I still like yelling “O” in the middle of the Star Spangled Banner

I finally realized why exactly I dislike this new trend of singing America the Beautiful at ball parks.

First: it lowers the significance of, and in some way disrespects, our national anthem to stand up and take our hats off for another song.

Secondly: no other country in the world needs to pause their sporting events to sing a song to make themselves feel better about their country. It’s embarrassing.

Comments 3

  1. Melissa wrote:

    Agreed! On both counts. Glad someone else finally said it…But isn’t it God Bless America that is sung? America The Beautiful is a different song, I think.

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 1:22 am
  2. Lee wrote:

    Oh man… Yes, you are correct. It is God Bless America. Talk about embarrassing.

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 8:29 am
  3. The New Glitterati wrote:

    It doesn’t get much worse than this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E

    Posted 21 Oct 2011 at 4:28 pm