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So yes — bless you boys.

You’ve given us reason to smile.

Funny thing now is, I’m not quite sure I know which “boys” I want to thank more.

After officially dumping Hank Williams Jr. on Thursday over his controversial statements about President Obama, ESPN has found his replacement for the Monday Night Football intro: former NFL football player Barry Sanders.

Matthew Stafford seemed a little amused when asked how many times he’d watched the film of Julius Peppers driving him into the turf and separating his shoulder in the 2010 opener.

For good reason, it’s not among the favorite film clips of the Lions’ young quarterback.

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