So, Monday Night Football has pulled the plug on Hank Williams Jr., ending a 22-year relationship and sacrificing one of the best theme songs in all of pro sports… “Are you ready for some football!?” Yeah!!!
Hank’s crime, in case you missed it, was using the “H” word… Hitler. (Apologies)
While talking politics on Fox and Friends,he said President Obama’s golf game with Speaker of the House, Republican, John Boehner … would be like the Nazi leader playing a round, with Israeli PM, Benny Netanyahu!
It was obviously an analogy, but those who didn’t get it, or didn’t WANT to get it claimed Hank was COMPARING the President to Der Fuhrer!
Nonetheless, ESPN retreated faster than a hound on a skunk! It was more important to placate the sillies, kill any controversy and protect the bottom line, than send in the “D” for a long time friend.
As I’m sure you’re more than aware, we live in an age of political correctness… and the PCer’s rule with an iron fist. No matter how innocent, or unintentional a slight might be, the “offended“, are “traumatized” and must be given their pound of flesh. While some may settle for a down on the knees, face in the dirt apology, many will accept nothing less than a shunning or termination.
And sadly, rather than fight for what’s right, corporate cowards cave under the pressure… a loyal employee kicked to the curb out of fear of controversy.
Maybe the boys on the board at ESPN should just drop Monday Night Football all together. After all, If you’re going to be involved in a man’s sport, maybe you should be one.
It’s time to strap on a BIG pair, guys… those tiny ones are unbecoming.
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