Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl Anthem Flub Commentary

Christina Aguilera flubbed the lines of the National Anthem. So, what's the big deal? She's human, right? The song is difficult to sing, so we've heard. And nobody really cares, right? She did her best, so leave her alone.

Here's the problem. Christina Aguilera is 30 years old. She's not a nervous child. This is the same singer who thinks nothing of singing provocatively. And she most certainly is a professional. There is no excuse for her to flub the lines. There's this little thing called, "practice." Did she not practice? Did she not really care about singing the song correctly? That's what it sounds like. That her and her fans just shrug their shoulders and say, "So what?"

What makes this even more glaring, is the fact that this Super Bowl in Dallas did it utmost to be super-patriotic. Even reading the Declaration of Independence. Even honoring U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the newest Medal of Honor winner.

Whether you think the song stinks or is the greatest, no matter. Our national anthem deserves respect. We can have the freedom to play a game like football, and call the players heroes. When in reality, our military members are the heroes. They deserve respect. Our flag and song, both deserve respect for what they stand for. And that should be the final word.

Our national anthem deserves to be sung, correctly. Many have done it before, no problem.

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