Athletes' Best SNL moments
NBC ANNOUNCED LAST week that MMA fighter Ronda Rousey will open the Jan. 23 episode of Saturday Night Live. With her appearance Rousey will become the 30th athlete to host. She may not outfunny Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who has killed in two hosting gigs, but she might break into the canon of classic moments that athletes have produced on the show.
Feb. 25, 1978
Coneheaded = funny; hotheaded = scary.
May 13, 1989
The Great One appeared in his own world.
March 24, 2007
He brought some intensity to the United Way.
Sept. 29, 2007
He was Solid Gold in faux Jheri curls.
May 5, 2012
His quest to upstage Peyton dragged on.
April 6, 2013
When farce couldn't outdo reality.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
The Raiders' Khalil Mack was voted an All-Pro at two positions (OLB and DE), although his team listed him only as a DE.
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