The theatrics of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis certainly haven\’t gone unnoticed over the course of the last several weeks. Lewis, who has said that he will retire after the Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII down in New Orleans, was mocked on the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live last night by cast member Kenan Thompson, who has also portrayed Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison in the past as well.
Thompson, as you can see in the SNL video on Hulu below, does a great job of capturing all of the relevant theatrics currently related to Lewis. At the end of the segment Seth Meyers asked the Lewis character what will happen if he wins the Super Bowl.
“Seth … if we win the Super Bowl … I\’m going to go to the 50-yard line of the Superdome … kneel down … and then I\’m gonna ascend into heaven,” said the Lewis character. “I\’m going through the roof, Seth. That\’s going to be a sight.”
At the end of the skit Thompson gets out of the chair and performs the Lewis “squirrel dance”.
Just think, we still have one more week to go until the Super Bowl and media day takes place next week as well. Yippee.