Eminem sits down with GQ for an interview + Super Bowl Picks.
GQ: Where were you when Tim Tebow nearly broke Twitter with that overtime pass last Sunday night?
Eminem: I was in my living room, watching, and I really wanted Pittsburgh to win. The Steelers are one of my favorite teams. It’s all good, though. Tebow’s doing some really incredible sh*t right now. He does certain things that other guys just can’t do. The critics are always talking about his mechanics and sh*t like that, comparing it to the standard of what a quarterback should be, but he’s defying them. Every week, he seems to defy them.
GQ: With Matt Stafford, Megatron, and Ndamukong Suh—there’s a real-life football team in Detroit. What was having a good football team to root for like this season?
Eminem: Oh my god, it’s incredible. It’s so f*cking exciting. We’ve got pieces, man. We just need a few more things. We need to spend a few of our draft picks getting better in the secondary. [Lewis] Delmas is ill. Our defensive line is awesome. We get Mikel LeShoure and Jahvid Best back next year, too. We’ve got bona fide stars on our team. It feels good to finally root for a team that’s headed in the right direction. F*ck, man, if you look at Stafford—this was his first full season. 5,000 yards! He did some incredible sh*t, and I can’t grasp how he got left off the Pro Bowl team for Eli Manning.
GQ: You’re a Cowboys fan, too. Can Dallas ever win a Super Bowl with Tony Romo as the quarterback?
Eminem: Yes, they can. I hate to sound f*cking cliché, but I truly believe that Romo gives them the best chance to win. 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*cking 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.
GQ: Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers?
Eminem: I’m old school, so I’ll take Brett Favre. But yo, Rodgers is insane. The sh*t that he’s doing this year is just stupid.
GQ: Is Cam Newton the real deal?
Eminem: Cam Newton is no f*cking joke. 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 sh*t is crazy. He can pass and run, and do them both extremely well.
GQ: And the Saints—they just knocked your Lions out of the playoffs. Could the 49ers slow them down?
Eminem: I’m really interested in that Saints-Niners game. Drew Brees is playing like a f*cking animal right now, but the way that the 49ers have turned that team around. It’s crazy, right? That’s going to be a hell of a game to watch. I think the Broncos and Patriots could be crazy, too. I don’t know how far Houston’s going to make it, though. Baltimore’s tough.
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*ck. Tom Landry. Give me Tom Landry in that hat. Yeah. Can’t go wrong with Joe Montana and Tom Landry.
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