Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/7/11

DETROIT - DECEMBER 23: Barry Sanders #20 former Detroit Lions running back looks on from the tunnel prior to being honored at half time during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 23, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

This week, you’ve probably heard a thing or two, or twelve million about ESPN and suspending Hank Williams Jr. (and presumably all his rowdy friends) for his political comments that were just too rowdy in a sociopolitical manner for their tastes.

Don’t get me wrong I thought he sounded like someone in “Deliverance” with his 1870s era hillbilly weltanschaung. But of course, he’s going to make southern-fried, redneck ignoramous commentary on politics, he’s a guy that wrote a song about what if the South had won the civil war? What did you expect when you hired him? It’s Fox News! It’s not actual journalism. Williams made a couple decent points about how about things are economically for most people in America. But that understandably was lost in the shuffle of his idiocy on everything else.

Moving on, Mr. Jack Daniels for breakfast, lunch and dinner has been canned from Monday Night Football so..

From the Detroit Free Press:

“Ok, I admit it,” Barry Sanders tweeted. “I will be at MNF this week and doing the intro.”

Said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz, “This is the format we’ll likely use the remainder of the season. We haven’t made any decisions beyond that.”

 

The post MNF era begins with Sanders. He won’t be singing any song, though. He’ll be the focus of a video segment that hypes up the game. Fittingly, it’s Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions this week.

The teams are ready. The crowd is psyched. And so is Barry Sanders

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