We’re used to Gus Johnson unleashing Gusgasms, but Indiana’s overtime comeback to beat Notre Dame that improved their season record to 6-5 and knocked off the 18th-ranked Irish took the Fox announcer to another level.
As time expired on Penn State’s win over Wisconsin in tonight’s Big Ten championship game, Fox announcer Gus Johnson tried to capture the gravity of the moment—and the Nittany Lions’ first conference title since 2008—but managed to utter some regrettable words about it being a “milestone in the healing process.”
Dwight Howard was much closer to being traded at the deadline than previously reported, according to a probably reliable source: Dwight Howard.
In Gus Johnson’s defense, we’d be driven to rapture by a touchdown finally being scored in the B1G title game, too.
Too much, Gus. Too much.
When Fox won the rights to broadcast the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, they embarked on an ambitious plan: Gus Johnson—the broadcaster mostly known for his Gusgasms during March Madness—would be their lead announcer. He started announcing some MLS games, and then Fox threw him directly into the fire and had him call…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.