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Old 02-07-2011, 08:16 AM
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If you want the song to be special, you reserve it for special occasions. Personally, I don't think ball games meet that criteria. You always see fans with their caps on, fans eating, fans walking to their seats, fans mouthing the words wrong, fans texting. The NA at a ball game serves more as the focal point of shifting from a pre-game atmosphere to getting the game started on time. Things have changed a little since 9-11, but when did PA announcers start having to say, "Please stand and remove your caps"? How about they say, "Please stand and remove your caps, and stop texting, while we honor America with our NA"?
The first non-traditional rendition I remember was Jose Feliciano in 1968, and there are still people who haven't gotten over that one today.

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:46 AM
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Google Jim Cornelison's National Anthem before the NFC Div Playoff game. It was the last goosebump moment I have had when listening to the National Anthem. Sorry, I'd post a link but im on my mobile and its not proving to be easy.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:13 AM
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There is no one to blame other than the NFL itself.
The NFL hired her, the NFL approved "her version".
The NFL paid her.
The NFL is the entity to blame as the NFL allowed her to sing it her way.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:36 AM
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Once she takes the stage, it's pretty much her way. I've never seen anyone pull the plug on the NA, although I did see Macy Gray get boo'ed off the stage when she obviously didn't know the words. You also have to remember that there is often a terrible delay between the mic and the sound, plus she might have had an earphone or some other monitor out of sync, all of which makes it a lot more difficult than singing it in your living room.
Which brings up an interesting question. What do you do in your home, during the singing of the NA on TV? Do you stand up, do you uncover, do you stop eating, texting. commenting, etc? Are you a participant, or just a critic?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Which brings up an interesting question. What do you do in your home, during the singing of the NA on TV? Do you stand up, do you uncover, do you stop eating, texting. commenting, etc? Are you a participant, or just a critic?
Yes, it is interesting. It has my undivided attention, I would remove my hat if I were wearing one, and I didn't stand before however now that you mentioned it I think I will stand from now on. Why not? Thank you.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:04 AM
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From a musician's standpoint, it's a very tough song to sing, and requires a voice with a VERY wide range. Sure, there's no excuse for not singing the correct words. I'd like to be able to vote on changing the National Anthem to "America the Beautiful." "My Country 'tis of Thee" doesn't work (England had it first). "God Bless America" would also work, although no one can sing it without seeing Kate Smith in their mind.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:15 AM
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Watch this video...
This young girls microphone quit ..an awkward moment and then the crowd joined in to help her out.
What a great ending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU8zyB3W0pU
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:20 AM
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She is very talented with an amazing voice that unfortunately was not in attendance last night. Another wasted talent. Agree on the military singing the NA.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:35 AM
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Just make Ray Charles singing America the Beautiful the national anthem.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:29 PM
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Our National Anthem should be sung in a manner which is respectful to the accomplishments noted in the lyrics by a properly attired singer or singers.
Whoever suggested a chorus, I agree.

Here's a few attempts at 'personally stylizing' it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugzzn3WP9CE
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:36 AM
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This rendition is the best. My head hurts from laughing so hard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImCWj...ayer_embedded#
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:24 AM
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Mr Jerry Jones want's everything to be so perfect, well he BOMBED on both singing events!!!!! ZERO out of TEN!
To be fair JJ has nothing to do with either that the NFL not him making those decisions.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:33 AM
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This is the way it should be done remember back to 1991.

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:42 AM
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Well, at least we can't complain about her lip-synching
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:52 AM
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In observing crowds at all sports related events I often wonder if many of the people realize the true meaning of our flag, the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem. You see individuals walking around, talking and just plain out being disrespectful to our country and what we stand for. I get so tired of hearing all the various renderings and different versions of our national anthem. Sing it like it is written and leave off the other bullshit.

In 2007, Congress addressed this for the first time in 36 USC 301. This U.S. Code therefore created the first mandated national anthem etiquette.

The pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and placing the right hand over the heart (the salute). Uniformed personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and military personnel in uniform should render a hand salute.

When the national anthem is played or sung, U.S. citizens should stand straight and rigid and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the singer.

The following is generally accepted etiquette but is not addressed by law.

One should not smoke, eat, chew gum, drink, use your cell phone, read or otherwise occupy themselves while the Anthem is playing.

While the national anthem originated from a poem and was later put to music, it has been rendered and performed in various ways. Generally speaking it should be performed in the traditional manner in order to allow other U.S. Citizen to sing along should the so desire. Rearrangement of the National Anthem is frowned upon by some but there is certainly no prohibition against it. When performed ceremonially it should be sung and played in the proper keys and range.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Severance View Post
In observing crowds at all sports related events I often wonder if many of the people realize the true meaning of our flag, the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem. You see individuals walking around, talking and just plain out being disrespectful to our country and what we stand for. I get so tired of hearing all the various renderings and different versions of our national anthem. Sing it like it is written and leave off the other bullshit.

In 2007, Congress addressed this for the first time in 36 USC 301. This U.S. Code therefore created the first mandated national anthem etiquette.

The pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and placing the right hand over the heart (the salute). Uniformed personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and military personnel in uniform should render a hand salute.

When the national anthem is played or sung, U.S. citizens should stand straight and rigid and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the singer.

The following is generally accepted etiquette but is not addressed by law.

One should not smoke, eat, chew gum, drink, use your cell phone, read or otherwise occupy themselves while the Anthem is playing.

While the national anthem originated from a poem and was later put to music, it has been rendered and performed in various ways. Generally speaking it should be performed in the traditional manner in order to allow other U.S. Citizen to sing along should the so desire. Rearrangement of the National Anthem is frowned upon by some but there is certainly no prohibition against it. When performed ceremonially it should be sung and played in the proper keys and range.
As you have posted it, the law doesn't seem to MANDATE anything. There's nothing in it that seems to be any more than a suggestion.
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