Eminem puts out hilarious double-tweet to celebrate his Detroit Lions winning the NFC North title for the first time since 1993… with rapper admitting he’s ‘still figuring out’ how to use social media
- Eminem seemed to take credit for the win before correcting himself
- Detroit won its first division title in 30 years with a victory over the Vikings
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All of Detroit celebrated Sunday after their Lions clinched a playoff berth and the NFC North title for the first time in three decades.
An excited Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) was among those celebrating – and he posted a hilarious double tweet in the aftermath of the Lions' 30-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
“@Lions I did it!!!!!,” Mathers tweeted on Sunday before almost immediately correcting himself in a reply.
“WE fucking did it while we were still figuring out how to use this thing,” the rapper corrected himself.
Despite having his Twitter account since March 2009, Eminem can be forgiven for his excited posts.
Eminem was too quick with his Twitter fingers after his Detroit Lions made the playoffs
Eminem appeared to take credit for the win before joking that he “figured out” how to use Twitter
Ifeato Melifonwu (6) grabbed a game-winning interception to clinch the division title
The Lions haven't made the playoffs — let alone won the division — since 2016, when the team earned a Wild Card berth.
Those playoffs ended in heartbreak when they lost 26-6 to the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Seattle would lose to Atlanta the following week and see the Falcons march all the way to that year's Super Bowl.
But their drought of division titles lasted exactly three decades — with the last Lions team to capture the NFC North coming all the way back in 1993.
Those Lions included Barry Sanders, but the running back had the worst season of his career and his season ended prematurely due to a torn MCL and PCL.
That team finished similarly to the 2016 team. The '93 Lions hosted the division rival Green Bay Packers in the old Pontiac Silverdome and lost 28-24 in the Wild Card round.
Detroit led 30-24 in the final seconds before third-year cornerback Ifeatsu Melifonwu grabbed a game-clinching interception at the five-yard line to seal the victory for the Lions.
They play at the Cowboys next Saturday before wrapping up their season at home against the Vikings.