Anyone who's ever been to a sporting event knows they all start the same way: with the Star-Spangled Banner!
But there's one thing sportsball fans might not be aware of. The version they usually hear is actually just ONE verse of the national anthem!
So when Kinky Boots star Lena Hall was asked to sing before a Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game, she decided to give the attendees a little something extra!
Just as the words "And the home of the brave" were leaving her mouth, fans were preparing to put their hats back on and the players started heading back to the dugout! That is, until Lena started singing ANOTHER verse!
Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious reactions to the extended version of the national anthem (above)!
This is a surprise!
When people hear Lorde’s mega hit Royals, they probably thought the singer was inspired by England’s royal family, or maybe even just music royalty, but the LAST thing we thought it meant was this!
The New Zealander recently talked about where the idea for her song came from, and was surprisingly sparked by
You know that little place on your voting ballot where you can write in the name of a person who you want to win?
Well, the people of Boston have spoken!
Despite the fact that Marty Walsh and John Connolly were the only two people officially running for the Mayor of Boston on the ballot, enough people out of the 560 write-ins scribbled down Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz’ name to spark reports that he came in third, according to NBC Sports!
We’re kind of innerested to know just how many of those ballots listed the World Series winner as “Big Papi!” Ha!
However, it seems that
Somewhere in the streets of Boston, Matt Damon is partying SOOO hard right now!!
Last night the MLB season finally came to an end, and the Red Sox were crowned the champs after taking down the St. Louis Cardinals
The Boston Red Sox are one win away from taking home their third World Series title in nine years!
If you turn on your TV for Game 6 though, you won't need to look at the uniforms to know which team is the Sox. Just look for the guys with some SERIOUSLY scruffy faces!
These "playoff beards" have become the team's unifying feature on their quest for another title, with players like Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes all sporting facial hair that hasn't been trimmed in weeks!
But as fans follow suit and keep their razors away in the medicine cabinet, one local business might suffer
We know there's no crying in baseball, but we'll have to make an exception here!
23-year-old Lindsay Ripley out of Lee's Summit, Missouri was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, and with tumors on her brain stem, her stomach, and her spine, she's not expected to live much longer.
So some of her friends decided to make a website for her that shows her "bucket list" in hopes of making some of her wishes come true.
Well Lindsay's dream of seeing a World Series game became a reality when a company from Omaha, Nebraska noticed the site and sent her tickets to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals!
As if that gesture wasn't generous enough already, it was also arranged for Lindsay to meet the Cards' All-Star catcher Yadier Molina before the game!
Ch-ch-check out the touching sequence (above)!
Ruh-roh! It looks like Matt Damon has a little competition here!!
Following in Matt's footsteps, Jon Hamm made his way to Fenway Park and braved the cold to root on his favorite team in the World Series, but the two seksi actors found themselves on opposite sides!
The Mad Men actor and his actress lady friend Jennifer Westfeldt entered enemy territory to cheer on his hometown St. Louis Cardinals in a sea of Boston Red Sox fans!
We wonder what Matty has to say about all of this!
Unfortunately, Jon probably wasn't able to do too much cheering after he recently had surgery on his throat, but the fact that he was healthy enough to make it to the game is probably a pretty good sign!
However, it looks like our dreams of seeing Don Draper sing Take Me Out To The Ball Game have been dashed! LOLz!
[Image via Splash News.]