Top 10: Corniest athlete music videos of all time [VIDEO]
Rocking a Halloween mask and stocking cap, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed off his cheesy rap flow in a video that’s sure to spread faster than West Nile.
RGIII posted the low-quality video for “Pop Rocks and Tootsie Pops” to his Facebook page on Sunday, just a day after marrying college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat. Mrs. Griffin, joined by her sister Lindsey, threw in some much needed background rapping and dancing.
Since nothing makes our day more than professional athletes making fools out of themselves, here are ten more of the corniest athlete music videos out of the NFL, NBA , MLB and the boxing ring.
10. Tony Parker, “Premier”
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker could actually be the next Tupac, but he raps this entire song in French, so we’ll never know.
9. Shaquille O’Neal, “(I Know I Got) Skillz”
Shaq may have had skills on the basketball court, but he wasn’t quite cut out for the rap game. “I’ll punch you in the stomach, I don’t give a heck,” the former Laker raps at one point while he dances around a stage in some good old fashioned nineties goofiness.
8. Oscar de la Hoya, “Run To Me”
Former world champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya channels his inner Enrique Iglesias in the sentimental ballad “Run to Me.” The song isn’t half bad, although there’s nothing funnier than watching someone that knocked people out for a living traipse through a parade. What’s probably more surprising is that la Hoya’s self-titled album that features this song earned a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Album.
7. 1986 L.A. Dodgers, “Baseball Boogie”
Dubbing themselves “The Baseball Boogie Bunch” in this gem, the 1986 Los Angeles Dodgers got down in true eighties fashion, with brightly colored jackets and questionable dance moves.
6. Manny Pacquiao, “Sometimes When We Touch”
Filipino slugger Manny Pacquiao leaves everything out there in this tribute to Dan Hill’s 1977 one-hit wonder “Sometimes When We Touch.” This video is pretty simple in its corniness: It’s just Pacquiao and a bald Hill singing their hearts out in a production studio. Powerful stuff.
5. 1986 L.A. Rams, “Ram It”
There must have been something about 1986 and Los Angeles that just screamed choreographed dance routines, though this one has too many guys “ramming” for our taste.
4. Deion Sanders, “Must Be The Money”
Deion “Prime Time” Sanders was never short on ego and rightfully so. He had illustrious careers in both professional football and baseball. But he goes a little overboard with “Must Be The Money.”
3. A.C. Green, David Robinson, Barry Sanders, “It Ain’t Worth It”
Ok, so this is more of a PSA than a music video, but we couldn’t resist. NBA greats A.C Green and David Robinson are joined by NFL legend Barry Sanders in a brief rap promoting abstinence. (Rap starts at 1:25.)
2. Carl Lewis, “Break It Up”
It’s just another day at the gym with 10-time, Olympic medal-winning track star Carl Lewis. Throw in a highlight reel, some hot babes, and a positive message and we’ve got ourselves a show. We dare you to take this seriously.
1. 1985 Chicago Bears, “The Super Bowl Shuffle”
It’s the corny athlete music videos to top all corny athlete videos. Enough said.