New Fighting Illini Coach Tim Beckman Sings At Wrigley, Breaks The Sound Barrier

07.30.12 6 years ago 2 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got a new entry in the Worst Rendition Of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ competition.

For some people, singing ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ at Wrigley Field is a dream come true. Hell, it’s on my bucket list and I don’t even like the Cubs. For some, it’s a Mitt-Romney-Goes-To-Jerusalem-esque PR move … case in point, this clip of new University of Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman ingratiating himself to the locals with a rendition so enthusiastic you can forgive its badness. When it doubt, clench your fists and throw your arms in the air like Freddie Mercury. And hey, to his credit he spent the last three years in Toledo, a city so unimportant it has yet to get music.

For the record, if I ever get to sing during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley, I’m taking voice lessons for six months and doing the entire thing like Mariah Carey.

[h/t to Dr. Saturday]

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