Questioning ties to game, song, bird, patriotism

In 1931, Congress decided not to use the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the national song as it was poorly written and nearly impossible to sing. Eventually, it became the national song and the bald eagle became the national animal.

I, for one, will stand and salute the golden eagle when it flies overhead, otherwise I may be called unpatriotic. I don’t understand the connection between a football game, a song, a bird and patriotism. As a veteran, I give you permission to remain sitting and to enjoy the game.

John Patrick Murphy