January 14th, 2011 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Sports

Anthem-Off: Ex-Blazers Coach Gets New Competition in the Department of "Awww, That's Sweet"

Maurice Cheeks anthem

If you're looking to kill a couple of minutes this Friday, we alert you with the videos below that former Portland Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks has some new competition for sweet and spontaneous moments involving youngsters during national anthems at sporting events.

For those who don't remember, Cheeks stepped in to help a 13-year-old girl sing the anthem in 2003 during a Blazers game at the Rose Garden.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4880PJnO2E[/youtube]

Now, there's this more recent anthem moment from a minor league hockey game involving an 8-year-old singer (h/t to Deadspin):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU8zyB3W0pU[/youtube]
 
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