NASCAR vs NBA: What The Difference In Their Two Anthems Tell Us About America

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  1. wyntrout

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    I think it was at a Superbowl a decade or maybe even two ago, but Neville did the anthem and he really got some squeeks into the highs while clutching and bending over the microphone... just too much for me. The singer should stand tall and belt it out, and I prefer it with music. I think that Beyoncé can sing it well, IF she wouldn't mix the Black Panther crap into her performances.
    Christina Aguilera is an outstanding and incredible singer, but she made it about HER and got lost at a Superbowl performance 5 or 6 years or so ago. She apologized, but she was getting carried away with herself and lost track of the song. :eek:
     
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    Lady Gaga was great.
     

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    I couldn’t make it thru the expert version. The Daytona one.....wow
     
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    That's what irritates me.. when some some singer says they want to "make it their own". Newsflash, it's the Country's song, not yours. It's a beautiful song when sang properly (I think).
     
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    my ears may never recover
     
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    I think what it says is simply that whoever books the talent for NASCAR does a better job than whoever does it for the NBA....

    Chaka Khan ( however you spell it) was simply dreadful, while that young USAF sergeant was excellent.
     
  7. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Yep...the first was honoring our Country...the 2nd was "performing" and making it about "her"....perfect example of the divide in our country...eventually there Must be a day of reckoning!
     
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    I live in the San Antonio viewing area so I watch their news stations every night. I cut off after the weather because the first thing after the weather is Sports. The first thing out if the sportscaster’s mouth is always Spurs related. I DESPISE basketball and NASCAR doesn’t interest me in the least.

    So...what goes on at basketball games, to me, stays at the basketball games. Of course I’m more aligned with the values of most of the people at NASCAR, however I just don’t have the same interest.
     
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    The first one was a fooking disgrace, Obituary soon please
    Second one was OK
     
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    Chakka's got a very lousy voice I'm so sorry. While I think, myself, the song should be sung with dignity. Singing it without dignity AND sucking is way to NBA for me. I can't remember the last time I watched an All Star game of any sport. Not even baseball.

    BTW veterans CAN salute the flag during the anthem even tho not in uniform. So if you see someone saluting instead of putting their hat over their heart leave them the hell alone. https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1609
     
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    She WAS better than Chaka Khan. :D She's a comedian... what were they thinking!??