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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sing it the way it was meant to be sung!

Cut the crap, NFL!

Related source » Star Spangled Banner - National Anthem performed by Daves Highway
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“God bless our great USA soldiers for their commitment and dedication. You are fighting for OUR freedom. Thank you!”
Daves Highway performs the National Anthem

What's the most embarrassing part of any NFL game? That's right, it's when some dumb-ass celebrity comes out on the field to sing the National Anthem. More often than not, these blowhards see it as an opportunity to differentiate themselves from the rest of the blowhards who had appeared before them. Very few ever succeed in improving their reputation.

It is sickening to hear them improvise every aspect of this (admittedly) difficult song. The celebrity usually feels he or she has to alter, usually to the point of mortification, the song's rhythm, melody, and, frequently (though unintentionally), the lyrics. It's downright creepy.

How refreshing it is to hear the Mississippi-based trio comprised of siblings Delaney, Zachary and Erika Daves, who call themselves Daves Highway. They sing the Star Spangled Banner in the above video the way it was meant to be sung: unadorned by detracting "stylistic" quirks, but with fresh-faced enthusiasm and vigor.

The NFL should limit itself to such renditions of our National Anthem.

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