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The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby El Duque » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:46 am

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The Detroits Lions's Calvin "Megatron" Johnson transforms in the latest ESPN promo embedded below. Not quite the same alt mode as the evil Decepticon leader, but great to hiding around the office! Check it out below!

Big thanks to my friend and sport enthusiast Bryan Martin for pointing this one out!


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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby rdrunr89 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:41 am

Not a Lions fan by any means (Bears here, say what you will) but that was the funniest SportsCenter commercial I've seen. Even Stuart Scott got it perfect with the "WTF" facial expression. Good stuff. :APPLAUSE:

Ranks up there with the old one where one of the SC announcers was trying to come up with a saying when a guy hit a home run. He would say stuff like "It's gotta be a Homer, Simpson because the pitcher just went 'DOH'!"
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:20 am

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lol, love stuff like this ^-^
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:35 am

Not bad. Simple and funny.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Megatron Wolf » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:16 pm

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thank you espn for using the correct sound effects, on another note im not 100% sure but on the new nike commercial with him i think hes wearing a decepticon symbol.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby EagleTron » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:03 pm

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I approve this tv commercial That was indeed proper usage of the legendary transformers transformation sound.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Boom.stick » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:45 pm

rdrunr89 wrote:Not a Lions fan by any means (Bears here, say what you will) but that was the funniest SportsCenter commercial I've seen. Even Stuart Scott got it perfect with the "WTF" facial expression. Good stuff. :APPLAUSE:

Ranks up there with the old one where one of the SC announcers was trying to come up with a saying when a guy hit a home run. He would say stuff like "It's gotta be a Homer, Simpson because the pitcher just went 'DOH'!"

Ah yes, one of my favorites. "Its never iffy if its Griffey" and the classic "YAHTZEE!!"
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby stevescustoms » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:49 pm

Eagles fan here. I liked the commercial.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:15 am

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One more thing that saddens me about where Hasbro and the fandom are taking Transformers. This is honestly the dumbest and most insulting thing I have ever seen Hasbro do to this toyline. Of all the people who have put in DECADES of time, talent, enthusiasm, love, and literally sweated for these life inspiring figures; how does some new ~sissy rugby~ player get a Megatron toy painted after him? He has nothing to do with Transformers and does nothing for society, he plays with a ball; a child's game. Then here comes ESPN and fans thinking this is awesome, settling for whatever lame thing gets thrown at them, all the while associating ~sissy rugby~ players once again with things on the side of the corrupt. Megatron is the most renowned villain ever created. He doesn't carry balls in his hands... he kills worlds. So arming a Megatron toy with a ~sissy rugby~ ball is just damn wrong. I just can't comprehend the lazy, lame things that come out of what could be the coolest toy line in history.

How about instead you do something for the likes of:

http://www.allspark.com/

http://www.seibertron.com/

http://tformers.com/

http://www.tfw2005.com/

you know, people that kill themselves for your brand who are renowned for their tireless effort. You want a prime example, how about a Seiberton theme colored Primus toy that says "Transforms from robot into Seibertron.Com" on all over the box?

This has nothing to do with me, nor am I in any way thinking of myself. But I could never count the number of writers, artists, convention planners, panel organizers, devoted cosplayers or the like who could deserve something like this 1000 times more.

I do not get it, or want to understand it people. Please, feel free to let the bashing begin.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby njb902 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:42 am

MR Optimus Prime wrote:One more thing that saddens me about where Hasbro and the fandom are taking Transformers. This is honestly the dumbest and most insulting thing I have ever seen Hasbro do to this toyline. Of all the people who have put in DECADES of time, talent, enthusiasm, love, and literally sweated for these life inspiring figures; how does some new ~sissy rugby~ player get a Megatron toy painted after him? He has nothing to do with Transformers and does nothing for society, he plays with a ball; a child's game. Then here comes ESPN and fans thinking this is awesome, settling for whatever lame thing gets thrown at them, all the while associating ~sissy rugby~ players once again with things on the side of the corrupt. Megatron is the most renowned villain ever created. He doesn't carry balls in his hands... he kills worlds. So arming a Megatron toy with a ~sissy rugby~ ball is just damn wrong. I just can't comprehend the lazy, lame things that come out of what could be the coolest toy line in history.

How about instead you do something for the likes of:

http://www.allspark.com/

http://www.seibertron.com/

http://tformers.com/

http://www.tfw2005.com/

you know, people that kill themselves for your brand who are renowned for their tireless effort. You want a prime example, how about a Seiberton theme colored Primus toy that says "Transforms from robot into Seibertron.Com" on all over the box?

This has nothing to do with me, nor am I in any way thinking of myself. But I could never count the number of writers, artists, convention planners, panel organizers, devoted cosplayers or the like who could deserve something like this 1000 times more.

I do not get it, or want to understand it people. Please, feel free to let the bashing begin.


Dude they are just toys.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:39 am

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njb902 wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:One more thing that saddens me about where Hasbro and the fandom are taking Transformers. This is honestly the dumbest and most insulting thing I have ever seen Hasbro do to this toyline. Of all the people who have put in DECADES of time, talent, enthusiasm, love, and literally sweated for these life inspiring figures; how does some new ~sissy rugby~ player get a Megatron toy painted after him? He has nothing to do with Transformers and does nothing for society, he plays with a ball; a child's game. Then here comes ESPN and fans thinking this is awesome, settling for whatever lame thing gets thrown at them, all the while associating ~sissy rugby~ players once again with things on the side of the corrupt. Megatron is the most renowned villain ever created. He doesn't carry balls in his hands... he kills worlds. So arming a Megatron toy with a ~sissy rugby~ ball is just damn wrong. I just can't comprehend the lazy, lame things that come out of what could be the coolest toy line in history.

How about instead you do something for the likes of:

http://www.allspark.com/

http://www.seibertron.com/

http://tformers.com/

http://www.tfw2005.com/

you know, people that kill themselves for your brand who are renowned for their tireless effort. You want a prime example, how about a Seiberton theme colored Primus toy that says "Transforms from robot into Seibertron.Com" on all over the box?

This has nothing to do with me, nor am I in any way thinking of myself. But I could never count the number of writers, artists, convention planners, panel organizers, devoted cosplayers or the like who could deserve something like this 1000 times more.

I do not get it, or want to understand it people. Please, feel free to let the bashing begin.


Dude they are just toys.


It's just an opinion.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Burn » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:43 am

Hey I'm not fan of this either but geez, no need to get your knickers in a twist over it.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:59 am

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Burn wrote:Hey I'm not fan of this either but geez, no need to get your knickers in a twist over it.


Why not, it's downright horrid. No one is ranting, it took a while to type that. It's just an opinion.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Roadbuster » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:06 am

Having an opinion is one thing, but you are making a bigger deal out of it like it's a personal attack on you. It was all in good fun. Johnson's a fan in his own way. Let him have his fun.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:24 am

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Roadbuster wrote:Having an opinion is one thing, but you are making a bigger deal out of it like it's a personal attack on you. It was all in good fun. Johnson's a fan in his own way. Let him have his fun.


So the part where I specifically typed it isn't about me, and in reply to another poster where I typed it took a while to type it and was not a rant, are the parts you missed it not being an attack on me, along with me typing three times now it's just an opinion?

You all are getting YOUR feelings hurt here not me.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby njb902 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:55 am

I'm paraphrasing here "we play with an action figure; a child's toy." How are we any less children? What makes him a "sissy"? Who are any of us to decide who isn't part of the fandom?
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:09 am

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njb902 wrote:I'm paraphrasing here "we play with an action figure; a child's toy." How are we any less children? What makes him a "sissy"? Who are any of us to decide who isn't part of the fandom?


I didn't or wouldn't call him a sissy, as I don't know him. I have a thing about calling american football ~sissy Rugby~ that's all. We took the world's most popular sport and changed it's name to soccer, then called a form of Rugby, football.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby T-Macksimus » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:03 am

MR Optimus Prime wrote:
njb902 wrote:I'm paraphrasing here "we play with an action figure; a child's toy." How are we any less children? What makes him a "sissy"? Who are any of us to decide who isn't part of the fandom?


I didn't or wouldn't call him a sissy, as I don't know him. I have a thing about calling american football ~sissy Rugby~ that's all. We took the world's most popular sport and changed it's name to soccer, then called a form of Rugby, football.



I may not agree with your opinion (strongly, truth be told) and Primus knows I'm one of the biggest cynical types on here and the first the be a prick towards people on any given day but I will stand up for your right to express your opinion. Freedom (of Speech) is the right of all sentient beings.

Seriously folks, lay off him. He's said his bit, we've had responses, now move along.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby njb902 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:15 am

T-Macksimus wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:
njb902 wrote:I'm paraphrasing here "we play with an action figure; a child's toy." How are we any less children? What makes him a "sissy"? Who are any of us to decide who isn't part of the fandom?


I didn't or wouldn't call him a sissy, as I don't know him. I have a thing about calling american football ~sissy Rugby~ that's all. We took the world's most popular sport and changed it's name to soccer, then called a form of Rugby, football.



I may not agree with your opinion (strongly, truth be told) and Primus knows I'm one of the biggest cynical types on here and the first the be a prick towards people on any given day but I will stand up for your right to express your opinion. Freedom (of Speech) is the right of all sentient beings.

Seriously folks, lay off him. He's said his bit, we've had responses, now move along.


I'm not laying into him, I'm trying to understand why he wrote what he wrote.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:31 am

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Hey NO worries from anyone here. Yes I get defensive over this toy brand. Always have, always will. Just how the old man is.
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:00 pm

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You guys leave MR Optimus Prime alone, he is the greatest legend in this fandom and he knows exactly what is kiddy and stupid and he's always super level headed. I mean after all he changed his name legally to Optimus Prime and he totally didn't go completely insane and call this site a disgrace to the legend that is Optimus Prime when it used a pic of Optimus Prime's death from the movie during the great blackout a while back.

So a little more respect, if he says this is the worst that has every happened to the brand and it's a disgrace and disgusting it must be true.
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Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:37 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:You guys leave MR Optimus Prime alone, he is the greatest legend in this fandom and he knows exactly what is kiddy and stupid and he's always super level headed. I mean after all he changed his name legally to Optimus Prime and he totally didn't go completely insane and call this site a disgrace to the legend that is Optimus Prime when it used a pic of Optimus Prime's death from the movie during the great blackout a while back.

So a little more respect, if he says this is the worst that has every happened to the brand and it's a disgrace and disgusting it must be true.


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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:54 pm

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MR Optimus Prime wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:You guys leave MR Optimus Prime alone, he is the greatest legend in this fandom and he knows exactly what is kiddy and stupid and he's always super level headed. I mean after all he changed his name legally to Optimus Prime and he totally didn't go completely insane and call this site a disgrace to the legend that is Optimus Prime when it used a pic of Optimus Prime's death from the movie during the great blackout a while back.

So a little more respect, if he says this is the worst that has every happened to the brand and it's a disgrace and disgusting it must be true.


I wish I could tell people like you to go F.U.C.K...Y.O.U.R.S.E.L.F. face to face.

Why? It's only an opinion. ;;)
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Fender Bender » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 pm

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Yes, by far, that was the greatest offense on this brand. ;)
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Re: The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson Goes Full Megatron in ESPN Promo

Postby Burn » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:32 pm

Fender Bender wrote:Things that ruined Transformers forever:

Transformers The Movie
Transformers G1 Season 3
Transformers Japanese Series
Transformers: Generation 2
Beast Wars
Beast Machines
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Dreamwave Comics
3H OTFCC
Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Energon
Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Kiss Players
Transformers Movie (2007)
Transformers: Animated
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Prime
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Calvin Johnson inspired Megatron repaint

Yes, by far, that was the greatest offense on this brand. ;)


You forgot Michael Bay individually. >:oP
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