ESPN to bring familiar face back to Monday Night Football

“Are you ready for some football?”

According to reports, ESPN has decided to bring back a familiar face to Monday Night Football. That’s right folks, Hank Williams Jr. is making a return to MNF after being let go by the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” six years ago following his comments regarding Barack Obama.

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From USA Today:

Williams’ new version of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night,” with his trademark opening: “Are you ready for some football?” will debut before a Sept. 11 game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

“I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” said Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of events and studio production.

“It was the original,” Druley told The USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee. “It belongs to Monday Night Football. It really is about returning to what fans know. It’s a Monday night party and that’s what we’re all hoping to get back to.”


Written by Don Drysdale

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