Like a child in the kitchen, concocting a brew of Mayonnaise, Hershey's Syrup, and Orange Juice, viewers of the pre-game festivities at the Citi BCS National Championship Game were treated to an interesting performance of the National Anthem which included Josh Groban, Flea, and a Mariachi band (with no relation to the ingredients previoiusly mentioned).
Since then, a storm of activity has picked up on Twitter and other social networks discussing the performance. Viewer reactions have been from one extreme to the other. Although the negative and confused seemed to be more dominant in the buzz. One viewer reports:
"Any of you watch the National Championship game last night? (That was the big confusing sporting even that prevented you girls from watching the big crossover event on Grey’s Anatomy.) To any of you who did, had you the pleasure of hearing Josh Groban sing the national anthem? As only a dumbass like Josh Groban can, he dropped a lame turd all over it. He did his best impression of an even-more-irritating-looking Nigel Thornberry doing an impression of the Giovanni Jones from Long-Haired Hare. Sorry, I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid. Point being, whoever chose to have that putz get up in front of the nation and sing the “Star Spangled Banner” like that needs to be reported… to somebody. Crickets.
Oh, and for some reason Flea was playing bass along with the band that played my grandparents’ engagement party. Icing on the really weird, bad cake."
But you decide for yourself. Have a look at the video, and let us know what you think.