Ben Folds Five Wants To Be The Charlotte Bobcats' Pep Band

The Charlotte Bobcats won their opener the other night, which is an occasion in and of itself. Sure, things returned to normal the next night when they lost to the Mavericks by 27, but Bobcats fever is spreading, so much so that no less than alt-rock piano maestro Ben Folds wants to get his band (he and the two other original members of the Five reunited last year) in on the action:



The Bobcats seem enthusiastic about the proposal, as well they should be.

I heartily endorse everything about this arrangement, both because Folds puts on one helluva live show, and because he's already written the chorus for what, with just a few lyrical tweaks, could very easily be the Bobcats' fight song.

[Larry Brown Sports]