Today, Eminem's much-anticipated album MMLP2 finally sees its official release, serving as the follow-up to his Grammy award-winning record, Recovery, and the sequel to his critically-acclaimed, sophomore release, The Marshall Mathers LP. Early reviews have been rolling in, with most critics hailing it as Em's best album in years, and with the fanbase that the 8 Mile MC has amassed over the years, commercial success seems like a foregone conclusion.
Streaming on iTunes this past weekend, Eminem gave his fans a chance to hear the record ahead of its drop date, so we, like everyone else, decided to have a listen. And since we're all about sports over here, we had our ears tuned in for every time the Detroit native dropped some lines about his hometown Lions, Tigers, Red Wings or Pistons—along with a boatload of other shout-outs in between. After getting through the album a couple times, we came up with this Complete Guide to Eminem's Lyrical References to Sports on MMLP2.