National Lampoon’s Sports Minute or So

Hofstetter, Cody Marley, Rich Ragains, Elliot Steingart and Chris Strait

This year’s NCAA tournament is expected to pull in more than $500 million in TV advertising revenue. The NCAA hasn’t seen that much money being tossed around since Chris Webber. Wow, $500 million. That’s almost as much as it costs to go to USC.

Major League Baseball mandated each team watch a film on the dangers and consequences of steroid use. In an interesting twist, the film was projected on the back of Barry Bonds’ head.

LeBron James has acquired a minority ownership of Cannondale, a manufacturer of high-end bicycles. It’s nice to see James will have something to fall back on in case this whole basketball thing doesn’t work out. James has been advised to invest wisely, so that when he retires, he will be able to put gas in all eight of his private planes.

At the world swimming championships, the United States won four gold medals and set three world records. The United States has the second most powerful swimmers in the world, just behind Tom Brady.

And inspired by his brother’s performance on Saturday Night Live, Eli Manning will begin working with a comedy troupe: the Giants minicamp. Eli also proposed to his girlfriend of five years this week which frustrated Giants fans: they are still waiting for Manning to come around. Congratulations, Eli – this is probably the only ring in your career.

National Lampoon Sports Minute (Or So) is a humorous look at the sports world, written by five comedians and edited by Sports Illustrated humor columnist Steve Hofstetter.

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