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We’re in a Super Bowl State of Mind — February 2, 2014

We’re in a Super Bowl State of Mind

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Was National Anthem Lip-Synced? — February 12, 2012
Super Bowl XLVI — February 5, 2012
From Super Bowl to the Minors, how quickly does a diva fall? — February 9, 2011

From Super Bowl to the Minors, how quickly does a diva fall?

Christina Aguilera has been invited to sing on June 18, the US National Anthem at the Brooklyn Cyclones’ Municipal Credit Union stadium (MCU Park) on Opening Day. Yet to have accepted their kind offer to sing the Star Spangled Banner, Ms. Aguilera, a native of New York City, should consider accepting a copy of the lyrics, from the Cyclones, as they do with anyone who sings the anthem.

Also, trying to entice the diva to do a do-over are The Syracuse Crunch, a minor league ice hockey team. The Crunch want her to sing before its Feb. 19 game at the Onondaga County War Memorial against the Rochester Americans.

Ms.Aguilera, has apologized for her “horrendous” Super Bowl performance, saying that she hoped “everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

The only thing that came through was her piercing screaming which might have been enjoyable had I been as drunk and deaf as those attending the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. If she does accept the offers to sing at these sporting events I certainly hope the owners of these teams ask her to sing the US National Anthem without any ad libs and embellishments. Just sing the damn anthem correctly Christina et al.

http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/news/topstories/index.html?article_id=1009
http://www.syracusecrunch.com/media/File/Christina_Aguilera_Invite.pdf

The NFL screwed these people. Many didn’t even get inside the stadium. — February 6, 2011
Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the National Anthem —

Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the National Anthem

was horrendous.  Why are singers allowed to sing the Star Spangled Banner this way.  It should be respected and sung as written by Francis Scott Key, to the tune of a popular British drinking song.  Since her singing was so awful, I didn’t stay in the den while her screaming voice boomed through the surround speakers.  I also didn’t notice she had repeated the second line of the first stanza with a twist.  What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, became…What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming, instead of what she should have sung which was…O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?  The fans at Cowboys Stadium who were perhaps happy  Christina Aguilera had finished her rendition applauded and cheered her off the stage quickly.  In case you haven’t heard her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I will  warn you not to click on the link.  It is torture to hear her screams.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB61wXKROtw

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Super Bowl XLV Packers vs. Steelers is 90 —

Super Bowl XLV Packers vs. Steelers is 90

minutes away from kickoff and some temporary seats are still not ready at Cowboys  Stadium.

For now, fans that affected are being directed to the Party Plaza area outside the stadium until the issue is resolved.

If fans’ seats are not ready for game time, the NFL said that they will be refunded triple the face value of their ticket.

Here is the NFL’s statement in full:

“There are a limited number of sections in temporary seating areas in side the stadium that have not been fully completed. We are working to resolve the matter and expect that by game time most of the fans afected will have been accomodated in their seats or relocated to similar or better seats.

“Those fans that are affected by this will be directed to the Party Plaza area while the matter is resolved.

“Fans who are not accomodated with seats inside the stadium will each receive a refund of triple the cost of face value of their ticket.

“We regret the situation.”

After traveling many miles to be at an event that is the biggest in hype and television coverage can you imagine being offered a refund?  Who would be satisfied with a refund of triple the cost of the face value of their ticket?  How about refunding triple the airfare and hotel expenses? Or how about suing the NFL for breach of contract?

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/02/some-temporary-seats-still-not-ready-for-super-bowl-xlv-at-cowboys-stadium/1

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