Is there a reason why we need to hear "America the Beautiful" before a sporting event?
Hey Rebel, did you know they played the Star Spangled Banner at the beginning of animal planet's Puppy Bowl? ;P
No they didn't. I watched it.
Great tune! Ray Charles did it best! They sound sing it at the end too!
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Thanks to years of indoctrination and neurolinguistic programming.
Because a lot of us LIKE the collective experience and treasure that we are still
allowed to have that, despite people who would like to take it away from us.
To remind us that America is beautiful?
Because a lot of sporting associations get a shit ton of money from governments.
It isn't often the majority of the people in this country are focused on sharing one experience together. & it keeps libertarians focused on make believe issues.keeps them from interfering current issues.
Because America IS beautiful.
Lol that's a good one. Thanks for the laugh.
I'm honestly sorry you don't appreciate everything great about this country as much as I (and many other people) do.
I'm sorry you still believe this fairy tale
That's ok, I don't mind it.
Finally! Someone who loves our nation. Thanks rlands.
I'll bet you could have found Germans still proud of their government too. I know you people like to separate the "country" from the "government" but governments are what DEFINE countries or you'd be "proud" of Mexico and Canada too.
Governments don't define countries, that's literally everything you're against. The government should not control and dictate everything that goes on here. If you think the government is all that our country is, I suggest you broaden your horizons.
Again you miss my point. With government boundaries the country is just a piece of dirt.
Sure. If we never had a government, it wouldnt have been as united as it is today. It wouldn't be an entity. But it is now, I dont get the point of theorizing about it not being so. Humans group things. Country borders are a way of going that. So...?
Can we sing "This Piece of Dirt Is Beautiful" instead?
Regardless of what the government does, our 'group of millions occupying this space' (nation) is still beautiful, still has boundless potential and is still worth caring for.
We need more here's a sample playlist
Living in America-James Brown
I'm Proud To Be An American-Lee Greenwood
This Land Is Your Land-Arlo Guthrie
And White America-Eminem
Most people love the country. ;-))
Most people are delusional
Yeah! Why can't we hear it after the event? I think the end of the game is greatly lacking in faux patriotism.
To fill time so they can sell more commercials??
Just the National anthem please.
I thought it started after 9-11?
I thought it was beautiful.
Sure! I thought it was nice!