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Calvin Johnson is a first ballot Hall of Famer and there’s no argument against it

There’s nothing that holds up, not even the length of his career.

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You hear a lot of crazy things in sports media. It’s meant to be that way. You want to have arguments, thought experiments and the occasional psychotic break over some bad wages.

But in our eyes, there’s no more arguments to be made. Calvin Johnson not only got into the Hall of Fame, but on the first ballot—and he deserves it, without question or reservation.

The NFL stands for “Not For Long,” but people want to quibble over a 9 year career? Seriously?

We break it all down in the latest episode of the Pride Of Detroit PODcast.

Also on the menu, we’re dissecting news about the latest rumors of a potential new quarterback headed to a NFC North team, and why the Matthew Stafford trade may have helped set a market that will force other teams to overpay for lesser quarterbacks. This plus plenty of Super Bowl talk, all from the perspective of Lions fans and writers.

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