If you didn’t think that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had arrived before, you may need to think again now that he and his teammates were the subject of a sketch on “Saturday Night Live.”
The sketch aired over the weekend and depicted Tebow (played by Taran Killam) and his teammates getting a post-game visit from Jesus (played by Jason Sudeikis). After taking credit for the Broncos recent winning streak, Sudeikis — clad in sandals and white socks — urged the team to work harder earlier in games so they wouldn’t fall so far behind and have to rely on divine intervention in order to win.
The best joke of the sketch came after Sudeikis asked the players who they were playing next. When informed that it was the New England Patriots, he replied, “If I’m the son of God, Tom Brady’s gotta be the guy’s nephew.”
On Sunday in Denver, Brady and the Patriots beat Tebow’s Broncos, 41-23, snapping Denver’s winning streak.
As for what the writers at SNL think of Tebow’s public displays of faith, why not just watch the video?
Eric McErlain blogs at Off Wing Opinion, a Forbes “Best of the Web” winner. In 2006 he wrote a “bloggers bill of rights” to help integrate bloggers into the Washington Capitals’ press box. Eric has also written for Deadspin, NBC Sports and the Sporting News, and covers sports television for The TV News. Follow Eric on Twitter.