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borisyBACK
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:44 PM
They did it again tonight. I want to vomit.

Hots4Safin
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Uh right...all Americans can't get enough of it...especially Liza Minelli acting like a psycho while performing it. I'm AMERICAN and I hate the song.

GoDominique
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Yeah, they're nuts.

Reckoner
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:48 PM
... well Patriot Day is just around the corner...

jochem
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:49 PM
I guess they do think the world ends outside Amerika...

thrust
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Guess what? We don^t give a shit as to what you losers think!

borisyBACK
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM
When people can't live without mentioning the God and patriotism, you should escape that place.

Infiniti2001
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM
This is done at all major sporting events, so it's no big deal :shrug:

sharapovarulz1
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Very patriotic lol

mckyle.
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:52 PM
It's not out fault our country's past is richer than yours :lol:

Jasmin
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Also if you don't like it stop trying to come to this country. We would care if you wanted God to bless your country.

borisyBACK
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:55 PM
This is done at all major sporting events, so it's no big deal :shrug:

I don't remember uniformed people opening a huge Union Jack or Aussie flag.

SunriseSunset
Sep 9th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Uh right...all Americans can't get enough of it...especially Liza Minelli acting like a psycho while performing it. I'm AMERICAN and I hate the song.

:lol:

rottweily
Sep 9th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Every sentence that starts with God bless is meaningless :devil:

Forehand_Volley
Sep 9th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Uh right...all Americans can't get enough of it...especially Liza Minelli acting like a psycho while performing it. I'm AMERICAN and I hate the song.

Liza was jazzin' it up, wasn't she?

It was nice seeing her walking instead of in a wheelchair.

matija-seles
Sep 9th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Thread starter is an ABSOLUTE IDIOT.

Donatello
Sep 9th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Guess what? We don^t give a shit as to what you losers think!

:worship:

Super_Marion
Sep 9th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Liza, and Carole King, legends!

It was a marvellous slice of Broadway cheese. And I LUVVIT. :)

Its sad that some Brits and Europeans are stricken with an insipid angst, elitism, and envy. If you dont like a show of happy candy-floss patriotic theatre, then you are the one with the problem.

Our side of the Atlantic is suffering a crisis of identity and cant distinguish between nasty macho nationalism and a positive healthy national-ego.

*Pro American And Proud*

Now back to tennis.... This is waaaaay off topic.

KBdoubleu
Sep 9th, 2007, 11:30 PM
How outrageous.....................

Thanx4nothin
Sep 9th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Every sentence that starts with God bless is meaningless :devil:

:rolleyes: What was with Liza mineli singing out of key the entire time, she was a mess, they needed Mariah, not scariah.:lol:

homogenius
Sep 10th, 2007, 12:05 AM
Patriotism sucks, but not only the American one.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 10th, 2007, 12:13 AM
i had to turn the channel when liza was doing it

selking
Sep 10th, 2007, 01:23 AM
oh god, can we stop being so ethnocentric while on this board

Pureracket
Sep 10th, 2007, 01:30 AM
Guess what? We don^t give a shit as to what you losers think!Weird how some posters are all patriotic about the song, but express hatred and disdain for the top two American tennis players.:confused:

IceSkaTennisFan
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:03 AM
They did it again tonight. I want to vomit.
News Flash: Just because you live somewhere doesn't mean you necessarily agree with the decisions or customs of that area ;)

drake3781
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:16 AM
... well Patriot Day is just around the corner...

Been an American all my life and I've never heard of Patriot Day. :shrug:

Sinnet
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:21 AM
This is an American custom, if you don't like it, it's not going to change anything. Other countries have their own traditions for sporting events etc.

Sinnet
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Been an American all my life and I've never heard of Patriot Day. :shrug:

Bush declared Sept 11 as Patriot Day

drake3781
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:25 AM
Question: Is this done at the other Grand Slams? At every tournament?

I saw it last night and was sort of taken aback. But I figured it is a common practice, so just watched it for the spectacle.

I do think it is borderline rude to make a big show of nationality by the host of an international event. Better to celebrate the international flavor.

drake3781
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:26 AM
Bush declared Sept 11 as Patriot Day

:lol: Oh really? I guess I missed that.

meyerpl
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:31 AM
Bush declared Sept 11 as Patriot Day

Really? I'm surprised he didn't declare it "parrot day".

samsung101
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:36 AM
Why does this bother anyone?

It's a show.
It's a spectable.

Of all the things in the world that can bug someone, get over it.


I don't care when they sing God Save The Queen, or Cuba's anthem (which is essentially
a promise to Fidel Castro personally), who cares? Or the Canadian anthem, or wear if
someone wears a cross or Star of David, more as fashion, than a religious symbol.



God Bless America is also easier to sing vocally than The Star Spangled Banner.
It is.

Personally, I like the song, and it's fine.


Now, Liza, she's about, what 90 by now? I'd rather see her sing New York, New York for
the Open.

Turn the sound down next time it comes up.

Shane54
Sep 10th, 2007, 03:10 AM
Guess what? We don^t give a shit as to what you losers think!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Heaven forbid a song is sung with "God" mentioned in it.....

Shane54
Sep 10th, 2007, 03:11 AM
Why does this bother anyone?

It's a show.
It's a spectable.

Of all the things in the world that can bug someone, get over it.


I don't care when they sing God Save The Queen, or Cuba's anthem (which is essentially
a promise to Fidel Castro personally), who cares? Or the Canadian anthem, or wear if
someone wears a cross or Star of David, more as fashion, than a religious symbol.



God Bless America is also easier to sing vocally than The Star Spangled Banner.
It is.

Personally, I like the song, and it's fine.


Now, Liza, she's about, what 90 by now? I'd rather see her sing New York, New York for
the Open.

Turn the sound down next time it comes up.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Shane54
Sep 10th, 2007, 03:13 AM
Liza, and Carole King, legends!

It was a marvellous slice of Broadway cheese. And I LUVVIT. :)

Its sad that some Brits and Europeans are stricken with an insipid angst, elitism, and envy. If you dont like a show of happy candy-floss patriotic theatre, then you are the one with the problem.

Our side of the Atlantic is suffering a crisis of identity and cant distinguish between nasty macho nationalism and a positive healthy national-ego.

*Pro American And Proud*

Now back to tennis.... This is waaaaay off topic.


Thank you! Totally agree!

You rock! :hearts:

meyerpl
Sep 10th, 2007, 03:22 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Heaven forbid a song is sung with "God" mentioned in it.....

You worship vulgarity, poor grammar, indifference and xenophobia? Now that makes me proud to be an American!

UDACHi
Sep 10th, 2007, 03:44 AM
i'm glad you know how all americans think.

kiwifan
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:38 AM
Euro insecurity rears its ugly head again. :haha:

LoveFifteen
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:42 AM
News Flash: Just because you live somewhere doesn't mean you necessarily agree with the decisions or customs of that area ;)

Amen! No all of us Americans enjoy these bombastic performances. If I were in charge, there would be no performance before the final. If I had to have a performance, it certainly wouldn't include the US military, a massive flag, or a bloated alcoholic freak warbling "God Bless America". :scared:

Crazy Canuck
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:43 AM
I'd really like to see the brits open up the Wimbledon finals by displaying a court-sized union jack and singing God Save the Queen. This would be equally retarded and unncessary. Neither act is particularly offensive, though.

LoveFifteen
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:45 AM
I'd really like to see the brits open up the Wimbledon finals by displaying a court-sized union jack and singing God Save the Queen. This would be equally retarded and unncessary. Neither act is particularly offensive, though.

I wonder which British trainwreck could equal the hot mess that is Liza Minelli?

Maybe Pete Doherty or Ozzie Osborne?

star
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:53 AM
I don't understand why they sing God Bless America instead of the national anthem :confused:

And that was just kind of scary.

harloo
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:54 AM
You do have a few options:

1. Turn off the television and find a more important cause to worry about.

2. Stop watching the US Open in protest of the patriotism displayed for a few hours during opening and closing ceremonies.

3. Finally come to the realization that most Americans really don't care about what you want to see at a sporting event on their home soil. :wavey:

drake3781
Sep 10th, 2007, 06:16 AM
You do have a few options:

1. Turn off the television and find a more important cause to worry about.

2. Stop watching the US Open in protest of the patriotism displayed for a few hours during opening and closing ceremonies.

3. Finally come to the realization that most Americans really don't care about what you want to see at a sporting event on their home soil. :wavey:

.... or 4. Watch it, and state your opinion about it. :wavey:

Kart
Sep 10th, 2007, 10:38 AM
I'd really like to see the brits open up the Wimbledon finals by displaying a court-sized union jack and singing God Save the Queen.

I'd rather that than the trophy presented by some random Duke that no one ever hears of apart from on Wimbledon finals day. As if the tournament wasn't archaic enough in dragging its heels over equal prize money.

Seems to me every tournament has a bit of its nation imprinted on it.

I don't see the big deal about Lisa Minelli singing whatever it was she sang.

Except that she should not be allowed out in public after introducing David Guest into the public spotlight.

pav
Sep 10th, 2007, 11:16 AM
I Don't begrudge the jingoism in general, but have to take issue with your line "Liza Minelli singing". Singing :confused:

meyerpl
Sep 10th, 2007, 12:23 PM
.... or 4. Watch it, and state your opinion about it. :wavey:
Thank you! After all, isn't freedom of speech (rather than contempt for others) one of the cornerstones of the democracy that was being so garishly celebrated?

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 10th, 2007, 02:42 PM
You do have a few options:

1. Turn off the television and find a more important cause to worry about.

2. Stop watching the US Open in protest of the patriotism displayed for a few hours during opening and closing ceremonies.

3. Finally come to the realization that most Americans really don't care about what you want to see at a sporting event on their home soil. :wavey:

i turned over and watched the last few mins of the 50 hottest female singers on FHM TV :drool: :drool: :drool: when that thing came on court

LoveFifteen
Sep 10th, 2007, 03:33 PM
You do have a few options:

1. Turn off the television and find a more important cause to worry about.

2. Stop watching the US Open in protest of the patriotism displayed for a few hours during opening and closing ceremonies.

3. Finally come to the realization that most Americans really don't care about what you want to see at a sporting event on their home soil. :wavey:

Um, sorry, we can watch Liza Minelli warbling "God Bless America", find it disgustingly tacky, and complain about it. This is an international sporting event, and we fans of tennis have the right to complain when things are shiteously over-the-top and trashy. :shrug:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 10th, 2007, 07:06 PM
I don't understand why they sing God Bless America instead of the national anthem :confused:

What I have noticed over the years is that nobody sings the Star Spangled Banner straight anymore. They to an ever increasing degree try to impress the listener with vocal pyrotechnics, singing twenty different notes for every syllable (the Mariah Carey/Celine Dion school raising it's ugly head), hold top notes for as long (and loud) as possible, etc. I dread the day when I will hear the Patti Labelle version.:rolleyes:

harloo
Sep 10th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Um, sorry, we can watch Liza Minelli warbling "God Bless America", find it disgustingly tacky, and complain about it. This is an international sporting event, and we fans of tennis have the right to complain when things are shiteously over-the-top and trashy. :shrug:

Complaining about Liza Minelli's version of "God Bless America" is one thing, but every year we get the same tired ass threads about patriotism at the US Open. It's like clockwork, so either the turn the tube off and wait for the tennis or sit through it. It took me a few seconds to see Liza performing and i turned it to reruns of Hell Date momentarily. :lol: It's not that hard, nobody's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to watch it.:lol:

harloo
Sep 10th, 2007, 07:09 PM
i turned over and watched the last few mins of the 50 hottest female singers on FHM TV :drool: :drool: :drool: when that thing came on court

I missed it, what channel did it come on?:drool::drool:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 10th, 2007, 07:25 PM
I missed it, what channel did it come on?:drool::drool:

you in UK ?
on Sky Ch 353, FHM Music Channel is on everyday here at 4pm :angel:
my fav music channel for the vids :lick: :lick: :drool:

Jakeev
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Never really liked God Bless America for a theme song. Not nearly as beautiful or symbolic as America the Beautiful.

And hearing Liza sing it like it was a Broadway showstopper....:eek:

borisyBACK
Sep 11th, 2007, 03:07 AM
Complaining about Liza Minelli's version of "God Bless America" is one thing, but every year we get the same tired ass threads about patriotism at the US Open. It's like clockwork, so either the turn the tube off and wait for the tennis or sit through it. It took me a few seconds to see Liza performing and i turned it to reruns of Hell Date momentarily. :lol: It's not that hard, nobody's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to watch it.:lol:

I didn't happily open it to watch the ceremony. I didn't even think there would be one because they did the same thing the night before. Instead of complaining about my thread, maybe you should question why US Open is the only place where they don't even care about pronouncing foreign players' names and surnames. The whole tournament is ridicilous.

Tennis Fool
Sep 11th, 2007, 04:29 AM
What I have noticed over the years is that nobody sings the Star Spangled Banner straight anymore. They to an ever increasing degree try to impress the listener with vocal pyrotechnics, singing twenty different notes for every syllable (the Mariah Carey/Celine Dion school raising it's ugly head), hold top notes for as long (and loud) as possible, etc. I dread the day when I will hear the Patti Labelle version.:rolleyes:
There's been a slow-growing movement over the years to make GBA the national anthem; I guess the tune and words are easier than those of the SSB.

griffin
Sep 11th, 2007, 05:56 PM
And hearing Liza sing it like it was a Broadway showstopper....:eek:

Well, it WAS originally written as a show tune :lol: (and originally sung by Kate Smith - not in a musical, but ol'Kate was not a subtle woman)

The irony (for me) is that I never appreciated the "Star Spangled Banner" until 9/11. But 9/11 seems to have made everyone ELSE ditch "Banner" and embrace "God Bless America" Go figure :shrug:

I don't mind the overt patriotism at the Open - and I appreciate that the Slam nations express themselves differently at their events.

But Liza? I'd rather hear dogs bark the thing.

griffin
Sep 11th, 2007, 05:59 PM
I dread the day when I will hear the Patti Labelle version.:rolleyes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7LiZTMXZI :p

Sam L
Sep 11th, 2007, 05:59 PM
I'd really like to see the brits open up the Wimbledon finals by displaying a court-sized union jack and singing God Save the Queen.

No, it would be better if they sang "Rule, Britannia!" :drool:

Sam L
Sep 11th, 2007, 06:00 PM
But Liza? I'd rather hear dogs bark the thing.

Hey there's an idea!

But don't knock Sally Bowles, griff. She was great in her heyday. :(

Wintermute
Sep 11th, 2007, 08:31 PM
What I have noticed over the years is that nobody sings the Star Spangled Banner straight anymore. They to an ever increasing degree try to impress the listener with vocal pyrotechnics, singing twenty different notes for every syllable (the Mariah Carey/Celine Dion school raising it's ugly head), hold top notes for as long (and loud) as possible, etc. I dread the day when I will hear the Patti Labelle version.:rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyxhOT59zwM

;)

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7LiZTMXZI :p
:scared: :ignore: :armed:

alfonsojose
Sep 12th, 2007, 08:43 PM
God messed America :tape:

borisyBACK
Sep 12th, 2007, 09:45 PM
God bless the Obese.

mckyle.
Sep 12th, 2007, 09:52 PM
God bless the Obese.

WAT????!!!// Britain doesn't have FATTT PPLZ!!!!?!?!?!?!????

mckyle.
Sep 12th, 2007, 09:53 PM
There's been a slow-growing movement over the years to make GBA the national anthem

eww no. the star spangled banner always gives me goosebumps :hearts: i loves it!

star
Sep 13th, 2007, 01:08 AM
Yeah, the Star Spangled Banner is one of my favorite national anthems; at least when people sing it normally and don't add a bunch of other random notes. I don't like God Bless America.

Bruno71
Sep 13th, 2007, 01:39 AM
God bless the Obese.

God save the Toothless.

harloo
Sep 13th, 2007, 03:25 AM
I didn't happily open it to watch the ceremony. I didn't even think there would be one because they did the same thing the night before. Instead of complaining about my thread, maybe you should question why US Open is the only place where they don't even care about pronouncing foreign players' names and surnames. The whole tournament is ridicilous.

I never complained about your thread. Reread my post, it only stated that every year we have a bunch of threads questioning patriotism and the US Open. For the last 5 years they've had the same ceremony and it's still like clockwork. The ceremony is never going to change so if you think the whole tournament is ridiculous don't watch it.:confused: :)

harloo
Sep 13th, 2007, 03:27 AM
you in UK ?
on Sky Ch 353, FHM Music Channel is on everyday here at 4pm :angel:
my fav music channel for the vids :lick: :lick: :drool:

No, but I've heard of the Sky channel. I'll have to check my programming on Direct TV to see when this one comes on.:)

cheo23
Sep 13th, 2007, 07:51 AM
I wonder which British trainwreck could equal the hot mess that is Liza Minelli?

Maybe Pete Doherty or Ozzie Osborne?

:lol::lol::lol: No one can EQUAL the GREATNESS that we OWN in this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you AMERICA :hearts::hearts::hearts:

cheo23
Sep 13th, 2007, 07:59 AM
I didn't happily open it to watch the ceremony. I didn't even think there would be one because they did the same thing the night before. Instead of complaining about my thread, maybe you should question why US Open is the only place where they don't even care about pronouncing foreign players' names and surnames. The whole tournament is ridicilous.

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! GEt it TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!! What do you mean that the US Open does NOT care about pronouncing players' names?!???! Don't we ALL use the same UMPIRES from GRAND SLAM to GRAND SLAM?!?!?!? The US OPEN is certainly NOT an exception :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

borisyBACK
Sep 13th, 2007, 09:08 AM
God save the Toothless.

I'm from Malta ;)

Bruno71
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:55 AM
I'm from Malta ;)

Still works for me :shrug:

mankind
Sep 13th, 2007, 11:24 AM
... well Patriot Day is just around the corner...

I thought every day was Patriot Day. :confused: