Watch Vince Neil Coke-Fart All Over The National Anthem

Former Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at a recent Las Vegas Outlaws AFL game, because he is a part owner of the team, or something. The details aren't important. What's important is hoooooooly shit, Vince Neil is fucking smacked in this video! No sober man has ever pronounced "air"… » 3/31/15 5:14pm Today 5:14pm

Watch The Emotional Ceremonies Preceding Tonight's NHL Games In Canada

This week's dual tragedies in Ottawa and Montreal have understandably driven both remembrance and national pride in Canada. On the heels of Pittsburgh's display earlier this week, a pre-game ceremony in Ottawa was simulcast to Toronto and Montreal, providing fans in those arenas the opportunity to participate in… » 10/25/14 9:29pm 10/25/14 9:29pm

Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmonton

Tonight's Capitals-Oilers game in Edmonton is the only NHL competition in Canada after the postponement of the Leafs-Senators game. We brought you how the U.S. performed "O Canada" earlier (viewable below); here's Samantha King's rendition at Rexall Place. » 10/22/14 10:02pm 10/22/14 10:02pm

Penguins Perform "O Canada" Prior To Game Against The Flyers

U.S.-based NHL teams generally eschew singing "O Canada" before the opening face off against a fellow American squad, but in light of today's events in Ottawa the Penguins added Canada's national anthem to Jeff Jimerson's program. (They provided Pittsburghers the lyrics to sing along.) » 10/22/14 8:21pm 10/22/14 8:21pm

Ice-Skating Canadian National Anthem Singer Trips On Rug, Keeps Singing

It's hard to say why Mark Donnelly was singing "O Canada" on skates, doing laps around the teams at a junior hockey game in Penticon. But he plows right through that hit like a Rich Peverly meme in a tuxedo. » 10/04/14 12:45pm 10/04/14 12:45pm

Slash Played The National Anthem Before Blackhawks-Kings Game 3

What better way to honor our fallen troops this Memorial Day weekend than to have Slash shred a rendition of The Star-Spangled-Banner? » 5/24/14 8:30pm 5/24/14 8:30pm

NASCAR Drivers, Fans Issue Complaints About "Patriotic" Anthem Rendition

Yesterday's over-the-top performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by pro-war, anti-immigrant buttrockers Madison Rising left observers at Daytona International Speedway shaking their heads or outright insulted. » 2/23/14 9:14am 2/23/14 9:14am

"America's Most Patriotic Band" Plays America's Worst Anthem Rendition

NASCAR promoted these guys who performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's Nationwide Series race at Daytona as "Madison Rising, America's Most Patriotic Rock Band." I guess the more patriotic, the less talented! (Things really get good, and by good I mean bad, around the one-minute mark.) » 2/22/14 1:28pm 2/22/14 1:28pm

Watch Renée Fleming Blow Away Every Previous National Anthem Rendition

I know, shocking that a professional singer—and we mean singer—would perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" better than anybody else. But still, we appreciated Renée Fleming's performance for what it was; Joe Buck even acknowledged its superiority. » 2/02/14 6:34pm 2/02/14 6:34pm

The National Anthem Should Be Played With Instruments More Often

Trumpeter Jesse McGuire performed an outstanding rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's 49ers-Panthers game, and really, musicians should be used for the national anthem more often. » 1/12/14 1:21pm 1/12/14 1:21pm

Ben Vereen's National Anthem Performance Was A Mess

So, this is weird. Veteran actor Ben Vereen is probably best known to 30-somethings for two roles: 1.) Mayor Ben, a half-man, half-leopard mayor on the live-action acid trip called Zoobilee Zoo and, 2.) a small part as Will Smith's dad in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. » 1/01/14 9:58pm 1/01/14 9:58pm

James Taylor Sings National Anthem, Eventually

Music legend James Taylor was tonight's World Series singer of the "Star-Spangled Banner," though he started singing "America The Beautiful" first. We think we'd have preferred him do both, with "Something In The Way She Moves" as an encore. » 10/24/13 8:01pm 10/24/13 8:01pm

Broadway Singer Belts Out Extended National Anthem, Confuses Everyone

As all good Americans know, The Star-Spangled Banner is actually much longer than the version that gets sung at sporting events every day. Based on the video above, some of the people who recently attended minor league baseball game are not good Americans. » 10/15/13 4:30pm 10/15/13 4:30pm

Where Do Singers Screw Up The National Anthem?

Earlier this month, before the first game of the Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup, singer Alexis Normand joined a long list of people who have brutalized the U.S. national anthem in front of a large, tense crowd. » 5/27/13 12:00pm 5/27/13 12:00pm

Rob Delaney Sang The National Anthem At Dodger Stadium Last Night

When Rob Delaney dies, the first line in his obituary will remind you that he was famous for being funny on Twitter. It may also reference his affinity for farts and hairy beavers. It will now also include "once sang the National Anthem at a Dodgers game." And it wasn't terrible. Yay! » 4/27/13 11:45am 4/27/13 11:45am

The Girl Who Sang The Worst National Anthem Ever Writes In: "It Wasn't…

Harper Gruzins, the 11-year-old girl behind what our own Tim Burke called the worst national anthem rendition ever in July, reached out to Deadspin earlier this month in November. Here's what she had to say: » 12/01/12 11:00am 12/01/12 11:00am

Here Is A Terrible Performance Of "God Bless America" By A Woman…

The Beach Blanket Babylon is one of this country's longest-running and best-known musical revues, and features performers who wear ridiculous hats. These performers regularly make appearances singing at San Francisco Giants games, so nobody was too surprised when the company's Misa Malone arrived onfield to sing… » 10/21/12 10:08pm 10/21/12 10:08pm