ESPN is getting ready for some football.
On Thursday, country music legend Hank Williams Jr. filmed the Monday Night Football opening video that will be a part of the ESPN telecast each week this fall. The shoot took place at the Live Venue at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., where ESPN launched a Sports Lab last year.
The 2011 season is Hank’s 23rd year of singing the MNF anthem.
Next week we will have more on the shoot from ESPN vice president of production enhancements Bob Toms, who was the producer for ABC Sports’ on-air promotion in 1989 when he first hired Hank to do MNF.