Athletes inspire, and one of the great products of their inspiration is music.
Hundreds of ballads, raps, folk songs, country songs and swinging golden oldies pay tribute to or poke fun at beloved athletes.
Unfortunately, not all those inspired musicians compose with a talent on par with the athletes that they write about.
Simply put, some of the songs suck.
Click on to hear some of the best and worst athlete-inspired songs from throughout the ages.