It’s no secret that, inside every pro athlete, there’s a wannabe musician waiting for his big break. Past musical endeavours of professional athletes include (in reverse order of quality) the “misguided musical stylings” of Bronson Arroyo, the Jesus freakery of Ben Utecht, and the actual honest-to-God punk rock of Scott Radinsky. While the music sometimes is less than, well, listenable, who among us wouldn’t take the opportunity to cut an album or jump on stage to jam with the band?
However, just because some people are presented with said opportunity doesn’t mean they should take it. Last night, oft-pummeled UFC pixie Chuck Liddell teamed up with Boston Red Sox pitcher Brad Penny and Washington
Foreskin Redskins tight end Chris Cooley to belt out the worst rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” since, well, Journey’s 1981 album, Escape. Thankfully, TMZ was there, and we’ve got the video after the jump.
According to that omnipresent chronicler of celebrity derring-do, TMZ.COM, the athletes were at Hollywood’s Key Club when they were invited onstage by what appears to be a time traveler from 1987:
Sadly the video cuts off before the scantily-clad ladies seen above enter the picture, but the full video can be seen at TMZ.com…if you dare. Seriously though, isn’t it time for Journey to fade back into obscurity? Ever since 2005, when the White Sox used “Don’t Stop Believing” as their mulleted rallying cry, the song has become a sort of kitschy, ironic party favorite. It’s time to move on, drunken karaoke singers of the world.