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fancylad 10-14-2010 02:31 PM

national anthems in sports.
 
I hate it.

I don't know why we do it. For years i've wondered what the point of it all was. I can understand doing it for a game involving national teams, but for just a regular game between 2 teams in whatever league... it just seems totally unnessesary and not even connected to the event at hand.

Am i alone?

for those that disagree, please tell me why it's actually done. If i can understand why it has a place then maybe i can come around to it.

'trane 10-14-2010 02:32 PM

boo to national anthems in general.

LX 10-14-2010 02:39 PM

they stopped doing it before showing movies in theaters, they should stop before games as well. But they won't, because it's too easy for some people to draw a connection between competitive sports and those in the military.

Acie 10-14-2010 02:55 PM

But then we wouldn't have awesome moments like this...


thought 10-14-2010 03:00 PM

agree with what has already been said, but this is pretty cool:


fancylad 10-14-2010 03:03 PM

oh man as much as i am a fan of Marvin Gaye's full body of work, that really misses the mark for me.

thought 10-14-2010 03:08 PM

i think it was more the fact that no one had ever really altered the arrangement of the national anthem before. marvin showed up half an hour late, missed sound check, and did the whole thing off the cuff.

N64 10-14-2010 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by LX (Post 444241)
they stopped doing it before showing movies in theaters,

lmao they used to do it before watching a movie at the theatres? Seems pretty awkward standing for the national anthem before watching Iron man 2...or are we talking about plays here?

Acie 10-14-2010 03:25 PM

I like Marvin's version.

LX 10-14-2010 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by nolimitz64 (Post 444259)
lmao they used to do it before watching a movie at the theatres? Seems pretty awkward standing for the national anthem before watching Iron man 2...or are we talking about plays here?

probably plays too. It was actually before my time, and I don't get to say that too often.

thought 10-14-2010 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Acie (Post 444261)
I like Marvin's version.

yeah, it's funky.

Acie 10-14-2010 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by thought (Post 444269)
yeah, it's funky.

It also seems pretty heartfelt.

Shadowfax 10-17-2010 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 444234)
I hate it.

Am i alone?

couldn't agree more

GrannyFro 10-17-2010 01:09 PM

i with you fancy but afterall sports are just a mindless distraction ment to dumb down the masses while the government does all they can to screw everybody but the wealthy.
They'll keep injecting that patriotic bullshit into sports until sports are no more because most people eat that shit up and go with it

fancylad 10-17-2010 03:45 PM

the worst is at Toronto FC games where the announcer tells everyone to "HOLD YOUR SCARVES UP HIGH AND JOIN IN THE SINGING OF O CANADA". ...yeah there's something that isn't forced.

They really need to do away with this stuff in domestic leagues.

jeffb 10-17-2010 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 445490)
the worst is at Toronto FC games where the announcer tells everyone to "HOLD YOUR SCARVES UP HIGH AND JOIN IN THE SINGING OF O CANADA". ...yeah there's something that isn't forced.

They really need to do away with this stuff in domestic leagues.

All leagues.

fancylad 10-17-2010 03:50 PM

yeah yeah that's what i meant. It needs to go away from everything minus international games.

jeffb 10-17-2010 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 445496)
yeah yeah that's what i meant. It needs to go away from everything minus international games.

I know nothing about soccer at all, just curious if in Premier League and other european leagues do the national anthems prior to games?

fancylad 10-17-2010 04:31 PM

no. no sports in europe have national anthems.


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