I’ll admit it, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is quite a catchy tune. But, who thought the song would catch on among NCAA teams in a wave of lip sync videos this spring?
A quick YouTube search provides the evidence of some VERY creative examples.
The Harvard baseball team got a lot of public love (hello, SportsCenter!) for their road trip skit. (I am awaiting the response video from the guy sleeping. Come on, dude…you OWE it to us!)
But there are other, equally entertaining videos that we found. Check them out below:
- UConn women’s basketball continues their run of entertaining videos!
- Syracuse men’s basketball gets in on the fun.
- UConn women’s rowing gets extra points for throwing the “shopping cart” in…with a real shopping cart!
And women’s lacrosse teams are serious about this:
- Monmouth features a good cause and The Worm.
- Ohio Wesleyan even got the officials involved.
- Kean players dance their way through Virginia.
- Montclair State uses some serious coordination.
These videos continue to prove one thing – there are many creative and fun student-athletes out there! The view numbers on these videos are impressive: Harvard baseball sits far above the rest with over 2 million views, while most of the others hover in the 12,000 range. Not only is that a lot of exposure for the schools they represent, it is also a unique kind of organic exposure, which the school itself could not master. These creative student-athletes are proud of the universities they represent both on the field and in videos like these.
In this day of everyone worrying about what student-athletes may or may not do on their social media platforms, we should lift up the ones who do it well. We should use them as examples of how social media can be healthy and fun.
So, here you go…these teams did it!
Now if I could just get that song out of my head.
UPDATE: Stetson baseball posts their video.
Have other team lip sync videos? Send them my way!