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The Top 5 Athletes With Rock Star Ambitions

With the brief window of time a pro athlete has to shine, most have some other talents to fall back on. Here are five guys who love to rock while on the sidelines.

John Daly

John Daly: Knockin' On Heaven's Door (GOLF VERSION) | Golfing World by Golfing World on YouTube

The golf legend known as "Wild Thing" is practically a folk hero due to his long drives and hard living. And as seen in this video, he can play guitar, sing and sport an American flag blazer all at the same time!

John McEnroe

John McEnroe does Nirvana by Pittercone1 on YouTube

Johnny Mac is arguably one of the greatest tennis players ever, and he certainly had a heavy-metal attitude in his prime. So it's no surprise that he fancies himself a bar-band rock star. After watching this performance, you may hear the ghost of Kurt Cobain scream "You cannot be serious!"

Alexi Lalas

Retired pro-soccer star Alexi Lalas was a 90s sports icon, and he definitely looked like a grunge rocker. He also has something in common with the aforementioned John Daly: they were both homies with Hootie and the Blowfish. Lalas' band even opened for Hootie during a leg of one of their European tours.

Chris Kluwe

Tripping Icarus - Catching Clouds MNMusic by MNMusicFan on YouTube

The former NFL punter is more famous for his off-the-field criticism of the league on social issues, which ultimately left him persona non grata. Luckily, he still has his hobbies – including playing bass for the band Tripping Icarus.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao sings "La Bamba" by Mandatory on YouTube

There's not much that Manny can't do. Besides boxing, he even plays pro basketball in the Philippines AND serves in the country's House of Representatives. But among all of his accomplishments, he likes to think of himself as a crooner first and foremost.

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