESPN. No profanity necessary; just mention that people should go to Fox to watch sports and you're gone.


Fuzzy Slippers said...

Well, if we're going to do that, we have to do it right. Er. Leftist. Who are their advertisers?

sig94 said...

Fuzzy Slippers - Certainly Coors for one. Looking for others...

Will update when I get a handle on it.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

K, Twitter is going nuts about it; both conservatives calling them out and brain dead libs who think it's perfect because the only free speech they want protected is their hate drivel.

Gorges Smythe said...

I don't follow sports anyway, so I'd never have known if you hadn't told me. However, just to show my support of Hank's right to free speech, I hereby promise never to START watching ESPN!

sig94 said...

Gorges - Sort of like promising never to start beating your wife, eh?

sig94 said...

Fuzzy S - the ESPN site is totally spastic. The forum moderator is going crazy deleting posts, well over 3,000 of them so far.

Lots of fun here:

Gorges Smythe said...


TS/WS said...

Yea, what you all have said. I wont start watching ESPN; and I gave up on sports a long time ago--Oh, I missed the wardrobe malfunction too.
This isn't a 1st Amendment fight. This is a Media FIGHT BROUGHT ON BY THEMSELVES!
Can you say No to the Advertisers goods?
As with other good starts-most everyone will buy something to offset this good will emotion of a boycott, fizzel fizzel out.
I don't see much commitment on this. Politically Correct with that Bill what's his name was one in a century action---I could be wrong---lets see.

Andy said...

Again, gobsmacked by the hypocrisy here. For the better part of a decade, ABC has allowed those shrieking harridans on the Spew (oops.. View) to launch their daily Hitler as bush/Republicans as National Socialists meme without so much as a peep of displeasure. Too, Bocephus did't "call" BHO hitler, he used a simple analogy.

Its Fox Football for me.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I missed that, but I did my part and didn't watch. I couldn't get here.

Go Hank!

WoFat said...

I shall not watch Monday Night Football. Of course, I don't watch it anyway - but that's neither here nor there.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Well, two advertisers are Verizon and McDonalds. If we want to make a difference, we'll have to go after the money (that's what the progressive loons do to great effect).

sig94 said...

TSWS - you certainly could be right. Everyone's feathers are up in a kerfuffle for a bit and then it's BAU. But at least make someone sweat, eh?

sig94 said...

Andy - I do believe that I am just about beyond being gobsmacked by the hypocrisy of the media. They are such slubberdegullions.

sig94 said...

Odie - I was about to watch the game when I read about Hank's cancellation. I am no fan of the MNF crew and much prefer SNF. I truly miss John Maddon.

sig94 said...

WoFat - we thank you for your unintentional support. And Hank thanks you too. The cheerleaders, eh, who knows?

sig94 said...

FuzzyS - I looked for about a half hour trying to get a list of MNF advertisers but did not meet with success. I guess I could have watched the show to see who advertised but that would have been defeating the purpose, no? I'm a little ocnfused on that issue...

Kid said...

Well, this one is just too damn easy, since I have zero use or interest in supporting professional sports, the NFL and MLB in extreme particular.