Super Bowl LII: 'Saturday Night Live' tackles Patriots-Eagles with a historical twist


If you’ve ever witnessed a Philadelphia Eagles fan and New England Patriots fan try to discuss their teams, you might be left with the same conclusion “Saturday Night Live” came to about the Super Bowl opponents:

Is there any way they both could lose?

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With cameos from famed former cast members Tina Fey (a proud Pennsylvanian) and Rachel Dratch (a Massachusetts native), “SNL” took the Philly-New England trash talk all the way back to 1775 to show how the Boston arrogance likely began.

The whole thing is worth a watch, but the name-dropping of “legendary minuteman captain” Thomas Brady, a reference to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and a special shoutout to WaWa are perfectly done.

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By the end, Beck Bennett offers some advice that should have the rest of the country nodding along in agreement.

If the Eagles making it to the Super Bowl is what it takes to get Tina Fey back on “SNL,” there’s going to be a lot more NFL fans wearing green in the future. Either way, we’re certainly headed for an offseason of relentless bragging regardless of who wins on Sunday.

May the football gods have mercy on us all.

Oh yeah, and Connecticut was in this sketch, too.

The Patriots from New England (Natalie Portman, Rachel Dratch, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Luke Null) and the Philadelphians (Tina Fey, Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson) argue over who is better.
The Patriots from New England (Natalie Portman, Rachel Dratch, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Luke Null) and the Philadelphians (Tina Fey, Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson) argue over who is better.

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Blake Schuster is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at blakeschuster@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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