Hank Williams Jr. Out on Monday Night Football

BRISTOL, Conn. — Hank Williams Jr. will no longer sing the words “Are you ready for some football?” on Monday nights on ESPN. Each side claimed Thursday it had decided to part ways after Williams’ tune opened “Monday Night Football” for more than two decades. The network had pulled the intro for this week’s game […]

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ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr.’s Football Theme Song

By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – “Are you ready for some football?” That question has greeted “Monday Night Football” viewers for some 20 years, but as of Monday it has been retired. ESPN decided on Monday to remove “All My Rowdy Friends,” Hank Williams Jr.’s iconic theme song for “Monday Night Football,” from the […]

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Could An ESPN Super Bowl Be In The Future?

By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – When ESPN announced its new “Monday Night Football” deal with the NFL Thursday, it locked up one of the marquee franchises in not just sports, but all of broadcasting, for another eight years. The deal is but the latest step in what Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, […]

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BCS Championship Draws Biggest Audience in Cable History

College football just kicked off cable TV history. The BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks shattered ratings records and is now the most-watched cable broadcast ever. ESPN’s coverage of the college football championship, won by Auburn 22-19, pulled in 27.3 million viewers and a 17.8 fast national rating, according […]

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Cowboys’ Don Meredith Dies After Brain Hemorrhage

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –Don Meredith, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who served as a folksy foil for Howard Cosell on ABC’s ‘Monday Night Football’ and helped carve out the niche for colorful ex-athlete broadcasters, has died. “Dandy Don,” as he was known, was 72. Meredith’s wife, Susan, told The Associated Press […]

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