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The Star-Spangled Banner: The Worst Three

by Ryan Hudson

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, a holiday set aside to remember the day when the United States declared its independence from England, which, naturally, we recognize with barbecues and fireworks. Sure, why not.

Even though America became official in 1776, it wasn't until 1931 that we had a national anthem, when "The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized by a congressional resolution in 1931 (interestingly enough, Francis Scott Key's poem was set to the tune of a popular British drinking song).

Before nearly every sporting event now, the National Anthem is either sung or played, and there have been some truly amazing, even inspiring renditions over the years. These are not those performances. Instead, these are three of the worst. Do enjoy.

Honorable Mention: Michael Bolton Needs Notes, Fenway Does Not Approve

3. Girl in Canada Forgets the Words, then Forgets Hockey Rinks are Icy

2. Carl Lewis Should Really Stick to Running

This was further cemented as an instant classic when Charlie Steiner had to discuss it on SportsCenter (0:42 mark).

1. One Word: Roseanne

San Diego is still recovering.