The latest edition of the popular Madden football game, Madden NFL 13, will have new announcers this year, according to a report. The CBS broadcasting duo of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will provide voice-over commentary for the interactive video game, replacing Gus Johnson and Cris Collinsworth.
The makers of the game are also expected to improve the commentary to make it more relevant to ongoing play.
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki isn’t playing due to injuries. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t contributing as he brought a Gus Johnson-level excitement to the area of broadcasting.
The United States women’s soccer team played in on of the most riveting games in the history of the Women’s World Cup when they defeated Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. Abby Wambach tied it with a magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute, and goalkeeper Hope Solo denied the Brazilians.
But imagine the greatness of the game if it had been called by former CBS college hoops announcer Gus Johnson, how would it sound? Here it is, although the game is from Adam Morrison’s game-winning 3-pointer in Gonzaga’s 64-62 victory over Oklahoma State in 2006.
Marv Albert’s will join CBS to become their play-by-play voice of the NFL. Albert will continue his duties on TNT, calling regular season and playoff NBA games as well as calling next year’s NCAA tournament. CBS Sports president Sean McManus made the ire after losing Gus Johnson earlier this month and needed to hit a home run with a fan favorite.
“Marv Albert is recognized throughout sports broadcasting as one of its true legends,” McManus said in a statement. “Very few in the broadcasting industry can claim his combined accomplishments and remarkable longevity.”
On last nights show of Tosh.0, comedian Daniel Tosh brought together the ever exciting sportscaster Gus Johnson and web sensation Brian Collins of “boom goes the dynamite” for a web redemption.
Don’t forget to enjoy poopermints, the breath mints for your downstairs mouth.
Gus Johnson has called his last NCAA March Madness college basketball game at CBS Sports as the network confirmed late Monday night the popular play-by-play announcer was leaving after a lengthy round of contract negotiations.
“We were not able to reach an agreement with Gus. We wish him continued success,” said CBS spokeswoman Jennifer Sabatelle.
Johnson is set to jump to FOX Sports, with an announcement possible as early as today. If he does join Johnson would likely call NFL and college football games.
Gus Johnson perhaps one of the best announcers in the game is partying ways with CBS. Johnson, a play-by-play mainstay on its college basketball coverage for the last 16 years is leaving after the two sides could not agree on a new deal. Johnson has also worked as a play-by-play voice for the network’s NFL coverage since 1998.
Johnson will still call Showtime’s pay-per-view Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley fight Saturday.
Mix Gus Johnson in with some of the greatest moments in history. You got me hook, line, and sinker.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from David Garrard that Houston defensive back Glover Quin batted into his hands on the final play in regulation, giving the Jaguars a 31-24 win over the Texans. So was that the play of they year or was it all about CBS analyst Gus Johnson and his call?
Great call Gus Johnson
KISS THE BABY!