Eminem joins ND-UM broadcast, Twitter explodes
I can’t begin to tell you how many times over the past several years I’ve wondered what it would be like if Eminem set up shop in the broadcast booth of a college football game, even if for just a few minutes at halftime.
Thankfully, my wondering -- and that of most of North America, undoubtedly -- is over.
During halftime of the Notre Dame-Michigan game, the rapper formerly/currently known as Marshall Mathers joined Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit in the broadcast booth in what could only be described as the American version of a Dennis Rodman/Kim Jong-un sitdown. While Eminem was there to premier his new video for a song that will be used on Saturday Night Football, the discussion inevitably led to Musburger discussing NFL point spreads with Mr. Mathers and OMG I can now cross that off my bucket list and die happy.
For those who missed it, yes, it was as real and spectacular as it sounds. And, thanks to Land-Grant Holy Land, we have photographic proof of the historic development:
Suffice to say, Twitter exploded in a Miley-twerking kind of way. Below is but a small sampling of what was being said in the wake of the greatest thing that’s ever happened in the history of ‘Merica.
Need your help tweeps. Me & my wife are debating whether Eminem is truly stupid or just on something?— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) September 8, 2013
"I'm really uncomfortable right now" Who hasn't said that around Brent?— John Clay (@johnclayiv) September 8, 2013
BRENT MUSBURGER TALKING NFL BETTING LINES WITH EMINEM MY LIFE IS COMPLETE— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 8, 2013
Brent Musburger asks Eminem if Lions will cover tomorrow. It's official: Brent will ask anyone for gambling tips.— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) September 8, 2013
I just saw Brent Musberger ask Eminem if the Lions will cover. I can now die happy— Team Speed Kills (@TeamSpeedKills) September 8, 2013
I expect the top three things trending on Twitter soon will be 1. Musberger; 2. Eminem; and 3. WTF— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) September 8, 2013