As NCAA Tournament games tip off for the first time in 710 days tonight, I found myself watching old March Madness highlights and it reminded me of one thing.
That it’s been 10 years since Gus Johnson has called a March Madness game. 10 years. That is just unruly. That is awful. I feel like he was still working for CBS like 3 years ago, but he left CBS in 2011. I know it’s a business and I hope Gus made the right move for his family and I hope FOX is taking care of the guy but we need him to come back for the NCAA tourney NOW.
Don’t tell me it’s not possible. Raftery literally works double time. He’s on the primetime FOX game with Gus every week and now hes on Nantz’ crew for the tourney. There’s gotta be some bigwig at CBS that just doesn’t get along with Gus. Put your differences aside man. Just bring Gus back for the tourney to be the marquee guy. Nantz is the company man, I know. But he’s the football guy and the golf guy. You’re telling me that you can’t kick off Spero fucking Dedes or Ian Eagle to bring back Gus? C’mon. We need THE basketball guy. Gus Johnson.
You don’t get this from anyone else:
All classics. Rise and fire.
THE SLIPPER STILL FITS.
LAST CHANCE TO DANCE.
and the patented HA HAAAAAAAAA
Gus is all of us. The gasp before the big shot. He yells all of our thoughts as we’re thinking them. All i want is a crowd going crazy and Gus SCREAMING over them. He breeds excitement. Inject it into my veins.
If the bigwigs can’t give me Gus back on the air, then someone please get this to him and see if he’ll do a live stream from his living room. It’s 2021. It’s the least he could do.