The NFL has hired acclaimed opera star Renee Fleming to sing the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2. Maybe they should just let these current and former NFL stars, including Justin Tuck and Josh Brown of the New York Giants, do the honors.
You have to admit, that's pretty good. Bet you had no idea Brown could sing like that. I know I didn't.
You know what else is impressive about that performance? Even with the Nick Mangold public service announcement at the end the whole thing plays in less than two minutes. The over/under on how long it will take Fleming to belt out her version of the anthem? Oddsmakers from Bovada have placed that at 2 minutes, 30 seconds.Alicia Keys went 2:35 last year.
By the way, if you care to know more about Fleming you can read about her here.