Yesterday, Eminem appeared on Thursday Night Football on Prime network, talking about former American football player Barry Sanders, a running back who played for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League for 10 seasons.
Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times and in rushing touchdowns once, establishing himself as one of the most elusive runners in the history of the NFL with his quickness and agility, despite being only 5 ft 8 in tall and weighing 203 lbs.
In 1997, Barry Sanders rushed for 2,053 yards in the regular season and was awarded the NFL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP), alongside his second NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. While still performing at a high level, Sanders unexpectedly retired from professional football in 1999, at the age of 31, and 1,457 yards short of breaking the NFL’s then all-time rushing record held by Walter Payton. He cited the Lions’ front office and declining team production as reasons for his retirement.
last night, during the latest episode of Thursday Night Football, Barry Sanders was the main topic of discussion and unexpectedly, Eminem also tuned in. “I’ve seen every documentary on Barry Sanders that there is to see and I never walked away feeling like I knew why he walked away. And I know that he walked away at a time when he could have broken every single record there ever was and ever will be.” said Em.
You can watch the clip below: