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.
@dcsportsbog anyone tell u the sound guy at fedex field played the 8 mile theme song at a crucial time in the 4th qtr?Detroit fans went nuts
— Derek Anderson (@DBLAZE1119) September 24, 2013
Eminem playing at FedEx Field while the Lions are there? Bad play calling all around.
— Roscoe Brinks (@roscoebrinks) September 22, 2013
@LaVarArrington Even the fed ex dj failed. 1:40 left and he plays Eminem and the Lions fans go crazy. Does he know where he’s from! WTF!
— ALSKARAOKE (@alskaraoke) September 23, 2013
Worst part of today was the Redskins playing Eminem while we were losing to the Detroit Lions….
— keith (@___ktaylor) September 23, 2013
@Redskins playing eminem music during lions game? WTF?? Way to motivate the opposition.
— Monique Rizer (@rizermonique) September 22, 2013
— Eddie Jenkins (@jumpingtheshark) September 22, 2013
— Dracula (@zoomninjaboom) September 22, 2013
I don’t get why FedEx field would play any Eminem songs when Detroit is in town
— Daniel Edwards (@thatchiefsfan) September 22, 2013
Way to play Eminem before the onside kick Fedex Field. You really got Detroit going with that one.
— Great American (@Bateweiser) September 22, 2013
FedEx field how can you play Eminem when the lions are the opponent.
— NJ (@therealnsella) September 22, 2013
@Redskins whoever is in charge of the music selection should be fired now. they played eminem “lose yourself” as we were losing EMBARRASSING
— dr biz (@juggyy) September 23, 2013
— Ryan_RVA (@Ryan_RVA) September 23, 2013
— DCLives (@DCLivescom) September 22, 2013
— Tailgate Ted (@TailgateTed) September 22, 2013
Redskins played Eminem pre-kick as well….DET fans loving it. Can I please have the entertainment managerial job at Fedex?? #turrible
— HogsHaven.com (@HogsHaven) September 22, 2013