The 15 Funniest Athlete SNL Sketches
After making fun of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the guys over at Saturday Night Live want to get the former Florida Gator to join their cast as a guest host after the end of the NFL season.
While Tebow has been silent on the matter, many would assume that the good-hearted QB will be more than happy to have a good time over at SNL.
With all the sports talk brought up by the Tebow skit and the possibility of him hosting the program, there is no time better than now to take a look back at some of the greatest athlete sketches to hit the stage at SNL.
These are the 15 funniest SNL skits that our favorites athletes have participated in over the years.
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Honorable Mention: "Tebow" Meets Jesus
Tim Tebow finally gets to meet Jesus in person!
Alright, it wasn't really Tebow—but it also wasn't really Jesus.
This skit should be taken light-heartedly.
It was greatly played on the current situations surrounding Tebow and the Denver Broncos, so it is just fun to enjoy joking about the situation.
MJ Gets Some Needed Relief
I think that was Michael Jordan, but who knows, since they didn't tell us what the "J" stood for?
I guess it doesn't really matter how good Michael is at basketball, because all he has to do is be the best Michael that he can be.
People will definitely like him.
Except for the people who want his shoes and don't get them.
Perfect Tom Isn't so Pefect After All
Those carnival games are a lot tougher than they look.
I know they always say that the basketball rim is bent or smaller, but Tom Brady has no excuse for not being able to get a football through the hole.
Especially after the old lady was able to do it with ease.
Perfect Tom isn't so perfect after all.
Derek Jeter Isn't into Derek Jeter
While Derek Jeter has never really found time to settle down, he was able to connect with his feminine side in this Saturday Night Live skit.
Funny thing is, she doesn't think Jeter is very attractive.
Someone has some self-esteem issues.
Barkely Is a Terrible Golfer
Everyone knows that Charles Barkley is a terrible golfer, so of course when he hosts Saturday Night Live, they have to find a way to make a joke of it.
Hank Haney couldn't even get Tiger Woods through his rout, so no way was he going to help Barkley.
Apparently, it isn't only golf that Barkley has a motion problem with.
Can't imagine watching him try to feed himself.
Peyton Manning Hates...Kids?
I don't think this is what the NFL had in mind when they were talking about giving back to the community.
You would think Peyton Manning would be good with being a role model to kids, but apparently we were wrong.
In this video from The United Way, Manning is shown chucking footballs at kids, showing them how to jack a car, getting them a tattoo and explaining how he isn't afraid to kill somebody.
Yep, Peyton Manning.
Derek Jeter Does What He Has to Do
Derek Jeter's Taco Hole has a lot of competition out in New Jersey.
According to Yelp.com, the restaurant is the third-best in the region, just before Taco Bell.
Nonetheless, it is comical to watch Jeter in a mariachi outfit promoting his restaurant.
*Derek Jeter's Taco Hole is not a real restaurant.
Athletes Always Get Away with Breaking the Law
Tom Brady gets away with everything.
He has a kid and doesn't have to get married, and now he sexually harasses someone and doesn't get in trouble.
I guess perfect Tom is just—well, perfect.
Man, Brady has it easy.
Da Bulls, Da Bulls, Da...Bears
No matter how good the Chicago Bulls are, Chicago will always be a Bears-first city.
Jordan got to meet the Super Fans when he hosted SNL, but they were more interested in continuing the talk on the Bears rather than focusing on the Bulls.
Jordan was asked the most important question of all time.
Who would win, Mike Ditka or a hurricane named Hurricane Ditka?
Tough decision, but I for one will have to say Ditka.
LeBron Has a Hard Time with the Stage Crew
Behind the scenes, these Read to Achieve commercials for the NBA don't go as smoothly as they look.
In this one. LeBron James runs into an angry stagehand, who nails James in the head with the ball.
James than takes him on in a game of one-on-one, which goes pretty easily for the King.
John McEnroe Really Wants to Host
Former tennis star turned commentator John McEnroe seemed a little jealous that Andy Roddick was asked to host Saturday Night Live before he was.
McEnroe is a pretty funny guy, as anybody who has seen Mr. Deeds would know.
In this sketch, though, he didn't show his best stuff impersonating The Shining.
It is one of those where we are laughing at him, not with him.
What Really Happens After Those T-Mobile Commercials
Michael Phelps shows us what really happens with those families from the T-Mobile commercials.
Weirdly enough, everyone but the mother has the same five people in their "five."
I think Phelps did a much better job playing the obnoxious younger brother than the actual commercial.
Serena and Venus Williams' father was looking to possibly bring a male tennis star into the family.
He wasn't trying to get former No. 1 tennis player Andy Roddick to elope with one his of daughters, but rather he went the route of trying to adopt Roddick.
Didn't go as planned. Neither did Roddick's career.
Stick to the Bike, Lance
It was no surprise that Lance Armstrong dominated the bike portion, but apparently he didn't train on how to swim, run or even act.
Armstrong had the race in the bag, but his inability to run really hurt his chances.
Now that he has retired, he should maybe consider hosting SNL again.
Next time, though, hopefully he will prepare for the acting part.
Phelps Can't Stop Eating
From the way things look, Michael Phelps should weigh 400 pounds.
His diet certainly allows anyone to eat what they want, when they want.
Don't be mistaken, though—there is a disclaimer that you must swim a lot.
After seeing how much food Phelps eats, though, perhaps that picture of him at that college party was exactly what we thought it was.