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Thursday
Oct062011

UPDATE: Hank Williams Jr./ESPN Part Ways: A-Duh

 

 

REVIEWING THE NEWS: The controversial country putz will never sing that annoying song for Monday Night Football ever again.

By Kenny Herzog

We'll always have this picture, which will always be heeeeelarious. 

 

And who said we weren't an objective news source? Of course, our tongue is only planted firmly in cheek because of the seeming formality of ESPN's announcement that it will permanently part ways with Hank Williams Jr., longtime performer of the "Are You Ready for Some Football" Monday night anthem and noted ignoramous. 

We don't want to belabor the no-brainer aspect of their decision, as we've certainly had plenty to say on the matter these past couple days. Although it is worth noting that in response to ESPN's official statement today that they will move forward without his estimable services (and, one assumes, to the indifference his illiterate apology was greeted with), Williams Jr. commented to the Associated Press that, “I have made MY decision.... Me, My Song and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE.”

And with that statement, the confused Repulican "patriot" has invoked yet another nearly two-decade-old comedy sketch that perhaps best sums up what makes him so not worth caring about. This time, courtesy of Michael Showalter, Thomas Lennon and '90s MTV comedy troupe The State (wait for it....):

 

 

IN OTHER WORDS: As they say down south in at least one baseball stadium, "Na na na na/Na na na na/Hey Hey Hey...."

ESPN PARTING WAYS WITH WILLIAMS JR. RATING: Good Decision on Taste Alone/10

WILLIAMS JR.'S MORONIC PARTING SHOT: 0/10

NOW WE'RE READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL: Two-Point Pop-Culture Conversion/10

 

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