Gus Johnson Is Out As Fox Sports' Soccer Guy

Nineteen months after the announcement that Gus Johnson would become Fox Sports' voice of soccer and of the 2018 World Cup, and 29 months after his immersive training began, the grand experiment is over. Both Johnson and Fox Sports tell SI's Richard Deitsch that Johnson has stepped down from the role. » 9/15/14 10:35am 9/15/14 10:35am

Eric Ward's One-Handed TD Catch Sparked Your Most Recent Gusgasm

We don't cover Gusgasms much these days, and we've sort of come around to editor emeritus's viewpoint about Fox's top college announcer. But when Gus Johnson goes overboard, we have an obligation to highlight it. » 11/16/13 8:15pm 11/16/13 8:15pm

Ben Watson's Added-Time Header Delivered Doomed Wigan The FA Cup

Wigan entered today's FA Cup final as 17-2 underdogs, and are facing a major uphill battle to stay in the Premiership. That Ben Watson—a late substitution who broke his leg early this season—scored the winning goal for the Latics makes today's story that much more improbable. » 5/11/13 2:28pm 5/11/13 2:28pm

Gus Johnson Will Be The Voice Of Soccer, Even If He Has To Ruin The…

Goal-line technology? FIFA corruption? Landon Donovan’s magical mystery tour? America's biggest soccer controversy is, unexpectedly, Gus Johnson. Upon the announcement that Fox would use Screamin’ Gus as its lead announcer for the 2018 World Cup, public reaction sorted itself into two extremist camps. Depending on… » 4/03/13 12:26pm 4/03/13 12:26pm

Gus Johnsons's First Gusgasm Of March, Courtesy Of An Illinois…

Here's Brandon Paul dispatching Minnesota from a first-round Big Ten tournament game with a gorgeous buzzer-beater, and giving Gus Johnson an excuse to lose his shit. » 3/14/13 2:25pm 3/14/13 2:25pm

Is America Ready For Gus Johnson, Soccer Announcer?

Last spring, Gus Johnson showed up in the unlikeliest of places. Less than a year removed from parting ways with CBS and joining Fox, Johnson was decidedly out of his comfort zone. A familiar voice over college hoops, and with Fox the NFL and college football, here was Johnson, on the radio, calling games for MLS's… » 2/05/13 1:55pm 2/05/13 1:55pm

Here's Gus Johnson Calling The San Jose Earthquakes' Exciting…

We heard last week from our friends at Awful Announcing that excitable announcer Gus Johnson had picked up the strange gig of calling MLS games on radio for the San Jose Earthquakes. We tuned in tonight, and were not disappointed. While our emeritus editor Will Leitch has concluded that Johnson's become a terrible… » 4/28/12 10:00pm 4/28/12 10:00pm

Gus Johnson Is Washed! Up!

So says emeritus Will Leitch at New York, after a particularly unenjoyable Gus broadcast of a Big Ten game. We don't know how someone known for "my name's Al Harrington, I get buckets" was ever considered great, but hey. [NYMag] » 2/10/12 2:40pm 2/10/12 2:40pm

Jeff Duckworth's Catch In The Big 10 Title Game Sparked A Gusgasm

Gus Johnson took some deserved criticism Friday night when he desperately tried to convince viewers UCLA still had a chance to upset Oregon late in the Ducks' 49-31 blowout of the Bruins, but fans of the spirited FOX announcer quickly came back on board when this Jeff Duckworth catch sparked one of his patented… » 12/03/11 11:45pm 12/03/11 11:45pm

Why Mike Emrick Is The Best

SI has a nice profile this week of hockey's undisputed signature voice, Mike "Doc" Emrick. The story picked up some of the things that make Emrick a great play-by-player: his research, his enthusiasm, his longevity. » 6/02/11 3:00pm 6/02/11 3:00pm

The Boom Goes The Dynamite Guy Tries His Hand At Intentional Comedy

This post is, of course, half public apology to the friends of Deadspin I may have offended last week, when I did not really know who Daniel Tosh was and, accordingly, did not give him due respect when Manny Pacquiao punched him in the face. » 5/25/11 6:50pm 5/25/11 6:50pm

Gus Is Gone, But His Most Famous Calls Mashed Up With Internet Memes…

During the 2010 playoffs, David "Crashtern" Matthews, former Deadspin staffer and current production coordinator for the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald blog, put together a tribute for our man Gus, who we learned today is "parting ways" with CBS. It is Gus calling the O.J. chase, Gus calling the infamous New Mexico… » 5/05/11 6:45pm 5/05/11 6:45pm

Gus Is Gone!

Gus Johnson and CBS have parted ways. Sucks that he won't be around for the NCAA Tourney, but we'll survive. We'll still have Gus in our lives, doing boxing, football, olympics, whatever he chooses to do. It's not as if we only like Gus because of Len Elmore. [] » 5/05/11 5:05pm 5/05/11 5:05pm

Young Man Wants You To Realize The Grizzlies Beating The San Antonio…

Your morning roundup for April 30, the day we deal with Ouzo hangovers from George Kalpaxis and Julie Herrmannsdoerfer's lovely wedding. » 4/30/11 9:30am 4/30/11 9:30am

Your NCAA Tournament Early Games/Return Of Gus Open Thread

Washington and North Carolina tip off at 12:15 p.m., followed by Michigan vs. Duke at 2:45 p.m. Who knows, maybe Jalen and Bobby and Grant and Tom will put on a halftime slap fight. » 3/20/11 12:00pm 3/20/11 12:00pm

Your Tourney Day 2 Open Thread, Featuring The Debut Of Gus Johnson

The opening slate of games features Oakland-Texas, Tennessee-Michigan, Akron-Notre Dame, and George Mason-Villanova. We've been aware of a growing mini-backlash against Gus recently, so we'll lay down our official position now: he seems like a nice guy who really likes basketball, and isn't overexposed by CBS yet. So… » 3/18/11 12:10pm 3/18/11 12:10pm

Washington Wins Pac-10 With Buzzer-Beater, Gus Johnson Loses His Shit

That's the Huskies' Isaiah Thomas with the jumper to nip top-seeded Arizona in overtime, and take the Pac-10. Gus Johnson melting down? Must be March! (Now's the time we remind you that CBS refuses to put Gus on the Final Four.) » 3/12/11 8:58pm 3/12/11 8:58pm

Be Joe Buck's Sidekick At The Super Bowl

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.(PHOTO:) » 1/16/11 9:00am 1/16/11 9:00am

Jon Kitna's Nipples Lead Cowboys To Second Win

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/15/10 9:20am 11/15/10 9:20am