While things didn’t turn out the way he would have liked, Eminem had a positive message for his hometown NFL warriors on the Detroit Lions. “So proud of the @Lions,” the D-Town native of his favorite NFL team after the Lions fell to the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on Sunday, spoiling the Motor City team’s bid to make it to their first-ever Super Bowl.
“Thanks 4 an amazing season!!!! We’ll b back!!!,” Eminem added about the team that put up a 12-5 season that tied the franchise record for most wins. It was a positive boost from one of the team’s most high-profile boosters, with Marshall, 51, showing his hometown pride during the game at Levi’s Stadium in San Fran in another picture captured by a fan in which the rapper — decked out in a Lions shirt and hat — holds up two middle fingers to a group of 49ers fans from his spot in a luxury box.
It was a playful gesture from the “Not Afraid” MC, who recently posted a jokey video aimed at Lions coach Dan Campbell offering to suit up if it would help the team reach the big game. “Yo Dan,” Eminem said in the video. “I’m reporting, I’m gonna report [in the] third quarter, I’m reporting, offensive line, eligible receiver, I’ll be the quarterback, the entire offensive line and the receiver, and I will throw it to myself and I will score a touchdown in the third quarter. Just give me a uniform, or at just least like a helmet. I already have a helmet, it’s not the one for football. It’s just a helmet. But yeah man, I’m here, bro. I’m gonna be there, I’m gonna be there that night, I will suit up and I will score us the winning touchdown.”
And while Em will have to wait another year to see if the Lions can come back stronger, another A-list, chart-topping NFL booster is potentially headed to the Feb. 11 Super Bowl in Las Vegas after the Kansas City Chiefs bested the Baltimore Ravens to advance from the AFC title game. In the family skybox for that one, of course, was Taylor Swift, who once again cheered on her boyfriend, KC tight end Travis Kelce, who had a monster day helping KC reach the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five years.
Because the Lions couldn’t overcome San Francisco QB Brock Purdy’s and company’s late-game surge, dreams of a superstar summit at Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl pitting Swifties against Stans will have to wait for a different year.
See Eminem’s tweet below..