When I found out a couple of months ago that I had been chosen by my employer to attend the Super Bowl, I felt honored. The trip is bestowed upon select dealers and employees the company believes has shown dedication and effort over the course of the year.
For me personally, it was a chance to witness something that I have always held among the most emotional moments in all of sports — the playing of our national anthem before the Super Bowl.
I am not talking about the song that is played before every baseball, hockey and basketball game, or the one played before high school assemblies. I am talking about the version of the star-spangled spectacle that superstars sing before the biggest football game of the year.