Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mr. March Madness No. 2: And we're going to overtime, iiinnn Lexington

March is a great month. Not only because it ushers in the start of spring, but because of March Madness, the greatest sporting event of the year.

There are many reasons why March Madness is great. The endless basketball, the great games, the upsets, and the the buzzer-beaters. But there is one thing that ties all of these great reasons together, and that one thing makes all of those reasons infinitely better.

Gus Johnson.

In honor of his contribution to March Madness, B.I.A.H will be counting down the 10 greatest calls from Gus Johnson. Now, not all of the clips are from March Madness, but all of them are instant-classics.

Here is No. 2: And we're going to overtime, iiinnn Lexington

This is when I fell under the spell that is Gus Johnson.

This game, this call, I remember watching it live. I remember thinking "this announcer is awesome". I remember it all very clearly:

This clip features the beginning of a handful of epic "Gus-isms". First and foremost is "And we're heading to overtime", but we also got the "HA...HA" and, the classic "THIS......IS MARCH MADNESS". This clip really does have it all.

I still get chills watching this clip. Crazier than that? David Lighty was on this team.

Mr. March Madness: No. 3 - Crawford's gotta hurry ... uh ... OOOHHH!
Mr. March Madness: No. 4 - The Slipper Still Fits
Mr. March Madness: No. 5 - Cold. Blooded.
Mr. March Madness: No. 6 - Sorrentine from the parking lot
Mr. March Madness: No. 7 - Heartbreak City
Mr. March Madness: No. 8 - Sylvester for three
Mr. March Madness: No. 9 - Hey coach, play this kid
Mr. March Madness: No. 10 - Overtime in Seattle
Mr. March Madness: The Preview

To browse the rest of our Mr. March Madness countdown, click here.

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