Even at age 74, Aretha Franklin still has it.

The “Queen of Soul” kicked off Thanksgiving Day football Thursday afternoon with a stirring rendition of the national anthem. And while it was certainly excellent, she had no trouble taking her time.

If anyone deserves as much time as they want though, it’s Franklin.


Watch Aretha Franklin rock the national anthem on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit Streamable screenshot
Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of theĀ all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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