What’s Worth Watching: SNL Sports Spectacular Is a Slam Dunk

Satuday Night Live with Michael Jordan
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Satuday Night Live with Michael Jordan

SNL Sports Spectacular (Thursday, March 26, 7/6c, VH1)

Are you, like the majority of Americans, suffering from a busted bracket? While upsets are thrilling in the NCAA Tournament, they are almost impossible to predict and thus lead to increased office-pool frustration.

So if you’ve given up on watching basketball, switch over to a rerun of the Saturday Night Live Sports Spectacular, highlighting the best athlete appearances from the past 40 seasons of the NBC sketch comedy. Relive the moment when NBA legend Michael Jordan visited Stuart Smalley for some daily affirmation (“I’m good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”) or when Melissa McCarthy got abusive as an overly aggressive women’s basketball coach. And Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning scored during his instant-classic United Way sketch where he utilizes unconventional methods when mentoring underprivileged children. When it comes to sports and comedy, SNL scores a touchdown.