Danica Patrick 'crashes and burns' opening monologue at ESPY Awards


First, she joked about LeBron James' hairline. While Kimmel says she should, Patrick seems to disagree.

"You got to call out the elephant in the room?" She then revealed a picture of Fergie, who made headlines with her national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star game.

While the joke was fairly innocuous, the reaction of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long was not. Hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram - or leave your comments below. An audience cutaway showed NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino absolutely stone faced. The unbelievable GIF of Chrissy Teigen's awkward smile that looked like she was wincing hard was a popular meme that people were using to share their embarrassment for Danica.

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Another person posted a GIF of comic Steve Carell grimacing with the caption: "These Danica Patrick jokes not hitting.at all". As a photo of a grinning Alex Ovechkin holding the Stanley Cup flashed behind her, Patrick said, "I haven't seen a Russian this pleased with Washington since two days ago".

On Thursday, Patrick was the host of the ESPYs, and she was the star of a parody of the movie, "I, Tonya". She felt she was not as happy with driving and thought it was time to move on. Not only was she very bad at it, the segment bordered on poking fun at cultural appropriation.

"It turns out with just a little grit and determination and four of the greatest players on the planet anything is possible".