Gus Johnson Talks About Stokley Call

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I think people were split about whether they enjoyed the Gus Johnson call of Brandon Stokley's TD on Sunday, but the announcer himself went on the Dan Patrick Show today to defend his excitement. Via Sports Radio Interviews....

“I thought I was gonna have a heart attack. It was the most incredible thing. I’ve seen a lot of great things in sports. I started doing this in 1990, but I’ve never seen anything; not like in that in football. I mean wow.

Sometimes it’s kinda hard. Some people don’t like that, but in a moment like that, I can’t help but to let go. It’s a job, but c’mon we really don’t have jobs.”- Gus Johnson

Obviously the reason, I like Gus Johnson is because of that emotion, but he does have a tendency to blow things out of proportion. I mean, sure it was a great play, but a week one game between two teams that aren't making the Playoffs? I dunno.

Gus Johnson: “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That Before In Football” (Sports Radio Interviews)


At the same time, though, when are you ever going to see an 85-yard tipped touchdown catch like that again. Those don't come around everyday.

I was skeptical about the call at first, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it.

Justin F. said...
Sep 15, 2009, 4:47:00 PM  

It's like the boy who cried wolf.
If this is the best thing he's seen in 19 seasons on air, then it's hard to believe him the next time he yelps and screams.

Steve Smith said...
Sep 15, 2009, 4:54:00 PM  

No, it isn't, Steve. This was a once-in-a-decade play and it's OK to get excited about it. Joe Buck would have not even broken his monotone voice.

GMoney said...
Sep 15, 2009, 5:40:00 PM  

"If only these teams were playoff bound, this would have been an exciting play"

I think you'd hate that announcer even more. Just because the teams aren't going to be good in a season long sense, every play can have some sort of ridiculous result.

Unknown said...
Sep 15, 2009, 5:41:00 PM  

If this is the best thing he's seen in 19 seasons on air, then it's hard to believe him the next time he yelps and screams

It was the most incredible thing he's seen in football. And given the football games and matchups that Gus Johnson gets, I whole heartedly believe it. And if CBS promotes him, calls a better game with an even better play, then I will believe him then as well.

Justin F. said...
Sep 15, 2009, 5:44:00 PM  

FYI he was on the show yesterday (Monday) not today.

Ryan said...
Sep 15, 2009, 7:05:00 PM  

Gus is the best announcer in all of sports. It's not like he's fake when he does it and somehow he actually shows the crazy emotion plus tells what's going on in the play.

Gus is the greatest. Anyone who doesn't think so can go listen to lame Joe Buck all day.

Gene Zarnick said...
Sep 16, 2009, 1:10:00 PM  

I like Gus too, but haven't you jumped the shark when you - repeatedly - go on other talk shows to talk about your calls?

It seems to me he has, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2009, 3:01:00 PM  

KCharters2004 they rang him up in all probability and asked him to talk about it - you would've done the same.

I like the commentary. It was a OMG moment, and it's good that a commentator felt the same. It would be more false if he didn't act like that.

Jackalope Guy said...
Sep 16, 2009, 8:05:00 PM  

Folks, there is a reason why he was calling Cincinnati and Denver two teams going nowhere. I know a lot of you like him but he is truly dreadful. He makes my ears bleed.

mandb97 said...
Sep 16, 2009, 9:33:00 PM  

My problem is that people talked about the call more than the play itself AND if you noticed Dan Fouts didn't start screaming into the microphone. If it was so amazing he might have not been able to control his emotions either.
I also don't agree with Gus that they "really don't have jobs". They do. It's to announce a game and not get in the way of the action. He consistently gets in the way.

Anonymous said...
Sep 16, 2009, 9:52:00 PM  

"but a week one game between two teams that aren't making the Playoffs?"

Who knew AA could predict the future?

JFreak said...
Sep 18, 2009, 12:31:00 AM  

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