Found February 03, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Alicia Keys performed the national anthem leading up to the Super Bowl on Sunday, and she went “over” on the over/under line for the length of her performance.
Sitting at a white piano and wearing a long, red dress, Keys started off slowly and took well over the 2:15 mark that most sportsbooks placed as the line for gambling purposes.
Covers.com unofficially had Keys at 2:41 for the anthem, while RJ Bell of Pregame.com says Keys clocked in at 2:35.
And for those of you degenerates who bet on the coin toss, it was heads and won by the 49ers.
Photo via @cjzero
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Alicia Keys performed the National Anthem for Superbowl XLVII and has unoffically broke record for longest National Anthem at the Superbowl at 156.4 seconds according to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle
I clocked Alicia Keys at 156.4 seconds, breaking the SB mark of 152 seconds by Natalie Cole and choir in 1994.
— David Barron (@dfbarron) February 3, 2013
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