WATCH: Fox Sports’ Patriotic Super Bowl Pregame Video With Simone Biles


Superbowl #51 Johnny Cash's ' Ragged Old Flag'Fox Sports President, COO , and Executive Producer Eric Shanks was listening to the Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI AM 640 on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day when Tim played 'Ragged Old Flag' by Johnny Cash. Shanks said it gave him chills and he knew it was exactly the message he wanted to share with…2017-02-06T02:19:12.000Z

Before the start of Super Bowl LI, Fox aired a patriotic video that featured narration from Simone Biles and the song “Ragged Old Flag” by the late Johnny Cash. The legendary actor and singer Harry Belafonte also contributed narration to the spot. It was preceded by a speech by pregame host Curt Menefee.

“Our forefathers got it right, 240 years ago,” Biles says in the spot. “Equality. freedom. They belong to us all. And in case we falter in our ways, they wrote it down for us to always remember and cherish.”

Before the final spot aired, Fox Sports also posted the following video about the making of the video. The goal of the video was to highlight what makes the U.S. the country that it is, in spite of the division the country faces politically. As the making-of video reveals, the spot featured Nate Boyer, a veteran of the Army Special Forces, and Marine Corps veteran Kristine Ennis.


Take a look behind-the-scenes of FOX's 'Ragged Old Flag' Super Bowl feature | SUPER BOW LIFOX got patriotic before the Super Bowl. Find out what inspired the "Ragged Old Flag" feature and how it all came together behind-the-scenes. #FOXSports SUBSCRIBE to get the latest FOX Sports content: foxs.pt/SubscribeFOXSPORTS ▶First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright's YouTube channel: foxs.pt/SubscribeFIRSTTHINGSFIRST ►UNDISPUTED’s YouTube channel: foxs.pt/SubscribeUNDISPUTED ▶The Herd with Colin Cowherd’s YouTube channel:…2017-02-05T08:31:44.000Z

Here’s the original, full version of Cash’s “That Ragged Old Flag” performance.


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The video features narration from Biles, who won four Gold Medals and one Bronze Medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.


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