Alternatively, maybe that was just the football giving him a friendly pat on the butt and rewarding him for a good-terrible game. If you're looking for highlights (lowlights?) of the game set to the enduring commentary of WWE's Jim Ross, look no further.
According to reports, cartoonist Jerry Holbert was asked to change the punchline of the joke from "watermelon" to "raspberry," which he did, but not before it was sent to the press. He has since issued an apology for what some see as a racially-charged joke.