If you want to get some really big heat with NFL fans, then FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson will never let them down.
Johnson, who broadcast Sunday’s NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., has had a weekend.
Let’s talk about Sunday’s game where he started off fast with an early-game touchdown and NFL fans were ready. An article from BroBible pointed out that Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins hit K.J. Osborn going down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown.
Take a look at the play and listen to Gus Johnson going nuts on the early-game score.
Outsiders who are both NFL fans and college football fans probably are aware of Johnson’s ability to turn plays into spectacles.
Case in point? He also calls college football games for Fox Sports. On Saturday, Johnson was calling the Nebraska-Oklahoma game and lost it on a two-point play.
That call, though, paled into comparison when Oklahoma snagged an interception. The play got the full-on Gus call treatment and even received a lot of notice for the call itself. It was a one-handed interception by Sooners’ D.J. Graham and, well, it was a heck of a play.
NFL fans get a belly full of Gus Johnson. College football fans do, too. His calls during the NCAA Basketball Tournament, better known as March Madness, have been legendary.
Don’t expect him to cool off on his calls, either.
NFL Fans Expressed Displeasure With Updated Taunting Rules
Never underestimate NFL fans because they love seeing players express their joy after touchdowns. Some love seeing their team’s players spin a ball like a top after catching a pass.
But NFL fans were not happy when the league updated its taunting rules heading into the 2021 season.
What did the NFL, or “No Fun League” to those NFL fans, do this time?
It has been looking to limit celebrations and taunting NFL players can engage in for years now. Well, the announcement from the NFL had inklings of cracking down on such actions. And doing it in a big-time way.
NFL reporter Tom Pelissero said that the biggest takeaway from the update is a shift in tone. It seems that the “game officials have been instructed to strictly enforce taunting rules in 2021. Two violations result in [an] automatic ejection, with fines and even suspensions (!!) in play, too.”
Hmm, a lot of NFL fans weren’t pleased to hear that information.
Pelissero added that penalties of fines and suspensions for taunting violations are nothing new. When the NFL instructs officials to “strictly” enforce something, they mean it. Therefore, those taunting rules that have been on the books now have a new meaning.
And NFL fans remain ticked off.