Sunday, April 7, 2013

'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Rutgers sadistic basketball practice video

 "Saturday Night Live" spoofed Rutgers University men’s basketball coach Mike Rice's sadistic practices on this weekend’s episode, which was hosted by comedian Melissa McCarthy.

McCarthy appeared as coach Sheila Kelly, an abusive women’s basketball coach at fictitious Middle Delaware State. The skit – presented as an ESPN “Outside the Lines” report – shows the coach throwing bricks at her players, threatening them with a bat, screaming obscenities and even using a stun-gun.  One scene has the players serving her dinner on the court.

The SNL skit was a send-up to the Rutgers uproar that followed the release of explosive practice footage showing Rice berating and demeaning his players that went worldwide.

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