What Happened to Calvin Johnson? (Why Megatron Doesn't Watch the NFL Anymore)

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Calvin Johnson retired from the NFL in his prime. Here's why...


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  • Rudy Cianfarani
    Rudy Cianfarani34 minuta më parë

    Rod Wood is the blame

  • Eric Matterson
    Eric Matterson3 orë më parë

    Lions had the greatest RB and arguably the greatest WR ever and both retired in their primes because the team was so 👎

  • Mostly Peaceful Protest
    Mostly Peaceful Protest5 orë më parë

    I know everyone hurts after a football season. But guy like Calvin Johnson, Gronk, and other huge dudes SURELY take a lot of extra punishment on every tackle because of their sheer size. But they’re still flesh and blood, it takes it’s toll

  • Big Sam
    Big Sam6 orë më parë

    He should go to the mlb

  • Eric Alcocer
    Eric Alcocer7 orë më parë

    beat saber

  • Angel Rivera
    Angel Rivera9 orë më parë

    Calvin Johnson was a phenomenal athletic . One of the best I’ve ever seen , but most of all , He’s a phenomenal person . Much respect to you Calvin Johnson !

  • Sarbjit Singh
    Sarbjit Singh9 orë më parë

    Heath over career and Money. Can’t blame him.

  • Steve Van Hise
    Steve Van Hise9 orë më parë

    I don't even watch football, but I watch this dudes videos because he always got some good shit to say.

  • Cliff Niiranen
    Cliff Niiranen13 orë më parë

    Great vid. Lions are trash when it comes to taking care of the guys when they leave.

  • Bornwinner 55
    Bornwinner 5519 orë më parë

    Should have got traded to greenbay

  • RyanTitanic
    RyanTitanic20 orë më parë

    Realistically, you might as well retire after your 10th season. Get through your rookie contract Get your BIG contract (depending if you did good and trained hard) Retire after said big contract regardless if youre in your prime. Theres no point beyond that besides the love of playing the game but youre costing your body at that point. You have more than enough money (Given you invested it wisely) so you dont have to worry. You can now travel the world start a family and be happy. I hate seeing so many people get old in the game and get injured or eventually get cut by the organization who flourished so much of them because their body is beat. Do I miss Megatron? As a bears fan yes because he was always amazing to see 2x a year, but body and mind first man, and if they really did him dirty like that I feel sorry for dude.

  • Derrick Thompson
    Derrick ThompsonDitë më parë

    MEGATRON FOREVER!!!!!

  • FLORIDA-BOY
    FLORIDA-BOYDitë më parë

    Him and Barry Sanders retired with more to give. The lions make players lose love for the game

  • troy smith
    troy smithDitë më parë

    the lions have a long history of treating their star players horribly, it all began with bobby layne 62 years ago

  • Sand
    SandDitë më parë

    “And, oh yeah Detroit, we comin!” 🐅

  • Scott Lundquist
    Scott LundquistDitë më parë

    Jerry Rice and Megatron...top 2 for sure. Great video!

  • Robert Spiller
    Robert SpillerDitë më parë

    I'm from and live in Detroit. I haven't been a fan of the Lions since Barry Sanders retired, and I knew as you were talking why Calvin retired early...the same as Barry Sanders. It's obscene for those 2 players to have never won a super bowl...not even been in a super bowl, and then you add the injuries. Calvin will always have my love and respect. Now I look at football here on youtube...the highlights. That's enough for me. People in Detroit are stupid. You're willing to support a losing organization, that's not even trying to get to the superbowl...not even trying to win the division. Why can't they get coaches like Andy Reid, who now coaches the champions Kansas City, but before that...how many super bowls has he been to and won. Tony Dungy years ago wanted to coach the Lions...they choose his assistant, who of course didn't win. Just a losing organization. But you supporters continue to spend your money. To an organization that doesn't care about you.

  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes2 ditë më parë

    That Bengals bit was hilarious!!

  • CLUTCH_AND STICK
    CLUTCH_AND STICK2 ditë më parë

    If this is a Business as you say, then the options must be weighed and if Baseball is an option is always the right choice. I'm wrong? Ask Dave Winfield. He was drafted by the NFL, NBA and MLB. He's in the MLB HOF. All that said.. apparently "MegaTron" did just fine for himself and I wish all these young Men nothing but the best!!!

  • J HARRIS
    J HARRIS2 ditë më parë

    I am glad I found your channel. Good piece

  • Mike Dehn
    Mike Dehn3 ditë më parë

    I don't blame him for retiring. Football isn't everything. The Detroit Lions are the worst run organization in sports. Unfortunately, until the Ford family sells the team, the Detroit Lions will never win a championship.

  • Bobby Coleman
    Bobby Coleman3 ditë më parë

    That's why these bums are cursed, they will never win anything. What a shame!!!

  • Joe Browne
    Joe Browne3 ditë më parë

    One of the goats.....pity it was Detroit. Barry sanders springs to mind too

  • Christopher Strebeck
    Christopher Strebeck4 ditë më parë

    See you rep that blue moon..good stuff

  • Realest State Boyzss
    Realest State Boyzss4 ditë më parë

    Nahh cuz i think they called him megatron cuz he used to always catch sam from the top of the building when they were fallling

  • C Slate
    C Slate4 ditë më parë

    DK Metcalf s older brother

  • FOE DEX
    FOE DEX4 ditë më parë

    Honestly what he did without much help around him I don’t see how he doesn’t get in the hof first ballot

  • James Nieman
    James Nieman4 ditë më parë

    Really liked Megatron one of the greats and we have something in common, I don't watch football no more either

  • Chance White
    Chance White4 ditë më parë

    I just found your channel yesterday, and dude, you are top shelf! AND you're a fellow Bengals fan too?! Who Dey!

  • Eric Carvelli
    Eric Carvelli4 ditë më parë

    Most un-guardable WR I have ever seen....Watch the 269 yd game against Dallas, pure epic.....

  • HUBBSMASH 392
    HUBBSMASH 3924 ditë më parë

    ask for a trade I want to go play with the patriots imagine him and Brady together omg bro

  • juanio
    juanio4 ditë më parë

    If I’m a 123 pick I’m telling my agent no way I’m I going to the lions

  • C P
    C P4 ditë më parë

    as a life long lions fan, I miss Megatron so much because of the kind of person he is. he's a perfect example of a great player and great role model. and I don't think I'll ever fully forgive the organization for how they treated him or the franchise in general. the owners are garbage and they've wasted so many great talented careers. but I'm happy to hear that he's doing well and doing what he loves. he's hall of fame in the game of life, first ballot.

  • KN Byam
    KN Byam5 ditë më parë

    He watches, don't believe that nonsense.

  • paper airplane
    paper airplane5 ditë më parë

    Lions are starting to get a history of mistreating their players.

  • Will Young
    Will Young5 ditë më parë

    He got out at the right time. Detroit has ruined so many careers with their clown show front office picking bad coaches and mismanaging the roster. Good for him get your money then bounce.

  • Julius Fifer
    Julius Fifer5 ditë më parë

    One more reason to hate JaMarcus Russell

  • Light Seeker
    Light Seeker5 ditë më parë

    Always wondered why the Lions played on Thanksgiving. The more you know

  • Mike H.
    Mike H.6 ditë më parë

    Megatron opening a dispensary in my hometown!!! How dope is that... No pun intended

  • Kenith Bolston
    Kenith Bolston6 ditë më parë

    Barry Sanders did the same thing walked away from the Detroit Lions in his prime because that team has always SUCKED. They have never been good and they were never going to be good and it makes no sense to damage and perhaps permanently injure your body for a team as weak as the Detroit Lions. The owner needs to spend a little bit more money and FIRE MATT PATRICIA AND THE GM to bring a championship to that part of America.

  • Ayahausca
    Ayahausca6 ditë më parë

    Shout out to Calvin for showing the light of cannabis use over opioid use

  • Brian T.
    Brian T.6 ditë më parë

    I had no idea Calvin Johnson played baseball! Its surprising that his mom was ok with him picking Football over Baseball considering the injury risks. Don't get me wrong it was fun watching him dominate on the gridiron but It would have been fun to see him play on the diamond.

  • Hyundaiboi81
    Hyundaiboi816 ditë më parë

    Lions is an trash organization. Sad I'm a die hard lions fan, and how they could do that do our GOATS. They need to sign him to an 1 day contract 5 million and pay him his money and then some. Properly retire him.

  • tomhernonjr
    tomhernonjr6 ditë më parë

    When getting out of bed is becoming a challenge its time to retire. These guys pay a huge price but at least they get paid. Try being a ski jumper.. That "a love of the game thing" i guess

  • You
    You6 ditë më parë

    I don’t care

  • Something2say
    Something2say6 ditë më parë

    Yeah, the lions organization has the tendency to turn their employees and former employees off of football.

  • HmlsDarkOps
    HmlsDarkOps6 ditë më parë

    I played from 7th grade till my junior year in high school. I tore my ACL and meniscus my freshman year and again in my junior year and again after highschool. While I was in two a days my junior year I decided that my body was done. So they sent our defensive captain to talk to me. After I just told them why I couldn't do it no more. He got with me and asked me to give it till the end of the first game to decide. I reluctantly agreed. By the way they also punished me for doing what I did. By sitting me out till the second half. So I started the first defensive play of the half. First play I felt great. The second play I caught the rb coming threw the hole and roped arms with him as I was being blocked. His momentum twisted me while my cleat stuck in the grass. And wouldn't you fucking know my ACL snapped like a rubberband and I went down. I was helped off the field and cried like a baby because I really knew it was over at this point. I cried almost uncontrollably throughout the rest of the game. As football was my identity and I didn't know what to do. But what really hurt is that coaches treated me as though I was lying about having surgery. Because it took a few months to happen. I was a tough kid. I even finished out my freshman year after the first injury. I only missed two games. I wasn't one to make excuses or complain during conditioning. I stayed in the gym during the off season preparing for the next season. So I was fully dedicated to the game. I had the surgery and everything was good for about two years. I was playing a pickup game of basketball and I blew my right ACL and meniscus out. So I became disappointed with sports and list my interests in them.

  • David Barney
    David Barney6 ditë më parë

    FUCK THE NFL AND THE RACISTS ASS OWNERS WHO OWN THE NEW AGE SLAVE TRADE

  • Antonio Jackson
    Antonio Jackson6 ditë më parë

    That's how the NFL business is. It's good he left when he did, just like Barry Sanders. That's why the loins suck now!!!!

  • Hockey Dad
    Hockey Dad6 ditë më parë

    If pro sports had more guys with Calvin's mindset, perhaps they would not be experiencing record low fan support. MAGA 2020.

  • ERM Vintage
    ERM Vintage7 ditë më parë

    He left because he felt his body wasn't the same in I rather for bruh to be healthy rather hurt

  • Dabbing Dave719
    Dabbing Dave7197 ditë më parë

    Lions = TRASH

  • natecarlo45
    natecarlo457 ditë më parë

    You forgot the story of Bobby Lane putting the 50 year curse on the Lions

  • Shawn Golmes
    Shawn Golmes7 ditë më parë

    Cause the shit is rigged

  • Fetti ENT
    Fetti ENT7 ditë më parë

    Roy Williams was a beast too. I was wondering why he disappeared

  • Kim Mccabe
    Kim Mccabe7 ditë më parë

    He was good. I remember watching him. Like anything in life, not just in sports, s**t happens -to all of us real megatrons!

  • Olu Hamilton
    Olu Hamilton7 ditë më parë

    Megatron was nasty....

  • King Felix
    King Felix7 ditë më parë

    Still dont get why he went to g tech

  • Haiti's Space Agency
    Haiti's Space Agency7 ditë më parë

    This made me hate the lions even more, thanks.

  • Rick Deckard
    Rick Deckard7 ditë më parë

    Respect Consonants. Holy hell.

  • Codey Snow
    Codey Snow7 ditë më parë

    Only thing I didn't agree with was the take on Stafford of him just throwing it up and Calvin went and got it. Yes, that happened a lot, jump ball in the end zone being the most common. But many many many times Stafford dropped it right in his bucket and he had no choice BUT to catch it. Put come respect on Stafford

  • Cyborg Mafia
    Cyborg Mafia8 ditë më parë

    Im not gonna lie that was insperanial

  • Tabari Enoch
    Tabari Enoch8 ditë më parë

    Calvin listened to his mother. That’s why the loins will never win any Super Bowl. Racism plays a hug role. The truth is he walked away for serval but two that are important. First health Calvin is able to walk and tech . Second Barry Sanders advise or shall I say told megaton the truth about the organization

  • Lamar Daniel
    Lamar Daniel8 ditë më parë

    I love that Jamarcus Russell clip!!!!😂😂😂😂😂. That's about how long his career was. But he got that 🤑🤑🤑🤑 first

  • Hamzah Elsulayman
    Hamzah Elsulayman8 ditë më parë

    I swear this brotha wuz sucha beast that him saying he was the best in the game doesn't even sound arrogant at all. Jus the honest to God truth. Sure I hated seeing him retire so early but hey I can't b mad at a man thinkn about his well being. It's more important than football

  • Brian Sim
    Brian Sim8 ditë më parë

    Great segment. Many former players stop following the game. Most likely played from adolescence into teen’s and then their twenties, and on. Been there, seen it and done it mentality. Football 🏈 overload. 🤛🏼❤️🇺🇸

  • ScarehouseTim Zombie
    ScarehouseTim Zombie8 ditë më parë

    He might have been taking extra vicodin to cover the pain of playing for the Lions. I feel kinda bad for him that they treated him that way.

  • Nick Robilotto
    Nick Robilotto8 ditë më parë

    Love your vids bro...well researched and great content. Much love to Calvin Johnson, he deserved better from the Lions, glad he is such a level, aware and intelligent person who knew his physical limits and has the humanity to pay it forward.

  • TheLordCinderbottom
    TheLordCinderbottom8 ditë më parë

    Got me thinkin' you need to do one on Andrew Luck. Dude was way too talented and the Colts had too much upside for him to have given up like he did. Especially because it was right on the cusp of Colts greatness. I get some of it and understand how callous and ruthless professional sports can be, but would appreciate another's perspective on the matter, in case I'm missing something. I get that he came from a stable home and had decent alternative career options, but he seemed to have a competitive fire beyond simply play-for-play and wouldn't retire as surprisingly as he did. Just seems like there is a bit more under the surface than most of us would get from cursory glances at headlines.

  • Lyle
    Lyle8 ditë më parë

    barry sanders is that other lion that retired in his prime. history repeats

  • Sherwin Jose
    Sherwin Jose9 ditë më parë

    Lost love for the game and chose to live his life and deal with his injuries instead. Just being a better husband and parent.... Florida boy!!!

  • Eric Madison
    Eric Madison9 ditë më parë

    Him and wwe superstar roman reigns was teammates

  • Eric Madison
    Eric Madison9 ditë më parë

    Georgia Tech wasn’t a triple option back when Calvin Johnson went there

  • ROIDED CAPS
    ROIDED CAPS9 ditë më parë

    MEGATRON CALVIN JOHNSON DON'T PAY NO MAN NO MIND!

  • pbens10
    pbens1010 ditë më parë

    Calvin Johnson the man

  • KaMau Mau
    KaMau Mau10 ditë më parë

    You know your team is bad when EVERY documentary is shameful and their only credit is Thanksgiving entertainment.

  • pink
    pink10 ditë më parë

    As a lions fan I'm glad Barry and Calvin walked in their prime. They got the bag and can walk good with no cte making good investments yea they did it right. FUCK THE LIONS

  • Sean Sartor
    Sean Sartor10 ditë më parë

    No Brainer !!!! He DEFINITELY belongs in the HOF !!! I can't believe FORD was that petty regarding the signing bonus ?! He was injured playing for them. This story also touches upon the hypocrisy of legal opioids vs illegal marijuana ???? I still cant wrap my head around that one.

  • Seth Wilkins
    Seth Wilkins10 ditë më parë

    Georgia Tech was not an option team then. Paul Johnson didn’t come until 2008.

  • Get Woke
    Get Woke10 ditë më parë

    Because the game is rigged and also some soul selling is involved.

  • Timeoftroubles
    Timeoftroubles11 ditë më parë

    The Lions also drove Barry Sanders into early retirement. Not a good trend.

  • Derek Maddalena
    Derek Maddalena11 ditë më parë

    I respect Calvin and Barry for put there family and themselves before the game. It’s a business these guys get the tar beat out of them. God bless

  • SaL Leon
    SaL Leon11 ditë më parë

    Boycott the NFL

  • Eli Santana
    Eli Santana12 ditë më parë

    Perfect specimen of a human

  • Timothy Sampson
    Timothy Sampson12 ditë më parë

    Cincinnati is a trash ass team. They will FIND a way to lose.

  • Raider Martin
    Raider Martin12 ditë më parë

    Along with Aaron Rodgers, another "should been a Raider, but they passed."

  • Raider Martin
    Raider Martin12 ditë më parë

    I guess the Ford family are some jackasses.

  • Miguel Laboy
    Miguel Laboy12 ditë më parë

    Same reason Barry Sanders retired in his prime n would have broke every record if he stayed

  • Al Picknell
    Al Picknell12 ditë më parë

    Great video as always! Loved watching him play.

  • Jeremy Watts
    Jeremy Watts12 ditë më parë

    He learned about the central banking system, federal reserve, and how the world actually is.

  • Nicholas hartman
    Nicholas hartman12 ditë më parë

    Love the blue moon shirt bro!

  • steve schmidt
    steve schmidt13 ditë më parë

    damn 15.9 avg yard per catch with 731 career receptions in only 135 games....thats fucking awesome for a 9 year nfl career with probably one of the worst teams of his era.....like seriously you can't only say one word to define him dominate..........

  • John Connolly
    John Connolly13 ditë më parë

    He dominated all the earthlings of the NFL 😂

  • Ryan Snustad
    Ryan Snustad13 ditë më parë

    Guy's a legend. In ff you picked a qb first unless Calvin Johnson was still on the board. Randy Moss is probably his only contemporary. Jerry Rice has more accolades, but was not more gifted.

  • HonestBrotha
    HonestBrotha13 ditë më parë

    Dudes do walk away lol its called Barry Sanders

  • King O
    King O14 ditë më parë

    would be the goat of wide outs

  • todd grant
    todd grant14 ditë më parë

    So damn fed up with the Lions. My two favorite players would rather retire than continue to play the game they loved.

  • Su Shin Fudo Shin
    Su Shin Fudo Shin14 ditë më parë

    why any great player would want to play for the Lions in the first place ? Can a player turn down a draft pick ?

  • Thomas Long

    Thomas Long

    12 ditë më parë

    Uhhh Manning did. Get drafted by the Lions, sign a lucrative contract. Then go elsewhere for a chance at the SB.

  • Vanilla Gorilla
    Vanilla Gorilla14 ditë më parë

    Thank you for this..as a Lions fan I despise the Fords so much I wont even drive one

  • Seth Traughber
    Seth Traughber14 ditë më parë

    What a beast

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