Jason Kelce Sings Incredibly Unique Version Of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Before 76ers Game

Jason Kelce Sings Unique Version Of 'Star-Spangled Banner' For Charity

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  • Jason Kelce delivered a very interesting rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to a 76ers game
  • The Eagles center agreed to perform the national anthem after striking a bargain with a charitable organization
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As someone who gets nervous singing an off-key version of “Ants Marching” in a room filled with friends at karaoke, I can’t even fathom what it would be like to willingly pick up a microphone and walk into the middle of an arena or stadium filled with thousands of people staring at you in virtual silence as you belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The national anthem that Francis Scott Key penned in 1814 is a notoriously difficult song for the most talented singers to nail, and even if you manage to perform a truly impeccable rendition, you’ll still never leave the kind of mark the likes of Carl Lewis, Roseanne Barr, and Fergie did by absolutely butchering it.

It seemed like there was a very solid chance Jason Kelce could end up joining their ranks on Monday night, as the Philadelphia Eagles center took to the court at Wells Fargo Center prior to the showdown between the 76ers and the Nuggets to make good on his end of a bargain he struck with retired linebacker Conor Barwin.

According to NBC Sports, Kelce told Barwin he’d sing the anthem at a game if the latter’s Make The World Better Foundation was able to raise over $100,000 by the end of 2021. When everything was said and done, the charity raked in $114,000, and Kelce subsequently delivered with one of the more interesting takes on “The Star-Spangled Banner” that you’ll ever encounter.

With that said, props to Kelce for doing what so many people never could.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.