Marquette stumbled upon the formula for some easy offseason publicity last September when a video it released of guard Junior Cadougan butchering a Mariah Carey song went viral.
The Golden Eagles wisely went back to the well Tuesday, unveiling another video of Cadougan and his teammates providing their cringe-worthy attempts at some classic pop songs.
There's Cadougan flailing his way through Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer." There's junior Jake Thomas and freshman Juan Anderson delivering some glass-shattering high notes in Boyz II Men's "End of the Road." And there's senior center Chris Otule killing his chances of every singing in a cover band with his painful rendition of Fun's anthem "We Are Young."
Footage of all these songs will appear on the video board at the Bradley Center this season as part of a "Name that Song" segment shown during timeouts. Peals of laughter from 10,000 fans would be enough to make most of us self conscious, but credit the Golden Eagles for having the confidence to keep right on crooning.
The only complaint I'd have is that Carly Ray Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" made it onto the song list.
I've been at the point where I cover my ears when I hear this song since August. I can only imagine it will be worse by January or February.
(Thanks, College Basketball Nation)