National Anthem at NFC Championship Game

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I noticed watching the singing of the national anthem that the crowd booed, then cheered, then booed, then cheered, then booed while they never showed a full shot of the field with the flag displayed. The singer (sorry don't know who she is) did a nice job so I'm pretty certain it wasn't her (if it was then SF needs an appearance by Roseanne Barr LOL!) but it was clear looking at the TV shots of mostly the players on the sidelines, we were not allowed to see the cause of the boos and cheers. Anybody got the skinny?
  2. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I noticed it too, not sure why though. Kinda classless to boo during the National Anthem if you ask me.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Was it the OWS people? They are planning on doing something at the Super Bowl. Maybe they started early.
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I'm not a national anthem kinda guy but I got :censored2: at first thinking it was towards the singer but as I watched I could tell it was something else. Even appeared the singer picked up on it and made her efforts more dramatic. If she was compensating for something on the ground there, she did good.


    Being in Frisco is another reason I asked. Actually I was hoping it was Pelosi streaking!

    And the thought that most people who just read that have just eaten supper makes it all the more delightful!

  5. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    I think the camera panned to George W. Bush in the executive suites standing up... and the crowd saw it on the jumbo tron.

  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I noticed this also. They were booing because the Giant's players were being shown on the Jumbo Tron
    during those parts of the Anthem. The crowd also cheered at other points and it seemed to correspond to when the
    camera was focused on the 49'ers players.

    Look at this video again.

  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Thanks Texan as that seems to make the most sense.
  8. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    All jokes aside Texan, thats an excellent example of providing the facts.

  9. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    Texan ,

    To get all of us to agree with a common sense presentation of facts was refreshing. I would love to see more of this demonstrated on Current Events. Thank you.
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    SF has no class. Regardless of what or who was being show on the screen it was in very poor taste to boo about it during the National Anthem. Just for that alone they deserved to lose.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I was always taught respectful silence during the national anthem............those nuns would be on your case if you misbehaved!!
  12. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    There are few things, very few things, I have absolutely no tolerance for during the SSB. Those include disrespecting the flag, other players and our soldiers during the performance of our SSB. The moment is sacred.

    I was at the first MNF game after 9/11 in Green Bay, WI.
    Nothing will ever compare to that experience of Martina McBride singing the SSB.
    Nothing will compare to feeling as ONE with everyone in attendence chatting...USA! USA!

    When I learned the reason for the boos; I was embarassed to be called a fan of the NFL.

    I am done ranting.