A preview of the performance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl 55 has hit the Internet, as a reporter from WESH in Orlando was standing in the parking lot of Hillsborough Community College across the street from Raymond James Stadium and taped the whole thing.
Zach Maskavich claims on his Twitter bio to be the “The foremost authority on The Office,” and he’s going to be more popular than Jim and Pam after the wedding with the betting community for his act of service. He has changed the game for prop bettors on what is one of the most popular wagers around the Super Bowl, and one you can make at DraftKings Sportsbook tied to the length of whether the shortest scoring drive will take less time than the song.
Maskavich had it as 2:16, but it looked like he might be a smidge slow on the stop, so we’ll put it at 2:15. That would be 15 seconds longer than the average version of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl since 2010, and it also sounds like a beautiful arrangement from the duo of Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan.
We’ll have more on this live, local, and late-breaking story as it develops. Also thanks to Zach for keeping me from heading over to rehearsal today, because as a Tampa resident I was totally going to do this as well.
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