Cris is joined by the man, the myth and the legend, and newly minted Hall of Fame inductee, Calvin Johnson Jr. – yes Megatron himself!
Cris and Megatron begin with a recollection of Cris leaving Calvin Johnson off his top 5 wide receivers list and have a good laugh about it.
Cris and Calvin talk about the Hall of Fame weekend and Calvin’s experience being a first-ballot candidate and newly minted Hall of Famer. They also discuss what the event meant for Calvin and his family.
While reminiscing about the Hall of Fame weekend celebration, Cris and Calvin look back on Calvin’s career with the Detroit Lions, where he spent 9 seasons. Cris and Calvin go through Megatron’s multiple NFL records broken, his injuries and what it meant to play in the traditional Thanksgiving game.
Calvin Johnson also addresses the off-season blockbuster trade of quarterback and former teammate Matthew Stafford and the current status of his relationship with the franchise. Will there be any reconciliation there?
They switch gears and finish the episode with what’s next for the newly minted Hall of Famer. Cris and Calvin talk about his cannabis research company, Primitive, which he founded with his former NFL teammate, Rob Sims. Calvin goes into the science behind medical marijuana usage, the CTE and pain management research his company has funded and working with Harvard University on and how a more holistic approach to pain management can benefit athletes and people alike.
⏰ CHAPTERS ⏰
0:00 Intro -- Calvin Johnson Jr.
1:20 Welcome to the show
1:55 Being Left off Cris Carter's Top 5 WR's
4:03 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
5:10 Hall of Fame Moments with Family
6:10 Calvin Johnson's Size Defying All WR Odds
8:30 Rookie Season Injuries & Injuries Throughout Career
10:48 Record Breaking Moments
12:00 Calvin Johnson Catch/No Catch Rule
13:01 Megatron's Individual Successes
16:00 Thanksgiving Day Game Tradition
17:08 Megatron Is Just Built Differently From the Rest
19:48 Work Ethic While in Detroit
21:01 Frustrations in Detroit
23:30 Retirement and Relationship With the Franchise
24:45 Detroit Lions Contract Controversy
26:43 Matthew Stafford Leaving Detroit
27:38 Post Retirement Ventures with Primitiv, his cannabis research company
30:03 Harvard Research
32:20 NFL Marijuana Policy
33:20 Battling the Marijuana Stigma
34:40 Dancing with the Stars & Holistic Healing Approach
35:35 Advice on Medical Marijuana Usage
36:53 Pain Management
37:23 What's Next for Primitiv?
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