2:" SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE:" WHO'S BETTER?
Sure, Brady singing "I won the Tour de France and I did it with no pants'' in his opening monologue in 2005 got the requisite laughs of celebrity athlete stepping out of his public comfort zone. But Manning's 2007 United Way skit will always lead the way for athlete hosts of the long-running show. Manning, throwing to kids in a city park, dropping lines, "Get open, get open, get your head out of your butt. You suck,'' as he rifles a pass at one of the child actors, still gets plenty of action on YouTube or Hulu. There was the "I can't even look at you. You know what? Go sit in the Port-a-let for 20 minutes.'' Or his "consoling'' of one of the players with "I'm sorry, so you want to lose? It's not that hard. I throw. You catch.'' He helped one of the kids get a tattoo, showed them how to steal a car and with the kids gathered around dropped, "Now, I'll kill a snitch. I'm not saying I have and I'm not saying I haven't.'' And the skit closes with, "Spend time with your kids so Peyton Manning doesn't.'' Winner, hands down. -- Jeff Legwold