R&P: What are some good songs that reference a sport?

I'll make a long story short. Last night, my 18 year old daughter came by to visit my fiancée and I. She's back in her hometown of Toronto for a few days, however, yesterday was special, she showed me a ring on her finger and said "Dad, I'm engaged". The lucky man came by a little later and to put it simply I was overjoyed. Overjoyed, and overwhelmed by this mass of humanity. I never have felt so small (I'm 6'2", 195) as I did next to him. I won't say what position but he's a member of the defensive unit for the Syracuse University Orange and stands 6'4" and weighs in as he put it, at "340 lbs. but my playing weight is 300". My daughter is attending Syracuse U, where she intends to enroll in Grad School in a couple of years to study Broadcast Journalism, in hopes to becoming a sportscaster or writer. They let it be known that they have no intentions to marry while attending college. Ok, ok, here we go..

MQ: What are some good songs that reference a sport in the title and/or lyrics?

BQ: Who is your favorite "BIG" (size wise) artist?

BQ2: I was in an exchange program with the University of Michigan while attending University in Montréal and have ever since been a supporter of the U of Michigan Wolverines, now I have to change my allegiances to the Big East and the Syracuse U Orange..Do you follow NCAA Colllege Football and if so what school do you support?

BQ3: What sports are you involved in, whether as a paticipant or follower of?

BQ4: What's a good song for me to dedicate to my daughter and her fiancée?

Thank you. Enjoy your day my fellow Rock and Poppers!


Thanks Toke Lover! I forgot all about Tom Cochrane, "Big League' is great..

Update 2:

CarverGurl, just announced for Toronto, "UFC 140" in December :)

Update 3:

Anyone have any favorite sports "fight songs"?

Update 4:

oops, haha thanks Captain, I'm the one with a fiancee *brain cramp*

Update 5:

@Stella, UConn Huskies and Syracuse U are big-time rivals in the Big East. Wanna put a bet down.. :)

Update 6:

@Ryan. I love Snooker, and once had a lesson from Cliff Thorburn. Steve Davis and Alex "Hurricane" Higgins are all time faves of mine.

Update 7:

ooh, thanks Mike, "Hurricane"..Ruben Carter now resides in Toronto, as well, loved the movie and Denzel Washington's portrayl of him.

Update 8:

@Linus, thanks for "Talkin' Baseball", love all the ole player references, especially "Willie, Mickey and The Duke".

21 Answers

  • Fish
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"


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    BA: Leslie West

    BA2: Penn State football and any original Big East basketball team.

    BA3: I ran cross country in H.S., played Little league and Babe Ruth league baseball.

    BA4: Syracuse fight song.


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    Syracuse football, home of the best running back's in history. Jim Brown, Floyd Little, Ernie Davis, Joe Morris, Larry Csonka, Jim Nance and Daryl Johnston.

    I went to high school and was a friend of The Oakland Raiders #1 draft pick out of Syracuse in '69, Art Thoms.


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    Source(s): All the best to your Daughter and future Son In Law.
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  • 10 years ago

    Hey now Harvey. So very happy for you and even happier for your daughter. Wow. When any family "expands" it's a great thing! What a nice question to answer today :)

    MQ: Fried Hockey Boogie - Canned Heat


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    Popa Chubby


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    I don't follow NCAA football as much as basketball but here in CT, we have the Huskies and their football team is really starting to come along. We did win the Papa John Bowl this past year. Woohoo!


    I use to play softball in school and continued in women's & mixed leagues for years. I did some women's flag football. And I also bowled (duck pin) for over 20 years on leagues as well.


    You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears


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  • Peepaw
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    MQ :

    "Money" - Pink Floyd

    (Money It's a gas

    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

    New car, caviar, four star


    Think I'll buy me a football team)

    "Centerfield" - John Fogerty

    "Bicycle Race" - Queen

    "Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen

    (I had a friend was a big baseball player

    back in high school

    He could throw that speedball by you

    Make you look like a fool boy)

    "Ordinary Average Guy" - Joe Walsh

    (We all go bowling at the bowling lanes

    Drink a few beers

    Bowl a few frames)

    "Dreadlock Holiday" - 10cc

    (I say

    I don't like cricket oh no

    I love it)

    "Basketball Jones" - Cheech & Chong

    BQ - Meat Loaf

    BQ2 - Notre Dame

    BQ3 - Dallas Cowboys

    BQ4 - "Open Arms" or "Faithfully" - Journey

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  • 10 years ago

    MQ - Johnny can't read - Don Henley

    Its opening verse..."Football, baseball, basketball games..."

    BQ - Aaron Neville and the Fat Man himself: Fats Domino

    BQ1 - I enjoy following the Providence College Friars

    BQ2 - I like watching ice hockey and basketball.

    BQ4 - This is one of the hardest questions to answer because of the difference in our ages and tastes in music.

    Save the best for last - Vanessa Williams

    The End - Earl Grant (from 1958)


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  • 10 years ago


    The only ones that come to mind right now are baseball ones:

    Big League - Tom Cochran

    Centre Field - Tom Fogarty

    Forgive my horrible spelling. If I think of anymore, I'll add.

    BQ: I can't really think of one.

    BQ2: Nope.

    BQ3: Love hockey, okay with CFL, used to play basket ball & will a little with the kid, never could stand watching it though, was good at soccer, volleyball & basket ball back in school, and track...play softball

    BQ4: whatever meaningfully mushy song suits your fancy

  • Ryan
    Lv 5
    10 years ago


    10cc - Dreadlock Holiday

    For the repeated lyrics "I don't like cricket, I love it!"

    Also it's a really good, chilled out piece of music.


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    Queen - Bicycle Race

    The song isn't really about racing a bike, but the title suggests otherwise!


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    (whilst I would love nothing more than to post the original video, neither my employer, nor Yahoo! condones it.)

    Fleetwood Mac - The Chain

    This song doesn't reference sport at all, but it IS the theme tune to Formula 1 racing - the really, really cool bass section that goes like: boom, bum-bum-bum, bum-bum-bum-bum-bum, boooooooom.


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    Aaron Neville - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soO0CMnU9Bo

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    Meatloaf - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rptwyZS5Rw

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    BQ2: Afraid not, I'm British!

    BQ3: Football (soccer?) - I am both a participant and follower

    Cricket - I am both a participant and follower

    Pool/Snooker - I am both a participant and follower

    I watch rugby, Moto GP, Formula 1, Golf, Darts, Tennis, UFC, boxing, NFL, NHL.. absolutely any sport I can find on TV.

    BQ4: Don't You Forget About Me

    Ha ha I'm joking, of course she won't!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Football seasons coming upon us Harvey!!!

    Yah, woo hoo!!!

    Scrum - Slayer


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    I don't know about the folks in Alabama thinking football is their state sport. Here in PA we've got a pretty good tradition of football ourselves with the Pitt Panthers, Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Congrats on your kid getting engaged!

    Here's a great fight song!


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    Here's a song to dedicate to your daughter & her new fiance'e.


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  • 10 years ago

    Hey there, Harvey! ☺

    Congrats to your daughter getting engaged!

    MQ: "Centerfield" by John Fogerty

    EDIT: Gah, someone beat me to it! XP

    I'll suggest another song: "We Who Are About To Die" by Evile

    Based on the gladiatorial games in Ancient Rome, does that count?

    BQ1: Meat Loaf.

    BQ2: No, I don't Sorry. ^^;

    BQ3: I follow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA); that's my favorite sport, I love it! Don't participate in sports anymore ever since I got out of high school. When I was in high school, I played volleyball, football/soccer, and basketball (but I really sucked at that lol).

    BQ4: "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles is all that comes to mind. If I can think of a better one, I'll edit.

    @rock and metal forever: Oh, that's alright. I snooze I lose. I suggested another song anyway. =P

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