Long, long ago, I wrote of the amazing version of Opie Gone Bad's Jake Schroeder singing the national anthem before the Colorado Avalanche home games.
Now, through the magic of YouTube, here's Jake
Unfortunately, the sound isn't the best, but it gives a good idea of his
voice--and maybe a good idea of why I get a little misty when he
I've heard him do it quite a few times and there wasn't once where I doubted the depth of his
respect for the song, his
belief in its words.