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BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 03: Comedian Norm Macdonald on stage at the "Comedy Central Roast Of Bob Saget" on the Warner Brothers Lot on August 3, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Norm Macdonald passed away Tuesday (Sept. 14) at 61. Pretty much everyone I know is bummed about it.

Macdonald fans will remember his famed opening monologue at the 1998 ESPY Awards, where he made fun of some pro athletes that just didn’t expect it. They didn’t care for it much, either. Watch the monologue below.

Norm MacDonald Eviscerates ESPN Awards Show (1998)

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After that, producers didn’t seem to want a comedian to host the show again. It took them years to finally book another comedian!

What’s your favorite Macdonald moment?

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!