Pat Monahan of Train fame performs the Nation Anthem before game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Going into tonight’s NBA Finals, we had heard that the Toronto Raptors were going to do something a little different with “O Canada.”
Tonight marks Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors, and Ne-Yo performed the National Anthem.
Tonight on the NBA Finals, we had a familiar face in Toronto to perform the National Anthem — Jordan Smith, best known from The Voice.
Tonight, Game 2 of the NBA Finals is taking place between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in California — with that in mind, we had at the center of the hour a pretty memorable performance from none other than Carlos Santana.
How about this for a different performance of the National Anthem? Anytime that there is a major sporting event, we do tend to see some of the biggest names in show business hired to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” … and it is pretty easy to understand why. It’s a way to showcase national pride, and […]
There is no challenge out there for a singer harder than performing the National Anthem at the start of a major sporting event. Millions of people are watching, and in some ways waiting to see you potentially embarrass yourself on TV. It’s a somewhat sick culture in that way, but that does not make things […]
Given that the NBA Finals, just like all sporting events, are live television, there is always a certain amount of potential for anything to go wrong at almost any moment. This is what happened during Thursday night’s broadcast of the basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on ABC. During a close-up […]
For some reason, major sporting events for many typically just become an opportunity to discuss whether or not we have a botched National Anthem on our hands. There are many out there, after all, who do not care much one way or the other if the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA […]
The broadcast ratings for Thursday night’s television lineup best reflect a classic case of good news and bad news. The bad news? For ABC, their ratings juggernaut known as the NBA Finals is over after five games. On the plus side, though, other shows no longer have to worry about taking the substantial hit to […]