Eminem’s highly anticipated album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released on Tuesday and there were some direct references that will be enjoyed by fans of the NFL. While Eminem touches on a number of topics throughout the latest tracks, he referenced the NFL on more than one occasion — including a shot at Brian Baldinger.
Eminem rhymed as only he can do and managed to remind Detroit Lions fans about their struggles during the team’s 0-16 season.
Who were the lucky teams and players to be mentioned? Here are the lyrics:
Me against the world so what? I’m Brian Dawkins
Versus the whole 0 and 16 Lions offense
So bring on the Giants, Falcons and Miami Dolphins
It’s the body bag game [expletive] I’m supplying coffins
Cause you [expletives], a bunch of Brian Baldingers.
And then there was this:
It’s payback, Russell Wilson falling way back
in the draft, turn nothing into something, still can make that
straw in the gold, chump, I will spin
Rumpletstiltskin in the haystack.
The strangest reference was the Baldinger one, but hey, it’s Eminem. We shouldn’t be surprised that an obscure reference was used. At least he didn’t take a shot at Tim Tebow, because that would have just been mean.