Tag Archives: Football

Popcast: National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee

Source: New York Times » Music

“The Star-Spangled Banner” has long been a site of dissent and disagreement. A conversation about the history of the anthem, and those who have protested it, on Popcast.

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Tenor Will Sing Anthem at N.F.L. Game but Supports Athletes’ Kneeling Protests

Source: New York Times » Music

The star tenor Lawrence Brownlee said he wrestled with the question of whether to sing but decided to do so “with the conflicting emotions that pull at my heart.”

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Fans Will See the Super Bowl Halftime Show in a Different Light: The Sun’s

Source: New York Times » Music

Don’t expect a blackout at this year’s Super Bowl, which will be held in daylight; the producers promise “it’s going to be different, for sure, in a lot of respects.”

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ArtsBeat: Lady Gaga Will Sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50

Source: New York Times » Music

For the ninth straight year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be performed by a woman before the NFL’s championship game.

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Super Bowl Symphony Playlist

Source: Rock On Philly

Have you ever equated the rise and fall of over-sized, grown men in multicolored-and-numbered spandex with a live ballet or opera performance?

Well. You’re going to, but with an anachronistic dash of rock for a true pummeling Super Bowl spirit.

Just listen in between noshing, the finest in advertising, and when your favorite team scores or fumbles. Or, more poetically, staring blankly at the screen with a nacho cheese slug to the face (like me!).

Featured Image by Anthony Quintano (Flickr: Super Bowl XLVIII (48) New York New Jersey) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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CBS Replacing Rihanna Song on Football Broadcast After Singer Complains

Source: New York Times » Music

Rihanna criticized CBS on Twitter after the network, whose pregame show focused on the Ray Rice story, pulled her song from “Thursday Night Football.”

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ArtsBeat: Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Play Instruments at Super Bowl

Source: New York Times » Music

Television viewers noticed that the band members’ instruments were not plugged in during their half-time performance at the Super Bowl Sunday.

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Playlist Monday: Super Bowl XLVIII Edition!

Source: Rock On Philly

In honor of the winning team of Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks, (a 43-8 victory I might add), this week’s Playlist Monday is dedicated to all Seattle bands! Whether you watched the Super Bowl for the commercials, Bruno Mars, or the Puppy Bowl, here’s some music to keep the football fan craze rolling into the week! Rock on Seattle!

1. Jimi Hendrix- “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock 1969

2. Nirvana- “School”

3. Pearl Jam- “Corduroy”

4. Alice In Chains- “Nutshell”

5. Soundgarden- “Black Hole Sun”

6. Heart- “Barracuda”

7. Fleet Foxes- “White Winter Hymnal”

8. Death Cab ...

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Capturing Football’s Snaps, Crackles and Pops in Madden NFL

Source: New York Times » Music

While the National Football League season is about to end, EA Sports is preparing the next version of its Madden NFL video game, adding new movements recorded using stunt players.

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