Imagine University of Akron Athletic Director Tom Wistrcill and football coach Terry Bowden taking on the roles of Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt.
That is what happened for a video that is making the rounds on YouTube and can be found on the Beacon Journal’s Ohio.com website.
Not only are Wistrcill and Bowden playing the roles of television and movie celebrities, but they also “yodel” in the video.
“Tom wanted to do a skit for the Student Athletics Celebration Banquet. Coaches and administrators normally do a skit,” Bowden said. “Basically it was done to add some life to the athletics awards banquet we had for our department. But I’ll be honest with you. We weren’t quite the actors that Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon were. But it was a cute gesture and I’m glad to have done it.”
Wistrcill plays the part of Fallon, the current Tonight Show host, and Bowden is Pitt.
In the video, something beckoned Wistrcill to yodel and answering his call across campus is Bowden at InfoCision Stadium.
Bowden isn’t sure what to make of the yodeling, which is part of the soundtrack to the skit that originally aired with Fallon, Pitt and a studio audience from when Fallon was the host of Late Night.
“We don’t call that yodeling,” Bowden said. “In West Virginia we call that hollering. But if that’s what they call it, yodeling, that will be fine.
“I wish I could tell you it was original or unique, but Tom or somebody in the athletic department, I think they did a good job of finding a funny skit for us to copy for these student athletes.”
Bowden said he has received calls from former classmates, teammates, former coaches and players with jokes about his “performance.”
“I tell you when you put these things on YouTube, you’d better be ready for national exposure and I can’t imagine any negatives on it,” he said. “Some may think it’s stupid, but the intentions were good and the fun it created at the banquet was really good and I don’t really worry about anything else.”