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5 Songs From Former Football Players

It’s football season!!!  And by that I mean AMERICAN football, not that soccer stuff.  As I’ve mentioned before, the only sports I watch regularly are Chicago Bears games.  Baseball, hockey, college sports mean absolutely nothing to me.  With all the national pride, fierce competitions, and heartwarming stories even the Olympics weren’t enough to hold my interest for more than a couple of hours.  Except Women’s Beach Volleyball…

…because I’m obvious like that. (

NFL players sacrifice their bodies in the hopes of achieving glory in a sport that they love.  Or at least achieving the league minimum of $390,000 per season.  But a lot of them really just want to entertain us fans.  Many former players have gone on to have successful acting careers – Merlin Olson, OJ Simpson, Dean Cain, Fred Dryer, etc.  But did you know there are several players who have gone the music route?   In celebration of the new season, I present to you five songs from NFL players.

But first a little housekeeping…  Yes, I am a huge Chicago Bears fan.  And yes, I do recall vividly when they dominated their competition en route to winning the Super Bowl in the 1985 season.  And yes, I do know that they recorded a song and music video called “The Super Bowl Shuffle.”  But I refuse, decline, refrain, spurn, and repudiate any thoughts of including that song in this post.  I loved it as a kid, but soon got sick of it. In fact, over time I got sick of most of the players from that team as they’ve become loudmouthed jerks.  So you can just put away any hopes of seeing that video here.

Now on to the songs…

James Allen

He played on the Bears and several other teams a few years ago who decided to retire from football to pursuer a rap career.  That career lasted a whopping two weeks and he tried to go back to football. Darn, that wasn’t long enough to make a music video. Not off to a good start.

Kyle Turley

He was a mean-spirited player whose career was cut short by injuries.  Let’s see how he does as a singer –

Ok, so he’s a poor man’s Nickelback.  Which I guess would make him downright destitute and homeless as a musician.  Maybe the next one will be better.

Wayman Tisdale

Ugh.  Sure he’s talented, but it’s JAZZ.  And you know how I feel about jazz.  Oh wait, he was an NBA player.  Never mind.

Deion Sanders

Neon Deion was a flashy Hall of Fame player that also played professional baseball.  Now he can be seen on as an NFL Network analyst and TV spokesman, so he’s definitely the entertaining type.  So he’s gotta be able to rap, right?


Terry Bradshaw

Ok, Terry’s gotta be able to represent the NFL – one of the greatest QBs of all time, actor, sports anchor, pitchman.   He even put out an album which I actually own.

But never listened to.

Let’s see what he’s got…

OK, so maybe this wasn’t such a great idea.  I guess I’ll have to resort to posting the video that I really didn’t want to post.

See?  That’s how bad it is.  The 1985 Bears don’t even want you to see the actual video.

Were there any that I missed?  For you Europeans out there, do any of your “footballers” sing?

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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

4 comments on “5 Songs From Former Football Players

  1. Yinzerella
    September 7, 2012

    The Bradshaw clip just blew my mind.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 7, 2012

      Knew you’d appreciate that as a Steelers fan. You ever see that album of his? Found it at a Big Lots in college for 25 cents each and bought a dozen. Gave them away to budies but might have an extra or two for u

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    September 7, 2012

    quite a creative list here

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