Whitney Houston’s amazing National Anthem performance at the Super Bowl

There are reports surfacing the Internet right now that singer Whitney Houston as died at the age of 48. She was an amazing talent.

I never enjoyed her music, but never categorized myself as a fan. When I did hear her songs, I knew that I was listening to a real talented singer. And as a sports fan, there is one memory that I will always have.

Back in Super XXV, during the time of the Gulf War, Houston gave a National Anthem performance I think may be the best in American sports history. Her voice filled the stadium and with the backdrop of the support from the American public, she gave the country an uplifting moment at the time.

It was beautiful and perfect in every way. Rest in Peace.

I think now I am ready to feed the beast of the Jeremy Lin hype machine

Jeremy Lin finally faced the competition he needed -- and surprised us all.

Before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, I was hesitant to jump on the hype machine that surrounded Jeremy Lin. I knew he was a good basketball player, but I didn’t want to act out of control about him — at least not after only three games.

Against the league’s 4th, 5th and 7th worst defenses in those three games, it was hard for me to go crazy for Lin. It had to take an opposition that was considered one of the league’s elite.

I wanted that proof. I needed that proof. I got that proof.

Let me preface first that I am a huge supporter of Lin. I remember attending one of his Harvard games when his team came to play Santa Clara University. I really had a blast watching him play.

I was on hand for his NBA regular season debut with the Warriors. I interviewed him right after that game. And most importantly, he was a down to earth guy when I ran into him at Denny’s.

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