It doesn’t take much to get sports broadcaster Gus Johnson excited and an afternoon of college football did the trick.
Gus Johnson is a legend among sports fans for his play-by-play skills and easily excitable personality. He is currently the lead play-by-play man for Fox Sports and CBS Sports. Johnson has become one of the most known sports broadcasters on earth due to his ability to raise the energy of the game he calls. He could likely make watching paint dry an exciting activity with his array of vocal skills.
This was certainly the case yesterday (Saturday) as Gus Johnson was present at one of college football’s biggest matchups this year. The Wisconsin Badgers took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in one of Saturday’s most highly anticipated games. As sports fans have to come to expect, Gus Johnson did more than enough to create a great deal of enthusiasm for the game. His best moment of the game came early in the fourth quarter as Notre Dame was gaining momentum. As Notre Dame returner Chris Tyree houses a kickoff return, Johnson loses it — in a good way.
Take a listen to this and tell me you don’t have goosebumps.
Gus mode: activated pic.twitter.com/tQKekZa1DL— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 25, 2021
“Gus mode: activated,” the social media post proclaims. Gus Johnson mode indeed.
If this Gus Johnson call doesn’t get your blood pumping–you might want to check your pulse.
Gus Johnson Brings the Energy to College Football Broadcast
After scoring, Wisconsin kicks off to Notre Dame and Tyree catches the kick near the goal line. The kickoff return is extremely well blocked by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as Tyree finds a seem and is off to the races.
Once Tyree reaches the 40-yard line, Gus Johnson senses a big play and bursts into action — or “Gus Johnson Mode” as some call it.
“Here Tyree,” he says in a calm and cool manner. “Tyree finds a lane.”
This is when Gus Johnson mode kicks in.
“TYREEEE!!!!” Johnson screams at the top of his lungs. “WHOA!! Can he get there? Tyree is at the 30, at the 20, at the 10 — touchdown Notre Dame!”
He throws in a Ric Flair-like “Woo” at the end for safe measure. That is why Gus Johnson is one of the best in the business and college football fans adore him.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish would go on to have a huge fourth quarter, scoring 31 unanswered points. The Fighting Irish would go on to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 41-13.