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Video: 'SNL' spoofs Steve Tasker

By Tim Graham

Although it didn't quite reach "Wake Up and Smile" levels of desperation, "Saturday Night Live" opened this weekend's show with a parody of how the CBS Sports crew handled the Super Bowl XLVII power outage.

Buffalo Bills legend Steve Tasker hasn't been able to crack the list of Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists, but being lampooned on "SNL" is a pop-culture badge of honor.

SNL player Taran Killam played Tasker, who had his Anderson Cooper moment during the Superdome brownout. Tasker had the only working earpiece-microphone combo when the power went out and delayed the game for 35 minutes.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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