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Being moved in unexpected places

The hockey game in Buffalo between the Sabres and the Penguins. First they sing the Canadian National Anthem (pretty as always) and then in lieu of the anthem of The States, they sing "God Bless America" and dedicate it to the troops. The audience is invited to sing along. Hit the refrain and it sounded like every one of the 73,000 fans joined in. At the top of their lungs, at a hockey game, in a sport that cheers violence.  Odd, yet moving.

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gessatrude
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
My hubby's response...

"Its not about the *Violence*!"
To which I can only look at him like he's nuts.
"But its not! Hockey is an art!"

*cough* *cough* Bullsh*t.

:) I slept through that part though. I only woke up when he started his usual hockey watching routine.
pjvj
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
LOL. Pittsburgh as winning until a minute ago and now it is tied. Boo. This game is actually less violent thus far than the last few I've seen. I do not as a rule watch hockey.
gessatrude
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
I really enjoy hockey in person. We've been to a couple of the local American League games here (The Norfolk Admirals), and have also been to several Sabres games. I get rather excited about them in person (I've even got pictures that are awesome looking), but don't get quite as excited about them on TV (even the movie sized screen we have now from J).

T on the other hand, is fanatic about it, and just about has a heart attack (or so it seems) over them.

(Though as he mentions now, not near the heart attack that Rick Jeanneret has when doing the announcing...which is true. I adore listening to that man doing the announcing...he's hilarious.)

Edited at 2008-01-01 07:37 pm (UTC)
pjvj
Jan. 1st, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
The announcers are rather fun to listen to - much better than the football announcers who I despise, except for the one local radio football announcer.
bessie_smith
Jan. 1st, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
This game s freakin' awesome! None of my fave teams are playing, but I just love watching outdoor hockey. Wish they did this more often.
pjvj
Jan. 1st, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
I missed the whole 3rd period and a bit of the end of the second as I was prepping the pork roast for dinner - but I HEARD it and the Pens won! Wheee!!!
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