Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 39,791, Level: 61
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 559
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    shagcarpetjesus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,713
    Points
    39,791
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 66

    Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?


  2. #2
    Rookie
    Points: 13,071, Level: 34
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 279
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    PhillipJCY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New New York
    Posts
    389
    Points
    13,071
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'm not so sure his style of commentating will mesh well with soccer. He COULD be better than the announcers we have now and have had in the past, but that isn't saying much. I just have a sneaking suspicion that he will end up trying to be an English speaking Spanish announcer (if that makes sense), but with more corny catch phrases. Just give me Adrian Healy and Macca and I will be content. Great knowledge of the game and changes tone when appropriate, but never over the top.



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 8,197, Level: 27
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 553
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    cycloneike001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    397
    Points
    8,197
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 4

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    ^^ Yeah I was just gonna say, I don't really think soccer would be his game.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 211,939, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CyDude16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Heads in the sky
    Posts
    9,816
    Points
    211,939
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 1,305

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    RISE AND FIRE!



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 39,791, Level: 61
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 559
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    shagcarpetjesus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,713
    Points
    39,791
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 66

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'm not sure if it will work either, but I do think it's an interesting experiment. It sounds like he's being really thoughtful about the transition. He realizes he's out of his element, but it does sound like he's genuinely interested in learning the game & willing to put in the work to do so.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 47,482, Level: 67
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 868
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    PabloDiablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,817
    Points
    47,482
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 202
    Given: 205

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He better have a super British sounding color analyst with him then, otherwise their credibility as a broadcast team is very close to zero.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 211,939, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CyDude16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Heads in the sky
    Posts
    9,816
    Points
    211,939
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 1,305

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'll get to tune in and see how it goes when the Gunners play Bayern. Hopefully he does a good job!



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 283,517, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    16,775
    Points
    283,517
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 309
    Given: 47

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    If there's one thing that will get me to watch more soccer, it's Gus Johnson.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 649,732, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    25,000
    Points
    649,732
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,552
    Given: 277

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I like Gus, but I don't know.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 64,875, Level: 79
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 1,575
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    5,200
    Points
    64,875
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 251
    Given: 54

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'll be shocked if he actually calls the World Cup in 2018. This is going to end badly for him and soccer fans.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 123,560, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    7,513
    Points
    123,560
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 525
    Given: 1,093

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He's already done at least one game for MLS:




  12. #12
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 4,959, Level: 20
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 91
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    227
    Points
    4,959
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 5

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He used nil instead of zero. He's golden.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 649,732, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    25,000
    Points
    649,732
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,552
    Given: 277

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He just sounds so enthusiastic about build up play in the midfield, it's like he's trying to imitate the soccer announcer from the Simpsons.



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 85,554, Level: 91
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,896
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Gunnerclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Beaverdale hood
    Posts
    4,784
    Points
    85,554
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 969
    Given: 514

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    Do not want.


    Rhoads out!

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 116,255, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocialOverdrive
    cmjh10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    9,073
    Points
    116,255
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,185
    Given: 3,393

    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    He's already done at least one game for MLS:

    He actually makes soccer exciting now


    Naz Long, the Cowboy Killer

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Mediacom 22
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Drake
  • December 20, 2014
  • 04:00 PM