Lions CB Darius Slay explains why Wolverine is ‘the truth’
The Detroit Lions are 1-7 and on a bye week, so why not talk about something other than football?
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein must have come to that conclusion this week, since he decided to ask a bunch of the Lions what movie roles they would most likely play if they were actors. Cornerback Darius Slay gave a golden answer about the X-Men character Wolverine:
I gotta be in “X-Men.” I gotta be like Magneto or Wolverine. Those are the two dangerous dudes to me. They are just the truth, like, oh man. If I’m Wolverine, I’m just walking around here swaggin’ it up with my nails coming out of my hands stabbing folks. You know what I’m saying. Like he might be over there talking like crazy and I’d be like what [makes slashing noises]. Like he turned their face, with something metal. You know what I’m saying. Shoot. If you don’t have nothing on your body, I’m just going to lift you up and just throw you 30,000 feet. You know what I’m saying. That’s just hot. You know what I’m saying. It can’t get no better than that, you know what I’m saying, like, ‘Eh, get out of my face.’Article continues below ...
Several other Lions had interesting answers, too. Wide receiver T.J. Jones would play Ironman, per ESPN, just so he could wear the suit. Center Travis Swanson would be Tom Hanks’ character from Saving Private Ryan, and guard Laken Tomlinson would be Bruce Lee in any movie because he’s "the ultimate champion."
Unfortunately for these dudes, not one of them is a movie star. Instead, they’re all football players on a team with the worst record in the NFL.
Keep dreaming, Lions.