On "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" the former "Saturday Night Live" and "Fever Pitch" star takes his love of sports to new heights every week. Fallon has several segments dedicated to sports and often involves professional stars.
Five of these segments are hilarious shorts that add so much sports humor to the show:
Sports Freak Out
Imagine "SportsCenter" on caffeine and that's what you get with Fallon's recurring segment "Sports Freak Out!" The segment airs on the fictional Steel Network and features Fallon with announcer Steve Higgins as obnoxious sports hosts. They rift on everything sports, including the MLB, NBA and NFL.
One of Jimmy Fallon's most popular segments recently has been his performances as TeBowie. Half David Bowie and half Tim Tebow, Fallon goes all out as he dresses and sings like a true combination of the stars. Some of the funniest moments came from his Super Bowl special episodes where TeBowie sang on a fake audition for "The Voice."
As the 2012 NFL season approaches, look for "TeBowie" to return. This time it'll be in a Jets uniform.
Three-point shootouts are great competitions to showcase your basketball talents, but Fallon puts his own comedic twist on the concept. Instead of shooting basketballs Fallon has guests shoot chicken, milk shakes and various other items. Dwight Howard has played the game along with other guests like "The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence.
The Great Puppy Race
Who needs professional statistic experts to predict the upcoming NFL season? Instead, Fallon relies on a group of puppies, each wearing a jersey of an NFL team. The winning puppy is the predicted Super Bowl winner. Fallon does this twice in the year, once at the start of the season and then once when the final two teams compete.
NBA Jam Show Off
Jimmy Fallon loves video games, especially the NFL Madden series, and he plays them against guests often. When Shaquille O'Neal was on the show, the two competed in a game of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. The two played for over 4 minutes in an intense match where Fallon kept the lead for the majority of the time. These quick video game battles should be done more on the show.
Alan Donahue has written hundreds of pop-culture and sports articles. His favorite athletes include Kobe Bryant, CM Punk and Eli Manning.
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