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The NCAA Championship Game Got Off To A Horrible Start Thanks To The National Anthem

Note to the NCAA: don’t enlist The Fray for future performances of the national anthem.

The band must not have gotten the memo: this is a college basketball game — nay, it’s much more than that — and they’re busting out the acoustic guitars and a tambourine and other nonsense. Guys: it’s the championship. Sing the anthem and get off the court, it’s time to ball.


  • Jake

    I personally thought it was good.

  • Rtrep70


  • Big E

    terrible rendition of the national anthem…embarrassing

  • SportsFanMphs

    Wow, it was embarrassing.  Who made the decision for that band is the question.

  • Tom

    guitars were completely out of tune…

  • mk7

    Horrible!  What an embarrassment to the Flag & to the NCAA!!

  • Randy

    Awesome rendition. It was nice to hear a refreshing take on the anthem.

  • Camilleuresti


  • guest

    he was playing wrong notes the entire time. 

  • Dan Ryan Tn

    They made Roseann Barr sound good

  • Anonymous

    Who ever gave the OK for the Fray to change the National anthem should be fired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lori-Loren/100002759175336 Lori Loren

    Go check out New Hollow’s performance of the National Anthem at the Cowboys-Saints Thanksgiving Day Game on YouTube! 
    Go to @1:16 This is how it’s done! And these guys are 15 & 16! 
    type in : ‘new hollow national anthem’

  • Theotherbob

    To their defense, it one of the fastest national anthems I’ve heard in a while.

  • http://twitter.com/jabbi88 Basman88

    This is really stupit for this great nation wow how stupit can u be like these group

  • johnnyjones666


    6:00 PM- Walk on
    the court like “Grammy Nominated, Internationally Acclaimed, World
    Touring” hotdogs with BIG pickles in your pants.

    6:03 PM- Do not tune your guitars, play wrong chords, sing out of key, forget lyrics and COMPLETELY SUCK SHIT in front of millions. Show the world who you really are.

    6:05 PM- Walk off stage like humbled chumps & complete shit bags.

    7:00 PM- Say goodbye to your fraudulent career. The trick is up. Get back to your Mom’s coffee house open mic where you belong.

    Baw haw haw haw haw haw! Awwwww haw haw haw haw haw haw!

    p.s. Before I die. I will punch that shitarist who shares the mic at
    the end. I promise you. He is nowhere as cool as he thinks he is.

  • Celebs r weird

    They sucked and looked like they were stoned on top of it.  Horrible.

  • Immortalsanchez

    how “stupit” CAN one be? that really is the question.
    (psst, i’m being sarcastic. if you’re going to call people  stupid, you may want to learn to spell)
    oh and i liked this rendition of the anthem. some people just can’t stand it unless it’s being sung with about 50 different vocal solos and a loud scream at the end.

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  • Trainlane

    Big Fray fan here, but….To quote their lyrics…”Everyone…knows I’m in over my head, over my head”

  • Cmiketinac

    I never heard of those guys, but thought it was unique and solid!

  • Red Stevens

    The massive suckage created a rift in the universe, we were lucky not to get sucked in, never to be seen again

  • Christina

    Loved it. It’s about time someone sang our national anthem without the irritating vocal show-boating. I’m sure when it was written, they didn’t anticipate Mariah Carey dragging out the lyrics for 5 minutes. Everyone needs to watch America, The Story of Us and maybe you will take some pride back in the simple things. The Fray? Job well done.

  • Frank

    I didn’t think I was going to like it because the beginning didn’t sound anything like the National Anthem is supposed to sound…With that said I really enjoyed it.  Thought it was well sung, and the different twist was something I felt was in good taste.  Great job guys…

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.speidel Bob Speidel

    Don’t let travis Tritt sing it either. Gawd awful at the final game.

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