"Now, performing The Star-Spangled Banner, Ireland's premier tenor, Paul Byrom."
My immediate thought was "An Irish guy is going to sing the national anthem? Isn't that a little weird?" And you know what? It was. Click on the link in his tweet to watch a brief clip. He definitely sang it a little weird.
"And the rockets red glare" #starspangledbanner at celtics tonight #Boston #BostonCeltics… https://t.co/rNeyLGMsJS— Paul Byrom (@paulbyrom) January 23, 2016
But regardless of how the words actually came out, something about a foreigner singing our national anthem just doesn't quite sit right with me. Maybe because it's the Celtics there's a little leeway to have somebody from Ireland do it though?