Calvin Johnson was officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday night and during his speech, he made sure to address the Detroit Lions fans who supported him during his time in the Motor City.
“Lions fans and city of Detroit when we were 0-16 you never stopped showing up,” Johnson said. “You were disappointed but you never stopped showing up. Every week you showed up. And this motivated me to do the same thing for you. You loved me and my family unconditionally. Michigan is our home. Detroit is our city. And Lions fans are our pride.”
As expected, Johnson did not thank the Detroit Lions organization.
“Lions fans and the city of Detroit, when we were 0-16, you never stopped showing up,” Calvin Johnson said.
“You were disappointed but you never stopped showing up. Every week you showed up and this is what motivated me to do the same for you.”
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 9, 2021