Monday, October 20, 2008

I May Never Look at Monday Night Football the Same Again

It's no secret that this lady is one major football fan. Somewhere in my garage is a storage tub with an original copy of the Life Magazine issue with Joe Namath, my Drew Pearson autograph, my collection of all things Joe Montana and all of the other football related things that I cherish.

It's also no secret that I have more than a few Vince Gill and Keith Urban CDs as well as a great Patsy Kline compilation in my collection.

So I'm sure that you can imagine that for years I've danced around the living room whenever the opening to (ABC/ESPN) Monday Night Football started to play. Thank heavens there are no photos of this.

And through all of its 38 years on the air, I've felt nothing but love for MNF. Albeit, my affections have been tested by the move to ESPN. MNF has gone from Cosell, Guifford & Meredith to Tirico, Jaworksi and Kornheiser. I guess it's the equivalent of being married for 38 years, not quite the same thrill. But I digress.

Elections have come and elections have gone but Monday Night Football remained a refuge from it all -- until now.

Thanks to Hank Williams Jr. I may never look at MNF the same again.


Now don't get me wrong. Hank Williams, Jr., has every right to support his political choice and every right to release a campaign song. But doesn't truthfulness count for anything, anymore. I have to wonder if he thinks that everyone who identifies him with MNF is also a McCain/Palin supporters who believe that Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and Fannie and Freddie were more responsible for the subprime mortgage meltdown than Countrywide.

Of course, I suspect that ole Bocephus is probably in a better position with Disney, parent company of ESPN, than fellow musician Pink was with General Electric, parent company of NBC.

You remember Pink, the voice who launched NBC's Sunday Night Football and who was mysteriously replaced by country sweetheart Faith Hill during the second season.


For some reason, I don't think that NBC was too thrilled when Pink voiced her political views.


I may be wrong about that of course. But I'm sure that NBC/General Electric never has to worry about hearing anything like this from Faith Hill.

Oh well.

I'll still watch Monday Night Football. I'll just have to hold my nose and skip the beginning. And then I'll wait all week to see Keith Olbermann and Bob Costas on Sunday Night.

I can't until Oliver Stone makes a movie about McCain and Palin :-)

Related post:

What Ever Happened to Pink?

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