One of America’s most popular rappers made himself look foolish in a recent GQ interview. (I’m well aware he’s received a ton of awards and he’s ‘very influential’ but his rhymes are weak and every song on all seven of his albums sound exactly the same). Eminem said so many illogical things in one interview that it’s hard to comprehend. After Mark Sanchez and now this, I guess anybody can appear in GQ. Of course, all of Eminem’s moronic comments are football-related, so we’ll defend football fans everywhere following his embarrassing interview.
Eminem is from Detroit and proclaims to be a Lions fan, but jumped on the Cowboys’ bandwagon like every other unfaithful fan in America.
“I am a Lions fan first and foremost,” Eminem said. “But growing up as a kid, the Lions were so bad for so long, that I picked up another team in the Cowboys.”
Ok, that’s fine since everybody else and their dog, it seems, jumps on bandwagons when their team isn’t doing well. However, the Lions were much better this season and actually beat Dallas back in October. Eminem didn’t hesitate to express his excitement on his “real” team that he refers to as “we”.
“We’ve got pieces, man,” Eminem said. “We just need a few more things. We need to spend a few of our draft picks getting better in the secondary. It feels good to finally root for a team that’s headed in the right direction.”
If you think he needs to pick his allegiance now, wait until this next line…
“The Steelers are one of my favorite teams,” Eminem said.
Say what?! How can one person root for the Cowboys and Steelers and neither of those teams be their No. 1? This guy is ridiculous. That’s worse than a bandwagon or fair-weather fan; in his words, “that (expletive) is just stupid”.
Eminem also went on to say he believes the Cowboys can win a Super Bowl with Tony Romo at quarterback. That’s cool; that topic can be debated all day and will never be settled until Romo either wins a title or retires. However, Eminem’s last statement takes the cake. Here’s what he said when asked if he’s ever met Cowboys owner Jerry Jones:
“Yeah, we’ve met,” Eminem said. “Jerry’s cool. I went to the new stadium last year and we had a great time. It was cool, man. Jerry’s a good guy.”
Anybody who thinks Jerry Jones is “cool” is the absolute opposite of that word. I’m no fan of Eminem’s music, but I know a lot of people are, so I won’t “hate” on you guys. However, you can’t argue this dude’s football taste is beyond whack. Lions, Cowboys and Steelers?! Jerry is “cool”?! C’mon, man.
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