Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mr. March Madness No. 7: Heartbreak City

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. 7: Featuring Adam Morrison's tears

This clip could have been titled "Batista with the catch", "Unbelievable", "What a comeback", or any number of different Gus-isms.

You see, the ending of the UCLA-Gonzaga game -- when the Bruins came from 17 down to end Adam Morrison's collegiate career -- s what Johnson was built for. This wasn't just one play or one shot or one steal that Gus made a call on. The entire final fifteen minutes of the game were legendary.

And if I could post that right now, I would. Unfortunately, this clip of the last 20 seconds is all I got.

But, boy, is it worth it.

Mr. March Madness: No. 8 - Syvester 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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