Eli Manning Hosting Saturday Night Live: Grading Best and Worst Athlete Hosts

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Eli Manning Hosting Saturday Night Live: Grading Best and Worst Athlete Hosts
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Every now and then, Saturday Night Live mixes it up by booking a professional athlete to host the show rather than an actor promoting their latest cinematic plague on humanity. Sometimes it's a nice change. Other times, it's a painful exercise in endurance. 

Following in the footsteps of brother Peyton, Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the next athlete in line for the hosting gig. And judging by the buzz surrounding his appearance, it seems people are pretty eager to see if Eli can reach the very high bar set by his big brother. 

It sure wont' be easy. Peyton's hosting turn on SNL is generally considered the gold standard for athlete performances on the show, and his comedy chops stand up against some of the best in the business. Personally, I think Eli is gonna knock it out of the park. 

Although, most athletes who step into the hosting role don't knock it out of the park. But most don't completely strike out either. Most of them come in somewhere in between. 

Let's take a look at the top athlete performances on SNL and see how they fared on one of the most stressful stages in entertainment. 

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