Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Saturday Night Live is best known for taking cracks at politicians and everyday life, but when the sports world becomes laughable, the show has been there for timely mockery as well. Recent sports headlines have provided SNL with plenty to work with, from the Manti Te’o and Lance Armstrong stories a few weeks ago to Ray Lewis making himself a fully mockable figure heading into the Super Bowl. This week, SNL decided to poke fun at an occasion most of America had to sit through together: the half-hour power outage during the Super Bowl. From the frantic scrambling as the CBS analysts tried to find one more thing to talk about to a crack at the recent news about Dan Marino‘s love life, SNL made sure to say what most people were thinking during the interminable outage. As far as great sports skits go, though, the power outage one will not live on in SNL lore. The show has offered up too many other great sketches based on sports throughout the years, with much more memorable performances. With a few weeks of sports-related sketches in the books, though, it’s about time to look back and see which ones were best — and, no, this doesn’t even include the many SNL sketches featuring sports stars, which deserves its own Top 10. Will Ferrell, John Belushi, John Hamm and Ray Romano are among the comedians impersonating the likes of Tim Tebow, Harry Caray, Manti Te’o and Ray Lewis as SNL turns the tragedy of defeat into comedic gold. Click here for the Top 10 best sports spoofs in SNL history>> Click here for the Top 10 athlete performances on SNL>>
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Celtics looking to make LeBron's life difficult in playoff series

WATCH: Luke Rockhold chokes out Lyoto Machida

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

Andre Johnson: Signing with Colts not about revenge

Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce around time of relapse

Isaiah Thomas once peed himself to avoid subbing out

Report: ESPN employees want Britt McHenry fired

WATCH: Raptors fans shower Paul Pierce with vulgar taunts

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of drugs

Report: Todd Gurley's knee checks out well in evaluation

WATCH: All 286 3-pointers Steph Curry made this season

WATCH: Devan Dubnyk makes great save while leaving net

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

Five early takeaways from the 2015 MLB season

WATCH: Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer cup, chugs it

WATCH: Cardale Jones throws ball 74 yards during contest

Shaka Smart was quite popular at the Texas spring game

Ohio State sets spring game attendance record

WATCH: Bubba Watson raps on Christian rap track

WATCH: Jags mascot wins closest to pin at Sawgrass

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce from wife

Report: McHenry's coworkers want her fired

WATCH: Raptors fans taunt Paul Pierce

Five things to watch in NBA Playoffs

Jarret Stoll busted for drugs

CJ Wilson: Hamilton is 'ready to go'

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.