Eminem Talks Football, Cowboys, Tebow with GQ Magazine
Eminem may be known for his rapping skills, but he's also a sports junkie. The Detroit rhyme-slinger is obsessed with football and with the NFL Playoffs underway, he gave GQ his picks of who will head to the Super Bowl this year. He also talked about his love for the game.
This might come to a shock with most Detroiters, but Em is a Dallas Cowboys fan and believes the franchise team could one day make it to the Super Bowl with quarterback Tony Romo. "I hate to sound f---ing cliché, but I truly believe that Romo gives them the best chance to win," he tells the magazine. "It's very frustrating to watch them week in, and week out. They blew all those fourth quarter leads this year. Man, it's hard to be a football fan. You get invested in your teams and it literally can ruin your entire f---ing week. And just for the record -- I am a Lions fan first and foremost. But growing up as a kid, the Lions were so bad for so long, that I picked up another team in the Cowboys."
Speaking of quarterbacks, Em also admires Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who put up some record-breaking numbers in his rookie season. "Cam Newton is no f---ng joke," he says. "I know everybody, before the season, had their doubts. They didn't think he'd work in the NFL. But that kid is ill. His s--- is crazy. He can pass and run, and do them both extremely well."
As for who Em thinks will make it to Super Bowl XLVI in February, he believes the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints will meet on the gridiron next month.
Some more pigskin talk below:
GQ: If you're building your own NFL team, in any era, and you can pick your quarterback and head coach—who are you going with?
Eminem: Wow. This is hard. I want to …Man, this is hard. Joe Montana? Or Troy Aikman? I mean, Aikman was a winner, too. But I'll go Montana. And coach? F---. Tom Landry. Give me Tom Landry in that hat. Yeah. Can't go wrong with Joe Montana and Tom Landry.
GQ: You've mentioned Marcus Allen, Michael Vick, and Ben Roethlisberger in songs before. When can we expect a Tebow lyric?
Eminem: Who knows? A lot of things rhyme with Tebow, though, right?