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September 07, 2018

Boyz II Men briefly shifts national anthem conversation with 'sexy' performance at Eagles home opener

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A general view of Lincoln Financial Field during pregame ceremony honoring the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6, 2018. The Eagles unveiled a banner in the stadium, commemorating their championship win in Super Bowl LII and won the game 18-12.

The hype surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles home opener got an extra boost Thursday night thanks to a special rendition of the National Anthem from none other than Philly's own Boyz II Men.

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Though debate surrounding NFL players' taking a knee during the anthem to civilly protest police brutality is as potent as ever, Twitter was hushed, however briefly, as the music group pulled off a feat that Fergie never could: make "The Star-Spangled Banner" into a killer slow jam.

Here's rendition if you missed it:

The song had many on the Internet feeling some kind of way. 

Some commended the group for a beautiful (and sexy) cover of the song, while others pondered the significance of having Boyz II Men perform it.

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