During the NFC championship game between the Saints and the Rams, the NFL flew Jimmy Buffett in from his hometown of Margaritaville to perform the national anthem.
Not only did Buffett put his own unique swing on the song, he also decided to end it in style with a huge mic drop.
Watch Buffet's rendition here.
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On social media, people couldn't get enough of Buffett's attitude as he wrapped up the anthem.
Not sure anything today is going to top that Jimmy Buffett mic drop ...— Super 70s Sports (@Super 70s Sports)1548014553.0
Jimmy Buffett’s mic drop just got me so hyped— Jon Matthews (@Jon Matthews)1548014574.0
@jimmybuffett singing our national anthem and doing a #MicDrop at the NFC championship game... ... reminds me that… https://t.co/n8tXRdSxNX— igotroblems (@igotroblems)1548014844.0
Other Twitter users felt Buffett's mic drop was somewhat unearned...
after all the years of hearing people perfectly sing the national anthem, i’m ready for more performances like jimm… https://t.co/RUxHfwM2to— Foster The People (@Foster The People)1548014910.0
Wow. One of the worst renditions of all time. Awful— Scott Zolak (@Scott Zolak)1548014439.0
Are Jimmy Buffet concerts as bad as his national anthem?— TheGrinderRevival (@TheGrinderRevival)1548014454.0
I love Jimmy Buffett but that was just a little rough. But that mic drop though 😆🤣❤️— Amy Leigh ☽ (@Amy Leigh ☽)1548014464.0
Of course, Buffett isn't the first star to leave fans somewhat disappointed by an anthem performance.
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But Buffett's rendition of the anthem has garnered extra attention because of how he punctuated it!
#jimmybuffett’s mic drop is that dad that thinks he’s doing something cool and relating to the kids. Bunch of kids… https://t.co/LNPV6tKGYp— DogPants Media (@DogPants Media)1548014917.0
Jimmy Buffett with the mic drop. But how'd you grade his national anthem performance? We're going 3/10. https://t.co/q4Eu5bnkQQ— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut)1548015038.0
A Jimmy Buffett mic drop is not something I expected today...— Ryan Kasting (@Ryan Kasting)1548014505.0
At least he was having fun?
Jimmy Buffett sounded like a random dude from the stands. Then did a mic drop.— Zack Gibney (@Zack Gibney)1548014543.0
Jimmy Buffett should of maybe broke into Cheeseburger in paradise halfway through that rendition. #MicDrop— Hamens (@Hamens)1548014479.0
There were also some who pointed out the unfortunate image Buffett created when dropping the mic from so high in the air.
I don’t think Jimmy Buffett fully thought through what he was doing when he went for such an enthusiastic mic drop.… https://t.co/sGX0Ee1cws— Marcus Johnson (@Marcus Johnson)1548017223.0
Buffett fans didn't really mind his performance, but strangers to his work were left a bit confused.
FACT: That National Anthem marks the first time in 40 years that relatively sober people have heard Jimmy Buffet sing.— Tim Young (@Tim Young)1548015196.0
Ok, Jimmy Buffett needs to NEVER do that again! Mic drop?? For what???— JoAnn Magyarik (@JoAnn Magyarik)1548014806.0
The Rams went on to win the NFC championship (earning a spot in the Superbowl) after a controversial missed call where a Rams defender clearly committed pass interference on a crucial third down for the Saints.
But we know the truth.
Y’all can say what you want about the blown call... But, Jimmy Buffett doing a mic drop after the National Anthem i… https://t.co/zhb2gHCYwy— Chip Perry (@Chip Perry)1548196653.0
Don't worry, Jimmy, we'll remember the good times.
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