Thursday, March 15, 2007


No, Gus. It's not incredible; it's called a layup. Watching the tourney today is reminding me how much Gus Johnson annoys me. He's over the top in college BB, but for NFL games, he's completely insane. My favorite Gus Johnson moment came in a Colts/Texans game. It was the 12 minute mark and the Texans had started the game with the ball. After they converted exactly ONE first down, Gus sprayed into his microphone, "The upstart Texans are giving the powerhouse Colts ALL THEY CAN HANDLE RIGHT NOW!!!!".

Wha.....? 3 minutes into the game, a team gets a first down, and suddenly it's a dogfight? LAY OFF THE SPEED GUS.

Serioulsy, when an announcer oversells the first 3 minutes of a game, it gets old. Gus oversells EVERYTHING. Most announcers suck, it's true, but he wears me out in the first half. He's like a freaking Latin soccer announcer who is still screaming GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL when the score is 5-1 (and no, that's not a sterotype. I live in Argentina, and they really do shout GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL on EVERY goal).

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