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Pennsylvania high school hockey league bans national anthem

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by steveox, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Pennsylvania high school hockey league bans national anthem to save money on ice time

    Veterans Day is usually reserved for honoring the American flag and those who fought to preserve the values it stands for. In Pennsylvania on Monday, it also oversaw ferocious debate over one of the least patriotic things possible: eliminating the playing of the national anthem from all high school hockey games.

    As first reported by Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League has issued a directive to 183 high school squads in central and western Pennsylvania banning the national anthem from being performed.

    "The national anthem should not be played only because of time constrains," PIHL commissioner Ed Sam told KDKA. "It's not that we're not patriotic, that's the furthest from the truth."
    While Sam's words might sound like bizarre lip service, there actually is some logic to the PIHL's decision to kick the national anthem out of high school hockey. Sam notes that ice time in western Pennsylvania is quite expensive, making every minute of rented time sacred in an era of cutbacks throughout interscholastic athletics.

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/pr...ey-league-bans-national-anthem-110750692.html

    Thats a damn good idea. Why dont all sports drop this song? Lets face it,Nobody gives a damn about the nations song. Not even the players care about it. America used to be the greatest country in the world now it has became a joke.
     
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    Did you have to cut and paste a lot to make the article warp the facts or did your source warp them first.

    The commissioner made a recommendation that each team could save money by not paying for ice time while the anthem was sung. It is up to each team to do what they want and there is no ban.

    I personally think this is misplaced thinking that ignores one of the values of organized sports as a way to instil positive values into youth and think the anthem should stay. But agree that it is up to each team./
     
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    But who cares? When teams take the field just PLAYBALL!!! Without stand and removing our hats for this stupid song.
     
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