5 Times Aretha Franklin Showed Sports Love And Sports Loved Her Back

The recently deceased Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin touched everyone through her vocal gifts. But while Aretha’s music touched fans worldwide, her impact in the world of sports can’t be forgotten. She graced the stage across stadiums and arenas across the U.S., shutting it down each and every time. Here are 5 of her most memorable sports performances:

Annual Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit, November 2016

Aretha Franklin sings National Anthem 2016 NFL Vikings at Lions Football Game

She took them to church! RIP “Queen of Soul”. There will never be another like Queen Aretha Franklin.

WrestleMania III, March 1987

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World Series in Toronto, 1993

WS1993 Gm1: Aretha Franklin performs national anthem

10/16/93: Musical legend Aretha Franklin sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 1 of the World Series Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into an independent technology company.

ALCS Game 3 in Detroit, 2011

2011 ALCS Gm3: Aretha Franklin sings the national anthem

10/11/11: Musical legend Aretha Franklin sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the ALCS Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into an independent technology company.

Super Bowl XL in Detroit, 2006

Superbowl 40 – Anthem- Aaron Neville- Aretha Franklin

Superbowl 40 – Anthem- Aaron Neville- Aretha Franklin