The playing of the National Anthem and the beginning of sporting events seems to be synonymous in the United States, but some have questioned as to simply why it’s necessary. When you think about it, the correlation between a football game and patriotism of the country does seem a bit disjointed. Now, some are questioning the point of a military flyover.
Though it’s a spectacular sight to behold and a reminder of the might of the U.S. Military and does provide new pilots with flying hours to log, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are among some wondering if it’s truly worth of spending tens of thousands of dollars and helping pollute the atmosphere in order for a literal split second of awe at a sporting event.
Prior to kickoff at Sunday’s Bucs-Packers game, FOX broadcasters were caught on a hot mic questioning the display, even mocking it at one point.
TROY AIKMAN: That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover.
JOE BUCK: That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work!
AIKMAN: That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll tell you that right now, partner.