Can You Play a Game Without the National Anthem? I Do It All The Time.Owen Good6/30/13 7:36pm2316EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkHat in right hand, right hand over heart, I raised my beer cup with my left and took a sip. Dad chided me for that, so I put it down. The singer was behind the beat on The Star-Spangled Banner. My thumb tapped against my cap's bill. A distinctly video-game thought came to me: Can't we just button through this?