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SNL creates ‘Best of the White Guys’ DVD for NCAA Tournament (Video)

Is this SNL’s answer to “One Shining Moment”? If so, they kinda nailed it.

This funny “Best of the White Guys” DVD showing white guys diving after loose balls, taking charges, celebrating on the bench, throwing bounce passes, helping up teammates, checking in at the end of games, and my personal favorite, giving it their best shot.

And those bonus DVDs? Passion over talent? When it was fair? Oh my god. Too much.

Best of the White Guys DVD

(p.s. nobody tell them that Final Four team Wisconsin was loaded with white guys)

H/T Crabman

SNL kills it with Stephen A. Smith spoof (Video)

In a skit that has been more than a long time coming, “Saturday Night Live” finally decided to take on the task of ragging on ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. They couldn’t have nailed it more perfectly. As you can see from the clip above, SNL’s Jay Pharoah had Stephen A.’s mannerisms and accent down perfectly. I’ve literally been waiting almost five years for SNL to make fun of Smith for acting like every NBA superstar is his closest friend, and the writers were all over it.

“Chris Bosh and I are like soul mates. We have showered together. We have fed each other seedless fruits for more times than I can remember.”

Absolutely perfect. There’s no way a guy should be able to say things like this and not be made fun of on national television. Bravo, Pharoah — A+ execution.

Eli Manning’s teammates throw bananas at him to razz him about SNL

Eli Manning knew this was coming. Any sports figure who makes an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” has to be prepared to hear about it from their teammates. Manning got mixed reviews for his performance over the weekend, but for the most part people seem to think he was pretty funny and handled it well. Naturally, the Giants were awaiting Manning’s arrival at their practice facility Monday morning so they could have a little fun at his expense.

According to the NY Post, a few teammates told Eli he looks good in a dress as a reference to a skit where he dressed up in a bright yellow dress and wore a blonde wig. Others threw bananas at him to needle him about the sexting skit where a picture of Manning was shown holding a banana in front of his crotch.

“All good-hearted,’’ Manning said. “They all say they got some good laughs out of it so that is always good.’’

Manning also said that some of the “SNL” cast members were amazed that he wasn’t nervous and that, while it was a great experience, he wouldn’t want to have to do it every week.

“Everybody was very nice, very helpful and I told them from the get-go I said “Guys, remember I’m a football player, you have a lot of actors and stuff on here, I need help, I need guidance, don’t be afraid to say hey, this is what we want you to do in this skit,” Eli explained. “I’m looking to be coached here.’ They understood that, they were very nice and helpful.”

He certainly didn’t kill it like Peyton did a few years back, but nobody expected him to. Peyton’s a better actor, but Eli has one more Super Bowl ring. Low blow? Unnecessary? My bad.

Aaron Rodgers passes on hosting SNL, says it’s too much commitment right now

With all the media attention that NFL superstars are accustomed to getting, we tend to think they are all cut out for show business. That is not always the case. While they’re used to appearing on camera, they don’t have to act when they do so. Well, some of them do, but that’s a topic for a different day.

With Eli Manning set to appear on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, Aaron Rodgers reminded us about how hit-or-miss celebrity and athlete appearances can be when they’re live from New York.

“I have been invited. I want to do it, I want to do it right,” Rodgers told Darren Smith on XX1090 in San Diego. “The commitment that it takes in my opinion to do it the right way was just too much for me this offseason, so I will be doing that in the future and look forward to the opportunity.

“Peyton Manning set the bar pretty high so it will be interesting to watch Eli this week to see if he can live up to his brother’s appearance on there. … As we’ve seen, if you watch the show, you can tell the people who really put the time in on it, and the people who maybe couldn’t make the same kind of commitment.”

Too much commitment? Live up to his brother’s appearance? If I didn’t know any better I would say Aaron is trying to intimidate Eli a little bit here. That being said, he’s right. Hosting “SNL” takes guts, and Eli is going to be compared to his brother whether he likes it or not. Then again, he’s always been compared to his brother and two Super Bowl rings seem to indicate that the comparisons don’t bother him one bit.

H/T Around the League

Photo credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Tim Tebow Gets the SNL Treatment in Hilarious Skit (Video)

All Tebow! All the time! Everything Tebow at FOXSports.com

While Tim Tebow’s late-game heroics have become one of the more exciting things about the NFL this season – especially in Denver — even Broncos fans would probably embrace a comfortable victory at this point.

Even Jesus, the quarterback’s inspiration, might be ready for a break from Tebow Time, according to the folks at Saturday Night Live. Tim Tebow got the SNL treatment on the Dec. 17 episode, during which Jesus appeared and asked the Broncos to level with him. Check it out:

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SNL Selection Sunday ‘Actual Madness’ Spoof (Video)

In the same way they killed it with Brett Favre’s Wrangler Jeans commercial, I thought SNL did a great job with this Selection Sunday spoof video.  My personal favorite parts were Greg Gumbel’s mannerisms and this line:

“There’s no question that Charlie Sheen is the front-runner here, driving the crazy train at full throttle.  The fear with Sheen is has he peaked too soon?  I mean he’s done in two weeks what it took Michael Jackson 15 years to do.”

SNL Kills it With Brett Favre Wrangler Commercial Spoof (Video)

Brett Favre has reportedly admitted to leaving voicemails on Jenn Sterger’s phone but denied ever having sent her inappropriate photos.  As usual, the writers over at Saturday Night Live aren’t interested in whether or not Favre is telling the truth.  The only thing they were worried about is turning the story into a hilarious skit.  It’s about time they got in on the action, because the end result was nothing shy of brilliant.  Have a look at the phenomenal Brett Favre Wrangler SNL video from Hulu.com:

I challenge you to pretend that’s not pure gold — Brett Favre fan or not.  Without a doubt a top-five sports related skit for SNL.