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(Deadspin)   Finally, someone sings the Star Spangled Banner at a baseball game carefully, slowly, without vocal inflections, gymnastic melodic lines and theater gestures. Thank you ... Bob Saget?   (deadspin.com) divider line 66
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2012-05-28 09:36:39 AM
When singing the Star Spangled Banner, you should always make it about you. You need to own it, it's your moment and those people are standing for you.
 
2012-05-28 09:40:17 AM
After which Saget promptly delivered fellatio to another man for an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine.
 
2012-05-28 09:43:14 AM
he was on adam carolla podcast about a month ago -- shiat, or was it jay mohr's? and whomever's it was, i seem to recall saget saying he was really into theater / filmmaking before he got the comedy bug. so if he had a theater background i guess this would not be too much of a stretch.

pretty cool find.
 
2012-05-28 09:54:32 AM

LarryDan43: When singing the Star Spangled Banner, you should always make it about you. You need to own it, it's your moment and those people are standing for you.


www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-05-28 09:55:13 AM
I'm still trying to figure out why the hell Bob Saget was at a White Sox game. Looks like he was playing a casino in Indiana, but that's about it.

(Nice performance though, and then the Sox kicked the Indians around a bit.)
 
2012-05-28 09:57:10 AM
www.picdescrip.com
 
2012-05-28 10:15:02 AM

Rev.K: After which Saget promptly delivered fellatio to another man for an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine.


The Aristocrats!
 
2012-05-28 10:27:03 AM
No, he hammed it up a bit as well. Keep looking.
 
2012-05-28 10:28:18 AM
Whenever I go to a game I always give the national anthem singer a grade. I rarely give out an A.

If I were at this game I'd give it a B. Two nitpicks are that he started too low and came out of key a few times at the low end. The other is that it was too slow. As it's to the tune of an old English drinking song, it's meant to be performed briskly. I heard somewhere the benchmark for the anthem's being too slow is 1:25, and this one came in at around 1:40.

/worst anthem I remember? Natalie Cole at Super Bowl XXVIII. She actually sang words from America the Beautiful at one point
 
2012-05-28 10:33:41 AM

jimpoz:

/worst anthem I remember? Natalie Cole at Super Bowl XXVIII. She actually sang words from America the Beautiful at one point


What was the year Whitney Houston incredibly oversang the thing and ruined it?
 
2012-05-28 10:36:47 AM

Lando Lincoln: No, he hammed it up a bit as well. Keep looking.


Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave?
 
2012-05-28 10:42:26 AM
That makes 2 known instances for me.... Here is Lyle Lovett:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12941901

I must say I was mighty impressed with Mr. Sagat.
 
2012-05-28 10:45:22 AM
Bob Saget Sang The National Anthem At A White Sox Game Yesterday For Some Reason

Maybe they were hoping for a Full House?
 
2012-05-28 10:56:40 AM
Oh say can you see / BY the dawn's early light / What so proooooooooudly we hail / In the twi--light's last glee-ming? / Whose bright stripes and broad stars / In the perilous night / For the RAMparts we watched / uh, da-da-da-da-da-daaaa.


And the rocket's red glare / Lots of bombs in the air / Gave proof to the night / That we still had our flag. / Oh say does that flag ba ---nner wave / Over a-a-all that's free / And the home of the land / And the land of the - FREE!


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2012-05-28 11:11:28 AM
Kids, in the summer of 2012, I sang the national anthem in Chicago. To understand how I got there, we have to go back a few days...
 
2012-05-28 11:18:12 AM

Glenn Beck Knows a Strawman: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12941901


Is there anything Lyle can't do? (that whole Julia Roberts thing doesn't count, momentary loss of judgment on his part)

I thought Saget was Canadian?
 
2012-05-28 11:19:45 AM

LarryDan43: When singing the Star Spangled Banner, you should always make it about you. You need to own it, it's your moment and those people are standing for you.


That being said, if you use more than four notes for "dawn's early light", you deserve to be slapped. Hard.
 
2012-05-28 11:26:37 AM
I was there and it was pretty amazing. When they announced him singing that stated here is a "actor, comedian and singer" -to which we collectedly all said "really, a singer?".

/After he sang they played the theme song from Full House not once but twice.
 
2012-05-28 11:31:22 AM
No, no. It's Bob Seger.

Awwwww, crap.
 
2012-05-28 11:34:06 AM

JosephFinn: I'm still trying to figure out why the hell Bob Saget was at a White Sox game. Looks like he was playing a casino in Indiana, but that's about it.

(Nice performance though, and then the Sox kicked the Indians around a bit.)


Which is exactly the same reason Snoop Dogg was at the White Sox game to throw out the first pitch earlier in the week.
 
2012-05-28 11:42:58 AM
While Saget wasn't trying to ham it up, I did find him to be flat.

My personal favorite rendition -- Huey Lewis and the News from the 80's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3qD1jKNYaU
 
2012-05-28 12:08:00 PM

skinink: Oh say can you see / BY the dawn's early light / What so proooooooooudly we hail / In the twi--light's last glee-ming? / Whose bright stripes and broad stars / In the perilous night / For the RAMparts we watched / uh, da-da-da-da-da-daaaa.
And the rocket's red glare / Lots of bombs in the air / Gave proof to the night / That we still had our flag. / Oh say does that flag ba ---nner wave / Over a-a-all that's free / And the home of the land / And the land of the - FREE!
[img37.imageshack.us image 400x300]


Hey, it's Enrico Pallazzo!
 
2012-05-28 12:10:20 PM

skinink: Oh say can you see / BY the dawn's early light / What so proooooooooudly we hail / In the twi--light's last glee-ming? / Whose bright stripes and broad stars / In the perilous night / For the RAMparts we watched / uh, da-da-da-da-da-daaaa.
And the rocket's red glare / Lots of bombs in the air / Gave proof to the night / That we still had our flag. / Oh say does that flag ba ---nner wave / Over a-a-all that's free / And the home of the land / And the land of the - FREE!
[img37.imageshack.us image 400x300]


presscoverage.us
 
2012-05-28 12:27:44 PM
Not one comment about the horrible mangling of the anthem before the USA-Scotland game?
 
2012-05-28 12:29:49 PM

Flacman: After he sang they played the theme song from Full House not once but twice.


I'm sure he was thrilled with that honor.

/and like any Sox game, plenty of good seats are still available
//I keed, because my Cubs make me want to vomit violently and uncontrollably
///like Nicholson in the Witches of Eastwick
 
2012-05-28 12:32:26 PM
Came for Tourettes guy, leaving satisfied with a side of Enrico Palazzo.
 
2012-05-28 12:53:14 PM
And remember to use correct pronuciation!

Perilous = pair-uh-liss!!!!!
Rockets = raw-kits!!!

/derp
 
2012-05-28 12:53:16 PM

tuffsnake: [www.picdescrip.com image 500x375]


"Wait a minute you dick!"

"...and give me some shiat to DRINK!"
 
2012-05-28 12:56:42 PM
biatch
I love you
 
2012-05-28 01:19:10 PM
Bob Sagat huh? I'm surprised it didn't sound like this

Oh say can you see
that my %00000000#s in your @$&
what the $&%# you dumb %#&@!
why aren't you cooking and cleaning
etc... etc... etc...

/yes I know the words
//well into the third verse
 
2012-05-28 01:37:55 PM

TheQatarian: While Saget wasn't trying to ham it up, I did find him to be flat.

My personal favorite rendition -- Huey Lewis and the News from the 80's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3qD1jKNYaU


Yeah, it's not terrible, but for those of us with near-perfect pitch (I can't do the naming of a tone thing like my sister, but otherwise...) it was a little difficult to listen to. To be fair though I have that problem with a LOT of live performances, since autotune has led to extremely lazy musicians these days...
 
2012-05-28 02:08:06 PM
 
2012-05-28 02:37:38 PM

JosephFinn: Whitney Houston incredibly oversang


I believe this was her obituary
 
2012-05-28 02:39:43 PM

WSUCanuck: Not one comment about the horrible mangling of the anthem before the USA-Scotland game?


what are you even talking about
 
2012-05-28 02:59:03 PM
Could be worse, imagine Kanye west or one of these crappy ass Autotune singers doing the national anthem?
Reminds me of the sounds my ass make after drinking a dozen newcastle brown ales and downing Taco Bell at 3am.
 
2012-05-28 03:19:16 PM

BigJake: WSUCanuck: Not one comment about the horrible mangling of the anthem before the USA-Scotland game?

what are you even talking about


He's talking about this, which is Carl Lewis levels of bad.
 
2012-05-28 03:38:04 PM

WSUCanuck: Not one comment about the horrible mangling of the anthem before the USA-Scotland game?


THIS dear sweet liberty THIS.

To be fair I saw her grab at her ear so I think her monitors were jacked, but the snipers should have taken her down for that atrocity.
 
2012-05-28 03:46:53 PM
I like it. A good standup version of the anthem, the way its supposed to be. Just get up there and belt it out; you aren't Jimmy Hendrix, so put away the special effects.

/And just for kicks a really nice version. One of the best in my opinion.
 
2012-05-28 03:52:55 PM

ChrisDe: Lando Lincoln: No, he hammed it up a bit as well. Keep looking.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave?


That was so tame compared to the many divas that butcher that song.
 
2012-05-28 04:02:32 PM
My personal favorite has always been Arlette Jackson at Devils games.

/that is all.
 
2012-05-28 04:02:54 PM

dfacto: I like it. A good standup version of the anthem, the way its supposed to be. Just get up there and belt it out; you aren't Jimmy Hendrix, so put away the special effects.

/And just for kicks a really nice version. One of the best in my opinion.


MORMONS
 
2012-05-28 04:10:30 PM

Pentaxian: Marvin Gaye sings American National Anthem


Yes. This.
 
2012-05-28 04:12:23 PM

bubbaprog: Which is exactly the same reason Snoop Dogg was at the White Sox game to throw out the first pitch biatch earlier in the week.



fixy
 
2012-05-28 04:37:11 PM
Am I the only person who's waiting for an upbeat version of that song. You know, something that might match the cadence of an old British drinking song?
 
2012-05-28 04:40:41 PM
Here is a really old Paul Zimmerman column where he talks about his obsessive habit of timing the national anthem.
 
2012-05-28 05:00:30 PM
the he raped and murdered that 19 year old girl
 
2012-05-28 05:01:12 PM

bkisfancy: My personal favorite has always been Arlette Jackson at Devils games.

/that is all.


remember Rona?
 
2012-05-28 05:12:34 PM
I heard a bhangra (?) version of O, Canada once. Interesting.
 
2012-05-28 05:13:42 PM

expobill: the he raped and murdered that 10 year old girl

 
2012-05-28 05:16:21 PM
Smart of him to start at the lowest note he could muster, otherwise the "freeeee" part would have been really painful.
 
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