That’s because the mock-ups we saw when Johnson was named the cover winner in Times Square a couple weeks ago weren’t the real deal. » Continue reading “EA Sports Reveals Madden 13 Cover with Calvin Johnson”
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson continued his media take over by being a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman Friday night. Johnson was asked to present Letterman’s “Top Ten” list titled “Top Ten Pieces Of Advice For Young Athletes.”
As I’m sure you can imagine, it was awesome. As I’m sure you can also imagine, this won’t be the last time Megatron is in the media. As a result of winning the Madden 13 cover vote, Johnson will likely be making many more stops to promote the game and subsequently himself and the Detroit Lions.
Here’s the video of Johnson on Letterman:
Of the 650,000 votes that were cast, Megatron received 52 percent of them. The results were announced during a broadcast of ESPN’s SportsNation early this evening. » Continue reading “Calvin Johnson Beats Cam Newton for Madden 13 Cover”
Calvin Johnson said today that not only does he not believe in the Madden Curse, but that he would like to be the next professional football player to grace its cover. As you probably know, Johnson and Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton are going head to head in the final round of voting for the Madden 13 cover.
You know what that means, fans? We need to also embrace it. Because there’s a very strong possibility that it’s going to happen. And when you look at the reasons behind Johnson’s desire to be on the cover, you can’t help but support him.
“There’s definitely a lot of monetary support that comes from EA, and doing things with them, that’s going to help out my foundation tremendously,” Johnson said. “They like some of things I’ve been doing in my neighborhood back at home, and I’m starting to transfer some of those things up here. That’s definitely going to be a stepping stone to start doing some of that stuff.” » Continue reading “Calvin Johnson Doesn’t Believe in Madden Curse”
It’s the battle of the best looking … err … I mean most deserving in the Madden 13 cover vote. Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will face off in the final round for a chance to grace the cover of the EA Sports video game.
Voting starts today and the winner will be announced April 25. » Continue reading “Calvin Johnson Advances to Finals in Madden 13 Cover Vote”
Welp, here we are. Only four players remain in the cover vote for Madden 13 — and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of them.
In the final four vote, Carolina Panthers quarterback will square off against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, while Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will face Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson.
Oh for the love …
Quite frankly, I’ve run out of expletives to express just how infuriating this process is. And I’ve run out of expletives that I can direct at the individuals who are prolonging it.
Do you people have no soul? No heart? No respect for Megatron?
Stop the madness!
In his quarterfinal matchup with New England patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Johnson received 63 percent of the fan votes in order to move on. » Continue reading “Madden 13: Calvin Johnson vs. Aaron Rodgers in Final Four”
In case you don’t know, being on the front of Madden is both an honor and a curse — literally. It’s widely believed that players who appear on the cover will subsequently suffer a decline in performance the following season — a lot of the time resulting in an injury.
Last season, Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis appeared on the cover and then missed five games due to a hamstring injury and saw a decrease in performance as a result. You can see the full list of Madden curses here.
Well, much to the dismay of Detroit Lions fans, both Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are in the pool to be voted as this year’s cover.
For this year’s Madden cover vote, ESPN is putting 64 players up against each other. There are two players from each team that will go head to head before the round of 32 is determined.
You can go here to vote. But I’m going to discourage everyone not to do so. Because I can definitely see Johnson winning something like this, and I’d rather not have the 2012 season hindered by a Johnson decline in performance — or God forbid an injury.