Tag:Christina Aguilera
Posted on: February 8, 2011 3:01 pm

Aguilera nailed the Anthem (in rehearsals)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

TMZ.com has found video of Christina Aguilera’s rehearsal of the National Anthem she so badly flubbed Sunday. This video was from Saturday, and frankly, she sounds pretty damn awesome.

She also nailed the “O’er the ramparts we watched …” passage.

It’s also rather telling that she cuts it off midway through because she obviously felt she was good to go.

It’s unfortunate she couldn’t pull off this version for Sunday’s performance. If she had, the national dialogue about her would have been much, much different.

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Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:54 pm

Hot Routes 02.07.11: Where Vegas got hammered

Posted by Will Brinson

Got a link for the Hot Routes? Hit us up on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).
  • So, as it turns out, the bookies aren't so smart after all. Okay, they're smart, but they're not perfect -- having Green Bay as a 2.5-poing favorite (or 3-point fave at kickoff depending on where you went) ended up torching them, as America laid tons of money on the Packers. At one point, Jay Rood, the guy runs the MGM's sportsbook, took a call from his boss who asked "What's the worst-case scenario?" Rood answered: "It's happening."
Posted on: February 7, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2011 2:12 pm

Aguilera might have hosed anthem bettors too

Posted by Will Brinson

DALLAS -- Last night, we discussed just how terrible Christina Aguilera's national anthem was (and showed you video proof).

Here's another little interesting twist though: Aguilera, by flubbing the lyrics to the "Star Spangled Banner," might have messed up prop bets for millions of degenerates Americans.

According to the always excellent R.J. Bell of PreGame.com, the average over/under for Aguilera's anthem time was 1:54, and the majority of bets placed by the public were on the over for that time.

Websites that clocked the time (Vegas casinos don't offer that particular prop), are primarily bringing the bet in as a win for the under, which means a lot of people lost money.

But if Aguilera hadn't screwed the pooch on the lyrics to the Anthem, she would have extended her singing time by a couple of seconds and anyone who bet on the over would have won their bet.

So not only did Christina Aguilera embarrass herself and the country, but she stole a lot of people's money as well. Maybe she'll give them tickets to next year's Super Bowl as a way of saying sorry.

Update (11:25): Sportsbook.com announced on Twitter that they're paying BOTH sides of the bet, which is surprising.

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Posted on: January 24, 2011 1:35 pm

NFL: Christina Aguilera to sing National Anthem

Posted by Andy Benoit

The NFL has announced that five-time Grammy award winner Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLV. Aguilera performed as part of the halftime festivities in Atlanta in Super Bowl XXXIV.

As we wrote a few weeks ago when this piece of news was just a rumor, be prepared for an opening line that will go something like this: Oooohhhhhh saaaaaaaaayyyyyy can you seeeeeeeeee----eeeeeee----aaaaaa---
eeeeeee---aaa! By the dawn’s early…

And if somehow you don’t already know, performing at halftime will be the Black Eyed Peas.

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