The Best of Gus Johnson: Pure Excitement!

Derek CooleyCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2011

The Best of Gus Johnson: Pure Excitement!

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10:  Big Ten Network announcer Gus Johnson calls the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Indiana Hoosiers during the first round of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 10, 2011
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    I have somehow narrowed Gus Johnson's array of excitement down to the 10 very best.  I hope you enjoy his broadcasting style just as much as I do.  This list contains highlights from the NFL, NCAA basketball and the NBA.

    Gus has called many games over various sports, so I'm sure I missed one or two hidden gems.  One thing is for certain though, these 10 clips will get your inner fan out of his or her seat.

    Rise and fire!  And enjoy!

10. What's Your Name?

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    Gus Johnson calling some NBA action between the Portland Trailblazers and New York Knicks in 2009.

9. What Kind of Speed, Gus?

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    Hilarious call of a Chris Johnson touchdown during an NFL matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009.

8. Give Him a Nickname, Gus!

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    Classic introduction of San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers.

7. Definition of Switching Gears

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    Gus calling Mike Thomas' game-winning hail mary reception to beat the Houston Texans in 2010.

6. If You Forgot What You Were Watching, Gus Has You Covered

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    The end of regulation between Ohio State and Xavier during the 2008 NCAA Tournament in Lexington, KY.

5. He's Still Screamin'

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    His call at the end of overtime between Arizona and Washington during the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament championship game.

4. What Made Him Famous

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    Gonzaga's original Cinderella story, brought to you by Gus Johnson.

3. Batista with The...

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2. What Just Happened and What Did He Say?

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    Gus emphatically calling Brandon Stokley's improbable touchdown catch to shock the Bengals in Cincinnati.

1. Combination of Greatness

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    Just listen and love.