Dear High-Powered Producers of Major Sporting Events,
I know there are a lot of experienced play-by-play commentators out there - but if you ask any male between the ages of 18-45, they will beg you to hire Gus Johnson to do the "big game" or any game he's available for that matter ...
The guy just makes the fan viewing experience better and for some reason - a large portion of the games he works just seem to be exciting. I put the over/under of Gus Johnson calls included in "One Shining Moment" this year at 5. I'll take the over - and Gus only does a small portion of the games.
I had a few friends who watched that amazing Kansas State - Xavier game at a bar, and while we all agreed the game itself was unreal -- it was clear that those of us who had the "Gus Johnson audio track" enjoyed the game a little bit more than those without it. (I could have done without Len Elmore, personally, but Gus
The guy is just exciting and appears to be a genuine fan. Period. I am not sure I can pinpoint the Gus Johnson "it" factor any better than that.
So - again - if anyone reading this knows anyone involved in the hiring or play-by-play announces of major sports.... PLEASE convince them that Gus Johnson should be the top choice for any big game. Fans will appreciate it - I promise. Thank you.