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Gus Johnson Thinks He Went Overboard With 2006 UCLA-Gonzaga Call

Mar 28, 2008 – 8:43 AM
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Michael David Smith

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The enthusiasm that CBS announcer Gus Johnson brings to the NCAA Tournament is one of the things that makes the Tournament great. But does Johnson ever get too enthusiastic? He says he did in this clip:

That's the way Johnson concluded UCLA's 73-71 win over Gonzaga in the 2006 Tournament, and in an interview at SI.com this week, Johnson recalled that one as a call he'd like to have back:
SI.com: Do you ever think you've gone over the top with a call?

Johnson. I do. That UCLA-Gonzaga call is one. Especially when I scream "BATISTA WITH THE CATCH." It's way too much to me.
It's interesting that with most TV announcers, I prefer a more level-headed, analytical approach, but with Johnson, I love the all-out craziness he brings to his job. That UCLA-Gonzaga call was a little much, though.
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