Eminem raps about AAF, drops subtle request for a team in Detroit – The Detroit News


the Alliance of American Football, the new professional league that’s drawing some mighty impressive television ratings early in its inaugural season.

Eminem, the Metro Detroit megastar and rapper, sent out a tweet Monday night that went viral, in which he advocates for the league to allow players to fight (“key to the league’s success, like hockey”), and drops a subtle plea for a team in Detroit.

DEAR @THEAAF,
PLEASE ENTERTAIN THIS THOUGHT REGARDING THE @[email protected] GAME: ALLOWING THE PLAYERS TO ACTUALLY FIGHT WOULD BE KEY TO LEAGUE’S SUCCESS LIKE HOCKEY, I WOULD WATCH EVERY GAME (EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO DETROIT TEAM YET – HINT). DON’T BLOW IT.
SINCERELY,
MARSHALL

— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 26, 2019

Cute, he signs the tweet, “SINCERELY, MARSHALL”.

The tweet had been liked more than 70,000 times as of Tuesday morning.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, got a pretty quick response from Charlie Ebersol, the league’s CEO and co-founder who seemed to like the idea of a Detroit franchise.

“Let me know if you want in on it,” Ebersol tweeted.

Detroit is not a bad idea for a future franchise. Let me know if you want in on it.

— Charlie Ebersol (@CharlieEbersol) March 26, 2019

The AAF is made up of eight teams, only one of which is located in a city that also has an NFL team — the Atlanta Legends.

The season is to run 10 regular-season weeks, having begun in early February.

It’s one of two new professional football leagues to pop up in recent years, with the second incarnation of the XFL — Vince McMahon’s brain child, which was a huge financial flop the first time around — set to begin play next year. The XFL considered Detroit for one of its eight franchises, but city leaders didn’t make a hard sell for one.

Eminem, 46, makes frequent appearances at Lions games, often on the sidelines.

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