Tim Tebow‘s bearhug on popular culture grew ever tighter this weekend when the Broncos QB was the subject of a sketch on venerable TV standard “Saturday Night Live.”
In the sketch, Jesus Christ visits the Broncos’ locker room after their 13-10 overtime victory over the Bears last Sunday.
Christ (played with common-dude charm by “SNL” vet Jason Sudeikis) told members of the team, including a way-too-eager-to-please Tebow (played by Taran Killam) that he is indeed the reason Denver has won its last six games.
“Here’s the thing, OK?” Sudakis as Christ said. “If we’re gonna keep doing this, you guys gotta meet me halfway out there. I mean, let’s face it: It’s not a good week if every week, I, the son of God, have to come in drop everything and bail out the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter.”
Christ adds that the team really should be thanking kicker Matt Prater for its latest victory. When Tebow says the only playbook he studies is the Bible, Jesus tells him he should focus on the real playbook.
“Yeah, have you watched the game film, Tim, of the first half?” Christ said. “I mean, c’mon, 3 for 16? I can throw better and I’m 2,010 years old.”
Funny stuff. Watch it here.
— Dan Hanzus