Before the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks face off on New Year’s Day, there will an elaborate pregame ceremony. Players will skate out of a fake Capitol Dome and reflecting pool. Then the national anthem will be sung.
Instead of picking some idiotic celebrity musician like that dude from Staind, the Capitals have selected Bob McDonald, Caleb Green, and the rest of US Army Chorus to sing.
Proud to announce that @noazark151 and I will be singing at Winter Classic as part of the Army Chorus’ rendition of Anthem. #likeusbutlouder
— Bob McDonald (@bobinarlington) December 29, 2014
In a Winter Classic full of odd decisions, this one is pitch perfect.
It integrates a Capitals’ tradition and honors two men (both servicemen) who are beloved by fans. And dammit, they’re just good singers.
Also, I must mention that Bob went from singing the national anthem at RMNB Party 7: PARTYZORD to singing at the Winter Classic. The RMNB bump.
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