Why Is Video Of Josh Allen’s Dad Singing National Anthem More Rare Than The Zapruder Film?

Former UW quarterback and current NFL star Josh Allen's dad, Joel Allen, sang the national anthem at War Memorial Stadium on Friday night. But the only video that seems to exist is a :32 second clip.

Jimmy Orr

September 17, 20222 min read

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UPDATE: The full version of Joel Allen’s dad singing the National Anthem can be seen here.

It’s 2022. Everyone has a cell phone.  Everyone’s phone can take video (except Rod Miller because he has a vintage flip phone from the 1990s which he should be respected for).

Yet, the only video which appears to exist in the social media world of Josh Allen’s dad Joel Allen singing the National Anthem on Friday night is a :32 clip tweeted by the University of Wyoming (see video below).

It’s obvious from the clip and from other earlier bootleg videos of Mr. Allen performing that he’s got good pipes. It’s apparent he did a solid job.

Paraphrasing John C. Reilly’s acclamatory remarks to Will Ferrell in the immortal classic “Stepbrothers,” Allen has the voice of an angel.

But it’s only 32 seconds long.

Billy Joel sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 41 in 90 seconds. Kelly Clarkson did it in 1:34.

It’s not like it’s going to take up a lot of storage space.

How is this the only video available? 

Did the University of Wyoming forget that Joel Allen was singing the National Anthem and only realize that until the last few seconds?

The Air Force – Wyoming game was great. The Cowboys were more than two touchdown underdogs and played confidently, especially in the fourth quarter where they were able to convert critical third downs.

The game is available to watch online. The Joel Allen National Anthem is not.

Here’s the :32 clip in hopes that the full video will emerge so citizens who weren’t able to enjoy it can do so now.

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.