Michael Phelps hosts Saturday Night Live tonight. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Athletes rarely do well with SNL because, well, they're not actors. Have you seen the Phelps Rosetta Stone commercial? Be very VERY afraid.
Athletes have been the stars of a few select GREAT skits, though. The Stuart Smalley-Michael Jordan bit is fantastic. But my favorite is this gem; I still cry from laughing so hard when I see it (after the jump).
Peyton Manning was never better than in this skit. Hilarious. Incidentally, this field is less than a block from my home and my football league plays there; it's as close to playing at the Meadowlands as we'll get!