The Redskins, the Lions and Eminem

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Late in Sunday’s Redskins game, the home team knocked through a short field goal to draw within seven points, and then prepared for an onsides kick.

Then Detroit took a timeout.

With an extra block of time to fill, FedEx Field’s in-game producer turned to a stadium classic: Eminem’s Lose Yourself.

Now, I’ve never produced an NFL game. I’m sure everything is hectic for 10, 12, 14 hours in a row. I’m sure decisions are made instantly, without intense staff meetings concerning the geographic origins of various potential musicians.

Still. Maybe before a game against Detroit, you could preemptively purge the music of one of Detroit’s most famous musicians from your playlist. Or at least decide not to use it during late-game situations when Detroit is leading and many Redskins fans have left the building and plenty of people in blue have stayed behind to whoop and cheer.

Because if you go ahead and play it, you’ll get a reaction like this.
















Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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