GQ: The Saints 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 fucking 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: You and Ray Lewis—the way you approach your professions, that intensity—I feel like you’re very similar.
Eminem: Ray Lewis, man. That’s a very passionate dude. He’s an animal. He’s the last of a dying breed, really. Obviously, he’s going to the Hall of Fame. He’s fucking iconic. They don’t make them like him anymore. He’s cut from a whole different sort of cloth.
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? Fuck. 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?