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Lindsey Vonn Lobbies for ‘SNL’ with Tiger Jokes

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Olympic multi-medalist skier Lindsey Vonn is not above making cracks about the Tiger Woods presser.

“They’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re awesome, you go have that sex,’” she said in reference to those who hugged Tiger after he read his prepared statement.

Upon missing the news feed on Friday, Vonn spoofed the Woods apology in an impromptu skit, staring herself, and TIME reported it:

“There’s something you don’t know about me,” Vonn says in a faux solemn, apologetic voice. “Tiger, you’re like my idol, and I too have a sex problem.” More laughter. “That would be freaking funny.”

We’re sure the risk averse USOC isn’t seeking this type of reactive media, but it’s funny, and Vonn has kept it in the NBC family. The above is Vonn’s idea for a “Saturday Night Live” skit. If they don’t call her, she plans to pitch herself: “I’ve got to call [NBC Sports chairman] Dick Ebersol to see if SNL will have me. I have some ideas.”

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With Conan All But Out the Door; NBC Goes On The Attack

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Why not end the week with the latest on the late night television wars? After watching its own late night show host lambaste the network for the last several nights, NBC has shot back at Conan O’Brien, in the form of some aggressive quotes from NBC Sports head Dick Ebersol [pictured] in The New York Times.

“What this is really all about is an astounding failure by Conan,” said Ebersol, adding, “we bet on the wrong guy.” To be fair, NBC also bet Leno would succeed at 10p.m., something they backed up with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign.

Even if O’Brien heads out the door relatively soon, NBC PR will continue to face enormous challenges, for example today’s headline from Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman: “NBC head Zucker: Why is he still there?