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.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.
Johnson, a U-D Jesuit grad, replaces Frank Beckmann, who called the games for Channel 50.
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)