Before I jump into the genius that is Melissa McCarthy, I want to mention that I did not watch the Mike Rice video(s). The reaction I saw on social media pretty much deterred me from wanting to see Rice's abuse in action. That being said, I could still recognize and enjoy SNL really sticking it to the NCAA and college athletics in general with this skit:
McCarthy is Shelia Kelly, head coach at DIII's Middle Delaware State and her reign of terror makes Rice look like Gordon Bombay after he gets a dose of self-righteousness from Hans and does a complete 180. (Hey, it's Sunday, I'm allowed a Mighty Ducks reference, okay??). McCarthy's comedic presence is insane - she's so good in this skit it makes you wonder if SNL could have done this with anyone else - probably not.
Maybe the most telling line in this entire skit, that sums up all the issues brought forward in the last week, comes from the athletic director commenting on why Kelly is still employed:
"Playing college ball isn't supposed to be easy, fun, or rewarding. It's supposed to make money for the university."
Ouch. SNL kicking the entire industry of college athletics right where it counts.
@davebiddle I've been using the toaster line already.
@davebiddle the window scene was the best
@afc2nfc hey. Would really mean a lot to me if you could subscribe to my sports podcast "Three for the Win" on iTunes.
@awfulannouncing Sorry, the highlight of the week was 7-year old brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman's TD run at the Neb. Spring FB game Sat
darn...it looks like the video link is no longer available (for those who haven't seen it yet)....Reva & AA, can you fix it??
@JacobPadilla_ Exactly...and I should have added that to that tweet.
@BMeek23 we may debate Tyler Bray, who knows
@BMeek23 definitely appreciate your support man. Already have you booked to come on. Can't wait
@ThreefortheWin I'm predicting this be one of the wildest drafts in recent memory.
@ThreefortheWin I figured since you were talking about picks 21-33 it would be something good to have done.
@BMeek23 and I will be happy to RT and discuss it
@ThreefortheWin I'll have just posted my mock draft 4.0 the day before we do the podcast so ill shamefully plug that in our draft discussion
@ThreefortheWin I agree in all of that. Though I'm not as concerned with his accuracy. I think it's fine.
@BMeek23 accuracy is inconsistent, needs to improve his decision making, has to show maturity on the field.
@BMeek23 they can be. I've watched him since he was a freshman at UT. Big arm, that's about it
@ThreefortheWin he has problems, can't deny that, but the throws this kid can make are beautiful.
@BMeek23 haha maybe. I have some problems with him, on and off the field
@ThreefortheWin love me some Tyler Bray. Irrational love some may call it.
@ThreefortheWin sweet. I'm extremely excited.