1. Manti Te’o – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
Manti Te’o hit the headlines recently for getting caught up in a bizarre fake girlfriend hoax, hence Chris Isaak’s classic is the perfect song choice for him.
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2. Roy Keane – Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Roy Keane doesn’t really look like he’s enjoying his time on the ITV pundits’ sofa, so no doubt he’ll be pleading ‘call me maybe’ to a number of clubs, in the hope that they’ll hire him as their manager promptly.
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3. Lance Armstrong – The Drugs Don’t Work (The Verve)
Lance Armstrong’s doping won him seven Tour de France trophies, but as The Verve sang, it just made things worse in the long run.
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4. Tiger Woods – Girls, Girls, Girls (Jay Z)
When Tiger Woods emerged on the golfing scene, he rapidly rose to fame, gaining an image as a clean-cut all-American hero in the process. However, it was subsequently discovered that he had a penchant for women. Lots and lots of women.
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5. Rory McIlroy – The World’s Greatest (R Kelly)
Rory McIlroy is one of the few people who has genuinely earned the right to sing along to R Kelly’s hit, given that he is the current world number one golfer.
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6. El Hadj Diouf – Spitting games (Snow Patrol)
7. Katie Taylor – Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh)
Taylor’s conservative background and red boxing attire means she could easily be the heroine of this Chris de Burgh number.
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8. Jonny Sexton – Mo Money Mo Problems (Notorious BIG)
Jonny Sexton is on his way to France and, in making the move, will be paid an astronomical figure. However, the IRFU and certain Leinster fans aren’t happy, so like Biggie, his problems look set to multiply.
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9. Stoke City – Bad Boys For Life (P Diddy)
More so than most teams, Stoke City have gained a reputation for being somewhat reckless practitioners of their sport and have thus, acquired a bad-boy image in some people’s eyes.
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10. Mario Balotelli – Me Against the World (Tupac)
Mario Balotelli gives the impression that he is the perpetual victim of the world’s evil ways. Consequently, he will no doubt relate to one of Tupac’s best-known songs.
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11. Robbie Keane – Drinkin in LA (Bran Van 3000)
Did Robbie Keane join LA Galaxy purely for footballing reasons? Well, surely the lifestyle over there didn’t exactly hurt.
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12. Jim McGuinness – Jimmy’s Winning Matches (Rory and the Island)
An obvious choice admittedly, but any opportunity to revisit this ingenious number is undoubtedly worth taking.
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