Favorite NCAA basketball announcers

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  1. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    With the tournament upon us, I was thinking of my favorite announcer. Mine is Gus Johnson. Here is my favorite Gus Johnson moment.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgeqrYxu_YM&feature=related]YouTube - Screaming Gus Johnson[/ame]
     
  2. jay moe

    jay moe Well-Known Member

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    I like Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery.
     
  3. DaddyMac

    DaddyMac Well-Known Member

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    I don't watch enough national bball to have much of an opinion on "favorite"

    But I'd like to say that although I can't stand him if I ever have to listen the Chiefs, I thought Mitch Hol?????? did a pretty darn good job in the few ISU games I heard him do. Brings some good passion, seems to do his homework, does a smooth call, and doesn't really have a favorite in his broadcast.
     
  4. cyclonepower

    cyclonepower Well-Known Member

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    +1 on gus johnson
     
  5. cycloneML

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    Al McGuire was the best. Good guy too. Gotta love Bill Raferty talking about a kid having a big valentine (heart).
     
  6. BryceC

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    I love Gus. I'm glad he's young and I hope he says as excited as he is right now. I used to hate Raftery but he's grown on me and he's my #2.
     
  7. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Johnson, then Lundquist and Raftery as a team. ONIONS!
     
  8. wonkadog

    wonkadog Well-Known Member

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    Good grief, do all you guys love Jim Rome too? I didn't mind Gus earlier in his career but when every game starts sounding like the National Championship it soon gets old. Same with Raftery who is really starting to lose it in his old age.
     
  9. Knownothing

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    it's Bill Raferty for me. He is clearly at the top. Gus Johnson is very good also. I just love Raferty's little things he ads. The whole Send it home Jerome was the best dunk call ever.
     
  10. TarHeelHawk

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    Holthus is an excellent basketball announcer, and his ties to the midwest make him a lot more relavent than someone who flew into town the day before the game.
     
  11. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    i totally agree with this. gus johnson was great before he became known being the over-the-top guy. it used to be awesome but now its just a show.
     
  12. Clone_12

    Clone_12 Well-Known Member

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    Gottlieb and Bilas...they break down x's and o's better than anyone, and don't act as though people are tuning in to listen to them instead of watch the game.
     
  13. Cycloin

    Cycloin Well-Known Member

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    Fanorite all-time: Ron Franklin and Jon Sundvold from Big Monday back in the day.

    Current for the tournament: Anyone besides Jim Nantz and Billy Packer.
     
  14. Clonegrad07

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    ONIONS!
     
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    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    And yes I love Gus J and Jim Rome.
     
  17. Cycofan1

    Cycofan1 Well-Known Member

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    Reid Gettys and Dave Armstrong.

    Just Kidding I hate those 2 guys they are the Big 12 annoucers.
     
  18. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    #18 capitalcityguy, Mar 16, 2009
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    Right with you on this one. I've always liked these guys and it made it even sweeter that they were working the ISU games during the 2000 tournament run.

    They covered the regional in Detroit (Auburn Hills) the year we made the Elite Eight. They were both hanging out at the bar located just outside The Palace right after we beat UCLA. They were very approachable and it was a blast B.S'ing with them that night.
     
  19. isunorth

    isunorth Well-Known Member

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    Raftery. No one is even a close second.

    With the Kiss!
    Send it in!
    Man-to-man!
    Onions!

    Doesn't get any better in my opinion.
     
  20. cycloneworld

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    I love Gus Johnson's passion...sure he makes every game sound like the national title but I love his excitement.
     

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