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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:21 AM Jul 2020

Do you believe The Star-Spangled Banner should be played at American sporting events? [View all]

A question from San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Bruce Jenkins.

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Yes, always
2 (11%)
No, never
16 (89%)
Certain events
0 (0%)
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So some don't even think it should be played at the Olympics? hlthe2b Jul 2020 #1
AMERICAN sporting events Auggie Jul 2020 #3
The Olympics ARE American sporting events. I think you mean COMMERCIAL US sporting events hlthe2b Jul 2020 #5
The Olympics are world events ... Auggie Jul 2020 #13
They are both. It should have stated COMMERCIAL sporting events. hlthe2b Jul 2020 #14
It's your problem, not mine ... Auggie Jul 2020 #15
You echoed the error... hlthe2b Jul 2020 #17
Here you go: Auggie Jul 2020 #19
the olympics should never have become a nationalist shit show Voltaire2 Jul 2020 #10
It always has been dating back to ancient Greece. Read some history. hlthe2b Jul 2020 #11
Yes underpants Jul 2020 #2
never stonecutter357 Jul 2020 #4
No. cate94 Jul 2020 #6
The worst was at a Pitt football game and they Freedomofspeech Jul 2020 #12
That is horrible! cate94 Jul 2020 #18
I'm good with it being played at the Olympics. MontanaMama Jul 2020 #7
I really don't have an opinion on this, one way or the other. Arkansas Granny Jul 2020 #8
For years I've thought they should play Frank Zappa's version of "America The Beautiful" instead. bbernardini Jul 2020 #9
Never Rebl2 Jul 2020 #16
I don't care. tazkcmo Jul 2020 #20
To validate a commercial BillyBobBrilliant Jul 2020 #21
I think it's fine to play or not play. LakeArenal Jul 2020 #22
I just wish it wasn't. Iggo Jul 2020 #23
How about America the Beautiful or This Land is Your Land? Capt. America Jul 2020 #24
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