Hank Williams Jr. Replaced by Barry Sanders for Next ‘Monday Night Football’ Intro
One is a Country Music Hall of Famer, and the other is an NFL Hall of Famer, but that's about all Hank Williams Jr. and former Detroit Lion running back Barry Sanders had in common, until now. "OK, I admit it, I'll be at MNF this week and doing the intro," Sanders tweeted on Thursday.
The Detroit Free Press reports that famous local athletes will handle the 'Monday Night Football' intro each week. Next Monday, the Detroit Lions face the Chicago Bears. It's the first home appearance on 'Monday Night Football' for the Lions in 10 years. Sanders isn't likely to sing, although sports radio host Dan Patrick said on Friday morning's show that he had gone to karaoke night with Sanders. "For a guy who ran like that, Barry Sanders didn't have any rhythm," Patrick said.
"This is the format we'll likely use the remainder of the season," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz stated. "We haven't made any decisions beyond that."
Hank Williams Jr. was sacked after using President Obama and Hitler in an analogy on Monday morning's episode of 'Fox and Friends.' He had sang the introduction for over 20 years.
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