One of my favorite columnists is Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe. I’ve shared his material on my blog many times.
I disagree with the premise of his latest column, but I still find it compelling. The piece would make a great radio talk show topic.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
They don’t sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” when the president delivers his State of the Union message, or when Congress convenes, or when Supreme Court justices assemble for oral arguments. The national anthem isn’t played at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree or the awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes. Worship services in church don’t include the national anthem.
So what is it doing at sporting events?