Seth Myers at The ESPYs

Seth does a decent job with the monologue, though nothing compares to Norm MacDonald’s monologue back in 1998.

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Blogging the Bloggers: The (almost) all NBA edition

– After Game 2, Ron Artest mentioned how one of his friends killed at a basketball game when someone on the opposing team broke off a chair leg and stabbed him in the heart due to a dispute over the score. MOUTHPIECE SPORTS did a little digging and it turns out Artest wasn’t exaggerating.

NESW SPORTS has video of LeBron James’ 40-foot step-back jumper to close out the second quarter.

DEADSPIN has funny video of Norm MacDonald telling a story about Bob Uecker on Letterman.

SPORTSbyBROOKS tells us that Hawks’ big man Zaza Pachulia recently inherited about $100 million worth of real estate from a rich uncle, but there’s a catch. He has to get married and stay married for five years.

MIDWEST SPORTS FANS has a few spoofs of those NBA “Where Amazing Happens” videos. Here’s one featuring Jeff Foster to get you started. (I almost started crying I was laughing so hard.)

Blogging the Bloggers: More Dana White & Jay Cutler

ON 205TH (?) lists 11 reasons why the Broncos had to get rid of “emo quarterback” Jay Cutler.

SPORTSBYBROOKS has footage from the “most amazing golf hole on the planet.” It is pretty cool.

THE SPORTZ ASSASSIN discusses the domino effect that happens when elite coaching jobs open up in college basketball.

DEADSPIN has video of Dana White’s non-apology apology. Great job, Dana.

DEADSPIN also unearthed video of Norm MacDonald’s monologue from the 1998 ESPY’s. I think it’s safe to say that he wouldn’t get away with some of his jokes now that ESPN is even more mainstream. (And the last joke is a doooooozy.)

Nastia Liukin and Norm MacDonald on “The Tonight Show”

Last night on “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno interviewed American gymnastics phenom, Nastia Liukin, as well as one of my all-time favorite comedians, Norm MacDonald. Jay kept the questions relatively light and Nastia handled each one with poise and good humor. MacDonald, however, was absolutely hilarious as the first guest. (If anyone can find a video of his segment it would be greatly appreciated.) Norm spoke at length about the Olympics. I’m paraphrasing here:

“And did you get a load of those speed-walkers? Don’t you think they probably got ribbed by the sprinters back at the Village? Don’t you think they’d be like, ‘Hey Sam, I saw you out there in your race—quite a brisk stroll you got there, Sam.’”

“Yeah, and that Usain Bolt guy, good Lord. You know he ran like a 9.6 or something like that in the 100-meter? So, I went down to the track at UCLA to see what I could get. And Jay, you know, I’m quite embarrassed to say, but I finished at just under 35 minutes.”

Here’s Nastia’s interview. Around the 3:40 mark Norm has a great line about how Nastia was robbed of a gold medal on the uneven bars:

“No offense, but that sounds like a bunch of Commie gobbledygook to me.”

Classic.

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