It All Begings With The Anthem… The National Anthem.

June 15th, 2010 by Kyle Wahlgren Leave a reply »

Any fan of NHL hockey would be more than willing to list off their favorite arenas to see a game.  In that list, whether a Chicago Blackhawks fan or not, the United Center usually tops it.  Naturally it takes a mere 10-15 minutes for any fan to fall in love with the atmosphere. 

When entering the stadium there is already excitement in the air, and by the time you take your seat, the yelling and screaming ramp up in anticipation for what may be the single, best tradition in all of sports… the National Anthem.

This isn’t any anthem.  This is the National Anthem sung at the United Center.  Where 22,000 plus fans are cheering and screaming.  These same fans would have been standing in near-silence if the Canadian anthem played previously.  It is unique, breath-taking, and emotional within only a few seconds.  Would it really matter in the end who is singing on the ice?  Probably not, seeing as the crowd is what takes a usually quiet tribute to our nation and drowns out any lyric of the song itself.

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