Cadillac has a cool new web series called “Cadillac Visionaries”. This episode features Michael Williams, who runs the blog A Continuous Lean. Cool stuff, check it out.Read more
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Calvin Johnson has been the best wide receiver in the NFL for the past three seasons. He’s averaged over 1,500 yards per season since 2010—including last year’s historic 1,964 yard effort which broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record. Considering all that he’s done on the field, it’s about time he get his own shoe. Nike is releasing the CJ81 Elite TD on May 11. Presale is going on right now at champssports.com and the Sandy Creek HS—Johnson’s alma mater—collection launches on June 29.
We caught up with Calvin Johnson this past weekend at the Nike Yardline event at Champs Sports. Checkout what Johnson had to say about his new shoe, what’s playing on his iPod, and what sport he loved before football.
Talk to us about why you’re here with Champs today.
I’m here with Champs today at the Nike Yardline for the launch of my debut shoe, the Nike CJ81 Elite TD. We’re showcasing the cleat today and the trainer will come soon. To be here at Champs for the launch of this thing is big. It’s a great turnout; there are so many kids out here. It’s nice to have their support.
For me to just have my own shoe is unbelievable. As a kid you see Jordans and wonder what that feels like to have your own shoe, and the fact that I have one is really surreal.
How would you describe the shoe?
I really like it, especially the cleat. The cleat is really sleek and my trainer is really comfortable.
Tell us about last season and how it felt to break the single-season receiving yards record.
It was great. A lot of hard work went into that. A lot of my teammates went down, so I had step up and take up the slack for those guys. I didn’t know I’d have that kind of output, but it was just a blessing.
Check out the rest of our conversation here.Read more
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The New York Jets released Tim Tebow. Here are a few thoughts on Tebow running out of time in NY.
1. Well, I mean six QBs on the roster…somebody had to go.
2. Just because Tebow is gone doesn’t mean Mark Sanchez is in the clear. He’s most likely next to not be on the roster.
3. Tebow really didn’t get a fair chance to succeed in New York. When Sanchez went down they gave the ball to Greg McElroy who hadn’t won any NFL games compared to Tebow who has won.
4. Tebow would ball out in Canada, but does he love football enough to take a step down?
5. Tebow can’t play running back or tight end. I wish people would stop saying that.
6. I have a weird feeling that Tebow will sign with the Patriots.
That’s all I got,
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The 78th annual NFL draft begins tonight with the first round, live on ESPN. Take a look at our Mock draft.
1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, OT Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville – Eric Fisher, OT Central Michigan
3. Oakland – Sharrif Floyd, DT Florida
4. Philadelphia – Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma
5. Detroit – Ezekiel Ansah, DE BYU
6. Cleveland – Barkevious Mingo,, OLB LSU
7. Arizona – D.J. Fluker, OT Alabama
8. Buffalo – Jonathan Cooper, OG North Carolina
9. Jets – Dee Millner, CB Alabama
10. Tennessee – Chance Warmack, OT Alabama
11. San Diego – Star Lotulelei, DT Utah
12. Miami - Xavier Rhodes, CB Florida State
13. Jets - Dion Jordan, OLB Oregon
14. Carolina – Kenny Vaccaro, FS Texas
15. New Orleans – Jarvis Jones, OLB Georgia
16. St. Louis – Tavon Austin, WR West Virginia
17. Pittsburgh – Tyler Eifert, TE Notre Dame
18. Dallas - Eric Reid, FS LSU
19. Giants - Cornellius Carradine, DE Florida State
20. Chicago - Sylvester Williams, DT North Carolina
21. Cincinnati – Alec Ogletree, OLB Georgia
22. St. Louis - Eddie Lacy, RB Alabama
23. Minnesota - Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee
24. Indianapolis – Datone Jones, DE UCLA
25. Minnesota - Manti Te’o, MLB Notre Dame
26. Green Bay – DeAndre Hopkins, WR Clemson
27. Houston – Menelik Watson, OT Florida State
28. Denver - Geno Smith, QB West Virginia
29. New England - Bjoern Werner, DE Florida State
30. Atlanta - Desmond Trufant, CB Washington
31. San Francisco – Jessee Williams, DT Alabama
32. Baltimore - Robert Woods, WR USC