Gus Johnson

Posted in Hoops, Video by minoroots on 03/26/2010

Did y’all catch the K-State – Xavier game last night?? It was RIDIKOLOUS!

To quote my friend @SnoopDougE:

It must be some law of the universe that gus johnson gets the most exciting tourney games

He’s probably right. With UCLA-Gonzaga ’06 still fresh in my mind (the best call for that game was “OH THE FRESHMAN MBAH A MOUAABAUP#@$&^@!!!”), ol’ Gus came up with yet another gem last night:

No one captures March Madness excitement and emotion quite like Gus Johnson. There must have been like 30 “OHHH”s just from the highlights. He may not be so good from a professional standpoint of accurately calling a game (I can see why some would call it annoying), but I mean, come on. We all get lost in the moment sometimes, and Gus puts those emotions into words—even the ones that aren’t actual words.

To illustrate this, my favorite line of the night came at the end of the 1st overtime, when Jordan Crawford took the game-tying 3. It went something like:

Crawford’s gotta hurry…. UAHAHH*#$!…  OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (Color guy: “OH, NO”)… HE TIED IT!!

Like him or not, his name will be forever synonymous with great March Madness moments.

…By the way, in a year where everyone’s bracket seems to be completely busted, my bracket is doing miraculously well. Check it out: I’m ranked #977 in all of ESPN (probably out of over 5 million submissions), in the 100th percentile with a near-perfect Western bracket! This is probably as good as it will get, though. That Purdue pick is going to kill me.


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