Your NFL Thanksgiving Day kicked off with one of the most talked about national anthems of 2016, courtesy of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The rendition of the anthem was longer than the players, fans, or even CBS expected, and some facial expressions were caught on camera of people looking like they were in purgatory.
Below are some of the comments via Twitter on the anthem:
Between Aretha's national anthem and the family member that prays for 45 minutes, we ain't eating until Saturday
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 24, 2016
Aretha Franklin had a longer NFL career than Johnny Manziel.
— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) November 24, 2016
Aretha, for the win.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 24, 2016
Check it out in case you missed it live above.