What Tigers fans thought of Jack White’s atypical National Anthem instrumental (video)
DETROIT - From “that was atrocious” and “not a fan” to “wow, that was SO good” and “that was freakin’ awesome,” Detroit Tigers fans either loved or loathed Jack White’s instrumental version of the National Anthem on Opening Day 2022. The planes are also part of the 127th Wing located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township. This was his first time performing the National Anthem at a Tigers game at Comerica Park. The Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on a wild walk-off hit by Javier Báez in the bottom of the 9th to score fellow Tigers newcomer, Austin Meadows. Meantime, here’s what else some fans on social media are saying about White’s rendition of the National Anthem:“Nice job Jack White!mlive.com
Jack White to perform National Anthem at Tigers Opening Day as an instrumental
DETROIT - Michigan’s own, Jack White, will perform the National Anthem at Opening Day this Friday at Comerica Park before the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. According to an announcement from the Tigers, the Detroit native and his band will perform an instrumental version of the National Anthem as part of the pregame ceremony. Following the performance, four A-10 Thunderbolt “Warthog” aircrafts from the 107th Fighter Squadron will zoom over Comerica Park. This will be his first time performing the National Anthem at a Tigers game at Comerica Park. MORE FROM MLIVE:Tigers’ Opening Day weather: This year, we may dodge the snowNotorious P.I.G.mlive.com
‘Dream gig!’ Michigan woman to sing National Anthem at Cotton Bowl game between Alabama and Cincinnati
The voice tens of thousands of football fans will hear before kickoff of one of the biggest college football games of the year will be that of a Michigan woman. Sarah Faith will perform the National Anthem at the Cotton Bowl playoff game between Alabama and Cincinnati. Faith will perform the National Anthem right before the 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff of the nationally televised college football semifinal playoff game on Friday, Dec. 31. She will also be performing at a show which precedes the Cotton Bowl before her big National Anthem performance.mlive.com
Rousing salute to veterans, with WWII warbirds soaring, kicks off Main Event Day at Back to the Bricks
FLINT, MI — An opening ceremony honoring veterans and active duty personnel, including flyovers from military aircraft, a rendition of the National Anthem and more, kicked off Main Event Day at Back to the Bricks. Main Event Event Day, where hundreds of car enthusiasts and classic cars come together for an annual car show, commenced at 10 a.m. as veterans and military personnel gathered near the American flag as it was raised. Deryl Haskins, 73, owner of a 2004 Chevrolet SSR, was one of those veterans who gathered near the flag on Saturday. Shortly after veterans saluted the flag, four WWII warbirds shot across the sky. “This is a great day,” Neeley said.mlive.com
Republican wants to require national anthem in Wisconsin
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agreed to play the national anthem after the NBA reiterated its policy to require the song. “This tradition traces its roots back more than a century – even pre-dating the song’s adoption as the national anthem. No matter the scope, there is no penalty for violating the requirement, so even if the bar league softball team skipped the national anthem, there would be no repercussion under the law. Dan Patrick has said that requiring the national anthem at all Texas venues that receive public funding will be among his top legislative priorities this session. Although playing the national anthem before games is a staple of American sports at the professional and collegiate levels, it is far less common in other countries.
What people thought of Lady Gaga’s National Anthem at the Biden/Harris inauguration
“Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor,” Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter shortly before her performance. Respectfully and kindly, Lady Gaga.”Here are some reactions from celebrities and people around the world to Lady Gaga’s National Anthem performance at the 59th inauguration ceremony. JLo and Lady Gaga both phenomenal. — Joseph Herbert (@josepherbert) January 20, 2021Best national anthem ever & I really want @ladygaga’s pin. Thank you, thank you, thank you.mlive.com
'A sad day': NBA reacts to Capitol protest, Blake decision
In Phoenix, the Suns and Toronto Raptors stood in a circle and linked arms for the American and Canadian anthems. Wednesday's events came one day after the decision to not to bring charges against the officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year was announced. The NBA had a rule for decades that players and coaches must stand for the national anthem. That resulted in a turnover, as did the ensuing Detroit possession when Blake Griffin held the ball and players took a knee again. The Bucks said after the game they held the ball for 7 seconds to reflect the seven times Blake was shot.
Young girl impresses audience at Oakland University basketball game with rendition of National Anthem
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 6-year-old girl from Macomb Township is wowing people with her rendition of the National Anthem. She started gaining attention when a video of her singing went viral. Olivia Scally, 6, sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” before an Oakland University women’s basketball game against Milwaukee on Saturday. Watch the video above for the full report.