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Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

Posted on: October 7, 2011 9:43 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 9:43 pm
 
Hank Williams Jr. is out and for this week, Barry Sanders is in. (AP/US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

On Thursday, ESPN fired Hank Williams Jr. as the guy who sings the Monday Night Football intro. And this Monday, for the first time since 1989, someone else will rhetorically ask us if "We're ready for some football."

CBSSports.com's Will Brinson went through the painstaking effort of listing 10 acts who might replace Williams, although it appears that ESPN will be going in a different, less musical direction, at least for the rest of the 2011 season.

Minutes before Monday night's Bears-Lions game, former Lions great and Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will narrate the introduction.

Sanders spilled the beans on Twitter Thursday. As for future MNF games, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said that "This is the format we'll likely use the remainder of the season. We haven't made any decisions beyond that."

As long-suffering Lions fan and PFT.com contributor Michael David Smith wrote earlier Friday, "Regardless of what you think of Williams’ comments and ESPN’s response to those comments, we can all agree on this: There’s no one better than Barry Sanders to welcome America to football in Detroit."


The Detroit Lions haven't hosted a Monday night game in a decade. Will their return to Monday night end in a victory over the Bears? NFL.com's Pat Kirwan joins Jason Horowitz to preview this NFC North showdown.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:30 am
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 10:03 pm
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF



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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:51 am
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Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2011 11:54 am
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

If the Dixie Chicks did the opening and they offended GW like they did back then, they would have been fired publically before that Monday night game ended. But when it comes from a Dumb-Ass redneck, heavin forbid free speech is being envaded. Hypocrites- Nice Job, keep up the good work. 




Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2011 10:40 am
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

Sounds like you are the sensitive one here, not going to watch MNF because they change the opening song.  Just saying.




Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 9:22 am
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

or Hannity, O'Reilly and the rest of propogandists, oops I mean 'News Commentators'.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: October 9, 2011 9:21 am
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

They Should've went with the Puff Daddy song they used on the NFL Network, even the NFL Red Zone commercial w/ the Saints. You want to get pumped before the game. Talking is not the answer, even go back to the old Monday Night Theme.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2011 8:42 am
 

Barry Sanders replaces Hank Williams Jr. on MNF

Listen to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart any night and you'll hear much more offensive comments!


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