The Fray’s NCAA Title Game National Anthem — Like It Or Spike It?

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Many predicted Kentucky would win the NCAA title before the start of this season, so the outcome of Monday night’s game didn’t come as much of a surprise.

But The Fray’s pre-game national anthem?

Let’s just say that was less predictable.

Did you like their unique take on “The Star-Spangled Banner”? WFAN’s Boomer & Carton want to know.

Take a listen and vote in the poll below:

Which way did you vote? Make your case in the comments below!

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  • Steve

    strong and brave rendition, even had a bit of a groove to it for once …

  • Sue

    The Star Spangled Banner is one of the most painifully awful songs I have ever heard. As stated time and time again, it is an extremely difficult song to perform and is never what I consider “pretty”. I cried when Fray performed this because it was so beautiful. It’s the first time I have ever felt the emotions this song is intended to produce.

    • Sue

      Sorry, National Anthem – best rendition in spite of my mistake.

  • Sydelle

    2 Letters: P U

  • ellis

    In these national venues, why don’t they bring in a local church choir or high school glee club? Pay them a little bit for their time and talent, give them a little well deserved exposure and be done with it. No hotel, no embarrassing out of tune guitars because these kind of groups would practice and practice before their big erformance. It was uncomfortable and awkward for everyone. Quite frankly, I felt sorry for The Fray because I think they knew how bad it was.

  • RHW

    We want Kate Smith.

  • BillInOrlando

    The problem is the Kansas player with his arms on his teammates shoulders as they sway to the musicon national TV. This unpatriotic behavior reflects on their school, team, coach and their idiot selves. Shame on the Kansas Athletic Dept. for failure to teach the basics.

  • Phil

    As I’ve pointed out in a tweet the Star Spangled Banner initially was a “drinking” song that F.S. Key used to set his poem to.. So the tune is open to interpretation. Ask anyone who actually knows music and you will hear that it is one of the most difficult tunes to play, not to mention sing. It’s anything but a catchy tune. The fact that it is our National Anthem doesn’t necessarily make the tune sacrosanct. (In fact it wasn’t the national anthem until 1931.) If the words weren’t altered they still carry the intended respect. It’s the words not the tune.

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