Jimmy Buffett, the Mayor of Margaritaville himself, performed the national anthem prior to the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints.
Buffett did end the Star Spangled Banner in grand style.
Jimmy Buffett with the mic drop. But how'd you grade his national anthem performance?
We're going 3/10. pic.twitter.com/q4Eu5bnkQQ
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) January 20, 2019
But generally speaking, it didn’t go well. The people on Twitter were pretty quick to criticize.
Jimmy Buffett’s rendition of the National Anthem: pic.twitter.com/uFM5TqEBvQ
— Jeff Ratcliffe (@JeffRatcliffe) January 20, 2019
Jimmy Buffett? A limitless field of musical talent in New Orleans and you bring out Cheeseburger in Paradise Guy???
— Keith Schweigert (@K_Schweigert) January 20, 2019
If Jimmy Buffett could never sing the anthem again… that’d be great
— 🏈 Kelly (@football_kelly) January 20, 2019
Sounded like Jimmy Buffett was in margaritaville right there
— Nic Evil-ish. #GoDawgs#KeepPounding🐶⚫🔴🇮🇪🇺🇸 (@CarolinaDawgs1) January 20, 2019
Jimmy Buffett sounds like I do when I sing in the shower.
— Mark R. Lindquist (@markrlindquist) January 20, 2019
Why does Jimmy Buffett sound like a kid that’s forced to sing in front of family #NFLPlayoffs 🤣🤣🤣
— Chenise Ann Peaches Loretta Peter Brown Andrews (@Annie_Cakez) January 20, 2019
We sure that’s Jimmy Buffett and not just some guy?
— Doug Williams (@DougWilliamsSNY) January 20, 2019
Yea. Uh Jimmy Buffett. That wasn’t mic drop worthy brah.
— jordan cornette (@jordancornette) January 20, 2019
— Scott Utterback (@Utterback13) January 20, 2019
We can say this for Buffett’s rendition. He didn’t drag it out for a long time. It was quick.