me and my freind were having a discussion about the anthem being played at the Corel Centre. We both feel that that guy who sings it shouldnt be waving the flag at the end and rooting for the Sens simply because it is Canada's National Anthem and there should be no bias or that type of celebrating during its play
well he is singing in Ottawa isn't he..I mean how often do you see people singing the national anthem wearing a leafs jersey at the ACC. It's just to get the fans going nothing personal. Let's remember, the Sens are after all a Canadian team.
Yeah I agree, it doesn't matter. Like do you expect the guy to put on a Leaf jersey or the other way around? The person put on a Sens jersey at the ACC. It doesn't matter, all that matters is that you show respect for your national anthem and stand up when its played.
The white towel symbolizes surrender. I don't believe it should be waved while singing the national anthem, it is a horrible, horrible thing to do, and the man is making CANADA as a whole look bad, but hey, whatever...it's Ottawa...we won't see t again this season, win or lose. (unless we lose and watch Ottawa home games...but I know I won't watch the start of every game if we lose...)
As far as bias goes, let him have it, we all have it to some degree.
Well, better him than Jann Arden. Did you hear her butcher the Oh Canada on Saturday? My god, it was the worst singing of the anthem I've ever heard. That's not an exaggeration.
I was really excited when they said Jann Arden would be singing the National Anthem at the Vancouver Calgary game. I've watched her in a bunch of interviews and think she's super cool, but then she belted out the first note and it just when downhill from there. Good god, was it ever terrible. It was like a bad accident that I couldn't take my eyes off of. I vaguely remember someone else killing it at the beginning of a Leafs playoff game a couple of years ago. I believe it was the Bare Naked Ladies, but I'm not completely sure.
As for the jovial dude at the Corel Centre, I don't mind him. I enjoy hearing the National Anthem and the beginning of games is the only time I hear it. So I'm just happy for that.
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I personally think Lyndon's one of the best anthem singers in sports. He's got a great voice, has that feel good look to him, is helping protect the communities when he's not singing, and shows pride in the team that he's singing for. Better than that piece of turd jinx opera singer that the Leafs have singing (I know he did game 2, not Burgess).
I think Lyndon also sings the anthems very well, the Leafs have the worrrrrst anthem singers, CBC should just go back to showing commercials during anthems in Toronto. Also the Dj at the ACC is out of touch, I swear I hear "The Jeffersons" theme every game!!!!! WTF is MLSE thinking!!!???? you think the theme from "The Jeffersons" is going to pump up the crowd!!!????? LMAO. The ACC is the most boring place to watch a game in the free world.