The 5 Worst Music Albums by Current and Former NFL Players

Matt Stein@MatthewJSteinCorrespondent IIJuly 8, 2012

The 5 Worst Music Albums by Current and Former NFL Players

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    There are certain things that don't mix in life. For example, water and oil. You put those two things together, shake furiously and you'll amazingly get no mixing.

    The same is true for NFL players and musical albums. It's not that it's impossible for an NFL player to make a good album, it is just about as likely as water mixing with oil.

    Here are five former and current NFL players that have attempted at making what most people would call music and have failed miserably. 

One-Hit Wonders

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    Before we get started on looking at full albums, it would be a crime to not include some classic athlete musicians who only put out one song. Here are the best one-hit wonder athlete musicians in music history:


    Chicago Bears: Super Bowl Shuffle

    As you can see from the video above, had the 1985 Chicago Bears put together a complete album, they would have landed atop this list without a second thought. However, they did give us this absolute gem, and who can complain about that?


    LaDainian Tomlinson: LT Slide Electric Glide

    If there was a close second to the Super Bowl Shuffle in terms of awfulness, LT's Slide Electric Glide would be it. All I want to know is how I can pull off a pure white suit with tennis shows.


    Adam "Pacman" Jones: Let It Shine

    While we could definitely see Jones and his group called Posterboyz release an album in the near future, right now they only have one song called Let It Shine. Hopefully they eventually release that album because this single just screams horrible.

5. Ben Utecht: Christmas Hope

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    Having an athlete put together a musical album is generally a bad idea, but having an athlete put together a Christmas album is a terrible idea.

    The only reason that Ben Utecht (or Benjamin as he now likes to be called) ranks this low on the list is because he actually has a pretty decent voice. He can definitely carry a tune and can belt out a note when needed.

    Unfortunately, the only singers who can put out successful Christmas albums are really old men or young women. Utecht falls into neither of those categories.

4. Kyle Turley: Death, Drugs & the DoubleCross

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    Not only was Kyle Turley an aggressive player on the field, he has become an aggressive musician off the field.

    His most recent album, Death, Drugs & the DoubleCross, is a testament to the fact that Turley hasn't banished his helmet-throwing days. In fact, one look at the album cover might even have you believe that Turley has been throwing more than helmets these days.

    Of all the athletes turned musicians, Turley is probably the most successful, but that still doesn't mean the music is any good.

3. Terry Bradshaw: Sings Christmas Songs for the Whole World

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    For those of you too young to know Terry Bradshaw had released an album, you're mind is about to be blown: he's actually released five albums. In fact, his first single, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, an old Hank Williams song, actually reached No. 17 on the Top 100 chart in the United States.

    However, after a time away from music, Bradshaw released Sings Christmas Songs for the Whole World in 1996. Like I said before, there are just some people who shouldn't release Christmas albums, and athletes definitely fall into that category.

    Let's just say that Bradshaw should have stuck to remaking old Hank Williams songs instead.

2. Free Reign: Tragedy

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    Free Reign is made up of NFL offensive linemen Marc Colombo, Leonard Davis and Cory Proctor. Not only does this band play heavy-metal music, but they also happen weigh in at a cool 900-plus pounds.

    In fact, just the idea of three 300-pound men head-banging on stage makes me want to begin laughing uncontrollably. 

1. Deion Sanders: Prime Time

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    I believe if you look at Exhibit A in the video above, you'll realize that Deion Sanders and Prime Time win the award for "Worst Album by an Athlete of All Time" in a complete landslide. This contest wasn't even close.

    What is crazy about this album is that it actually had some success in the U.S., reaching No. 70 on the hip-hop charts. What is even crazier is that pink suit that Deion is wearing.

    My advice is to just sit back, turn up the sound on your computer and be prepared to be rolling on the ground in laughter after a few seconds of Must be the Money.