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National Anthem- NFL Kickoff
Youtube ^ | 9/5/2013 | NBC

Posted on 09/06/2013 7:58:01 PM PDT by SMCC1

Posting for two reasons... 1. Beautifully done...no stylizations or runs. (also, yeah I watched some of The Voice this year and knew this kid would win) and 2. Anyone else notice some of the players not exactly being respectful as the anthem was being sung, i.e. Ravens players jumping around on the sideline, no hands over heart.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; music; nationalanthem; nfl

1 posted on 09/06/2013 7:58:01 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1

NFL = National Felons League


2 posted on 09/06/2013 8:00:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SMCC1

The Dirty Birds.

There were more Bronco players with their hands over hearts.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 8:01:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

I thought Manning already beat the dogsnot out of Baltimore yesterday?


4 posted on 09/06/2013 8:02:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SMCC1

That was terrible. Overall, flat . . . missed a few notes by about half of a key, and the tempo indicates little formal training.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: eyedigress

This just in....Payton Manning just threw another TD.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 8:02:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All
And if anyone thinks I'm talking smack, the following is a decent standard to use as a judge. I fully understand the difference between an amateur and a professional . . . this is a professional.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIO9DLe_-rY

7 posted on 09/06/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Heh. Alright, guess I like “terrible” singing. Different strokes.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 8:10:25 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1
A good rendition - our National Anthem is not easy to sing a capella. It's most gratifying to see it sung without the gyrations, melismas, and other vocal pyrotechnics often employed these days.

It's our National Anthem. It should be rendered respectfully and fervently without a lot of self-serving and self-aggrandizing ornamentation.

Thanks very much to this young lady for her rendition. Given the current climate, I'm not at all sure that it will be siug for long in the future. At least not in public.

It will always be sung by me and mine and by like-minded Americans.

God Bless America!



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9 posted on 09/06/2013 8:11:12 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s my favorite version as well. I still think that kid was better than about 95% of the pop/country stars they usually have singing. But like I said, whatever. Different strokes.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 8:13:19 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: dfwgator

LOL! If so he just put a few big ones on the bench, Y.A. being one of them.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 8:13:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SMCC1
Heh. Alright, guess I like “terrible” singing.

No need to use quotation marks. She butchered it.

12 posted on 09/06/2013 8:14:07 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I still say the best rendition I’ve ever heard was Tom Sullivan’s at SB X.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 8:15:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SMCC1

And hey, Cornelison has bad days too . . . maybe this girl was just “off” that day. It happens.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 8:15:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Ok, you’re “right.”


15 posted on 09/06/2013 8:16:14 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1

Is she your daughter? You’re acting as though she is, lol.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 8:18:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Awe, Jeeze! Not Da Bears! ;) Did Jay Cutler cry? *SMIRK*

Nice singing, though! :)


17 posted on 09/06/2013 8:18:35 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SMCC1
"Anyone else notice some of the players not exactly being respectful as the anthem was being sung, i.e. Ravens players jumping around on the sideline, no hands over heart."

That's standard fare for pro team sports in general - and part of why I no longer watch any of them.

18 posted on 09/06/2013 8:21:33 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: SMCC1

The young lady that sang it for the NASCAR race tonight did a remarkable job as well.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 8:23:11 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Baynative
Wish they could be more like these guys.

"I'm listening to the #@^&#@ song!"

20 posted on 09/06/2013 8:23:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

Lol... Nope... I just find your seeming authority in music amusing.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 8:24:00 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1

Maybe I have an ear for it and you do not.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 8:27:07 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SMCC1

As a young boy I watched the Chicago Bears in the fifties and sixties. I vividly recall their 1963 NFL Championship. In my opinion those fierce players would be very embarrassed by what they have done to the game. Just the opening of the Monday night games is sufficient to make me puke. It’s nothing but hyped entertainment for the low information crowd. Ugly, obscene and nothing to do with the game of football as originally conceived!


23 posted on 09/06/2013 8:27:48 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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“hyped entertainment for the low information crowd”

Basically the Obama Campaign in ‘08 too.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 8:37:27 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: 1rudeboy

I thought she did a pretty good job (compared to what you normally hear at these events).


25 posted on 09/06/2013 8:44:42 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: 1rudeboy

I thought she did a pretty good job (compared to what you normally hear at these events).


26 posted on 09/06/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: SMCC1

I loved her rendition. I hate it when it’s nothing but singing scales that don’t fit the melody.

Personally, I don’t get in too much of a twist over the rest of it.

Didn’t watch the Voice this year but she was fantastic.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Girlene
I'll agree on that . . . the National Anthem is tough to sing. The problem is that most venues go for a popular name to sing it versus someone who actually can. (Never understood why--it's not like people are paying a couple hundred bucks for a two minute performance).
28 posted on 09/06/2013 9:00:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SMCC1

I thought she did an excellent job. Not perfect...but not many can sing the song perfectly...start to finish.

I also noticed the lack of hands over hearts by the players. I know that is not unusual, but it still ticks me off. These yahoos shouldn’t be role models for our goofball youngsters...but they often are. So would placing your hand over your heart and showing respect for this country be such a horrible thing? This country where you are able to make millions of dollars for playing a kid’s game?

Rant off/ Putting soap box back in the closet.


29 posted on 09/06/2013 10:19:28 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SMCC1

Time for a commercial break:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwrstxuicZk


30 posted on 09/06/2013 10:26:49 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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Dirk cracks me up. Ever since the Mavs won a championship, Dirk became a singer. Then he went into comedy.

I love the guy...I really believe he is a nice man.

If he’s not...I don’t want to know.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 10:43:46 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
“That was terrible. Overall, flat . . . missed a few notes by about half of a key, and the tempo indicates little formal training.”....(comment sounds a bit snobbish to me”)

There is only ONE version of our national anthem and it needs to be sung properly, PERIOD!

By the way, is this tread about football players or the national anthem?

32 posted on 09/07/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov; 1rudeboy
missed a few notes by about half of a key”
....(comment sounds a bit snobbish to me”)

Half a key? That comment "indicates little formal training." Half-step or half-tone, of course. Half a key? Nonsense.

33 posted on 09/07/2013 5:15:47 AM PDT by j_tull (The smart money these days is in brass and lead.)
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To: SMCC1

If the blue collar schlubs in the stands can take their hats off, the million dollar prima donnas on the sidelines can take those silly wave caps off of their heads.


34 posted on 09/07/2013 5:39:10 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: berdie

I find it more disrespectful to hear the crowd cheering at certain parts of the song or the ham-handed theatrics of setting off fireworks during “bombs bursting in air” that so many sports stadiums do now.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 5:41:22 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: j_tull

Did I mention that I had formal training? Please remind me.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 7:41:37 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SMCC1

Players don’t tend to pay that much attention to the anthem, to them it’s the pause between warming up and playing. This was made more so Thursday with the lightening delay, they’d gotten warmed up, then they had to go back to the locker room until the league decided it was safe, then they got 5 minutes to rewarm up, then the anthem, then the game.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 7:47:24 AM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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