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'Iconic' Voice Returning to Monday Night Football

But not everyone is excited to see Hank Williams Jr. in ESPN fold again

(Newser) - "Are you ready for some football," with the singer whose "iconic" voice left Monday Night Football six years ago? The Tennessean reports that Hank Williams Jr. has returned to ESPN's good graces, with his signature opening and music video for a reworked "All My Rowdy... More »

Why 2 Protesters Disrupted Monday Night Football

They were protesting a proposed natural gas plant

(Newser) - Monday night's football game between the Colts and the Panthers included a surprise appearance from two protesters who rappelled from the upper deck of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, and unfurled a banner about, yes, Bank of America. More specifically, the banner urged the bank to "... More »

Obama's Syria Push Jockeys With NFL, New iPhone

Congress leans toward no as Obama fights for attention

(Newser) - As a critical week in his presidency opens, President Obama is facing a big struggle not just for support on Syria but for the nation's attention, Politico finds. He'll make his case with interviews on six TV news shows today, where he'll be competing with the opening... More »

ESPN: We Fired Hank Hank: Yeah Right, I Quit

He said, she said ... either way, Hank Williams Jr. is out

(Newser) - Did ESPN dump Hank Williams, Jr., or did the country artist ditch ESPN? Either way, the two have gone their separate ways. ESPN initially removed Williams' famous Monday Night Football intro ("Are you ready for some football?") after the singer compared President Obama to Hitler , but that appeared... More »

ESPN Yanks Hank Williams After Obama-Hitler Rant

Last night, no 'Are you ready for some football?'

(Newser) - You may have noticed something missing from Monday Night Football last night: namely, Hank Williams Jr. asking, "Are you ready for some football?" as he's been doing for more than 20 years. ESPN pulled the country star's iconic song from the broadcast after Williams compared President Obama... More »

Cowboys Star Don Meredith Dead at 72

Joined 'Monday Night Football 's' first broadcast team

(Newser) - Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's Monday Night Football broadcast team, died yesterday in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. He was 72. Meredith played for the Cowboys from 1960-1968, becoming... More »

Kornheiser Out, Gruden In at Monday Night Football

ESPN host resigns over fear of flying

(Newser) - Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football booth, USA Today reports. Kornheiser, after 3 seasons, says the upcoming schedule would force him to give up the bus as his preferred travel method, and “my fear of planes is legendary.”... More »

Candidates Make Last Drive on MNF

Obama, McCain make unlikely halftime show

(Newser) - After two years of campaigning, Barack Obama and John McCain made their final pitches to Americans in parallel interviews on Monday Night Football. The Democrat, a Chicago Bears fan, told ESPN that he wants to see college football playoffs, while the GOP nominee said he wants to take action to... More »

Cowboys Top Eagles in Instant Classic

Dramatic Monday Night shootout lives up to hype

(Newser) - From relieved Cowboys fans to heartbroken Eagles diehards, every can agree on one thing: Last night’s contest “will not soon be forgotten,” writes Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News. The final Monday Night game in Texas Stadium was a spectacular 41-37 affair that Tony Romo likened... More »

Monday Night Football Gets Face Lift

ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski to replace Joe Theismann as co-host

(Newser) - Monday Night Football will swap one former NFL quarterback–turned–ESPN analyst for another this season when Ron Jaworski steps in for Joe Theismann. The network is looking to freshen up its hit show—cable's most-watched ever—which recently finished its first season on ESPN after more than three decades... More »

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