Happy Birthday, America!
The Buffalo Bills were involved in perhaps the most patriotic moment in NFL history in 1991 when they played in Super Bowl XXV. The United States had just declared war in the Persian Gulf, and patriotism was incredibly high in support of the troops. As fans attending the game featuring the Bills and New York Giants - two teams sporting red, white, and blue - entered the stadium, they were all given small American flags to wave. Some brought their own full-size banners, as well. It was a sea of America's colors when Whitney Houston stepped to the microphone to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
When she was done, the Bills and Giants played an epic game of football. While "Wide Right" has taken on a special place in sports lore, Houston's performance has become the most well-known performance of the national anthem in history. It's the only version to be released as a single (with the proceeds donated to charity), and the only version to appear on the Billboard radio charts.
Have a great Independence Day, American Bills fans. (If you're in another country, happy Saturday.)