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02-13-2013, 06:42 PM
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John Amirante to return Thursday!

Alleluia! Amirante is classic MSG. I hate how Dolan recruits (or at least I imagine he does) all these randoms to sing the anthems, fancying himself quite the musician. It should be John Amirante, every night, without exception.

@NYRangers: Tomorrow night John Amirante will make his 2013 #NYR debut singing the National Anthem @TheGarden! RT to show your support #AmiranteIsBack

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Thank God. All these random people make me pissed.

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Pretty inconsequential. No idea why we still sing national anthems before the game.

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Pretty inconsequential. No idea why we still sing national anthems before the game.
Have to agree, but if they're going to do it, Amirante should.

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Thank God. All these random people make me pissed.
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This.
Mmmmmmmm Kate Mara. One of my favorites.

Didn't Dom Chianese do the anthem one night? That's far from random.


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I was pretty pissed last thursday when Amirante wasn't singing it! Lol, love that guy. Love how he loves singing to the garden crowd.

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Have me sing the anthems:


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Pretty inconsequential. No idea why we still sing national anthems before the game.
Which is why I love when John Amirante does it. He gets on the ice, sings the song, and gets off. None of this **** where you get some random person just signed to a record deal who insists on making the Anthem a drawn out spectacle.

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i just want his hair to fall off once

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Love John. Sure he's lost his ability to hit the high notes, (think:"Over the land of the free,) but he loves singing to the Garden crowd. He pumps the fans up. LGR chants b/w the anthem are always louder when he's singing.

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Which is why I love when John Amirante does it. He gets on the ice, sings the song, and gets off. None of this **** where you get some random person just signed to a record deal who insists on making the Anthem a drawn out spectacle.

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Which is why I love when John Amirante does it. He gets on the ice, sings the song, and gets off. None of this **** where you get some random person just signed to a record deal who insists on making the Anthem a drawn out spectacle.
Yeah. If you're going to sing the song, you might as well sing it TheRightWay.

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I don't care if Neil Diamond is singing the National Anthem, so long as they don't try bringing endangered species out onto the ice and make a fool of themselves.


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You know, I never really cared all too much for Amirante, but he has kind of grown into a bit of a cult hero for me as part of Garden lore. Happy that we get to see him tomorrow.

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So happy to see John up & around!

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I guess I'm the only one who thinks he sucks.

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I guess I'm the only one who thinks he sucks.
You would think that.

John isn't what he once was, but he is a legend in our house (MSG).

You should reevaluate your fandom.



This did not suck.

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I guess I'm the only one who thinks he sucks.
Chalk it up to old age. The man has been doing it FOREVER. Can't expect the pipes to maintain.

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Amirante is either 77 or 78 years old (he was 66 when the Rangers played their first game after 9/11). So that'll give you an idea of why he can't hit the high notes anymore.

I would love if the Rangers could find someone to replace him who sings the anthem like him. All of these other people don't cut it.

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You would think that.

John isn't what he once was, but he is a legend in our house (MSG).

You should reevaluate your fandom.



This did not suck.
So if I were a Jets fan I should have liked fireman ed? If I didn't that would make me not a fan?

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So if I were a Jets fan I should have liked fireman ed? If I didn't that would make me not a fan?
Lets not compare a talented singer who struggles a bit in old age to some annoying bald headed guy who likes to lead the ever so lovely J-E-T-S chant.

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I guess I'm the only one who thinks he sucks.
He's a mediocre singer, but he's our mediocre singer.

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So if I were a Jets fan I should have liked fireman ed? If I didn't that would make me not a fan?
Equating John Amirante to Fireman Ed is the worst comparison ever and doesn't even make sense. One is a legend and Garden staple who has been singing the national anthems for years, and the other is a hack fan who gave up on his team.

Do you even know who The Chief was?

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