When it comes to the playoffs, teams break out all the top guns in order to entertain the fans and win the game. So it’s no surprise that the Nashville Predators replaced their normal National Anthem singer with a bunch of country music stars. Com’on it’s Nashville. Home of country music. However, this struck a sour chord with their regular Anthem singer, Dennis K. Morgan. Morgan, who has sung at about 185 Predator games over the past 17 years, told The Tennessean he has been hurt and disappointed by being upstaged by A-list country acts, including Carrie Underwood, who is married to team captain Mike Fisher.
Let’s see what Twitter was chirping about on this one.
Talk about a slap in the face of that national anthem guy! The Predators are letting a YouTube dog bark the Star Spangled Banner tonight!
— Dumb Bozo (@davelozo) May 17, 2017
— Franže Bropitar (@TFPWillEat) May 17, 2017
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) May 16, 2017
Predators are 6-0 at home this postseason when Dennis K. Morgan does not sing the anthem.
— Jim Diamond (@diamondhockey) May 17, 2017
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) May 16, 2017
Very interesting move for the Predators to change things up for the playoffs considering how superstitious players and fans can be. With that said I don't see Morgan getting his job back anytime soon since the Predators are undefeated at home since he was replaced by a bunch of country music stars during the playoffs. I do, however, understand why he is butt hurt. This is probably his one shining moment in life.