09/24/2012 09:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Spoofed On SNL, Takes On Tim Tebow & NY Jets (VIDEO)

Stephen A. Smith likely wasn't as confused by this "SNL" bit featuring Jay Pharoah as he was by that recent story in The Onion that left him angry and confused.

After all, the ESPN personality is close personal friends with everyone at "Saturday Night Live" and knew about the impression well in advance. At least, that seems like what Pharoah's iteration of Smith would have us believe.

Having previously poked fun at Smith's high-volume hyperbole on the topic of LeBron James, Pharoah's Smith turned his attention to Tim Tebow and the New York Jets on the eve of the Gang Green's match-up against the Miami Dolphins. Joining Seth Myers on 'Weekend Update," this fictional Smith peppered his analysis of Tebow with details of his personal relationships Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis and coach Rex Ryan.

Decidedly against the Jets' Tebow experience, Pharoah's Smith told Meyers that Tebow's mere "presence on the roster is tearing the team apart" and suggested Ryan lock him up in a walk-in freezer before games. Smith makes one particularly bold claim about the popular back-up, saying that his "throwing arm is proof that there is no God."

We wonder what this guy thinks about that statement...



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