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10-27-2008, 10:15 AM
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Can we get William Shatner to sing the nation anthem?

I'd really love if it the Montreal Canadiens would hire Montreal-born and raised actor/singer William Shatner to sing the national anthem before a game this year. He sings in a really cool manner. I've got a petition linked through my site.

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10-27-2008, 10:21 AM
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hahaha that would be awesome, but I doubt it'd happen.

He doesn't really sing, per se, more like gives an awesome conference.

Ohh..... canada.

Our hOme and.. nAtive land.

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The Shat is a spectacular singer and an amazing showman.

His rendition of Common People is AMAZING.

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He released a spoken word album about, I'm guessing 35-40 years ago that was pretty funny, but I think it was before he learned to laugh at himself, probably wasn't intended to be funny. I remember him doing what sounded like a Shakespearian version of Mr.Tambourine Man that was particularly odd.

I believe though that he did something else, maybe 4-5 years ago, that truthfully, didn't sound too bad.

I'm all for it. I think that Carbo should do his post game conference in a Shatner impression though, make it William Shatner night.

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10-27-2008, 10:53 AM
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Maybe Shatner and Nimoy can team up?

For those of you that have yet to experience their musical awesomeness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVbv6r_tKnE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC73PHdQX04

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Geeks.

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Oh my God, that would be amazing!

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His rendition of "Rocket Man" is legendary.

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How about banning anthems from hockey games instead?

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Sorry to be so harsh, but who the **** cares?

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He released a spoken word album about, I'm guessing 35-40 years ago that was pretty funny, but I think it was before he learned to laugh at himself, probably wasn't intended to be funny. I remember him doing what sounded like a Shakespearian version of Mr.Tambourine Man that was particularly odd.

I believe though that he did something else, maybe 4-5 years ago, that truthfully, didn't sound too bad.

I'm all for it. I think that Carbo should do his post game conference in a Shatner impression though, make it William Shatner night.
And 21,000 fans leave the arena with ringing in their ears?

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I'd really love if it the Montreal Canadiens would hire Montreal-born and raised actor/singer William Shatner to sing the national anthem before a game this year. He sings in a really cool manner. I've got a petition linked through my site.

What you think?
I've always been a fan of the original ST, shatner, etc.

However, I knew somebody whose grandfathers claim to fame was that he knew William Shatner prior to his success. Apparently he knew him when he attended some acting courses and/or some kind of acting group where Shatner also attended. Supposedly he was a major dee bag. Don't know if this really is the case, but apparently he was an arrogant ******* even before his fame lmao. Guess he might have had every right to be.

Also the thing is, the grandfather didn't seem like a bitter person at all, he didn't come off as somebody who was unhappy about shats success, just that he disliked him.

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And 21,000 fans leave the arena with ringing in their ears?
It'd be like an homage to Onice.

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Shatner singing the anthem???

YES, YES, YES!!!!

That would be the best!!!

Edit: just signed the petition!!!

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Sorry to be so harsh, but who the **** cares?
apparently quite a few of us. if you can't worry about the little things, you'll never understand the big things.

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When we wrote our book in 2002 we emailed a request to Shatner for a story about his early days in Montreal and he came through with a funny little tale from his youth.

So he seems like a good guy.

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His rendition of "Rocket Man" is legendary.
nucking hilarious. The family guy spoof of that always killed me I was laughing so hard.

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Shatner singing "Rocket Man" with a Maurice Richard montage would make me cry real tears.

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Sorry to be so harsh, but who the **** cares?
You do. So much so that you hit reply...

How is Kirk's french, though?

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nucking hilarious. The family guy spoof of that always killed me I was laughing so hard.
Always wondered what that Stewie thing was about...Now I know. I wish I didn't (I actually checked that on google ....now I need some brain acid)

Anyway - seriously - what is the point of anthems at club games? Usually less then 30% of a club are actually citizens of the club's country.

In soccer, it would be considered heresy and lack of respect towards the anthem - Anthems are for games between countries.

BTW - Do they sing the US Anthem at MLB games (seemed to me I heard one last week)? When all teams are from the US? Or do they sing it at NFL games?

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They're still very big on anthems in baseball, in fact a coupla days ago I saw them doing God Bless America in the 7 th inning stretch, that is, on top of the pre game anthems.

They would play God Save the Queen before movies in Montreal and everybody was expected to stand.

This lives on elsewhere, rememer how Sinead O'Connor refused to perform in Milwaukee if they did the customary national anthem before her concert?

I don't know why they do it before games now, I guess to give the game some structure and formality, as a sort of ritual to give the impression that the game actually has some meaning, which ultimately it does not.

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They're still very big on anthems in baseball, in fact a coupla days ago I saw them doing God Bless America in the 7 th inning stretch, that is, on top of the pre game anthems.

They would play God Save the Queen before movies in Montreal and everybody was expected to stand.

This lives on elsewhere, rememer how Sinead O'Connor refused to perform in Milwaukee if they did the customary national anthem before her concert?

I don't know why they do it before games now, I guess to give the game some structure and formality, as a sort of ritual to give the impression that the game actually has some meaning, which ultimately it does not.
Ever since 9/11 they play God Bless America at every 7th inning stretch.

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10-28-2008, 01:51 PM
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Ever since 9/11 they play God Bless America at every 7th inning stretch.
It's such a part of tradition that stopping the practice would be akin to flag burning. It becomes like playing it every morning as school opens, just a formality with little meaning.

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How about banning anthems from hockey games instead?
Right on ! But never boo the anthems. Just sit if you want to protest.

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