You probably heard the ruckus over Steven Tyler's rendition of the national anthem at the AFC Championship game on Sunday. He drew a lot of criticism and speculation that his performance may have been the worst in Star Spangled Banner history. So we decided to compile a list of memorable anthem performances, roughly in order from worst to best. Enjoy!
Rosanne Barr, San Diego Padres game
This has to be the most painful performance of the national anthem ever. I have a hard time watching it all the way through, with her screechy voice, laughing in the middle and just overall disrespect for everyone at that game. Not the best time to try and be a comedienne.
After five long months of NFL football, we are finally down to the final two teams and are getting ready for Super Bowl XLVI! This year's game will feature the AFC Champion New England Patriots against the NFC Champion New York Giants in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII.
The regular season for both of these teams did not exactly go the same. The Patriots once again rode the arm of quarterback Tom Brady to a record of 13-3, but they had to overcome the fact that they had one of the worst defenses in the league. The Giants, on the other hand, were inconsistent all season, needing a win in Week 17 just to qualify for the playoffs, but they are now arguably the hotter team going into the Super Bowl with their defense dominating their opponents for the last several weeks.
The average price for Super Bowl tickets sold so far this year on the TicketNetwork Exchange is $2,796, which is down almost $400 from 2008, the last time these two met in the Super Bowl. Of course, in 2008 the Patriots were going to an undefeated season.
Needless to say, this is going to be a great game and I can't wait! (Especially considering I'm a Patriots fan!!)
On Monday it was announced that Madonna will be headlining the halftime show for this year's (well, 2012's) Super Bowl. As reactions and predictions started rolling in, I started thinking about the most memorable halftime shows in Super Bowl history.
Here are my top picks, in chronological order:
Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII
Well, it’s Michael Jackson, so of COURSE it’s going to be a memorable halftime show. I'm sure the anticipation and buzz around this show was incredible, judging by the roar of the crowd. But what makes this performance particularly interesting is how he just kind of stands there for a full minute before turning his head…and then just stands there some more. Once he gets going, though, it’s clear why Jackson is the King of Pop.