Be it on a football field or in a broadcast booth, Tim Tebow is famous for punching above his weight, and his latest effort is testament to his trademark spunk.
In a preview of Thursday night’s episode of “Lip Sync Battle,” the Heisman Trophy winner can be seen skipping rope, throwing jabs and beating meat while mouthing “Eye of the Tiger” before a rabid studio throng.
Coming out in Rocky Balboa’s signature sweats, the Heisman Trophy winner dazzles co-host Chrissy Teigen with a flurry of rope jumps before delivering some half-hearted blows to an itinerant side of beef and then closing with some air uppercuts to go along with his air singing.
The classic ’80s song recorded by Survivor was made famous by its appearance on the “Rocky III” soundtrack and has enjoyed near ubiquity in the promotion of anything remotely competitive ever since. The tune was composed at the request of “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone after he made an unsuccessful attempt to acquire the rights to Queen anthem “Another One Bites the Dust” for the third installment in the franchise.
The sneak peak also offers a glimpse of Tebow’s combatant for the episode, “Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev, who is seen clad in a blue and white football uniform brandishing the former University of Florida quarterback’s No. 15.
The show, co-hosted by Teigen and LL Cool J, is produced by John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson and Rick Schwartz. Beth McCarthy-Miller of “Saturday Night Live” serves as director.
The duel between Tebow and Dobrev will air on Thursday at 10/9c on Spike.