Lil Wayne Makes A Super Bowl Pick, Talks Grillz On ESPN’s ’1st And 10′

We’ve known Lil Wayne to be a sports fanatic for a long time — he even joined our MTV News Fantasy Football League a couple of years back — but he’s been taking his knowledge of all things athletic a step further since September by blogging for ESPN the Magazine.

This morning, Weezy appeared on the network’s “1st and 10″ — looking surprisingly clean-cut and seeming uncharacteristically focused — to debate the network’s strongly opinionated and extremely knowledgeable Skip Bayless one-on-one on a variety of topics. (Read about another Lil Wayne interest — voice-overs — here.) Wayne held his own throughout the two-hour appearance and even made his pick for the Super Bowl (Baltimore Ravens topping the Philadelphia Eagles) and proudly told a caller that he could, indeed, make the “Lambeau Leap” fully padded.

The show was filled with semi-awkward banter from Bayless, who fawned over the star’s grillz and his music (Skip’s favorite song off Tha Carter III is apparently “Monster”). And there was even a music video Bayless shot to top things off, complete with terribly cheesy white rappers going on about how awesome Bayless is.

(Watch Weezy’s “1st and 10″ introduction after the jump!)


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Ah, the strangeness that occurs when sportscasters meet musicians.

Wayne’s introduction at the top of the show is just a small taste of all the fun that was had.