Shaka Smart at Wrigley Field
Unlike VCU's suspect NCAA Tournament berth, head coach Shaka Smart earned his invitation to sing, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." He's a little too stiff with the "1-2-3" at the :56 second mark.
I know, I know. I'm still a stick in the mud when it comes to VCU getting invited to the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Their regular-season credentials weren't as strong as other teams like Virginia Tech and Colorado. The success they had in the NCAA Tournament doesn't change or validate their regular-season credentials.
Now, I take nothing away from their postseason run. It was a great tournament run all the way to the Final Four. Shaka Smart earned all of the props he got and deserved to be at Wrigley Field signing. It did a decent rendition. I give it a 6.5. He was a little stiff in spots but overall I think it was solid.