Thursday, January 26, 2012

HLN Showing the Proper National Anthem Respect

It's been going on for 30 years. That's almost as long as Huey Lewis and the News have been doing their rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at sporting events. They were asked to do so a few weeks back for the San Francisco 49ers meeting with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.

I was in a car coming back from South Carolina with Carrie and it took us some time to find the game on radio (I had to listen to it on WFAN...out of...New York. Really? Nobody else had it in North Carolina?).

Anyway, we missed the anthem but I knew somebody would have it. The reviews were outstanding (no shock) but the better quality video from the broadcast has been removed (thanks, Emperor Goodell and the FOXies...yay, four more years of Goodell!*).

But...this version - shot via a hand-held camera of the FOX broadcast - is passable.

*I saw someone comment on Facebook that, by 2016, the NFL will be playing two-hand touch thanks to Goodell's "wimping down" of the NFL.

I've got to go to work. Play nice, everyone.

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