Where was this in 2001?




 
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Where was this in 2001?
 
January 28th, 2008  
Damien435
 
 

Topic: Where was this in 2001?


Where was this in 2001?
Ok, after 9/11 I remember the week of no sports in America, I remember football field sized American flags when football finally resumed, and I remember Bush throwing out the first pitch in New York. What I don't remember are heart stopping, make grown men cry stirring renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner like The NHL All-Star Game or much more famously Whitney Houston's Performance at Superbowl XXV. Am I just suffering from memory loss or was the remembrance after 9/11 more about the largest flag (didn't the Bears have one that was slightly larger than 90 yards across?) than the best performance of the National Anthem? Does anybody remember any performance of the anthem that sticks out in their mind? And I guess while we're at it, what's your favorite performance of the Star-Spangled Banner?
January 28th, 2008  
Infern0
 
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Originally Posted by Damien435
what's your favorite performance of the Star-Spangled Banner?


hendrix - woodstock
January 28th, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
every time it is sung
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Where was this in 2001?
January 28th, 2008  
Del Boy
 
Every time for me.

Yes to the Hendrix, but I am not usually too keen on other celebrity bandwagonning. It's the anthem itself, and too important to be trifled with. It's ALL about the flag, not the voice. Publically, I like it sung straight.
January 28th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
What angers me is the replacement of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" with "God Bless America". There are few thinks more American than baseball, and we are going to show that this event did not change us by changing America's pastime.

I know some parks still do it, but it's always accompanied by "God Bless America." I hate it.
January 28th, 2008  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by Team Infidel
every time it is sung
I can't agree, everybody who sings it these days wants to put their own twist on it. Just sing the song the ways it's written. I forgot who it was, but it was a hip-hop artist singing the Anthem like it was a ****ing R. Kelly remake or something.

I do agree about Take Me Out to the Ballgame being replaced. Baseball is the national past-time, Take Me Out to the Ballgame is patriotic on its own and a symbol of America at this point, if not abroad then at least at home.
January 28th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by Team Infidel
every time it is sung
I'm gonna have to bring up Rosanne Barr and Carl Lewis on this one.
January 29th, 2008  
wolfen
 
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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
I'm gonna have to bring up Rosanne Barr and Carl Lewis on this one.
I was gonna make a comment, but I think its already been addressed

I think the US National Anthem should be sang EXACTLY like it was written, in ENGLISH, and not modified in ANY way. Of course I believe the same should go for everybody else's too.
January 29th, 2008  
Del Boy
 
I agree, and I made this point early in the thread.
January 29th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by wolfen
I was gonna make a comment, but I think its already been addressed

I think the US National Anthem should be sang EXACTLY like it was written, in ENGLISH, and not modified in ANY way. Of course I believe the same should go for everybody else's too.

so you're not a fan of the National Anthem in Borat?
 


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