Which Sports Franchises Have the Worst Music Taste?
By: Luke Winkie
Courtesy Scott Stapp This man is responsible for the worst song about flying fish ever.
Sports and music go hand-in-hand -- it's pumped out of every stadium in America, we have jock jams, and, like the "San Diego Super Chargers," some of the oldest traditions in professional team sports are inextricably tied to specific songs. It's why the Miami Dolphins will play that godforsaken fight song every single game they play. It's why those organ bleats will ring out in baseball stadiums until the Earth is swallowed by the Sun. These two industries need each other. The rest of us will just have to deal with it.
With that in mind, we've highlighted some teams that have demonstrated some particularly bad taste in recent years.
The Edmonton Oilers: "Don't Stop The Party" - Pitbull
The Edmonton Oilers, a blue-collar, rough and tumble team and city where Wayne Gretzky would cement his legacy, play a Pitbull song when they score a goal. I don't really have to explain why this makes me sad, Edmonton is smackdab in the middle of Alberta and already has to deal with plenty of bitter stereotypes from stuck-up urbanites, but honestly picking a Bob Seger song would be a better way to dissuade the haters than, you know, motherfucking Pitbull.
Boston Bruins - "Kernkraft 400" - Zombie Nation
The Boston Bruins are one of the oldest institutions in American culture, yet they use a song that was exclusively used to hype up my youth group about worship retreats in 2002.
Seattle Mariners: "Ice Ice Baby" - Vanilla Ice
OK, so maybe it's unfair to put the entire franchise on notice for one player's indiscretion, but Blake Beavan does play for the Mariners, and he does walk up to "Ice Ice Baby." We can pretty much confirm that Blake Beavan thinks he's a lot funnier than he actually is.