The 2015 ESPYs, hosted by Joel McHale, aired on ABC July 15, 2015 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The award show gathered top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. While there was no shortage of athletes, here are the actors, recording artists and TV personalities in attendance.
Days after winning their first World Series since 1908, three members of the Chicago Cubs—David Ross, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler—appeared in a a pair of Saturday Night Live sketches in New York City. The three players entered as surprise male dancers at a Bachelorette party and later, during “Weekend Update,” the Cubs were joined by Bill Murray to sing “Go Cubs Go.” Here are the many athletes who have appeared in SNL sketches over the years.
The Beastie Boys were three Jewish kids from New York who found widespread respect in a hip-hop world with few credible white performers. In a 25-year span that covered four No. 1 albums and more than 40 million records sold, the Beastie Boys played both prankster and pioneer, a groundbreaking act that helped bring hip-hop to the mainstream. For many, the Beastie Boys' lyrics — overflowing torrents of wit, humor and rhyme — were always the main draw. While other forms of hip-hop celebrated individualism, Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA (who passed away in 2012) were a verbal tag team. Here's a look at athlete name drops in songs by the Beastie Boys.