It's been a great week and a half for people wearing a No. 81 Detroit Lions jersey.

Calvin Johnson, perhaps the most recognized occupant of Detroit's No. 81, torched the Dallas Cowboys for 329 receiving yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Oct. 27 victory.

On Tuesday another man wearing a No. 81 Detroit Lions jersey had a similarly legendary performance. Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player from Michigan, took home the $8.4 million grand prize at the World Series of poker while wearing, you guessed it, a Calvin Johnson jersey.


Reiss' choice of attire caused quite the stir on Twitter:





Because of a salary restructuring, Johnson himself is getting paid less than $1 million this year. And the fact that a 23-year-old poker player wearing Johnson's jersey made more than Johnson himself has not gone unnoticed.


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