Edmonton Oiler Fans Sing Star Spangled Banner

I was watching this on TV at home when this happened. Talk about class. Some readers here may have noticed in my past comments and such, that I have dished out a lot of shit towards Canada and Canadians in general. After witnessing this last night, I feel a little ashamed.

How about that! And here we have in the U.S., million dollar paid athletes who decide to kneel on the sidelines during the National Anthem. From where the sun now stands, I will ridicule Canada no more forever.

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7 Responses to Edmonton Oiler Fans Sing Star Spangled Banner

  1. Ben says:

    For the record I sing the both anthems every time both are played.Which is any time a Canadian team visits Pittsburgh for those who do not follow Hockey.

    I would say a good proportion of the crowd does as well. It’s habit for people who go to a ton of games for years.

    I am not diminishing this, but as a season ticket holder and life long hockey first person I would be surprised if it didn’t happen.

    • Bman says:

      If one is not a hockey fan, there is a 96% chance that person doesn’t know both anthems. I would almost guarantee your typical NFL fan has no clue what the lyrics are to Oh, Canada.

      • notamobster says:

        As a hockey player, growing up next to Canada, I of course know the words and love their anthem. It is an amazing song.

  2. notamobster says:

    Canadians are a lot of things, and POLITE is right at the top of the list! Class act, those friendlier, whiter neighbors of ours!

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Very cool!

  4. Jim22 says:

    I think that Americans and Canadians are very close in our heritage. There are differences, though. Canadians like hockey and curling. They build things like businesses that appeal to both Canadians and Americans. They are universally polite while many Americans are confrontational. Many Canadians have chosen to live in the U.S., and not because the were objecting to Canadian regs. There has just been a lot more opportunity in the states.

    Of course they know the American National Anthem. there are nearly ten of us for every one of them. Their population is clustered around the Canada/U.S. border so they get American TV.

    I would sing, at the top of my lungs, O’ Canada if there were a difficulty with the speakers. They deserve it – just like they think we do.

    • Bman says:

      Oh Canada could be going through some changes. The lyrics; “In all thy sons command” could be replaced to “In everyone’s command”, making it more gender inclusive…..

      Also, “Our home and native land”, changed to “Our home ON native land….”

      You see, it’s this kind of bullshit that takes every fiber of strength that I have not to ridicule those sumbitches. I’m not gonna do it though. Not gonna do it.

      Having said that, I will leave this here.