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Calvin Johnson 'can't stand' Bears

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09:54 AM ET 09.28 | Calvin Johnson, by nature, is quiet and reserved when he speaks. He isn't given to making pronouncements about opponents. But Chicago is different. Johnson admitted Thursday that he just plain doesn't like the Bears or their fans. Oh, and Johnson also came darn close to saying the Lions would win the NFC North showdown Sunday at Ford Field. "It's easy to have a dislike for them," the Detroit Lions' star receiver said. "It's not hard at all. Can't stand them, one, because they're filling up the stadium a lot with a lot of Bears fans. So that's one reason I can???t stand them. But we're going to have a good showing this week. We've had two good practices this week. Guys are focused in and, like I say, we don't like those guys. So it's going to be a good little showdown."

Detroit Free Press

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September 28, 2013  09:58 AM ET

So the Lions let their Johnson do the talking?

September 28, 2013  10:04 AM ET

So you don't like them because they fill the stadium with fans. Couldn't think of something intelligent to say?

September 28, 2013  10:07 AM ET

I've heard of bear baiting, but bear hating?

September 28, 2013  10:09 AM ET

"We've had two good practices this week.

Only two? Whaddaya do the rest of the week?

September 28, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Gotta love Calvin Johnson. He can't even trash talk when he tries.

One of a kind.

September 28, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Lookout Calvin the gang bangers will get you.

September 28, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So the Lions let their Johnson do the talking?

If your Johnson's nickname is Megatron, then you can talk all you want.

September 28, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Lookout Calvin the gang bangers will get you.

They'd better be careful, then. Remember the Detroit motto, "Suh unto others."

September 28, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If your Johnson's nickname is Megatron, then you can talk all you want.

It is now....lol.

September 28, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So you don't like them because they fill the stadium with fans. Couldn't think of something intelligent to say?

I think he means Ford Field CI. You know much like the travelling Maple Leaf zoo.

September 28, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Calvin Johnson 'can't stand' Bears

I assure you, the feelings are mutual.

September 28, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So you don't like them because they fill the stadium with fans. Couldn't think of something intelligent to say?

Something intelligent to say?

Good heavens! You do have high expectations, don't you?

September 28, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I've heard of bear baiting, but bear hating?

The Bears suck.

September 28, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Calvin Johnson 'can't stand' BearsI assure you, the feelings are mutual.

The Bears still suck.

September 28, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think he means Ford Field CI. You know much like the travelling Maple Leaf zoo.

For a city in bankruptcy .... Bears fans and Leafs fans are heaven sent! Lot's of cheap pizza and beer to keep all of 'em happy! ;-)

September 28, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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For a city in bankruptcy .... Bears fans and Leafs fans are heaven sent!

Chicago will be the next big city to become bankrupt.

September 28, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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For a city in bankruptcy .... Bears fans and Leafs fans are heaven sent! Lot's of cheap pizza and beer to keep all of 'em happy! ;-)

Well you certainly weren't very hospitable to them last night.

Well done.

September 28, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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Chicago will be the next big city to become bankrupt.

They do have great pizza there and a high murder rate. What a city!

September 28, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Two teams fighting for second place. Could be a good game.

 
September 28, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Well you certainly weren't very hospitable to them last night. Well done.

Let's get this season started.

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