By the time Alicia was finished singing the national anthem, I read War and Peace twice, played seven games of Monopoly and did a third thing that was time consuming.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 03: Musician Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)