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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Watch Jim Cornelison’s National Anthem From [Last Night's] Hawks-Bulls Game

(By Glenn Davis, SportsGrid) - He’s back. Jim Cornelison, who captivates Chicago Blackhawks crowds full-time with his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and made an even bigger name for himself during last season’s NFL playoffs, made a triumphant return to playoff anthem performance tonight, singing before the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks tipped off Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

Cornelison was confirmed for the anthem earlier today, and considering the events of last night, it was an especially big night for the national song. In fact, Cornelison told CNBC’s Darren Rovell (an avowed Cornelison fan) earlier today that it might be the hardest one he’s ever done.

But he did it, and judging by Twitter’s reaction, Cornelison did the anthem proud – again. We were surprised that there were a number of negative comments, however. Personally, we enjoyed his NFL game anthem a bit more – we’re not sure if it was the acoustics in the United Center – but we’d gladly, 'gladly' invite Cornelison to sing the anthem at our event any day, any place, any time. Video of the anthem below, via Twitter user CSN Chicago.


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