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Norm Macdonald's 1998 ESPYs monologue...fairly spicy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BenPoquette, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Can you imagine if he said these things today? The line about the East German female speed skater is classic...

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Wow. You mean different things were socially acceptable decades ago? I'm shocked. So does Paul Newman and Jack Robinson and Slim Pickens and some guys from Kansas City.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Didn't Will Ferrell also get in trouble for something he did at the ESPY's?
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I love Norm, that was hilarious.

    I love the Jerry Jones joke. "We have to get back to what made us a great team... Strippers and crack."
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Charles Woodson joke is classic as well...
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    And part of what got Norm fired from SNL a couple of weeks later. O.J. and then-NBC uber-exec Don Ohlmeyer were close friends.
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    That was pretty awesome.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's nice to be reminded of a day when people still had a sense of humor. Other that OJ's buddy Don Ohlmeyer of course... :D
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hamm brought out the wrecking ball for his monologue last night.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I didn't watch, but based on hearing interviews with Hamm on podcasts, he seems like a guy who is impossible not to like...

    Hopefully when Mad Men ends, he becomes the next Clooney.
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Watching that reminds why I was bummed when his Comedy Central sports show got cancelled.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So if he said those kinds of things today, he'd still be fired, just quicker?
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