Truly “Heartbreak City!!” Gus Officially Leaves CBS…Posted by rtmsf on May 10th, 2011
Ok, maybe we’re being a little melodramatic, but with the news that Gus Johnson is officially moving on to Fox Sports and the knowledge that CBS/Turner has the broadcast rights to the NCAA Tournament through 2024 (a/k/a eternity), we’re feeling like some sinister executive grinch has canceled Christmas next year. And the year after. And the next one. And the one after that… well, you get the point.
So long, Gus. For the generation that was raised on March Madness as a national treasure, you will always be the voice of college basketball — far more than that green-jacket-slurping bore Jim Nantz could ever be. We hope that you are given just as much freedom to bring your purity of excitement and unadulterated joy to college sports over at your new gig, and you can count on us checking out some Big Ten (on BTN) and Pac-12 (on FSN) hoops next season just to hear you work your magic again.
In the meantime, here are a couple of compilations we found of Gus’ best work. Enjoy it — it pains us to type this, but there’s no guarantee we’ll ever hear it during March Madness again.