The end result of Hank Williams Jr.'s incendiary comments on FOX & Friends is the thankful conclusion to hearing and seeing Are you ready for some football? to start every Monday night football program.
ESPN cut ties with Williams's theme song after the country music star went on the FOX morning show program to rail against President Obama by comparing him to Adolf Hitler. It was a clip that seemed almost gift-wrapped for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to spend an entire segment ripping.
As a result, ESPN responded by dropping Williams's opening segment.
We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast, said a spokesperson for ESPN.
Since Williams is not an employee of ESPN, he can't be fired.
However, it was a mistake for ABC and ESPN to let Williams maintain the opening theme to Monday Night Football for as long as he did.
In a pointless effort to cater to a specific demographic, NFL fans have been subjected to that song for far too long. It's as if there was no other way to open the game than pumping out Williams and exploding light bulbs.
Not only was the song tired, the lyrics often tried to make the game sound as though the two best NFL teams were playing, and that was rarely the case.
Though Williams's comments were completely outlandish, at least good taste ultimately prevailed by the decision to finally pull the plug on the unnecessary opening.
Williams, 62, got the interview off to a bold start by having his arms crossed as he was introduced, and then proceeding to direct an awkward flirtatious remark at anchor Gretchen Carlson.
Here were some of Williams's comments:
On the golf game House Speaker John Boehner had with President Obama: You remember the golf game they had? That was one of the biggest political mistakes ever. That turned a lot of people off. It just didn't go over, he said.
Come on, come on, that would be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli prime minister Benjamin] Netanyahu. In the shape this country is in?
Boy was I ... I don't know, like I said guys they've turned a lot of people off. Look at USA Today poll, 89 percent said Congress should be completely replaced. I agree with them. The health care bill doesn't fly either.
He at one point made a Three Stooges reference, that seemed to be missing a participant.
Take a look at the interview of Williams on FOX News: