Bettendorf native’s song about Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz goes viral
After spending part of the past year on tour with Chicago and REO Speedwagon, Tim Stop did what any frustrated Iowa football fan (who also happens to be a talented singer/songwriter/musician) would do: he sang about it.
“A friend of mine emailed me the… lyrics,” Stop told News 8 Wednesday. “I told him half-jokingly [that] I’ll make a recording… I spent an hour or two cranking out a version, sent it over to see if he liked it and left to workout. The next time I looked at my phone, it was all over Twitter.”
Titled “Season of Punt”– a parody play off of the song “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical Rent– the lyrics let their frustrations fly:
$571,400… how much did Kirk earn for each win last year… Beat Purdue, beat Ball State, beat IU but lost the Cy-Hawk…
$571, 400… how do you measure a year of Ferentz.
Recently posted online, the song hit viral status this week when the website NowThatsCollege.com picked up on it.
To listen to the entire rendition from the QC native (who now calls Kansas City home), click “play” below: