INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Trying to do his best “Tebowing,” Alec Baldwin got a bit of help on stage.
That capped a nearly 10-minute monologue Saturday night on the eve of the Super Bowl as The Associated Press awards for the 2011 season were announced.
Baldwin took equal shots at the NFL, Madonna and the Kardashians, mostly to big laughs.
The evening’s first presenter, Katy Perry, kept in the spirit.
Early in his monologue, Baldwin pretended he saw Madonna _ who’s performing at halftime of the game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants in the audience. He then pointed out it was instead Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
“I was confused by the hair and biceps,” he said to a roomful of laughs. Matthews, for the moment, didn’t look too amused.
Baldwin jabbed a famous reality show family, too. Mentioning the power and popularity of the NFL, “It would take 800 years for the Kardashians to date and destroy all of them.”
But Baldwin did not spare the NFL.
He told the audience New England coach Bill Belichick was tucking in his Patriots and telling them that Giants coach Tom Coughlin was not hiding in their closet.
He joked about the NFL lockout, saying fans would’ve had to resort to watching Canadian football with teams with silly names such as the Argonauts.
And he compared Philadelphia quarterback Vince Young’s preseason comments of being on a dream team with a bad dream _ the nightmare of being naked in school. The Eagles lost four of their first five games.
After the award for the AP Defensive Rookie of the year, Baldwin sat next to former NFL star Archie Manning and asked him: “Peyton or Eli?”