Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin have strong opinions on Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/QFSCHiW4Jp
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) January 23, 2022
Ahhhh yes, the MSM talk radio sports donkeys. I’m surprised it took this long for SNL to go after them. Hey Chris, what’s a Sports Donkey. Well I am glad you asked. A sports donkey is defined by Websters dictionary as a local talk radio/MSM personality who talk about the same topics over and over which little or no depth to the conversation. I’ll localize this for you. Leafs Lunch on TSN1050 or First Up with friend of the website Carlo Colaiacovo. I bring Carlo into this because he’s taken shots at us before. I haven’t listened to that trash in probably 5 years however if you go and have a listen you will hear the same thing.
“Is Auston Matthews the best player in the NHL”
” What is wrong with Mitch Marner”
” Will the Leafs blow another 3-1 lead”
” What is wrong in Edmonton”
” Will Conor McDavid request a trade this offseason”
Blah, blah, blah. Verbal diarrhea.
It’s lazy radio/TV and the topics are said day in and day out and it’s nauseating. In America it’s a bit different but same formula.
“Is Tom Brady the GOAT’
” Who is better LeBron James or Michael Jordan”
” Who is better Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen”
You get it. Finally Saturday Night Live decided to take a dump on these types of shows, and it was amazing. They nailed it, from the impersonation of Stephen A. Smith, to the blubbering Michael Irving and even the Will Forte playing the website sports blogger donkey. Just incredible. Now here is the issue. THE SKETCH DIDN’T MAKE THE LIVE SHOW! How is this even remotely possible? There were so many other diamonds on the other night that this was lumped in with the dogshit? Honestly? What kind of command and control to they have over at NBC that this one was cut for time?
My theory is they had to run the sketch by ESPN first and ESPN told them to pull the sketch because it hurts the brand.
It was fantastic. The kind of sketch they haven’t had in years. The best kinds of impressions, where you reduce the people you’re imitating down to a couple of exaggerated personality traits. Even Molly Qerim was nailed.
Cutting this is like keeping an All Star on your bench. If I’m Lorne Michaels, I’m pissed today and asking a lot of questions. But from the way the last few seasons have been going, it seems like everyone over there stopped caring. SNL is the artist formally known as SNL. RIP.