(By Dan Fogarty, SportsGrid) - Any time 'Saturday Night Live' covers the world of sports, we pay attention. Whether or not it’s in one of its “down times,” (and, really, there’s always someone, somewhere who’s making that case) 'SNL' is always culturally relevant. So when a sports topic is big enough to be lampooned by their writing staff, you know it’s crossed over into the mainstream.
Recently we saw this occur with the Brett Favre “Open Fly Jeans” commercial. Sure, everyone was already aware of what happened before 'SNL' covered it, but when they did it sort of put a bow on Favre’s dong in the pop cultural sense. We’ll always think of Jason Sudeikis’ blurred-out dangly parts any time we see Favre riding in that Wrangler truck from now until the end of time.
Many of 'SNL’s' best sports-related skits weren’t even topical. Iconic characters on the show, like the Chicago Bears super fans, the over-caffeinated Spartan cheerleaders, and Will Ferrell’s Harry Caray
impression were based completely on sports figures and culture. Without balls in the air, we’d miss out on so many laughs.
Here now are the Top 10 Sports-Related 'SNL' Skits Ever.