INDIANAPOLIS — Alec Baldwin crushed the opening monologue at Saturday’s inaugural NFL Honors, then dropped down on one knee and raised his eyes and arms to the sky.
His prayers were answered when Tim Tebow, in the flesh, rose from his seat, climbed onto the stage and helped Baldwin shift into proper Tebowing formation, bringing down the house.
As Tebow vanished back into the crowd, singer Katy Perry — sporting a problematic mop of blue/green hair — entered stage right, two ships passing in the night. Unusual timing (and, let’s be real here, painfully choreographed) in the wake of reports that Perry’s parents sought out the Broncos’ quarterback to meet their slightly untoward daughter.
Finally together in the same room, Perry made the first move. Just seconds before announcing Cam Newton as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, she paused to find her man.
“Hi, Tim,” she whispered. “My parents say, ‘Hi,’” eliciting awkward giggles from the room.
Nothing has changed: More frisky behavior from Perry and another solid headache for Tebow in the Female Stalker Dept.
– Marc Sessler