Originally posted by guessing
some people are just too uptight.
Considering you are from Australia I can understand why you would not understand the significance of singing the National Anthem at a sporting event
in the USA. You would probably be shocked at how emotionally people react during that moment. It is not uncommon to see players, coaches, and even
people in the stands shed a tear or two while the Anthem is being sung. So I can understand why you say I am just "too uptight", but I would suggest
maybe researching the history behind the National Anthem being sung at sporting events before you cast judgment.
The song even at times has been a comfort to this Nation. A perfect example of this is after 9/11. As a result of the 9/11 attacks all sporting events
at the time were canceled. In the US we have sports all year round. Weather it is the NBA, Hockey, the NFL, Soccer or Baseball, there is always a
professional level sport being played on any given day in the US. Sports are very much ingrained into our culture. Eventually sporting events
continued. The reactions from the stands, players, coaches, and even the vendors and employees at the Stadiums post 9/11, when the Anthem was sung
showed truly what it was all about. So feel free to call me uptight, clearly you just don't get it.
edit on 5-8-2011 by MrWendal because: (no