the national anthem

Watch 12 Year-Old Quintavious Johnson Absolutely Nail The National Anthem Before The Bears/Lions Game

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Some of you may know 12 year-old Quintavious Johnson from his turn on America's Got Talent. The kid has pipes.

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Delivered An Amazing National Anthem In Seattle

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As he is known to do, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready played a hell of a 'Star-Spangled Banner' for the MLS fans in Seattle last night.

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Watch Monday Night Football’s Powerful National Anthem, Performed By A Navy Veteran

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Here's retired navy officer Gennerald Wilson's national anthem on Monday Night Football.

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Dion Waiters Says He Skipped The National Anthem Because Of His Muslim Faith

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Did Dion Waiters skip the National Anthem because of his muslim faith or was that just an excuse?

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Here Is The Magnificent National Anthem From ‘Monday Night Football’

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Here Is The Magnificent National Anthem From 'Monday Night Football'

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This Week In YouTube Commenter Outrage: Madison Rising’s Hard Rock National Anthem

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While a lot of people are calling Madison Rising's National Anthem performance in Daytona the worst ever, a lot of YouTube commenters really loved it.

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10-Year Old Singer Sebastien De La Cruz Vs. The Racist Internet. Who Ya Got?

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Note: Sebastien has responded to the hateful tweets, and we've included his response at the bottom of this post.

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With Leather's Watch This: Rob Delaney Sang The National Anthem At A Dodgers Game

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That wasn’t the best National Anthem I’ve ever heard, but it certainly wasn’t the worst or even what I expected from a comedian like Rob Delaney.

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GO BOSTON

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So yesterday, I was all, “Wow, did you guys see those baseball teams and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/04/youre-a-real-classy-bunch-yankees-fans-no-sarcasm-this-time">especially the New York Yankees</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/04/the-milwaukee-brewers-also-honored-boston-by-playing-the-cheers-theme">Milwaukee Brewers being so awesome</a> by playing Sweet Caroline and the Cheers theme to honor the people of Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Kazakh athlete serenaded by Borat anthem by mistake

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A Kazakh athlete recently took home a gold medal at an "international shooting event" in Kuwait (which, as I imagine it, involves shooting a goat carcass with a Kalashnikov then fetching it with a hawk), and during the official medal ceremony, she received her trophy to the tune of the parody anthem from Borat rather than her country's actual national anthem.

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What Exactly Were You Expecting From A Steven Tyler National Anthem, America

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Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler performed his version of the national anthem before Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, and most of Monday's Internet has been about how terrible it was.

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The NFL Should Screen Its Anthem Singers

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Former "American Idol" contestant Lauren Alaina became the show's latest singer to be shoe-horned into a NFL broadcast for the sake of synergy, as she sang the National Anthem before yesterday's game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

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The National Anthem Of Your Nightmares

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It's a pretty standard feature, the collection of the worst national anthem performances of all-time, and most sports and pop culture blogs usually start running them out around Super Bowl time, unless there's a surprise craptacular performance at an all-star game, NASCAR race, or drunken 4th of July party.

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Lily’s National Anthem

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My job as a sports blogger is to be snarky and judgmental about everything, but earlier today I posted a video of a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/07/finally-a-kid-who-deserves-it">grateful kid being happy about baseball</a> so I might not have any idea what I'm doing.

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Anthem Girl Gets Some Redemption

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Eight-year-old Elizabeth Hughes became the biggest name in the world of Virginia hockey <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/01/this-is-gonna-melt-your-hearts">last week</a> when she began singing the National Anthem at a Norfolk Admirals game, only to become the victim of a crappy PA system.


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