Let’s face it, that song was not meant to be sung at hockey games. Or anywhere else, for that matter. For years I’ve been saying we should change it to “Unchained” by Van Halen, but for some reason nobody ever listens.
Messing up our National Anthem is a singer’s worst nightmare.
But when Alexis Normand of Canada began forgetting the words to the “Star-Spangled Banner” before the 2013 Memorial Cup game between the Portland Winterhawks and the Halifax Mooseheads yesterday, your heart had to go out.
Well, it’s the thought that counts. And she pulled it out at the end there. Not bad, for a Canadian.