Looks like the new President of ESPN is changing the format. ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro told reporters Friday that the network does not plan to televise the national anthem as part of its Monday Night Football broadcasts this season.
Per @sarafischer: ESPN will not air the National Anthem prior to Monday Night Football games this year. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro told reporters today that could change re: news but per Fischer: ESPN communicated that plan to the NFL "as courtesy and good partners."
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) August 17, 2018
But somehow we have to still endure Hank Williams Jr. back singing his anthem. $$$ is definitely the motivating factor behind this, and every decision the NFL makes.
ESPN told the NFL this. Heh…
— Austin (@oscarvanger11) August 17, 2018