Gus Johnson has made a name for himself in commentary over the last couple of decades most notably in college basketball’s March Madness tournament from 1996-2011. You might recognize him as the exuberant, enthusiastic, exciting guy calling most of the key moments during those games. He has made popular the phrases “Oh my goodness!”, “Rise and fire… Count it!”, “Here comes the pain!”, “From the parking lot!”, “And the Runner….Bang!”, “Pure!”, “BAM!”, “Cold-Blooded!”, “What a game!”, and “HA-HAAA”
He currently is member of Fox Sports and according to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, they are prepping him to be the voice for the Americans and calling the 2018 World Cup.
He has been calling soccer games for the San Jose Earthquakes in preparation for this tremendous honor. Here are a few clips of what we can look forward to with Johnson calling the matches.
Here’s a video of a few of Gus Johnson’s more notable calls.