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PHOTO: Calvin Johnson Madden '13 Video Game Cover Released

The day Detroit Lions fans have been anticipating has arrived, and Calvin Johnson's official Madden NFL 13 cover shot was revealed to the world earlier today. Johnson is the first Lions player to grace the cover of Madden since some guy named Barry Sanders back on Nintendo 64 (raise your hand if you still own this). Have a look at the glorious shot (click to enlarge):

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Without question this is one of the coolest Madden covers we've seen in a while, and not just because it features the biggest sports star in Motown. It's the gloves. It's all the gloves. As much as it would have been great to see a shot of Calvin showing off his 40-plus inch vertical against some underwhelming 5-foot-8 corner, the logo-themed gloves truly seal the deal.

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Most Lions fans are probably die-hard Madden players to begin with, but even if the game itself doesn't live up to the hype, it's safe to say that a few extra copies will be sold around the state due to Calvin's presence alone.