Sorry Eagles Fans, Gus Is Going To Be In Detroit This Preseason (And With Desmond Howard!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I mentioned at the beginning of the month that the Lions were interested in having hometown boy Gus Johnson call their preseason games. Well it's official. Gus and his jorts are leaving the Eagles and calling games in Detroit before the start of the 2008 season. Oh and he's bringing another friend of the State of Michiagn along, Desmond Howard....

Lions exhibition games will have some new voices as they move to Channel 62: Detroit native Gus Johnson will do the play-by-play with Desmond Howard as the analyst, and Matt Shepard and Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders will do the pregame show.

Johnson, a U-D Jesuit grad, replaces Frank Beckmann, who called the games for Channel 50.
I can't think of a worse person to have as a color analyst in Howard and that's coming from a Michigan fan. The guy is just not quick enough for television. I'm also going to need some video from you Detroitans(?) when get the first, "Calvin Johnson, WITH THE CAAAAAAAATCH!" Good times and sorry Philly for your loss.

On the air: Gus Johnson, Desmond Howard will call Lions preseason (Detroit Free Press)
The Lions Are Looking To Gus For Some Preseason Hype (Awful Announcing)


As such it looks like Philadelphia Soul voice, Ari Wolfe will be calling games on Channel 6 this preseason. Man, what a downgrade.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

Very good news. Also, it is "Detroiters", though maybe your new "Detroitans" will now catch on.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

I can think of at least one Detroitan whose not excited about this hire.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 3:08:00 PM  

Those are more denim capri pants than jorts...I think.

GMoney said...
Jun 24, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  


Ari Wolfe and Ike Reese: now there's a dream announce team (note the sarcasm).

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

Can you picture Gus Johnson doing tennis? Can you say "first-degree earslaughter?"

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 5:39:00 PM  

Man, I hate Desmond Howard. He SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS! About as smart as Emmitt.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  


RIP GUS doing preseason Eagles games

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

It could be worse, Philadelphia. At least Ari Wolfe is a credible play-by-play announcer who knows the game.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

It could be worse, Lions fans....wait, can it?

Anonymous said...
Jun 25, 2008, 12:42:00 AM  

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