This NFL off-season has been as compelling as any in recent memory, but there is typically a lull in football news right after the draft. I mean to fill that lull with ridiculous lists!
The general perception of Eli Manning’s performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend is that it wasn’t all that memorable, but he didn’t fall flat on his face either. Given his…wooden nature, I’d say this is a success. This got me thinking about what NFL players I would most like to see host the popular sketch show. Here are five of them, in no particular order.
Look, I realize that a linebacker will probably never have the chance to host something as mainstream as Saturday Night Live, but if ever there was a time for an exception it’s right now! With the bounty scandal dominating the offseason headlines, and SNL’s gift for topical comedy, this could be a lot of fun. Really I just want to see a sketch where Vilma punches “Roger Goodell” for ten straight minutes while the audience stares on in uncomfortable silence. Is that so wrong? Plus, I think we would all appreciate it if he put up 10k for any of the cast to take out the dude from Good Burger.
With Randy Moss and Terrell Owens both being out of the league last year, the door was wide open for another wide receiver to seize the diva crown. Stevie Johnson walked right through that door and then danced a while. I don’t know if he would have great comedic timing in a setting like this, but I don’t even care. If it went bad, it would go so bad that I wouldn’t be able to take my eyes off of it. You might think this could be a PR problem for NBC after Stevie blamed God for a key overtime drop, but after the whole Sinead O’Connor incident they are used to the heat!
So the sketch starts out with Kristen Wiig running down a dark alley; crying, alone, frightened for her life…
I know, I know. I have spent a considerable amount of time on this blog over the last six months talking about how annoyed I am about Tebow mania. But just the same, how could you not watch this? Would he go ironic and do some sweet ass Satan worshipping sketches? Gosh I hope so.The only people who wouldn’t enjoy this would be the SNL cast who would put in more work, be better at their jobs, and get none of the credit for the show’s success! Matt Prater feels your pain, Fred Armisen.
To make an SNL appearance successful, one of the best character traits you can have is a disregard for your own integrity. Well, Gronk is a meathead. He knows he is a meathead. He has fun being a meathead. Even if they have a bad show, he will still be a blast at the after party. I don’t understand what that dance is, but losing control of your basic motor functions has never looked so fun!
Who would you like to see host SNL? What is another ridiculous list you would like to see this week? The offseason is starting to get boring, isn’t it? Let us know in the comments section!