You would have been mistaken if you though that "Tebowmania" had reached its peak when Tebowing hit the halls of Riverhead High School, resulting in severe disciplinary action against a handful of students. Yes, making it big on Long Island is no small feat but on Saturday night, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were the subject of a skit on "Saturday Night Live." Although the Riverhead Tebowing Scandal of 2011 will long be remembered in Suffolk County, this sketch aired from 30 Rock in Manhattan certainly drew a larger laugh.
Set in the aftermath of the Broncos' thrilling overtime win over the Bears in Week 14, the sketch takes viewers into the Denver locker room just as a very special visitor arrives. Resplendent in a flowing robe and pair of athletic socks, Jesus reveals to the team that he has indeed been helping them during the fourth quarter -- but certainly is not responsible for all that terrible play earlier in the games -- throughout the team's winning streak. He then asks Tebow to "take it down a notch" and reveals that He actually prays to Broncos kicker Matt Prater -- who has certainly been saving this team in a more terrestrial sense.
Oh, and for those hoping that the Broncos will keep on winning this week, Jesus informs the team that he's got some Christmas shopping -- actually, birthday shopping -- to do on Sunday and won't be able to help against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Bettors, take note.
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