Found November 15, 2012 on
Apparently, everybody in the National Football League wants to be a character from the Transformers. It must be the cool thing to do nowadays.
But I implore the rest of the NFL to stop making Transformers references in regard to which character they feel they most resemble in terms of their dominance. It is time to stop.
The only person to whom I am not referring is Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. It is not because I like him better or that he is better than everyone else related to the Transformers characters throughout the NFL. Actually, he is, but that is not why I am excusing him from all of this Transformers talk.
Johnson never gave himself the nickname of Megatron. It is not self-proclaimed. he is that dominant on the field, leading others to don him with the Megatron moniker, which is quite fitting.
It is these other wannabe’s who are making me sick. You do not give yourself a nickname. Others give them to you, and they should be earned.
Seattle Seahawks defensive...
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Calvin Johnson has that look right now of an elite athlete who refuses to be denied.
It wasnt enough to help his team, the Detroit Lions, win their last game in Minnesota, but Johnson certainly did all he could do.
His 12 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown added up to quite a performance under the circumstances.
Johnson hasnt been practicing much because...
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is apparently not very original. Earlier this week, Williams dubbed himself “Optimus Prime” in anticipation of his upcoming matchup against Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. Megatron. That sounds awfully familiar.
A few weeks ago, Seattle Seahawks corner Richard Sherman changed his Twitter name to Optimus Prime for...
The temptation when playing a receiver as big, strong and scary good as Calvin Johnson is to get aggressive, try to outmuscle him and hope it throws him off his game.
Do that, and you may as well ask the Screen Actors Guild for membership because the highlights of Megatron's mega-day will be all over TV for the rest of the week. Maybe the rest of the season.
Just ask Green...
Healthy and on his game, cornerback Tramon Williams will square off against wide receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday. "Everyone around the league knows Calvin is one of the best in the game," Williams said.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams says he’s the real “Optimus Prime” when it comes to facing off against Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson aka “Megatron.”
“I’m definitely Optimus Prime,” Williams said, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I’m the leader of the Autobots. I’m the leader of the young guys right now and when it comes down to the tough...
In an injury plagued week 10, JB and Nick go over some of the backup QBs and how a shift at signal caller will impact other fantasy assets.
The co-hosts then discuss other topics like Rashard Mendenhall‘s possible trade value, Danny Amendola‘s strong return, and the role of the Detroit Lions skills players moving forward with Calvin Johnson going all Megatron. They then preview...