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Archives: Gus Johnson

Gus Johnson Quitting Role As Lead Commentator Is a Victory For Soccer Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson has decided to step down from his role as the lead soccer commentator for FOX Sports, and will return to announcing college football and college basketball, according to a report by SI.com. The news will come as a victory … Continue reading

From Bad to Worse, Gus Johnson and FOX Sports’ Coverage of Champions League Sinks to a New Low

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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During the past two weeks, FOX Sports’ PR representatives have been busy at work securing interviews with top media outlets such as Esquire, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, New York Post and, bizarrely, Rolling Stone. Their mission was to generate positive … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Fails to Give FOX Sports 1′s Soccer Ratings a Boost

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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With the way that FOX Sports hyped Gus Johnson, you would expect by now after one year of announcing soccer games that Gus Johnson would be generating scorching hot viewing audience numbers that would help pay for the huge salary … Continue reading

Gus Johnson is Just the Start of FOX Sports’ Soccer Issues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson is the least of FOX Sports’ issues with its soccer coverage. With just over one year to go before the network begins its broadcast of a worldwide soccer event — the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup — FOX … Continue reading

The Dumbing Down Of Soccer Announcing By Gus Johnson and FOX Sports

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Last season, it was the Gus Johnson Experiment, with FOX Soccer throwing basketball announcer Gus Johnson into the deep end to announce several high-profile European soccer games for US television. The “car crash” was filled with numerous mistakes, with Johnson … Continue reading

Gus Johnson To Commentate UEFA Champions League Game On April Fools’ Day

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson, “one of the best soccer commentators in the world” according to a FOX Sports pundit, is scheduled to make his return to the soccer airwaves on April 1 to announce the UEFA Champions League game between Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Warren Barton Says That Gus Johnson Is One of the Best Soccer Commentators In The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports soccer pundit Warren Barton says that Gus Johnson is one of the best soccer commentators in the world. Johnson, who has only been commentating soccer games on TV for one year, is “as good as anybody in the … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Has 2 ‘Pets’ That Are Plants Named Whittaker And Hector [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports lead soccer commentator Gus Johnson, who should be returning to the airwaves this year to announce soccer matches for FOX Sports 1, was asked an innocuous question last summer (we just uncovered the video), but the answer to … Continue reading

Here’s Everything That’s Wrong With FOX Sports In 30 Seconds [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In 30 seconds, this is everything that’s wrong with FOX Sports. Even though the TV commercial below is focused on college football, it underlines what’s broken with FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer. The sport should be the … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Hosts Champions League Final Preview Alongside Alan Shearer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Controversial announcer Gus Johnson will host a 30-minute show after today’s FA Cup Final alongside Alan Shearer. “The Road to Wembley,” a special UEFA Champions League Final preview that relives the journey of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund’s path to … Continue reading

Gus Johnson and Ian Wright’s Commentary Has Turned FOX Soccer Into a Joke

Posted on by Guy Robert
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If Gus Johnson and FOX Sports have paid any attention at all to the commentary on Gus’s play-by-play match calling on Twitter and EPL Talk, they should be deeply concerned. From initial outbursts of outrage, much of the commentary has … Continue reading

After Final Nail In Coffin From Gus Johnson, FOX Soccer Will Not Be Missed

Posted on by Evan Wofford
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With NBC Sports Network announcing their Premier League coverage plans for next season, the end is near for FOX Soccer. Next season will see the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, CONCACAF Champion’s League and the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World … Continue reading

69% Of Tweets About Gus Johnson’s Barca-Bayern Commentary Were Negative

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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How well did Gus Johnson commentate on the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg between Barcelona and Bayern Munich that was shown live on FX today? According to Tweetfeel, a sentiment analysis tool that measures positive and negative messages on … Continue reading

Gus Johnson to Make His Return To Commentating On Soccer With Barca-Bayern Match

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UPDATED: Gus Johnson has returned from the wilderness. Controversial soccer announcer Gus Johnson will make his return to soccer commentating on Wednesday, May 1 for the return leg between Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The game will be shown live on … Continue reading