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WATCH: SNL Spoofs ESPN's First Take in Cut for Time Sketch

  • Did Saturday Night Live predict Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' fourth-quarter comeback against the Los Angeles Rams? In a Cut for Time sketch, the hosts of ESPN's Fist Take — Molly Qerim (Chloe Fineman), Stephen A. Smith (Chris Redd), and Micahel Irvin (Kenan Thompson) — debate whether Brady is "exceptional or very exceptional," a distinction that was on full display during Sunday afternoon's playoff game. Despite the hosts' belief that Brady plays with both "his back against the wall and a chip on his shoulder," the seven-time Super Bowl champion left too much time on the clock, and Rams kicker Matt Gay punched in a 30-yard field goal to secure the 30-27 win.

    Better luck next season, Brady — you'll always have SNL's ridiculous First Take anchors on your side.

    Saturday Night Live returns this Saturday, January 29 with host Willem Dafoe and musical guest Katy Perry.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, ESPN, NBC, First Take