NFL All-Non-Playoff Team: The Best Players Not In The Postseason

In the NFL, where many believe that winning supersedes stats, many outstanding players don't get the accolades or attention they deserve, just because the rest of their team was shit. We think that's dumb, so we've gathered up the best players out of the league who didn't make the playoffs this season. » 1/03/14 1:29pm 1/03/14 1:29pm

Has Calvin Johnson Played With A Partially Torn PCL Since October?

Back in Week 5, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson sustained a knee injury that kept him out of a game against Green Bay. A few days later, we received a tip: » 12/23/13 3:00pm 12/23/13 3:00pm

Ravens Rookie-Megatron Beef Is A Bit Of An Exaggeration

It's on now. Matt Elam, a rookie safety for the Ravens, was asked about covering Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in Monday's game and ended up talking shit about Megatron. Did he really? » 12/12/13 6:20pm 12/12/13 6:20pm

Calvin Johnson Is Football Drugs

Forget about Dez Bryant's sideline meltdown. Forget about Matt Stafford's comeback and the spontaneous brilliance of his fake-spike-turned-touchdown. Forget about the lily that Peyton Manning keeps painting. Yesterday belonged to Calvin Johnson. Hell, every day belongs to Calvin Johnson. » 10/28/13 2:34pm 10/28/13 2:34pm

Lions Shock Cowboys With An 80-Yard Drive In Less Than A Minute

With 1:03 left in the fourth, Calvin Johnson had accrued 290 receiving yards, sixth-best in NFL history, but the Lions were still losing 30-24. Over the next minute, a ridiculous game would get even more ridiculous, with Detroit engineering an 80-yard drive to shock the Cowboys in the most entertaining finish of the… » 10/27/13 5:07pm 10/27/13 5:07pm

Calvin Johnson Is Ridiculous

Calvin Johnson has 290 yards on 12 catches as of writing this. The Dallas Cowboys have 254 yards of total offense. Even when Megatron's double-covered—or sometimes triple-covered—he still does the seemingly impossible. Matthew Stafford's love of passing gives Johnson the ability to do amazing things and occasionally… » 10/27/13 4:12pm 10/27/13 4:12pm

Calvin Johnson Is Unguardable

Vontaze Burfict is 6'1". Reggie Nelson is 5'11". George Iloka is 6'4". Calvin Johnson is 6'5", but more importantly, Calvin Johnson is Calvin Johnson. » 10/20/13 4:27pm 10/20/13 4:27pm

Is This Calvin Johnson Catch Impressive?

During one-on-one drills in today's Detroit Lions training camp, Calvin Johnson faced off against cornerback Chris Houston. The play called was a back-shoulder fade, and Megatron made Houston look stupid. » 7/27/13 1:40pm 7/27/13 1:40pm

Calvin Johnson is funding a pro-abstinence movie—"a coming-of-age story about a girl trying to stay true to her virginity and her religion"—and it has this poster. So there you go. [TNR] » 5/31/13 11:40am 5/31/13 11:40am

Megatron Breaks The Record And Lions Fans Aren't Sure How To Feel:…

Atlanta 31, Detroit 18: The above moment of celebratory uncertainty came before Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record—it came during a Falcons timeout while the Lions were down, in fact, which meant the confusion was sort of understandable—but it's appropriate considering the general… » 12/22/12 11:45pm 12/22/12 11:45pm

Calvin Johnson Says He Suffered A Concussion. The Lions Say He Didn't.

Lots of football players get concussions. That's how it works. It's a violent sport, and they play it for so long, that most every football player you encounter, even long-retired dads, will say, oh, yeah, I had a concussion or two. So football players not only get concussions, but they know concussions. They know the… » 10/11/12 7:22pm 10/11/12 7:22pm

Calvin Johnson Meets Randy Moss: Two Wide Receivers Bigger Than The Game

Sunday, the Detroit Lions go to Candlestick Park to play the San Francisco 49ers. It's an early season test for a pair of newly relevant teams. But much more importantly, it will be the first time that Calvin Johnson and Randy Moss have shared the field. The two receivers—Detroit's superstar and the ex-superstar now… » 9/14/12 3:20pm 9/14/12 3:20pm

Calvin Johnson Goes Yard At Comerica Park

Fine, it was during batting practice—if you want to get technical about it—but impressive nonetheless for the Lions freakishly talented wide receiver. According to Johnson his power display was no fluke, he was approached by the Reds while in high school before he committed to Georgia Tech and football quickly took… » 5/19/12 9:31am 5/19/12 9:31am

Thom Brennaman And Brian Billick Find Megatron's Possible Concussion…

Lions WR Calvin Johnson was clearly shaken up after this reverse play in the first half of Detroit's matchup with Minnesota today, but not enough to avoid getting giggles from FOX's Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick, for whom possible concussions are the height of comedy. » 12/11/11 2:41pm 12/11/11 2:41pm

Watch Calvin Johnson Make An Incredible Catch During The Lions Comeback…

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford didn't have any open receivers. That doesn't matter when you can throw an alley-oop in triple-covered Calvin Johnson's direction. » 10/02/11 4:45pm 10/02/11 4:45pm

Who Does Andre Johnson Think Is The Best WR In Football? Not Andre…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Andre doesn't even think he's the best receiver named Johnson. » 9/15/11 4:15pm 9/15/11 4:15pm

In Calvin Johnson's Version Of Events, The Referee Talks Like Kanye West

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Detroit Lion and pass dropper Calvin Johnson. » 9/17/10 3:00pm 9/17/10 3:00pm

Competition Committee Might Be Forced To Change Catch Rule, Says Former…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Fox football commentator and former NFL referee big wig Mike Pereira. » 9/13/10 3:00pm 9/13/10 3:00pm