Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NFC Championship National Anthem

Growing up a Cubs fan we had the pleasure to listen to longtime PA Announcer Wayne Messmer perform the National Anthem at Wrigley Field. His deep voice would resonate throughout the Friendly Confines, and at times would be joined by his wife. At the United Center, fans of the Chicago Blackhawks are able to listen to another deep voice, Jim Cornelison belt out the anthem in the midst of 18,000 cheering fans. For two playoff games the Chicago Bears were treated to the tradition created on Madison Avenue and had Cornelison perform his memorable rendition. At the NFC Championship game Cornelison had it followed by a U.S. Air Force flyover as seen above.

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