Monday, March 19, 2007
So if you haven't heard.....Gus Johnson is done for the tourney. Sad day for us "true" fans of the sport. I really can't understand why he continues to be buried by CBS. Whether it's Basketball, Football, or hell....even Canadian Football games on ESPN 2.....Gus has always been considered JV.
According to his CBS Bio....he's been doing College Basketball on CBS for 11 Years. 11 Years People! And he's just now becoming a household name? 99.9% of the people that emailed/commented over the past weekend sent nothing but praise for Gus Johnson. We're the fans here......shouldn't WE know who we like more than anyone else? It just blows my mind.
Nothing against James Brown and Lenny Elmore, but I like my March Madness with a little.....I dunno??? Madness maybe? Old stories about playing against the Princeton offense are tolerable for about a quarter, but I don't need 20+ flashbacks in a game.
For once I wish CBS would listen to the people who actually watch the games, and not just go with the "Good Ole Boy" system.
Gus Johnson's call from the Ohio State-Xavier Game. This should be evidence enough....HA-HA!
Anyway, here are your pairings. Lottery winners.....Fans of Memphis, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Tennessee....
San Jose- 7:10 Tip- Kansas/Southern Illinois- Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas
San Antonio- 7:27 Tip- Memphis/Texas A&M- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
San Jose- 9:30 Tip- UCLA/Pittsburgh- Dick Enberg/Jay Bilas
San Antonio- 9:45 Tip- Ohio State/Tennessee- Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery
St. Louis- 7:10 Tip- Florida/Butler- James Brown/Len Elmore
East Rutherford- 7:27 Tip- Georgetown/Vanderbilt- Jim Nantz/Billy Packer
St. Louis- 9:30 Tip- UNLV/Oregon- James Brown/Len Elmore
East Rutherford- 9:45 Tip- UNC/USC- Jim Nantz/Billy Packer
The Slipper Still Fits (The Hog Blogger)
Great Moments in Gus Johnson History (Cub Dumb)
Gus Johnson Was The Star.... (Mister Irrelevant)
A Plea to CBS (Complete Sports)
There's a bit of an AA announcement in that Mister Irrelevant article......who can find it?