Gus Johnson Leaves CBS
This is a sad day for all college basketball fans who love watching the NCAA tournament strictly to see a close, buzzer beating game called by the "Blackest" play-by-play man in the business. Gus Johnson is leaving old ass CBS for the fun loving Fox Sports.
The AP reports:
NEW YORK — Popular announcer Gus Johnson is joining Fox as its top college football play-by-play voice.
Johnson had worked for CBS since 1995. He called NFL games but was best known for the way his excitable style fit the NCAA Tournament.
Fox announced Tuesday that Johnson would team this season with analyst Charles Davis for Big 12, Conference USA and Pac-12 games on FX; a conference championship game; and the Cotton Bowl. Starting in 2012, they'll call games on Fox under its new deal with the Pac-12.
Johnson will work some Fox NFL games after the college football regular season is over. He'll continue to do college basketball for the Big Ten Network.
"I am beyond excited to join the FOX Sports family today," Johnson said in a statement. "Being able to call play-by-play for the nation's premier collegiate football conferences like the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12 is a tremendous honor and I can't wait to get started! Is it August yet?"
Johnson calls giving up March Madness "a very difficult thing." A CBS source told the New York Daily News on Monday that some of the network's college basketball talent was unhappy with Johnson's rise in popularity.
Me being on the west coast will love this move more than anything, as I'm in Pac-12 territory, it would be nice to hear the future Keith Jackson. Anyone who has there own soundboaed is always going to be welcomed to my ears.