Playing the national anthem is also pointless. Why not add the Pledge of Allegiance as well? These are not teams from different countries squaring off for national pride and bragging rights. It's one corporate entity of multi-millionaire mercenaries competing against another, and as the jovial shucking and jiving between opponents after NFL games shows, the fans care a lot more about the outcome than the players, who still get their hefty paychecks win or lose. Instead of national anthems, the home team should play its fight song to get the DWFs riled up and ensure great beer sales.