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Andrew Florio Andrew Florio BVM Sports Journalist
CFL player earns Garth Brooks’ approval for singing ability

CFL player earns Garth Brooks’ approval for singing ability

REGINA, Saskatchewan (BVM) – It is unimaginable how many shenanigans happen on the sidelines during a football game.

Last week, fans got a sneak peek when Anthony Lanier II of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL was mic’d up.

Lanier did his best Garth Brooks impression, singing “Friends in Low Places.” And it was actually pretty good.

Little did Lanier know that his rendition of the song would get the attention of the country star.

Even Lanier’s mother would get in on the fun.

Lanier is playing his second season with the Roughriders after spending five seasons in the NFL playing for Washington, Kansas City, New Orleans and the Chargers.

The 29-year-old edge rusher played college ball at Alabama A&M before starting his pro career in 2016.

The Roughriders currently sit at 6-5 and fourth in the West Division, but maybe, as crazy as it sounds, this is the type of spark they need.

With seven games remaining on their schedule, there is still time for Saskatchewan to shoot up in the standings before the playoffs come around. And maybe the country star can be their new good luck charm. 

And the Roughriderssocial media team is already trying to set something up with Brooks.

Saskatchewan has four home games remaining this season, and while it might not be possible to set up an in-game duet, maybe they can have Brooks play at halftime.

Brooks was last in Regina for his stadium tour back in 2019 at Mosaic Stadium.

The Roughriders have four chances to make this a possibility, and hopefully for the fans, and for Lanier, they can line something up to create one of the CFL’s biggest spectacles.

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