September 07, 2018
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.
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.
Boys II Men?!?! Yaaasssss harmonize me with that patriotism pic.twitter.com/J0PIOaZgtR— JES (@_gorjes) September 7, 2018
how did Boyz II Men make the national anthem sound sexy?— Mike Stephens (@mikeystephens81) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men is the ONLY group of singers I know that turned the national anthem into a slow jam— Elijah (@elijahbihh) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men > everybody else who has ever sang the National Anthem. 🔥— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men singing this makes the anthem sound like a Christmas carol— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) September 7, 2018
How am I supposed to hate the Eagles when (A) they don't have a racist mascot, (B) their players increasingly to be decent people and (C) they bring out Boys II Men to teach everyone how to sing the anthem?— Beau Dure 🗯️⚽👨👦 (@duresport) September 7, 2018
Hey @BoyzIIMen, an entire nation is applauding you right now. Beautiful rendition of the anthem of our nation. One of the most glorious presentations of it I've ever heard, gentlemen.— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men should sing every anthem, holy shit they still bring it— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 7, 2018
An NFL national anthem comment we should all be able to agree on: Boys II Men should always sing the anthem everywhere forever.— Tim Johnson (@timkjohnson) September 7, 2018
Normally, I say don't mess with the notes in the National Anthem.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 7, 2018
I'll let Boyz II Men do whatever they want!
You know how someone at the NFL chose Boys II Men to sing the national anthem at the #Eagles vs #Falcons game on #NFLKickoff?— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) September 7, 2018
One of the songs that made them famous is called "On Bended Knee."
Think about that. pic.twitter.com/geOAqqRhbf