Gus Johnson and the 10 Most Awesome Announcer Freak-Outs of All Time
There's something about sports that brings out the competitive fire that lives inside us all. And if you've ever watched a sporting event, you'd know that.
We all just completely lose it sometimes when watching sports; it happens to the best of us.
However, if there's one place where you're expected to keep your cool under any circumstances, it's the announcing booth.
Despite that, certain announcers can get lost in the game at times like the rest of us and just completely lose their cool.
So without further adieu, I give you the 10 greatest announcer freak-outs of all time.
Dishonorable Mention: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Before we get started, I just feel I had to mention this.
I understand that Buck and Aikman are usually known for staying calm in the booth, but when something like this happens you need to at least sound interested.
This was just horrible on both of their parts. Show a little excitement guys!
10. Gus Johnson
We begin our list with a dandy of a call in a dandy of a game from the great Gus Johnson.
The freak-out by Johnson here is even better considering it's accompanied by Adam Morrison's tears.
9. Bill Rafferty
Bill Rafferty delivers one of the greatest one-liners in the history of sports announcing here. And he really wears his passion for college basketball on his sleeve during this one.
This should be required viewing for Joe Buck.
8. Joe Starkey
This is by far most amazing, sensational, dramatic, heart-rending, exciting, thrilling announcer freak-out of all time.
7. Bud Palmer...Sort of
To me, this is the most interesting entry on this list.
Bud Palmer HAD the call here, until a man who is still unnamed to this day screamed the phrase that has echoed through time: LOOK AT MILLS!
6. Mike Keith
Listen to the enunciation skills of Mike Keith on this call. That's Hall of Fame quality right there.
5. Dan Davis and Gino Cappalletti
It was 1984 when Doug Flutie unloaded on a pass that would become known as "Hail Flutie."
Yet 27 years later, the image still remains nailed in our heads. It was a historic play with an even more historic call.
You're gonna have to fast forward to the two-minute mark for this one.
4. Russ Hodges
It's been 60 years since Bobby Thomson put a charge into one that became known as "The Shot Heard Round The World."
Yet five words from that moment can be recited by any baseball fan over the age of 10: "THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT."
3. Oscar Cuesta
Is there anybody who doesn't agree with every word Cuesta is saying?
2. Rick Jeanneret
May Day! May Day! Rick Jeanneret is freaking out.