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.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.