Either singer Christina Aguilera was on the take from BoDog to beat the under on the length of her anthem, or FOX told her to tighten it up so they could squeeze in more commercials, because Aguilera left out an entire line. Check out this video of Christina Aguilera singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and pay attention to her mistake as she repeated an entire line to the song midway through:
What she said: “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming”
What she should have said: “Over the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming”
She cut out words and still didn’t beat the over-under! Between Aguilera and this tool at the Chiefs game, it’s pretty sad we can’t find entertainers who can get the song right. Maybe butchering the anthem is part of the entertainment value they provide us.