ESPN Music: Calgary Flames
February, 5, 2013
By D'Arcy Maine | ESPN The Magazine
Paul Natkin/Getty Images"Now I'm as smooth as a chocolate swirl/ I dance a little funky, so watch me girl." Uh, okay.To commemorate the release of ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 18 Music Issue, this week we will be taking a look back at some of the worst sports-related music moments of all time.
Every great sports team needs a song to immortalize its greatness, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong.
By now, your local JV basketball team has probably already uploaded some "rap anthem" to YouTube, hoping to become the next viral sensation. Tell those whippersnappers they have a huge mountain to fall down if they ever want to be remembered as one of the worst team anthems of all time. Their forefathers have set a very low bar, indeed.
We went back to the ’80s heyday of terrible sports music to put together this list of songs that are so bad that they're ... yeah, they're pretty much bad.
July, 11, 2012
By Mike Trask | Special to ESPN.com
Theo Fleury has always worn his heart on his sleeve. For 10 seasons and 791 games, he did it as the sparkplug forward for the Calgary Flames.
He’s always been entertaining. Witness some of his famous moments on YouTube. And -- even better -- some of his infamous moments.
Now he’s entertaining in Calgary again -- in the Saddledome, the site of some of his greatest goals, hits and fights. But the 44-year-old has turned in his skates and stick for a guitar and microphone.
The No. 14 sweater has been traded in for a cowboy shirt and a budding country music career. Yes, Theo Fleury is a country singer.
“It will be different,” he said about returning to the Saddledome with the ice covered by a floor and stage. “I’m excited for the opportunity. I take it very seriously. It hasn’t happened overnight. I’ve gotten to work with some very talented people in the music industry. This is where it led to.”
The second career has led back to the Saddledome, where the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo is taking place. Fleury’s big gig is opening for country star Johnny Reid on Friday.
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