Gus Johnson brings an unparalleled level of excitement to the games he covers. At times, he seems to explode with said excitement as he gives enthusiastic play-by-play. In the latest commercial from Fox Sports, Johnson explodes – literally – while a bomb squad tries to defuse him.
We're not sure if Fox is implying Johnson is some sort of robot or just a bomb filled with pink goo. It's also a bit unnerving watching a group with assault rifles traverse the stadium concourse. A few other questions persist. Do they rebuild Johnson each week? If they know it happens every Saturday, why not position the bomb squad a little closer?
Regardless, it's nice to see Johnson get some well deserved credit for the job he does. Few broadcasters are able to capture the excitement of a moment as well as he can.
A big thanks to Garth Shanklin on Twitter for helping us track down this ad.