Over the years I've gotten to sing the National Anthem at some pretty cool venues-- Lincoln Financial Field, Madison Square Garden, Shea Stadium, and of course Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum-- but in all of those times, the one thing I never got to do was be broadcast live on national TV. Well, today I got my wish!
Today's game 3 of the New York Islanders / Washington Capitals first round playoff series was broadcast live on NBC, not only nationally, but streamed live to US troops around the world. it's an incredible feeling to be a part of such an amazing team. It's an even more incredible feeling to be a part of the final season at the Barn, and to represent my Islanders for the playoffs. So when I started getting text messages, videos, and pictures of people who had seen me live on NBC, I was in a bit of disbelief. It wasn't until I got home to sit in front of my TV and turn on my DVR that I saw it really did happen! So here is a slightly shaky video taken from my phone of my anthem from today's game.
Now on to Game 4 this Tuesday, then on to the Stanley Cup!