Golden Tate Trying Out For Next Years American Idol

When you’re asked to croon a few lines from your favorite Taylor Swift song, the only correct answer is “I don’t know any.” Seattle Seahawks Golden Tate does not give the correct answer.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has quite the taste for pop music, given the playlist tweeted during the NFL Draft. So it makes sense that in the second round he would select a receiver willing to give singing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” a try on camera. That and the fact that Golden Tate is a fairly good player might have had something to do with it as well.

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And while Tate hardly gives the most virtuoso performance of the song, you have to commend both the guts that it took for him to expose himself to certain ridicule, and that he actually put some showmanship into it. You get the feeling that, if he were given a little time to rehearse, he still probably wouldn’t have been able to nail the notes, but he’d have at least gotten the motions down.