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Whether Calvin Johnson was ineffectually slated as a No. 6 seed on his side of the bracket for the sake of propelling an underdog campaign, emulating Detroit's first postseason since 1999, or trying to spare him from the potential devastation, the Lions' alpha wide receiver defied the odds by being crowned Madden NFL 13's Cover Boy. SportsNation uncovered the results in Times Sqaure late Wednesday afternoon as Johnson narrowly outgained opposing No. 1 seed and last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year Cam Newton with 52 percent of the vote. The hour-long special featured the ESPN2 program's usual quirks, polls, and organized activities involving Newton tossing New York's finest delicacies at cardboard cutouts - cutthroat sports journalism - before the upset was confirmed in the waning minutes. The public had to be waiting for Johnson to announce to Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd his decision to take his talents to South Beach, spreading the ongoing pest ...
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