This news is a couple days old, but I thought it was still worth posting. Gus Johnson, the man who became the annual iconic voice of March Madness is leaving CBS and joining FOX. He'll be FOX's lead play-by-play man for Pac-12, Big 12 and Conference USA college football. More importantly for our purposes, Johnson will be joining FOX's play-by-play announcer stable. This means he'll be covering NFC football and thus potentially our 49ers.
Personally I'm a fan of the move since we might get some exciting calls. On the other hand, I'm disappointed that he'll no longer be around for March Madness. From poking around the twitter-sphere, it sounds like CBS basically decided Jim Nantz was their guy and Gus' rising popularity might have actually been becoming an issue. That's as much speculation as anything else, but it wouldn't be surprising if that was why Johnson left CBS.
While boxing and MMA fans are disappointed he'll continue calling combat sports, I'm excited to see what Gus can bring to the NFC. While I've always felt he is most suited for basketball, I think he does a very solid job with football. What do you think?
Here's some video from my favorite Gus Johnson NFL call. When Brandon Stokley catches the tipped pass I'm surprised Gus' head didn't explode.