Maybe it was lip synced, but if you were alive on January 27th of 1991 and watching Super Bowl XXV you most likely felt a rush of pride and emotion at the soulful, haunting rendition of the Star Spangled Banner (aka The National Anthem) performed by Whitney Houston
Was there controversy? Absolutely, but the controversy centered around whether or not the version of the anthem that Houston chose to perform was too exuberant for wartime (considering that the US was embroiled in the Gulf War).
Apparently the NFL was afraid that “…the harmonies were too different, that it was sacrilegious” Funny how times have changed, now the league frets about the anthem being offensive.
Notably nobody (fans, players or officials) kneeled in protest, no smarmy know it all late nite “comedians” appeared to condemn Houston or those who enjoyed her performance as “racists” or “white Supremacists”, there were just millions of Americans coming together to celebrate just what it meant to be an American.
Just as the country would do on that horrible September day just ten short years later, come together as Americans supporting America, and it didn’t even seem that horrible.
If you listen at the start of the video, the announcer remarks that the anthem was being sung to honor America and “especially the brave men and women serving our nation in the Persian Gulf”. isn’t that strange? The anthem can be sung to honor the military and veterans, but protesting the anthem today (according to the liberal hive mind) doesn’t disrespect the military and veterans. Go ahead and crank it up, and tell me, don’t you miss the good old days??