Chicago sports fans are no strangers to having Jim Cornelison belt out the national anthem before Blackhawks games and sometimes Bears games as well. On Sunday, though, in front of a national TV audience, Cornelison showed off his pipes for all of America.
As is tradition in Chicago, the "Star-Spangled Banner" was sung to the adoring crowd who, as they usually do in Chicago, voiced their approval with loud cheering and singing. Cornelison's version of the anthem inspired a raucous crowd that was later treated to a 35-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks after the Bears seized momentum, jumping out to a 21-0 lead.
Cornelison's rendition wasn't the only notable singing of the week. Earlier in the week, a young anthem singer at an AHL game was helped along by the crowd when her microphone went out during the singing.
Check out all of Cornelison's stirring rendition of the anthem below, and enjoy the ensuing goosebumps. (Courtesy of Current-Movies-Review.com)