Saturday, January 23, 2016

Is it weird to have somebody who's not an American sing the national anthem at a sporting event?

Before the start of the Celtics game Friday night, the TD Garden P.A. announcer said something along the lines of:

"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.

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?

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