Comedian Norm MacDonald passed away on Tuesday at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer.
The former “SNL” star was famous for such bits like Weekend Update and portraying Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy.
But MacDonald is also a somewhat infamous figure within the realm of sports.
ESPN asked the comedian to host the ESPY Awards in 1998 — the sixth year the network aired the award show for professional athletes.
But ESPN did not realize just how risqué its choice of MacDonald would be.
MacDonald delivered a nine-minute opening monologue that was arguably, perhaps undoubtedly, the edgiest and most politically incorrect thing ESPN has ever aired.