Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron

Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson.  NFL's Megatron

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 11:14am CST

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Posted on TSN, a Canadian sports news website, was an edition of Cabbie Presents from Sportscentre in which wide receiver Calvin Johnson is awarded a Megatron statue in recognition of his nickname and his achievements in the NFL. Johnson earned his nickname in 2007 during the release of the first Michael Bay Transformers film. At that time Roy Williams (currently with Chicago) gave him the name Megatron and it has become an endearing title to Johnson and Detroit fans. Click here to watch Johnson talk about being the NFL villain and receive his Megatron trophy.

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Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324345)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 17th, 2011 @ 11:20am CST
I wish I was also Megatron...
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324354)
Posted by EverythingIsFodder on December 17th, 2011 @ 11:52am CST
SlyTF1 wrote:I wish I was also Megatron...

Don't we all... don't we all.
~sigh~

- EIF out -
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324369)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on December 17th, 2011 @ 12:54pm CST
Hah, that's awesome. Everyone will want a statue like that now. Just as awesome as these little gems from a real man's sport!


**Well the second image isn't showing, but click on it because it is awesome!
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324392)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 17th, 2011 @ 1:51pm CST
EverythingIsFodder wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:I wish I was also Megatron...

Don't we all... don't we all.
~sigh~

- EIF out -


Trust me being Megatron isnt all its cracked up to be, yeah having and army is cool and trying to take over the universe kicks ass but you get stuck with incompetent troops that retreat at the first sign of trouble, you cant go anywhere without an autobot trying to kick your ass & then you have to deal with starscream trying to kill you every other day. Only thing i dont get is if he got his name from bayformers should that be scrapheap megatron and not animated megatron on the statue?
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324402)
Posted by EverythingIsFodder on December 17th, 2011 @ 2:23pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:
EverythingIsFodder wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:I wish I was also Megatron...

Don't we all... don't we all.
~sigh~

- EIF out -

Trust me being Megatron isnt all its cracked up to be, yeah having and army is cool and trying to take over the universe kicks ass but you get stuck with incompetent troops that retreat at the first sign of trouble, you cant go anywhere without an autobot trying to kick your ass & then you have to deal with starscream trying to kill you every other day.

Fusion Cannon: Problem solved. Problem staying solved.

- EIF out -
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324434)
Posted by Blurrz on December 17th, 2011 @ 4:07pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:. Only thing i dont get is if he got his name from bayformers should that be scrapheap megatron and not animated megatron on the statue?


Can't exactly make an inspiring custom with either Movie Leader figures, no way in heck they could've decal'd Johnson 81 in Jersey like fashion on the back of either.

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They got it right with the Animated leader.
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324452)
Posted by dinogeist on December 17th, 2011 @ 4:52pm CST
So does everyone call themselves Megatron these days? their was a rapper that recently died who was referring to himself as megatron for years.

Is that factory dyed blue paint on the megatron toy. or did someone hand paint/air brush/dry brush stroke that blue color on the animated leader sized megatron toy that's counted to the statue board?

the blue on the animated leader sized megatron that got mounted to a statue makes it look like galvatron
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324466)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 17th, 2011 @ 5:29pm CST
Since there's a Megatron in football, we need an Optimus Prime in baseball. Or a Bumblebee in soccer. Possibly a Starscream in gliding. 8-}
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324469)
Posted by SirSoundwaveIV on December 17th, 2011 @ 5:34pm CST
Dude's a fricking beast two, can catch passes in triple coverage and is just a physical freak (unfortunate that it was given by Roy Williams who can't catch a damn pass to save his life but...hey, it fits!)
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324474)
Posted by Mechastrike on December 17th, 2011 @ 5:58pm CST
"stormtroopers are coming"

not being racist. i mean Megs is a bad guy, right? it's fitting to Megs he looks like a Stormtrooper.
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324475)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 17th, 2011 @ 6:01pm CST
Should have been a MP megatron used for the statue. But whatever. A fun gesture never the less. ;)
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1324608)
Posted by dinogeist on December 18th, 2011 @ 4:03am CST
monstergrotusque wrote:Should have been a MP megatron used for the statue. But whatever. A fun gesture never the less. ;)


IMHO,MP Megatron is a very unstable figure & they would of had to cement glue all his joints & moving parts to keep it from falling apart.
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1325034)
Posted by Kiyza on December 19th, 2011 @ 11:32am CST
Mindmaster wrote:Since there's a Megatron in football, we need an Optimus Prime in baseball. Or a Bumblebee in soccer. Possibly a Starscream in gliding. 8-}


There's already a Starscream who's a D.J....
Re: Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. NFL's Megatron (1325101)
Posted by Optimus Payne on December 19th, 2011 @ 3:32pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Since there's a Megatron in football, we need an Optimus Prime in baseball. Or a Bumblebee in soccer. Possibly a Starscream in gliding. 8-}


Up here in Toronto, the goalie for the Maple Leafs hockey team, James Reimer, has been dubbed "Optimus Reim" (the last part rhyming with prime). He even has it painted on his helmet.

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