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We May Have Seen The Last Of Karen Newman

10/19/2022 at 10:09pm EDT

from Neal Rubin of the Detroit Free Press,

The Detroit Red Wings have silently said so long to Karen Newman, whose rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was the last thing fans heard before the sound of slashing skates for more than 30 years.

Essentially, she's been ghosted — an inelegant thing to do to the team's most consistent performer through more than a thousand games. But she's powering through it, the same way she did on those nights when her throat was raw but duty called.

"People have asked me: 'Aren't you upset? Aren't you mad?'" Newman said. "No. It's bittersweet, but nobody ever made me a promise it was forever."

Last season, she said, the team called a few days before the opener and told her she was being cut from 41 home games to four, making room for some new voices.

“Nobody has called me this year one way or another,” she said, “so I’m just going to assume I’m not singing.”

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dca

Bring back Lucy Lawless type rendition....fine by me.


just tell the new girl to stop



rwbill

We may have seen the last of her, but she hasn’t seen the last of me, at least after the latest restraining order expires.  Until then the night vision goggles will just look right past it.

rwbillrwbill

On my computer this picture looks good initially when I refresh the page, but in two seconds it stretches out with a black bar across the top and the bottom half disappears.  It is a link from my Karen Newman collection on flickr.  How does this look to other people, is it stretched or look normal?

Paulrwbill

Same issue, but if you click on the pick it looks good. I am going to have a dev look at it so do not delete.

Paulrwbill

Same here, once the page fully loads, I have the same problem as you.


Hot sure if it is a site issue or flickr at this point.

rwbillPaul

Maybe something in the flickr link, it happened the other night so I deleted the comment.  I know Poobah has no trouble posting images.

Oh well I don’t have time right now to play with another site.

rwbill

OK let me post the pic again. I used ‘embed code’ from flickr.com.  Thanks.

P1010911

rwbillrwbill

Man if KN singing for G7 vs Colorado doesn’t get you aroused I don’t know what will.

MurrayChadwick

Maybe I'm alone, but I will not lose a wink of sleep about this. 

Rumbear

To steal a line, Stay Classy Detroit....

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