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(Kansas City)   Add Luke Bryan's performance of the national anthem to the ever growing list of reasons why this was the worst. All-star game. Ever   (kansascity.com) divider line 46
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2012-07-11 04:27:52 PM  
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*pooooot-toot* *puh-pweeeeeeeeeeeee*
 
2012-07-11 05:45:50 PM  
The country singer admits that he did check the lyrics he had written on his hand while he sang the national anthem on Tuesday night.

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"Lots of bombs in the air gave proof through the night that we still had our flag"
 
2012-07-11 05:45:51 PM  
Just a thought... If you don't know the words, you probably shouldn't sing any song on National TV.

Also, why did Kellie Pickler do a Scott Stapp-esque, "yehowwww-myhowwww" version of God Bless America? For that matter, why do singers butcher the pronunciation of lyrics?
 
2012-07-11 05:48:05 PM  
The country singer admits that he did check the lyrics he had written on his hand while he sang the national anthem on Tuesday night.

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2012-07-11 05:52:11 PM  
Too bad. I actually dig Luke Bryan's music.

Still, at least he didn't go full-Roseanne.
 
2012-07-11 05:52:32 PM  
The boy can't sing live for shiat. Mrs. Smurf and I walked out on him after he butchered 4 slow songs in a row 2 years ago at the Western Idaho Fair.

The wanker is a studio queen. Piss on his live shows.
 
2012-07-11 05:59:35 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: The boy can't sing live for shiat. Mrs. Smurf and I walked out on him after he butchered 4 slow songs in a row 2 years ago at the Western Idaho Fair.

The wanker is a studio queen. Piss on his live shows.


Now that's a hot sports opinion!
 
2012-07-11 06:00:01 PM  

4NTLRZ: Just a thought... If you don't know the words, you probably shouldn't sing any song on National TV.

Also, why did Kellie Pickler do a Scott Stapp-esque, "yehowwww-myhowwww" version of God Bless America? For that matter, why do singers butcher the pronunciation of lyrics?


Last night I learned from Kellie Pickler that "god" is actually pronounced "gahuwed"
 
2012-07-11 06:03:15 PM  
The Tie Game in Bud's backyard still has this one beat.

/There's no ties or crying in baseball!
 
2012-07-11 06:04:35 PM  
Eh, I don't care. If that's what it takes for him to sing it correctly, fine. At least he didn't do a bunch of shiat to it.
 
2012-07-11 06:05:10 PM  
As a country music fan, I think this guy is gay.
 
2012-07-11 06:17:06 PM  
Yankee butthurt never ever goes away.
 
2012-07-11 06:18:49 PM  
Give him a break..

It must be tough to learn the lyrics to the national anthem of the country you've been a citizen of your whole life when you've only been given a couple weeks notice.
 
2012-07-11 06:23:41 PM  
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If you're going to fark up the national anthem, just go for it - don't do it in half measures.
 
2012-07-11 06:25:58 PM  
Who cares if he used a little help to remember the words? The true wrong is singing it as a 60 bpm death waltz.
 
2012-07-11 06:34:01 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: The Tie Game in Bud's backyard still has this one beat.

/There's no ties or crying in baseball!


See, I don't blame Selig for that. Both managers went to him because they had already used all their pitchers (which I didn't have a problem with either). It was (or at least was) a meaningless exhibition game where everyone should get to play. Not for home-field advantage, no strategy, just for a break and fun for the fans.

Goddammit, now you made me defend Bud Selig... Imma go throw up now.
 
2012-07-11 06:38:49 PM  
Um....Milwaukee would like to have a word with you subby


/no crying and sure as hell no TIES in baseball
 
2012-07-11 07:10:42 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: The boy can't sing live for shiat. Mrs. Smurf and I walked out on him after he butchered 4 slow songs in a row 2 years ago at the Western Idaho Fair.

The wanker is a studio queen. Piss on his live shows.


But did you go see Nickelback?
 
2012-07-11 07:25:04 PM  

Snapper Carr: [cdn3.sbnation.com image 300x225]

If you're going to fark up the national anthem, just go for it - don't do it in half measures.


Also does not appreciate half measures...
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2012-07-11 07:31:09 PM  
Last time the ASG was in KC they had Doc Severinson and the Canadian Brass do the anthems. BEST ANTHEMS EVER so I guess they average out.
 
2012-07-11 07:42:48 PM  
First time trying to watch a baseball game in forever, tuned in the top of the sixth.

I do not get the appeal of this game.
 
2012-07-11 07:47:01 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Also does not appreciate half measures...
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:D

Can't wait for this Sunday!
 
2012-07-11 07:50:17 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: The Tie Game in Bud's backyard still has this one beat.

/There's no ties or crying in baseball!


This. The worst that we get from this one is that a home player gets to be on the Home Run Derby team. That shiatstain of a game gave us the whole "This One Counts" BS mantra.
 
2012-07-11 08:06:23 PM  
Pickler sucked too.

/Shtand beside her...
 
2012-07-11 08:35:59 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Smeggy Smurf: The boy can't sing live for shiat. Mrs. Smurf and I walked out on him after he butchered 4 slow songs in a row 2 years ago at the Western Idaho Fair.

The wanker is a studio queen. Piss on his live shows.

But did you go see Nickelback?


I almost wish I had just so I could say with authority and personal experience that Luke Bryan is a worse live singer.

Now Sunny Sweeney on the other hand.... Let's just leave it at DAMN.
 
2012-07-11 09:08:12 PM  
So it's the worst ASG ever because of a collective six minutes of warbling from Fox-picked vocalists intended to promote other shows more than actually, you know, honor America?

Time your piss breaks better next time.
 
2012-07-11 10:04:38 PM  
Billy Joel's singing at the Super Bowl 2007 or 2008 was very off-key and bland as well
it's a hard song to sing
 
2012-07-11 10:39:17 PM  
I dunno man. I'm pretty tolerant of these seventh-inning stretch singers, but that didn't even sound a little bit like 'Take me out to the ballgame'.
 
2012-07-11 10:52:45 PM  

expobill:
it's a hard song to sing


So many forget that it starts near one of its lowest points and pick a key too high.

Better to give a breathy "oh say can" than a screechy "and the rockets red glare"
 
2012-07-11 11:59:30 PM  
Maybe the kids don't know about Jose Feliciano. Maybe twenty years from now, checking your watch while you sing the anthem will be considered the ultimate in broad-shouldered USA swagger. Or maybe he had a lot of money on the anthem over/under time.

/I was hoping to find Thurl Ravenscroft (Tony the Tiger) singing the national anthem on youtube, but no such luck. But here's Asleep in the Deep. Be sure to listen to the end.

//What the hey. I might as well throw in Jose's version of the anthem.
 
2012-07-12 12:06:34 AM  

zarberg: expobill:
it's a hard song to sing

So many forget that it starts near one of its lowest points and pick a key too high.

Better to give a breathy "oh say can" than a screechy "and the rockets red glare"


Agreed, and it would take ONE run-through in advance to figure that out. You'd think a professional singer would be willing to put in those kind of single-digit minutes.
 
2012-07-12 01:45:17 AM  

Wise_Guy: Give him a break..

It must be tough to learn the lyrics to the national anthem of the country you've been a citizen of your whole life when you've only been given a couple weeks notice.


Now this is the proper thing to complain about... Not Melky having issues with English. Twitter made me sad last night
 
2012-07-12 02:55:31 AM  

Zoidfarb: First time trying to watch a baseball game in forever, tuned in the top of the sixth.
I do not get the appeal of this game.


The ASG is probably the worst game to choose to watch if you are trying to understand the appeal.
Try a one-game playoff for the pennant, or the seventh game of the World Series.
Or any game during the year between long-time rivals.
 
2012-07-12 03:57:10 AM  
That was better than Anthony Laciura singing it at the 2012 BCS National Championship game
 
2012-07-12 08:41:10 AM  
Isn't it time they give up and just play a recording of someone famous singing the national anthem as a regular song? With all the people who butcher it and try to add their own adaptations......seriously no one turns in to see/hear these people.

Wasn't it in Futurama that said "in order with popular demand, we will forgo the national anthem"?
 
2012-07-12 09:51:43 AM  

OhioUGrad: Isn't it time they give up and just play a recording of someone famous singing the national anthem as a regular song? With all the people who butcher it and try to add their own adaptations......seriously no one turns in to see/hear these people.

Wasn't it in Futurama that said "in order with popular demand, we will forgo the national anthem"?


Close. It was the Simpson's episode where Homer fights Drederick Tatum. The Homer They Fall.
 
2012-07-12 10:14:44 AM  
Mike Rowe did a very good rendition on Dirty Job's once.


Go look it up yourself
 
2012-07-12 10:36:43 AM  
Did they show Mike Phillips playing 'O, Canada' on TV? That more than made up for the Star Spangled Banner. Although, let's be honest...any time the anthem ends with a B2 flyover, it ends well.
 
2012-07-12 10:58:08 AM  

booztravlr: OhioUGrad: Isn't it time they give up and just play a recording of someone famous singing the national anthem as a regular song? With all the people who butcher it and try to add their own adaptations......seriously no one turns in to see/hear these people.

Wasn't it in Futurama that said "in order with popular demand, we will forgo the national anthem"?

Close. It was the Simpson's episode where Homer fights Drederick Tatum. The Homer They Fall.


Damn, not sure how you remembered that, but that's some skill (even if you had to look it up, that is some world class Goggling! ha)
 
2012-07-12 11:38:02 AM  

0Icky0: Try a one-game playoff for the pennant


Wanna know how I know you haven't watched a game in 18 years?
 
2012-07-12 11:46:17 AM  

OhioUGrad: booztravlr: OhioUGrad: Isn't it time they give up and just play a recording of someone famous singing the national anthem as a regular song? With all the people who butcher it and try to add their own adaptations......seriously no one turns in to see/hear these people.

Wasn't it in Futurama that said "in order with popular demand, we will forgo the national anthem"?

Close. It was the Simpson's episode where Homer fights Drederick Tatum. The Homer They Fall.

Damn, not sure how you remembered that, but that's some skill (even if you had to look it up, that is some world class Goggling! ha)


Sadly, that's from the Simpsons wing of my brain. Unlike Homer, every time I learn something new it doesn't push something old out.

/Remember that time I took a home wine making course and forgot how to drive?
 
2012-07-12 11:48:34 AM  
Snapper Carr: [cdn3.sbnation.com image 300x225]

If you're going to fark up the national anthem, just go for it - don't do it in half measures.


If I'm ever doing the National Anthem then fark it up I'm not even gonna try to correct it, I'm gonna go full Rosanne with it.
 
2012-07-12 01:18:48 PM  
I'd prefer writing on your hand to pulling a Christina Aguleria.

Is a bad national anthem and bad pregame speech really things people care about when it comes to whether a baseball game was good or not? I mean, other than to laugh, who gives a fark? Are you going to say 5 years from now "Remember 2012? Worst game ever. The anthem sucked and the pregame speech was bad. Oh, the game itself? Who the fark knows!"

You could go with the fact it was a blowout.
 
2012-07-12 02:26:36 PM  

Otackle72: Mike Rowe did a very good rendition on Dirty Job's once.


In addition to being, from all televised evidence, at least, generally awesome, he's also a trained opera singer, so that might explain that.

Overall though, the SSB is a mediocre poem about a war we lost set to a bar/club song that was seemingly intentionally designed to be difficult to sing. One of these days, I'm'a have to google around to see how it wound up being our national anthem... nice politicking somewhere along the line, I'd bet. Definitely done best as a clean instrumental... very few people can sing it well, because it's just not designed to be sung well, especially solo.

JSam21: Now this is the proper thing to complain about... Not Melky having issues with English.


This really made me sad / angry. It was just unnecessarily difficult / demeaning / insulting. (a) How hard would it be to have had someone there to translate for him? I'm sure Pablo could have been there or something? (b) What kind of douchebag interviewer just charges on headlong with reasonably complex, multiple-clause questions, instead of having some patience? Just seems classless and rude. It's not like they would have been surprised that he's ESL or something.

Why, yes, I'd have the same opinion were he wearing Pinstripes at the time. Although, come to think of it, if he were in Pinstripes, they probably would have had three interpreters and a Spanish-speaking interviewer.

/ also, still waiting for the apologies from all the pre-game "Whar Ruiz whar?!", "RA Dickey is the best pitcher in the universe! How dare he not start!!" and "OMG David Wright Best 3b EVAR!" posters ; )
 
2012-07-12 04:07:45 PM  

SFSailor: Otackle72:*snip*...This really made me sad / angry. It was just unnecessarily difficult / demeaning / insulting. (a) How hard would it be to have had someone there to translate for him? I'm sure Pablo could have been there or something? (b) What kind of douchebag interviewer just charges on headlong with reasonably complex, multiple-clause questions, instead of having some patience? Just seems classless and rude. It's not like they would have been surprised that he's ESL or something.

Why, yes, I'd have the same opinion were he wearing Pinstripes at the time. Although, come to think of it, if he were in Pinstripes, they probably would have had three interpreters and a Spanish-speaking interviewer.


Agreed. That was difficult to watch. I'm pretty sure that said interviewer had a producer in his ear telling him to stay on time.

clicky. pop.

/Than' you, 'de fans.
 
2012-07-12 07:42:39 PM  

four95: Wanna know how I know you haven't watched a game in 18 years?


LOL...got me..I've got a Bucky Dent in my head. But you know what I mean.
A one-game-playoff for a playoff spot.
 
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