O say! Can you see, by the TV's brash glare, What so rarely we note happens right before kick-off? Those who love liberty sing it out to declare! But these dignified rites are now carelessly cast-off:
The profane ones all kneel, and the rest made to heel, As the ones who hold power claim it's not a big deal. O say! Does that Star-Spangled Banner yet stay In the hearts of the Free? On their lips when they pray?