Navy Lacrosse Team Rallies for Games with Patriotic Anthem ‘Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue

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The Naval Academy women’s lacrosse squad competes in the Patriot League against other schools that “have very strong academic reputations and adhere strongly to ideals of the scholar-athlete, with an emphasis on the word “scholar”.

The Naval Academy doesn’t care if it’s a woman, a man, or a goat. It’s a competition for life. The lacrosse lady midshipmen have found a way to prepare for big games that we all appreciate.

The late Toby Keith sang the 9/11 anthem “Courtesy Of the Red, White, and Blue”

The Instagram video shows the Lady Midshipmen thrashing their Patriot League opponents 19-5 in the semi-finals of the conference against Holy Cross.

There’s nothing like a bit of “Angry American music” to get your blood pumping.

The Lady Middies were defeated by #7 Loyola in the conference final, 5-4 after overtime. The viral video of young future officers being fired up brings to mind the stupidest music controversy in history.

Toby Keith was born into a military family and he witnessed the fall of the Twin Towers in 2001. In a car accident, he had lost his father earlier that year, a Korean War veteran and army veteran. He says he wrote the song within 20 minutes and played it on his USO Tour after 9/11.

He refused to record it, despite the incredible reaction from military bases. The Commandant of the Marine Corps finally told him that it was his patriotic responsibility to record and release the song.

“But as soon as people told me to release it, I knew that there would be trouble. Boot in your a**” is extreme. I don’t mind being extreme. You’ll have no song if you say ‘foot in the butt’.”

Peter Jennings, who was to perform the song in front of a national audience at the National Concert on July 4, 2002, thought it too extreme. He canceled his performance. “I thought it hilarious. “Isn’t it Canadian?” was my statement. Keith (as reported by ABC News) said, “I was talking to a lot of journalists.” “They laughed, and I replied, ‘Well I bet Dan Rather would not kick me off his program’.”

The Chicks (then the Dixie Chicks), a music group, got out of shape.

Wide Open Country

The Chicks’ (formerly Dixie Chicks) Natalie Maines was the second major controversy surrounding the song. She said that the song is “ignorant” and makes country music seem ignorant. Keith responded by showing a fake picture of Maines and Saddam Hussein. Maines’ famous remarks about George W. Bush, the Iraq war and Maines fueled the feud.

Darryl Worley’s 9/11 retrospective “Have You Forgotten?” The book talks about the period after the anger had died, and the concerted efforts to control the American public’s emotions.

The footage was removed from my TV

You and I both said it was too disturbing

Experts say that it will only breed anger

If I were you, I would show it every day

It’s been more than 20 years since that dreadful day. Toby Keith’s song is enjoying a comeback, thanks to Trump’s campaign and the fact you can’t stop patriots.

NPR:

Cora McGrath, a rally attendee, cheered when the song was played.

This song is for Trump, but not Biden. “He’s made us weak,” said she. “There is no country song that supports this country in talking about Biden.”

Mansfield, of Country Insider, believes that “Courtesy”, today, fits nicely into an angry political moment.

He said that “large segments of the public have moved from anger being a reaction to an event to anger just being a way to see the world.”

I hope the Chicks somewhere are raging.