A brief history of the NFL, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the Super Bowl and their tangled saga of patriotism and dissent

A brief history of the NFL, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the Super Bowl and their tangled saga of patriotism and dissent

Whitney Houston sings the national anthem on January 27, 1991, at Super Bowl XXV during the Persian Gulf War.Michael Zagaris/Getty Images by Mark Clague, University of Michigan When NFL Commissioner Elmer Layden visited the White House in August 1945, no sitting president had ever attended a professional football game. World War II was coming to … Continued

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