Every Saturday Night Live sports host, ranked

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12. Howard Cosell

If there was any sports personality tailor made for Saturday Night Live, it was Howard Cosell. His confident demeanor was perfect for the kind of humor that SNL went for in that time.

He’s most well known for the “Mazeltov” skit where he plays his “father” (Morris Cosell) having to come to grips with the fact that his son (Howard Cosell) telling him that he doesn’t want to be a lawyer, he wants to get into sports broadcasting. It’s the type of humor you would expect from 1985, complete with Billy Crystal in drag.

Cosell was immortalized for his monologue, in which he discussed another TV show that debuted in 1975: Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell. It’s classic Cosell, bravado, arrogance, directness, and zero apologies.

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