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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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Calvin Johnson has joined his Detroit Lions teammates for voluntary, care-free workouts this week.
The All-Pro receiver can run, lift weights and catch passes without stressing about contract negotiations or answering questions about entering the last year of his deal.
Johnson had one season left on the contract he got as the No. 2 pick in the 2007 NFL draft when he signed an eight...
Calvin Johnson will be the next athlete featured on the cover of the absurdly popular Madden video game series. Megatron defeated Cam Newton in the finals of the 64 player tournament to get the honor. Johnson now gets the privilege of being hounded by questions about if the Madden curse is real and if he will be able to avoid a catastophric injury. Here's the announcement that...
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson insists he doesn't fear the Madden Curse.
Some Lions' fans, however, are hoping the local star actually loses to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the final voting to determine the featured player on the cover of EA Sports' "Madden NFL 13" cover. The winner will be announced Wednesday at 5 p.m.
"I'm not a big...
Detroit Lions fans better start rubbing a lucky rabbits foot, carry around lucky coins, and wishing upon a star because wide receiver Calvin Johnson defeated Cam Newton to win the high profile cover for Madden ’13. But what comes along with the cover is something most athletes and fans truly believe exists; the Madden Curse. [...]
((HT: NHL/CNBC/NHL Network/Fred Murtz))Tonight was a great night for Game 7's in the FIRST round of the NHL playoffs. New York survived their series with Ottawa with a 2-1 win at MSG while Florida and New Jersey were going at in on the outskirts of Miami.There was one reason that the Panthers picked up John Madden as a free agent- simplay, for nights like this...But early on...
Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson has been voted by fans as the winner of the "Madden 13" cover vote with his victory over Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals.
Megatron beat Newton in the finals with a 52% advantage. More than 20 million votes were casted for the cover vote which saw 64 canidates voted down to one.
Megatron says he...
Florida Panthers Tomas Kopecky and John Madden collided last night. No truth to he rumor that Michael Yormark has asked the league to review for possible suspensions.
Of course he...
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Tomas Kopecky and John Madden of the Florida Panthers has a nasty head on collision during their 1st round Game 7 NHL playoff game against The New Jersey Devils. John Madden definitely took the brunt of the hit and was forced to leave the game to get a handful of stitches. In true playoff hockey form, Madden returned to the game after being stitched up.
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I ain’t afraid of no jinx: Calvin Johnson will bravely head into next season as the coverboy for Madden 13.
Detroit Lions receiver CALVIN JOHNSON bested Carolina Panthers QB CAM NEWTON in the final online voting for the honor of gracing the cover of EA Sports’ Madden 13 video game cover on Wednesday in Times Square.
The Megatron cover was revealed on ESPN2 SportsNation Wednesday...
In a scene straight out of the “Three Stooges,” Florida Panthers teammates John Madden and Tomas Kopecky collided mid-ice, with Madden getting badly bloodied.
The collision occured in the first two minutes of Game 7 against the Devils, and unsurprisingly, Madden returned later in the period after missing about 13 minutes. You know the only thing worse than getting jacked up...
Well Detroit Lions, you had a good run. Your team was solid last season and you could have been a legitimate contender this time around. Unfortunately, the American people hate you. They’ve set your star player up to fall down a flight of stairs, slip on a banana peel and into a mound of glass, or possibly get “accidentally” elbowed by Metta World Peace at a nightclub....
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson beat out Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the final fan voting for the cover athlete for EA Sports' "Madden NFL 13." "Everybody played Madden coming up. Everybody saw the guys that were on the cover," Johnson said. "I remember when I was in college I was a big Madden player, it's a big deal, it's a big deal...
In the National Football League, being selected to be on the cover of ‘Madden NFL’, a popular football themed video game named after hall of fame coach and broadcaster John Madden, is a big deal. Since the practice was started in 1999 with Garrison Hearst, there have only been 15 players to ever grace the cover of ‘Madden NFL’. With the exception of Peyton Hillis, who last...
1) Now that the dust has settled on one of the most bizarre first rounds I've ever seen, I'd like to go over some of the highlights.
Starting with the collision between Tomas Kopecky and John Madden; it being among the worst things I saw in hockey all season.
That Madden came back to the game after that was beyond courageous, it was insane. I highly doubt getting stitched...